08

Dec 2014

IT Security Experts Expect More Massive Breaches in 2015

While data security experts spent most of 2014 discussing the fallout from the massive credit and debit card retailer breaches, these same experts continue to report that credit/debit cards and healthcare records will be the most vulnerable in 2015. “Breaches aren’t going away,” said Sword & Shield Director of PCI/EI3PA Services John Harmon. “These are highly-skilled professionals who are good at what they do.” In...

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03

Dec 2014

NSGA and Sword & Shield Alliance Provides Cybersecurity Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Raymond Kahre, Director of Marketing (865) 244-3535 rfk@swordshield.com CHICAGO and KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ­­(Dec. 2, 2014) - The National Sporting Goods Association and Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. today announced a collaboration to provide cost-effective and tailored cybersecurity solutions for NSGA members. Through the new arrangement, NSGA members can manage their information security using member-only discounted rates for highly-sought after cybersecurity solutions...

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10

Nov 2014

Join Us at the 2014 NCRA Conference in Palm Springs

Join Sword & Shield at the National Consumer Reporting Association’s 22nd annual conference in Palm Springs, CA Nov. 12-14 to learn more about our PCI and EI3PA offerings. The NCRA is a national trade organization of consumer reporting agencies and associated professionals that provide products and services to hundreds of thousands of credit grantors, employers, landlords and all types of general businesses. Sword & Shield...

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06

Nov 2014

Sword & Shield PCI SIG Topic Chosen for 2015

Sword & Shield’s Special Interest Group topic was one of two selections chosen and will be featured by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) at community meetings throughout 2015. PCI participating organizations, including merchants, financial institutions, service providers and associations, voted on the seven proposals submitted by their peers and presented for consideration at the 2014 PCI community meetings. Sword & Shield’s topic, Daily Log Monitoring: Guidance...

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Oct 2014

Cybersecurity Month: Be Scared or Be Prepared

It’s the week of Halloween and, when it comes to cyber crime, are you scared or prepared? Cyber crime continues to rise and 2014 is shaping up to paint a dismal picture of the current state of cybersecurity. For example: This week, the White House computer network was breached by hackers. Earlier this year eBay admitted hackers had managed to steal personal records of 233 million...

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22

Oct 2014

Cybersecurity Month: Respond Quickly

If you’re waiting until your organization has a security breach to develop an incident response plan, you’re already damaging your brand and creating the potential for great material loss. “All companies should have an incident response plan in place, so that when (a security event) happens, it can be reacted to quickly,” said Sword & Shield Enterprise Consultant Rocky Breeden. “The best and safest first...

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15

Oct 2014

CyberSecurity Month: Detect Cyberattacks Early

The amount of time between a cyberattack and its detection can save your business thousands in damages. Today’s monitoring and detection strategies call for rapid innovation and extra diligence. No one likes to think they will be the victim of a cyberattack or fraud, but it happens every day to companies of all sizes. The new reality companies face is that no one is beyond...

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08

Oct 2014

CyberSecurity Awareness Month: Protect Your Data

You may be compliant, but you might not be secure. You might be secure, but that doesn’t make you invulnerable. Target, for example, was PCI compliant, having aced an audit for the Payment Card Industry’s standards just a few months before it was revealed that hackers gained access to customer credit and debit card information. Home Depot, legally required to be PCI compliant, also suffered a Point-of-Sale...

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06

Oct 2014

Sword & Shield Team Places Second at DerbyCon Event

When your technical team comes in second place in a competition designed to challenge penetration testing experts, you know you’re hiring some of the best security analysts in the business. Sword & Shield team nanerpwn did just that at the 2014 Derbycon2014’s Capture The Flag (CTF). Principal Security Analyst Matt Smith and security analysts Andrew Smith, Zachary Wagle, Russel Van Tuyl and Eric Walker, as a team, won...

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03

Oct 2014

Sword & Shield Sponsors NetSmart Connections 2014 Event

Sword & Shield will once again sponsor and exhibit at NetSmart’s Connections2014 conference Oct. 6 – 9 in Anaheim, CA. With more than 140 sessions, 200 speakers, and more than 1,000 attendees, CONNECTIONS2014 is quickly becoming one of the largest educational opportunities for those in the Health and Human Services communities. It’s the most direct, cost-effective and single source event to help members maximize the effectiveness of their Netsmart solutions. This...

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