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May 2016

Are You Kidding Me?

Digital Forensics Tips for Real-World Enterprises By Bill Dean Most everyone has some familiarity with digital forensics. After all, we’ve seen CSI Cyber, right? For the record, that isn’t really how it works. For starters, we do not complete investigations in less than sixty minutes. In addition, we aren’t that attractive and we prefer to work in well-lit rooms. Regardless, what is true is the...

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May 2016

PowerShell For Cyber Warriors

Sword & Shield Security Analyst Russel Van Tuyl presented the following presentation to BSides Knoxville on May 20, 2016 called, “PowerShell for Cyber Warriors.” Powershell is an interactive object-oriented command environment that has revolutionized the ability to interact with the Windows operating systems in a programmatic manner. This environment significantly increases the capabilities of administrators, attackers, defenders, and malware authors alike. This presentation introduces popular...

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23

May 2016

Knoxville Cyber Sessions: Ransomware

Testing Everyone’s Resolve Sword & Shield Director of Computer Forensics and Security Assessments Bill Dean will discuss ransomware at the next Knoxville Cyber Sessions on Thursday, June 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Square Room. In “Ransomware – Testing Everyone’s Resolve,” Dean will discuss how the world’s biggest cyber security threat effects business. “For the most part, cybersecurity defenses and controls are...

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20

May 2016

PCI DSS 3.2: What You Need to Know

New multi-factor authentication rules, added service provider regulations and extended migration dates are among the features of the newly-released Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.2 upgrade. The upgrade, released in late April, spells out some significant changes in how cardholder data is accessed. The move comes as a result of the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report that confirms 63 percent of all breaches...

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17

May 2016

Sword & Shield Analyst to Speak to Middle Tennessee (ISC)² Group

Sword & Shield Security Analyst Russel Van Tuyl will speak to the Middle Tennessee Chapter of (ISC)²  from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. The event will be held at Corizon Health in Brentwood, Tenn. He will present, “Common Penetration Testing Tools, Tactics and Procedures.” During the presentation, Van Tuyl will explain how penetration tests are designed to show the impact of successfully...

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May 2016

New PCI DSS Rules Have Big Changes for Service Providers

The newly-released Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Version 3.2 includes increased scrutiny for the security providers who help merchants process, store or transmit cardholder data. PCI Council CTO Troy Leach said that service providers, specifically those that aggregate large amounts of card data, continue to be at risk. “PCI DSS 3.2 includes a number of updates to help these entities demonstrate that good security...

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09

May 2016

Bill Dean to be Panelist at the Nashville Business Journal’s Cyber Summit

Sword & Shield Director of Computer Forensics and Security Assessments Bill Dean will be a panelist at the Nashville Business Journal’s Cyber Summit Tuesday, May 10 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. This panel of experts will shed light on the threats companies face not just from cyber criminals but from aging software, processes and applications. Drawing from their experience and frontline exposure, the panelists will offer...

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05

May 2016

Merchants Should Develop a Clear Path to PCI Compliance that Includes Security

While the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) lays out clear industry-standards for merchants to follow regarding how they protect sensitive customer data, the path an organization takes to security and compliance should be based on each company’s needs. Most merchants are familiar with the 12 requirements of PCI DSS and many assume that merely meeting the compliance requirements means that they are also...

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28

Apr 2016

New HIPAA Workshop Helps with Writing Policies and Procedures

In order to comply with HIPAA  guidelines, healthcare organizations and the Covered Entities and Business Associates that support them are required to have a comprehensive set of policies and procedures that cover all the requirements of the HIPAA Security, Privacy, and Breach notification rules. But, let’s face it, writing policies and procedures from scratch can be a difficult and time-consuming process for many companies. As a result, Sword...

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Apr 2016

Cyber Liability Insurance: A New Normal for Business Risk Protection

The global cost of data breaches will rise from about $600 billion in 2016 to more than $2.5 trillion in 2020. Even in years when severe weather disasters wreak havoc, the price tag on the damage these natural disasters cause doesn’t equal the losses a data breach can incur. So why is insuring against natural disasters fully understood as a cost of doing business, but...

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