Category: Blog Posts

Cloud & Things and IIS Organized Docker Event

  Cloud & Things, together with our partner IIS Technologies, organized a Docker event on October 11, 2017, at the Albany Hilton. Primarily attended by individuals representing a range of NYS government agencies and a few from private sector, the event was intended to educate participants on Docker technology; its recent use cases for legacy…
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October 17, 2017 0

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As you may have heard, October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Knowing this and actually understanding what this might mean to you at work and home could leave you exposed to any number of vulnerabilities or cyber-threats that can cause you many headaches! Here are some ideas (or maybe a better way to look at this,…
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October 4, 2017 0

Why I’m a CISO… Part II

  What makes being a CISO so interesting? Why do some people dedicate their lives to this career? To get a better perspective, let’s put ourselves in a situation that provides a better virtual image of why this career, and its associated elevated level of responsibility, is so captivating and enticing for those of us…
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September 27, 2017 0

SEC announced it was hacked…

SEC announces what could be a major breach leading to an apparent opportunity for potentially allowing illegal trading and profits! This isn’t the first time a major financial organizations systems or data has been breach and most likely won’t be the last. Make sure you are checking and re-checking credit reports, credit card statements, banking…
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September 21, 2017 0

Why I’m a CISO… Part I

  I have been in technology for more years than I can count, or even remember. It has been a journey with many challenges, disappointments, rewards, and accolades. I find myself often wondering what life would be like if I chose a different path… If I had chosen a different field of study earlier on,…
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September 20, 2017 0

Equifax Data Leak

With potentially 143 million customers and users, Equifax is facing one of the biggest and most challenging data breaches to date. Although, the company states “…the investigation, of unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.” This…
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September 8, 2017 0

NY DFS 23 NYCRR Part 500 – The countdown has already begun, are you prepared…?

If you didn’t already qualify for a limited exemption with one of the following criteria: Fewer than 10 employees (including independent contractors) Less than $10 million in year-end total assets Less than $5 million in gross revenue You should be aware of these key dates to ensure your organization or agency is meeting compliancy in…
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September 5, 2017 0