Security

The importance of backups: the boring subject that becomes important if something goes wrong

A difficult conversation In all my years in IT, the most difficult conversations I have had is telling someone their data is gone. After all, that is what computers are for, to store retrieve and process data. I do not have to tell you how upsetting it can be to lose photos, videos and work …

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Are you ready for the California Consumer Privacy Act?

On June 28, 2018, the California State Assembly and Senate passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), or Assembly Bill 375 (AB 375). Effective on January 1, 2020, the bill will impose new privacy obligations on certain businesses that collect personal information of consumers in California. At present, the bill is intended to …

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Password Managers – they are free and you have no excuse not to use one

In today’s blog post I’m going to switch gears and talk a bit more about something that affects consumers more-so than enterprises. That topic is password management. While this issue is an enterprise problem – it manifests itself horribly in the consumer world. Password management is key, and in this article I plan to offer …

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Establishing a security incident response program

Hackers will go to surprising lengths to infiltrate an organization’s network, typically using threat vectors such as email attachments, websites, and USB removable media as a starting point. Once your account credentials or machine has been compromised, an attacker will typically install a remote trojan or backdoor on your system that allows the attacker to …

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The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

In our business, Olive + Goose works with many industries subject to stringent security requirements, including health care, pharmaceuticals, and defense. Unfortunately, many customers only come to us for help AFTER they have had a security breach. One common scenario that we see involves a phishing attack allowing a bad actor access to a compromised …

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GDPR is here!

70% of firms say that they are NOT ready for GDPR1. Enforcement of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect today i.e. May 25, 2018, and we wanted to ensure that you were aware of what the regulation is and that you’re ready. The GDPR sets a new and higher bar for …

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Register now: Free webinar on device and app security

Are you interested in knowing how to manage devices and apps both on-premises and in the cloud, all from a single management console? Is keeping corporate information secure your organization’s top priority but is a growing challenge every day? You can learn about all of this and more by joining our consultant Riaz Javed for …

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Demystifying the antimalware pipeline in Office 365

Exchange Online Protection (EOP) is a cloud-based email filtering service that protects organizations in Office 365 and on-premises from a variety of threats such as spam and malware. For tenants that also have Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) enabled, EOP and ATP are integrated to ensure further protection against advanced threats including zero-day malware, …

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