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ATA Associates Explores New Investigative Disciplines: Cybersecurity

Press Release – updated: Dec 5, 2019 13:00 CST

HOUSTON, December 5, 2019 (Newswire.com) – ATA Associates, Inc., a forensic engineering and accident reconstruction firm located in Houston, TX, in an effort to explore new investigative disciplines and expand the types of services they make available to their clients, have entered into a partnership and business affiliation with Pathway Forensics, the largest private computer forensics and digital investigations firm in Texas. Pathway offers a wide range of services including computer forensics, digital investigations and audio/video forensics. Their experts have extensive experience in digital forensics acquisition and analysis, as well as large-scale enterprise collection and processing for electronic discovery matters.
The following article, written by Pathway’s Rick Garcia, will be appearing in an upcoming issue of ATA’s newsletter, “The Expert.”
Cybersecurity Overlooks Largest Threat: Your Own EmployeesBy Rick Garcia, Director of Forensics at Pathway Forensicsrgarcia@pathwayforensics.com
Surfacing in a variety of flavors, cybersecurity threats range from business email compromise (BEC) to ransomware and malware – the list of avenues into an organization’s sensitive underside is growing rapidly.
But recent breaches of private enterprises and government agencies show that the threat landscape is evolving, largely due to an uptick in breaches caused by insider threats. The amount of sensitive data that has been compromised over the last year has caused organizations to, in one way or another, halt business operations as a result of a bad egg in an organization. To read the full article: http://www.ataassociates.com/Newsletter_PathwayArticle.htm
Source: ATA Associates, Inc.

NordVPN Teams Launched: A New Cybersecurity Solution for Businesses

Press Release – updated: Dec 4, 2019 15:00 EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus, December 4, 2019 (Newswire.com) – A new cybersecurity solution for businesses – NordVPN Teams – was officially launched today. It is created by NordVPN, one of the biggest consumer VPN providers in the world. This marks a strategic decision to strengthen its position as an all-around cybersecurity solution both for personal and work-related use.
NordVPN Teams has a full range of features to ensure convenience and advanced digital protection for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), freelancers, and remote teams. It’s already used by almost 20,000 business users worldwide, mostly by SMEs and remote divisions of large corporations.
“Studies show that almost half of all cyberattacks are directed at SMEs or launched through small teams within a company. Such entities often lack effective means to protect their data. That’s why we wanted to create a reliable VPN solution that can meet their needs better,” says Ruby Gonzalez, Head of Communications at NordVPN.
VPN stands for “virtual private network” – a service that encrypts a user’s internet traffic and redirects it through a remote VPN server. VPNs are used worldwide both for security and entertainment reasons. It is especially handy for freelancers, remote teams, and business travelers, who often use unsecured public Wi-Fi networks in airports and hotels.
NordVPN Teams runs entirely on diskless RAM servers. This allows creating a centrally controlled network where nothing, not even the operating system, is stored locally. The diskless servers provide an additional layer of security. If someone manages to seize one of the servers, they are taking an empty piece of hardware with no data or configuration files on it.
One of the key benefits of NordVPN Teams is effective access management system. In a convenient control panel, business clients can add new team members, manage permissions, create user groups, select default servers, and assign dedicated gateways. NordVPN Teams also features dedicated company servers and dedicated IPs.
NordVPN Teams offers advanced 256-bit encryption, CyberSec, Kill Switch, automatic connection on Wi-Fi networks, and 24/7 customer support with a dedicated manager. NordVPN Teams is available on all major platforms.
At the moment, NordVPN Teams offers an excellent opportunity to secure a special launch pricing. By buying a one-year account, companies can get an additional two months free.
Recently, NordVPN announced the release of two other cybersecurity tools: NordPass, a new-generation password manager, and NordLocker, a powerful file encryption tool. In the future, business clients will be able to acquire all these products as a bundle.
ABOUT NORDVPN
NordVPN is the world’s most advanced VPN service provider, used by over 12 million internet users worldwide. NordVPN provides double VPN encryption, malware blocking, and Onion Over VPN. The product is very user-friendly, offers one of the best prices on the market, has over 5,000 servers in 60 countries worldwide, and is P2P friendly. One of the key features of NordVPN is the zero-log policy. For more information: nordvpn.com.
Source: NordVPN

