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Apr 2015

Merchants Only Have a Few Months to Remove SSL

What Does My Company Need to Know? By now, most merchants know that the PCI Data Security Standard has deep-sixed Secure Socket Layers (SSL) and the earliest Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption protocols in favor of a more secure version of TLS. But what does that really mean for business owners who rely on SSL or TLS to sell directly to customers on their websites...

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15

Apr 2015

Sword & Shield Wins $20B NIH Contract

Sword & Shield is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $20 billion National Institutes of Health contract to provide IT products and solutions to government and federal agencies. The Chief Information Officer-Commodity and Solutions (CIO-CS) will provide information technology products and services aligned to health and biomedical research, scientific, administrative, operational, managerial and information management requirements to any federal agency. “We are very...

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09

Apr 2015

Cyberinsurance and Cybersecurity: Two Ways to Lower your Risks

Most companies think nothing of installing security cameras and purchasing theft insurance because they simply consider such things as a cost of doing business. But, when it comes to cybersecurity, some companies don’t understand the risks or the costs despite several large-scale breaches over the past few years. “Traditional liability insurance policies do not offer coverage for technology-related exposures. The truth is, the new liability...

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07

Apr 2015

Dean to Serve as Panelist at TN MGMA Conference

Sword & Shield Director of Computer Forensics and Security Assessments Bill Dean will serve as one of four expert panelists discussing “Security Essentials for an Insecure World” at this year’s Tennessee Medical Group Management Association’s Spring conference in Chattanooga. The conference runs from April 8 – 10 at the Chattanooga Convention Center and features industry-specific information for healthcare administration management and medical practice managers. Dean’s panel,...

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02

Apr 2015

Sword & Shield is Awarded a SEWP V Contract

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. is one of a select number of companies that have been awarded the latest edition of NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract known as SEWP V. SEWP V is a fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract that federal agencies can use to procure IT equipment and technology. The contracts have a $20 billion ceiling and a potential 10-year ordering period....

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27

Mar 2015

Dean to Speak at Memphis Cyber Security Seminar

Every organization is on some hacker’s target list and Bill Dean plans to explain why. The Sword & Shield director of computer forensics and security assessments will join other security and risk-management professionals Thursday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fleming’s in Memphis for a Cyber Security Seminar. The event is free, but you must register first by emailing Sandra Cannon at scannon...

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16

Mar 2015

Dean to Speak at InfoSec World Conference

Sword & Shield Director of Computer Forensics and Security Assessments Bill Dean will speak about threat intelligence and cloud security at the InfoSec World Conference and Expo on Monday, March 23 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. and Tuesday, March 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. Dean’s threat intelligence lecture will include information on: Concerns about trust and disclosing too much privacy Understanding the value of threat intelligence...

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09

Mar 2015

Another SSL/TLS vulnerability has everyone FREAKing out again.

On March 3, 2015 researchers disclosed a new secure sockets layer (SSL)/transport layer security (TLS) vulnerability (CVE-2015-0204), dubbed “FREAK”, which is an acronym for “Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys”. This vulnerability allows attackers to intercept hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS) connections between a vulnerable client and server. Once the connection has been intercepted an attacker can force the connection to use ‘export-grade’ cryptography, which can...

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26

Feb 2015

Don’t Learn You’ve been Breached from Your Customers. Get a DBTA Instead.

How would you like to learn that your company’s network has been breached from a customer, a business associate or even the FBI? Unfortunately, most companies – 61 percent according to the U.S. Secret Service – find out they’ve been breached from an outside source and usually months after the initial breach. Many computer security breaches occur today because of the time lag between discovery...

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