22

Jul 2016

EDGE2016 Now Seeking Sponsors for Annual Cybersecurity Conference

National cybersecurity conference extends partnership opportunities for first fall event in Knoxville KNOXVILLE, Tenn. July 21, 2016 – EDGE2016 Security Conference, an emerging, world-class conference where complex business security problems meet real-world solutions, is now expanding strategic partnership opportunities for companies and organizations for their inaugural conference October 18-19 at the Crowne Plaza in Knoxville, Tennessee. Keynote speakers at the conference include Theresa Payton, former...

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20

Jul 2016

PCI Compliance Should Start with Security

While it’s true the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has helped curtail credit card fraud by requiring merchants to comply with its regulations, many merchants still don’t understand that merely meeting compliance goals does not mean their data is secure. Many security and compliance experts now argue that PCI standards have become little more than a check-box activity leaving the retailer with...

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14

Jul 2016

You Can Be Both Compliant and Secure

It’s no big secret that some of the big-name companies whose customer data was breached had met compliance standards prior to the intrusions. That’s because being compliant can sometimes lead companies into believing they’re also secure. The data security experts at Sword & Shield recommend that organizations use their industry compliance regulations as a security starting point – a prescriptive direction – but warn it...

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08

Jul 2016

Bill Dean Discusses How Social Media is Changing the Way Content is Perceived

Over the holiday weekend,  Minnesota public school employee Philando Castile’s fiancée, Diamond Reynolds, used her phone to record the aftermath of Castile’s shooting, allegedly by a police officer, and live-streamed it on her Facebook account. Sword & Shield Director of Computer Forensics and Security Assessments Bill Dean discusses how social media is changing the way content is perceived on WVLT Channel 8 in the wake of...

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06

Jul 2016

Federal Regulators Fine First Business Associate for HIPAA Breach

In October of 2013 The Office for Civil Rights implemented the Omnibus Rule that made all Business Associates directly accountable for HIPAA compliance. On June 29, 2016, the OCR announced the first HIPAA enforcement fine levied on a Business Associate. A nonprofit organization was hit with a $650,000 fine for a breach that affected just 412 patients. The company was also put on a corrective...

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05

Jul 2016

Sword & Shield Announces EDGE2016 Security Conference

 Sword & Shield has long envisioned bringing a world-class conference to the region that brings business executives and IT professionals together to work through today’s cybersecurity challenges. So today, we’re pleased to announce that we will host the EDGE2016 Security Conference October 18-19 at the Crowne Plaza in Knoxville. EDGE2016 is an emerging, world-class conference which brings business and security professionals together to work through complex business security problems...

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27

Jun 2016

Are You Focusing on the Wrong Threats?

You’ve probably been breached already. No kidding. So, instead of focusing on the wrong threats, you should “assume breach” and begin to collect the data you’ll need to help you prevent further attacks. In other words, assume that your average security controls are inadequate to stop a breach and concentrate on limiting the damage a hacker can do once (s)he is inside your network. For...

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20

Jun 2016

What is Your Network’s “Normal?”

If you know your IT network, recognizing when something is out of the ordinary might be one of your best lines of defense in tracking down the issue and rooting out the cause. But many small to mid-sized businesses don’t have the staff or the resources to study what the organization’s systems and networks do each day to know what “normal” is, making it difficult to...

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10

Jun 2016

Digital Forensics Spending Expected to Double by 2021

Cybercrime. Terrorism. Insider Theft. These are just three reasons why a new report has found that digital forensics spending is expected to more than double from just over $2 billion in 2014 to nearly $5 billion in 2021. According to the Transparency Market Research study, the “ability to recover complex data from electronic devices, fingerprint recovery from metals and DNA profiling” are driving market growth....

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08

Jun 2016

Sword & Shield Continues Streak as Top Tennessee Solutions Provider

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security remains the highest ranked Tennessee company on the 2016 Solutions Provider 500 (SP500) list, making this the 10th year in a row the IT security and compliance company has appeared on the distinguished lineup. The SP500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel...

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