Cybereason and Cerner Work to Help Health Care Organizations Face Growing Cybersecurity Threat

“The goal of our work with Cybereason is to help our clients minimize some of the complexity associated with enterprise security, so that they can continue to prepare for future advancements that come next in care delivery,” said Jay Savaiano, Senior Director, Security Solutions, Cerner

BOSTON (PRWEB) December 04, 2019
Cybereason, creators of the leading Cyber Defense Platform, and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global health platform and innovation company, today announced their intent to work together on cybersecurity efforts that address digital threats and vulnerabilities in health care.
Together, the two companies will help health care organizations simplify complex cybersecurity infrastructure within their organizations. Additionally, clients will have access to Cybereason’s continually vetted solution that operates in tandem with the Cerner platforms and solutions that help run their organization. The two companies also plan to establish a go-to-market strategy to provide remediation efforts for incidents uncovered through Cerner’s cyber consulting advisory services.
“Today our clients deliver care in a connected and digital way, a revolution that has contributed to safer and more efficient care. With these technological advancements, it’s essential that every health system have robust digital security strategies,” said Jay Savaiano, Senior Director, Security Solutions, Cerner. “The goal of our work with Cybereason is to help our clients minimize some of the complexity associated with enterprise security, while building their defenses, so that they can continue to prepare for future advancements and innovations that come next in care delivery.”
Over the past decade, nearly the entire U.S. health care industry has become digitized, including electronic health records, connected medical devices and health system operations. This trend, combined with a continued increase in IT security risks, has left health care organizations working to better secure their systems, devices and data. Together, Cybereason and Cerner will share knowledge and expertise to offer solutions and services designed to help clients better face growing dangers, block attacks and keep networks secure.
“Cybereason is thrilled to work with the global powerhouse Cerner and we look forward to helping joint customers face the constant cyber threat,” said Joe O’Donnell, Vice President of Americas Channel, Cybereason. “Connecting with Cerner’s extensive health care network will support Cybereason in expanding its footprint with leading health care institutions.”
About CybereasonCybereason, creators of the leading Cyber Defense Platform, gives the advantage back to the defender through a completely new approach to cybersecurity. Cybereason offers endpoint prevention, detection and response and active monitoring. The solution delivers multi-layered endpoint prevention by leveraging signature and signatureless techniques to prevent known and unknown threats in conjunction with behavioral and deception techniques to prevent ransomware and fileless attacks. Cyereason is privately held and is headquartered in Boston, with offices in London, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Asia-Pacific and continental Europe.
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About CernerCerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial systems to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Cerner.com, The Cerner Blog, The Cerner Podcast or connect on Facebook, Instagram,  LinkedIn or  Twitter. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.
Media Contacts:Bill KeelerSenior Director, Global Public RelationsCybereasonbill.keeler@cybereason.com(929) 259-3261
Austin CozzolinoSenior Communications Partner, Public RelationsCerneraustin.cozzolino@cerner.com(816) 786-2154

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Reclamere Hires Randy Sciarrilo As Director of Cybersecurity Services and Operations

CEO Angie Singer Keating adds, “With the addition of Randy to the team, we now have advanced engineering leadership and expertise that allows us to help more clients with more complex security challenges.”

TYRONE, Pa. (PRWEB) December 04, 2019
Reclamere is pleased to announce its recent hire of Randy Sciarrillo, who has joined the team as Director of Cyber Security Services and Operations. Within these roles, Sciarrillo will use his 20+ years of experience in Information Technology to help steer the future of Reclamere.
“I meshed with the history of success, the passion of the leadership team, and the ability to make an impact in a growing organization,” Sciarrillo said. “The need for data security services continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. I believe that organizations like Reclamere will lead the future with a combination of services and focused skill sets.”
CEO Angie Singer Keating adds, “In our almost 19-year history, Reclamere has prided itself on being ahead of the curve on all things related to security and risk management. With the addition of Randy to the team, we now have advanced engineering leadership and expertise that allows us to help more clients with more complex security challenges.”
Mr. Sciarrillo comes to Reclamere with over 20 years’ experience in information technology.
He was the former Director of IT Operations and Service Delivery at viLogics. Randy also served as the account executive for the National American Red Cross, overseeing their critical infrastructure, systems, and servers hosted at the viLogics-owned primary data center and disaster recovery location. Before that, he worked for UPMC Altoona as the Manager of the Information Services Division.
After receiving IT Training in the US Army, Randy later went on to graduate from a technical school. He holds certifications in VMware, Novell Engineering, and various network technologies.
For more information on Reclamere contact, Rachael Lucas at rachael@reclamere.com or 814-684-5505 Ext. 104.

