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Feb 2017

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Named a Top Managed Security Provider

Leading national cybersecurity firm recognized by CRN® for excellence as a top North American managed IT security solutions provider KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, was named by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, to the 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP500) list in the Managed Security 100 category. Sword & Shield Enterprise...

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Feb 2017

Sword & Shield is the Federal Government’s Top Insider Threats Prevention Partner

KNOXVILLE – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. is the federal government’s top insider threats prevention vendor, according to an independent Bloomberg Government (BGOV) news analysis published Thursday. From 2012 to 2016, Sword & Shield posted more than $531 million in insider threat market obligations, beating out such competitors as Booz Allen Hamilton, Hewlett Packard and Northrop Grumman, the analysis shows. BGOV defined an insider threat...

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Feb 2017

The Human Touch Makes MSSP Work

Cybersecurity experts say that blending human security expertise with technology-based solutions will be one of the bigger technology trends in 2017. Hiring a sufficient cybersecurity team can be both time consuming and costly. Companies that only use technology cannot make snap decisions. Instead, innovative solutions call for providing software and people – much like Sword & Shield’s Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) program. “If you only provide...

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Jan 2017

Sword & Shield Comes of Age

Knoxville-Based CyberSecurity Firm Turns 20 This Year It all started with John McNeely’s ability to hack into an old Sun workstation to get root access. The action by the current Sword & Shield president and CEO caught the attention of Sword & Shield founder James Goldston’s wife, Sandy, who worked at Lockheed Martin with McNeely and mentioned McNeely’s ability to her husband. “Sandy mentioned the...

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Jan 2017

Sword & Shield’s John McNeely Joins CISC Board

President and CEO of national cybersecurity firm has been appointed to the board of the East Tennessee-based Cyber & Information Security Consortium (CISC) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Jan. 27, 2017 – John McNeely, president and CEO of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, was recently appointed to the board of the Cyber & Information Security Consortium (CISC), a 501(c)(3)...

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Jan 2017

Sword & Shield Expert to Discuss Security Awareness at New Horizons

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Managing Consultant for Enterprise Solutions Scott Partelow will speak about security awareness at New Horizons Computer Learning Center’s Spring 2017 technology briefing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. His presentation will cover types of social engineering, potential threats, situational awareness, being defensive, and what are some preventative measures to keep you safe. Partelow focuses on analysis and auditing...

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Jan 2017

Building the Culture to Support a Social Engineering Awareness Program

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Consultant Joe Gray pens the first of a five-part series for CISOcast, an online resource that publishes peer-reviewed content to help information security leaders meet the challenges of real world problems. Today, companies are investing more than ever before on protecting their IT infrastructure. As a response, hackers and, in turn, penetration testers are using a different vector to gain access...

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Jan 2017

From 1999 to 2017: PCI Continues to Evolve

The origins of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) go back to the late 1990s – the dawn of the Internet era, but despite its humble beginnings, the PCI DSS has come a long way. What began as a customer security program at VISA is now a regulatory body for nearly all retailers who want to use credit cards. Sword & Shield Enterprise...

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Jan 2017

Sword & Shield’s Mike Mangione Makes Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40

Sword & Shield Director of Business Development Mike Mangione has made the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. This marks the 10th year that stand-out young professionals have been honored in the journal, a publication of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Throughout the years, artists, engineers, CEOs, nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs have been among the honorees. According to the newspaper’s article: Mike Mangione can’t think of many...

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Jan 2017

Joe Gray Discusses Dyn DDoS’s Effect on Supply Chain Security

Sword & Shield Enterprise Consultant Joe Gray guest posts on Tripwire’s State of Security blog. WHAT IS SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY? In the most conventional sense, when we think of Supply Chain Security, we immediately equate it to Target and the HVAC vendor that was used to pivot into Target’s network and perform the attack on the Point of Sale (POS) systems that exfiltrated 40 million...

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