About Reclamere:
Reclamere is one of the leading data destruction and data security companies in the business. When you hire Reclamere, you gain a team of highly skilled professionals that tailor every service to your organization’s needs.Reclamere is known for their excellent quality control around data destruction. They guarantee you will be satisfied if you entrust them with your security needs.
With Reclamere, you gain:
Security — Properly manage all of your IT Assets, ensuring chain of custody and peace of mind.Professionalism—Expand your data security team. The goal is for Reclamere to feel like your team. They are easy to work with and strive to surpass your customer service expectations.Expertise — Receive a high level of experience, agility, and data security expertise to custom-fit big business solutions to your small business needs.Trust — Place your data, one of your most valuable assets, in reliable hands with Reclamere. They have worked hard to earn their clients’ trust for over 15 years.

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Top Cybersecurity Consulting Firm, Anchor Advisory of San Francisco Announces Second Post on Network Security Breach Issues

Anyone traveling for the holidays knows to take extra precautions and secure their home before leaving.

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) December 04, 2019
Anchor Advisory, the Bay Area’s leading firm for IT security services at https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/, is proud to announce a second blog post in its series on cybersecurity issues. The post alerts Bay Area businesses that corporate leaders should not underestimate the abilities of internet hackers. Cybercriminals search for opportunities to steal sensitive company information and destroy a company network 24/7. The holiday season, in particular, might be a perfect time for hackers to seek out weaknesses in company systems while employees are out for winter break.
“Anyone traveling for the holidays knows to take extra precautions and secure their home before leaving. Criminals are opportunists and know to look for signs that show no one is home. That’s the easiest time for them to test a household’s security and attack. The same idea applies to company networks,” explained George Fu, technical director at Anchor Advisory. “Hackers are very aware that company networks get quiet around the holidays and take advantage of the opportunity. Our cybersecurity experts are here to make sure they can’t get in.”
Interested persons can review the new post from Anchor Advisory about the value of cybersecurity consulting in San Francisco, CA, at https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/many-san-francisco-companies-are-in-technology-and-have-cyber-risk/. The post is second in a series about IT security and risk assessment. The first blog post is available at the following link https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/your-san-francisco-business-is-at-risk-from-hackers-yes-even-yours/. Bay Area corporate leaders interested in how to keep LAN/WAN systems safe from potential hacking can learn more at the cybersecurity page https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/cyber-risk-assessment/.
CYBERSECURITY CONSULTING: SMART SAN FRANCISCO CA COMPANY NETWORKS DON’T TAKE A HOLIDAY BREAK
Here is the background for this release. Company networks can experience a spike in activity from October through December. Corporate leaders might task departments with important projects due before Q4 closes. An in-house IT (Information Technology) team could be prepared to handle the added pressure until the holiday vacation. After employees leave for winter break, network use can dramatically drop off. The most significant risk to a corporate IT system could be a quiet, unoccupied building.
Cybercriminals might seize the opportunity to hack into a system when offices are empty. Executives may come back to work to find sensitive company data compromised. A cybersecurity consultant can help business leaders create a smart plan to defend an IT system against hackers. Various protocols, including cyber risk assessment, colo design, and network security audits, could identify and fix vulnerabilities.
Employees may take time off over the holidays, but IT systems can require 24/7 attention. A cybersecurity consulting team can help San Francisco, CA business networks remain secure during office closures. For these reasons, Anchor Advisory has announced a new post in a series of network safety topics.
ABOUT ANCHOR ADVISORY
Anchor Advisory is a best-in-class San Francisco IT consulting and information technology firm. The company’s IT experts focus on helping Bay Area businesses manage their IT needs; its managed IT services and cybersecurity consulting, and IT security services, including computer security, cyber risk assessment, and compliance readiness. For more specialized services, consultants offer cyber risk, SOC, system, and organizational control as well as FISMA / FedRamp and, of course, GDPR compliance. If a business is in San Francisco or elsewhere in the Bay Area, please give the IT consulting firm a call for a free estimate and analysis.Media RelationsAnchor AdvisoryWeb. https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/contact-us/

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Top Cybersecurity Consulting Firm, Anchor Advisory of San Francisco Announces Second Post on Network Security Breach Issues

Anyone traveling for the holidays knows to take extra precautions and secure their home before leaving.

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) December 04, 2019
Anchor Advisory, the Bay Area’s leading firm for IT security services at https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/, is proud to announce a second blog post in its series on cybersecurity issues. The post alerts Bay Area businesses that corporate leaders should not underestimate the abilities of internet hackers. Cybercriminals search for opportunities to steal sensitive company information and destroy a company network 24/7. The holiday season, in particular, might be a perfect time for hackers to seek out weaknesses in company systems while employees are out for winter break.
“Anyone traveling for the holidays knows to take extra precautions and secure their home before leaving. Criminals are opportunists and know to look for signs that show no one is home. That’s the easiest time for them to test a household’s security and attack. The same idea applies to company networks,” explained George Fu, technical director at Anchor Advisory. “Hackers are very aware that company networks get quiet around the holidays and take advantage of the opportunity. Our cybersecurity experts are here to make sure they can’t get in.”
Interested persons can review the new post from Anchor Advisory about the value of cybersecurity consulting in San Francisco, CA, at https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/many-san-francisco-companies-are-in-technology-and-have-cyber-risk/. The post is second in a series about IT security and risk assessment. The first blog post is available at the following link https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/your-san-francisco-business-is-at-risk-from-hackers-yes-even-yours/. Bay Area corporate leaders interested in how to keep LAN/WAN systems safe from potential hacking can learn more at the cybersecurity page https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/cyber-risk-assessment/.
CYBERSECURITY CONSULTING: SMART SAN FRANCISCO CA COMPANY NETWORKS DON’T TAKE A HOLIDAY BREAK
Here is the background for this release. Company networks can experience a spike in activity from October through December. Corporate leaders might task departments with important projects due before Q4 closes. An in-house IT (Information Technology) team could be prepared to handle the added pressure until the holiday vacation. After employees leave for winter break, network use can dramatically drop off. The most significant risk to a corporate IT system could be a quiet, unoccupied building.
Cybercriminals might seize the opportunity to hack into a system when offices are empty. Executives may come back to work to find sensitive company data compromised. A cybersecurity consultant can help business leaders create a smart plan to defend an IT system against hackers. Various protocols, including cyber risk assessment, colo design, and network security audits, could identify and fix vulnerabilities.
Employees may take time off over the holidays, but IT systems can require 24/7 attention. A cybersecurity consulting team can help San Francisco, CA business networks remain secure during office closures. For these reasons, Anchor Advisory has announced a new post in a series of network safety topics.
ABOUT ANCHOR ADVISORY
Anchor Advisory is a best-in-class San Francisco IT consulting and information technology firm. The company’s IT experts focus on helping Bay Area businesses manage their IT needs; its managed IT services and cybersecurity consulting, and IT security services, including computer security, cyber risk assessment, and compliance readiness. For more specialized services, consultants offer cyber risk, SOC, system, and organizational control as well as FISMA / FedRamp and, of course, GDPR compliance. If a business is in San Francisco or elsewhere in the Bay Area, please give the IT consulting firm a call for a free estimate and analysis.Media RelationsAnchor AdvisoryWeb. https://www.anchoradvisoryinc.com/contact-us/

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Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) launches Veteran Assistance Program

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 20 million veterans in the U.S. Female veterans account for 9% of the veteran population.

AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) December 03, 2019
For women who have transitioned from the military to civilian workforce, Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is here to help them navigate into or advance in a cybersecurity career through a new Veteran Assistance Program. Veterans can now apply for the WiCyS Veteran Fellowship Awards through Dec. 15.
By now it’s not news that the U.S. is suffering a severe shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals. Yet many female veterans face challenges, such as a lack of understanding their transferable skills and unstable employment, in finding work within the cybersecurity industry. WiCyS, a nonprofit membership organization in the U.S. with an international reach, aims to eliminate those barriers and offer these women the opportunity to thrive in this tech field. Through the WiCyS Veteran Assistance Program, female veterans will have a vested network supporting their cybersecurity career development while helping fill the field’s massive job shortage.
“According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 20 million veterans in the U.S. Female veterans account for 9% of the veteran population (1). That’s almost two million female veterans who are highly skilled and have received specialized training in fields that are applicable to meet the demanding cybersecurity jobs the industry is seeking to fill, (2)” said Dr. Amelia Estwick, director of National Cybersecurity Institute of Excelsior College, vice president of the WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate and U.S. Army veteran.
WiCyS is dedicated to bringing together women and allies in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge and experience, network and mentor. Veterans who join this program will be connected with resources, opportunities, and mentors within WiCyS’s network of partners and sponsors. Benefits include discounted WiCyS memberships, opportunities to earn a Veteran Fellowship Award (sponsored by Craig Newmark Philanthropies) that will cover travel to the conference, access to an exclusive veteran community forum and more.
Applications for the WiCyS Veteran Fellowship Award are open until Dec. 15. To learn more about the WiCyS Veteran Assistance Program and apply for the award, https://www.wicys.org/veterans.
About WiCyS:Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier nonprofit organization with international reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity. Founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj from Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant in 2013, WiCyS offers opportunities and resources for its members and collaboration benefits for its sponsors and partners. The organization’s founding partners are Cisco, Facebook and Palo Alto Networks. WiCyS’ strategic partners include Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Equifax, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, Google, HERE, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Nike, Optum, PayPal, SANS Institute, and Target. To sponsor the upcoming 2020 conference, visit https://www.wicys.org/conference-sponsor.
To become a strategic partner for all year long engagement, visit https://www.wicys.org/become-a-partner.
Sources:1 – http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/10/the-changing-face-of-americas-veteran-population/2 – https://www.uscybersecurity.net/csmag/female-veterans-ready-to-fill-cybersecurity-jobs/

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Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) launches Veteran Assistance Program

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 20 million veterans in the U.S. Female veterans account for 9% of the veteran population.

AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) December 03, 2019
For women who have transitioned from the military to civilian workforce, Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is here to help them navigate into or advance in a cybersecurity career through a new Veteran Assistance Program. Veterans can now apply for the WiCyS Veteran Fellowship Awards through Dec. 15.
By now it’s not news that the U.S. is suffering a severe shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals. Yet many female veterans face challenges, such as a lack of understanding their transferable skills and unstable employment, in finding work within the cybersecurity industry. WiCyS, a nonprofit membership organization in the U.S. with an international reach, aims to eliminate those barriers and offer these women the opportunity to thrive in this tech field. Through the WiCyS Veteran Assistance Program, female veterans will have a vested network supporting their cybersecurity career development while helping fill the field’s massive job shortage.
“According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 20 million veterans in the U.S. Female veterans account for 9% of the veteran population (1). That’s almost two million female veterans who are highly skilled and have received specialized training in fields that are applicable to meet the demanding cybersecurity jobs the industry is seeking to fill, (2)” said Dr. Amelia Estwick, director of National Cybersecurity Institute of Excelsior College, vice president of the WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate and U.S. Army veteran.
WiCyS is dedicated to bringing together women and allies in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge and experience, network and mentor. Veterans who join this program will be connected with resources, opportunities, and mentors within WiCyS’s network of partners and sponsors. Benefits include discounted WiCyS memberships, opportunities to earn a Veteran Fellowship Award (sponsored by Craig Newmark Philanthropies) that will cover travel to the conference, access to an exclusive veteran community forum and more.
Applications for the WiCyS Veteran Fellowship Award are open until Dec. 15. To learn more about the WiCyS Veteran Assistance Program and apply for the award, https://www.wicys.org/veterans.
About WiCyS:Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier nonprofit organization with international reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity. Founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj from Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant in 2013, WiCyS offers opportunities and resources for its members and collaboration benefits for its sponsors and partners. The organization’s founding partners are Cisco, Facebook and Palo Alto Networks. WiCyS’ strategic partners include Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Equifax, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, Google, HERE, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Nike, Optum, PayPal, SANS Institute, and Target. To sponsor the upcoming 2020 conference, visit https://www.wicys.org/conference-sponsor.
To become a strategic partner for all year long engagement, visit https://www.wicys.org/become-a-partner.
Sources:1 – http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/10/the-changing-face-of-americas-veteran-population/2 – https://www.uscybersecurity.net/csmag/female-veterans-ready-to-fill-cybersecurity-jobs/

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