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May 2013

Assume the Enemy is Already on Your Network and Look for Them

With little modification to their malicious code, Chinese hackers are back in business and U.S. companies need to assume this code is already on their IT networks. As the information security industry is well aware, the cyber security company, Mandiant, published a paper in February detailing cyber-espionage involving the compromise and intellectual property theft of hundreds of U.S.-based companies. Not only did the report disclose the origin...

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Oct 2012

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Are You Secure?

The nation’s critical infrastructure relies heavily on it. You pay your taxes with it, check your bank accounts with it, keep in touch with friends and family with it and use it in nearly every aspect of your working and professional life. Can you imagine our lives without the Internet and the interconnectivity it provides? However, increased connectivity brings increased risk of crime and network security breaches – thus...

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Sep 2012

Sword & Shield Makes 2012 CRN Fast Growth 100 List

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. has been recognized as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States by the UBM Channel for the sixth year in a row. With a two-year growth rate of 93 percent and a net sales revenue of $142 million, Sword & Shield secured the 65th position on the Computer Reseller News (CRN) Fast Growth 100...

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Aug 2012

Seven Times is a Charm: Sword & Shield Makes Inc. 5000 List Again

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. has moved up to No. 1375 on the 2012 Inc. 500/5000, besting the company’s No. 1609 showing last year. This makes the seventh consecutive year Sword & Shield has appeared on the list. The company posted revenue of more than $142 million and a three-year growth rate of 222 percent in 2011. Sword & Shield first appeared on the...

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Jul 2012

Olympic Gold Comes to Sword & Shield

Sword & Shield Director of Enterprise Solutions Fred Cobb won two gold medals and one silver medal in the Senior Olympics (for the 50-54 age bracket), held earlier this month in Franklin, TN for his solid play in Pickleball, a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Cobb received the gold medal in the Men’s Singles, a gold medal for Men’s Doubles...

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Jun 2012

Sword & Shield Places 132 on CRN’s Solutions Provider 500 List

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. continues its streak on the Solutions Provider 500 list for the sixth year in a row by placing No. 132 on the elite roster. Formerly known as the VAR 500, the UBM Channel’s CRN Solution Provider 500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed IT services. The Solution...

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May 2012

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Reposted from Stephen Haywood’s blog. When people demonstrate penetration testing they always show the easy exploits like MS08-067 or the Apache Tomcat WAR upload, both of which are in Metasploit. While I still see these exploits available in the networks I pentest, most of the time exploitation is a lot more difficult than simply “popping a shell.” One of my recent pentests shows this clearly....

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May 2012

PCI and Mobile Payment Application Security

So far, the world of mobile payments has been a “Wild West”, before the sheriff came to town. The vendors have been making their own rules, though at least a few have been smart, and have prepared for what they guessed would happen. The solution can be expressed in one word: Encryption. As early in the payment process as possible, all the way to the bank...

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Jan 2012

Attorneys: Be Aware When Reviewing Emails in Outlook

We are well aware that the use of Microsoft Outlook to review email is a convenient and low-cost method to review small volumes of email. However, this method is laced with potential issues that just aren’t worth the risks – and there are risks. This article addresses some of these risks to hopefully encourage the use of better technology to review email, or at least...

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Oct 2011

Sword & Shield Makes 2011 CRN Fast Growth 100 List

Sword & Shield has again been recognized as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States by Computer Reseller News (CRN) – climbing from number 72 in 2010 to No. 20 in 2011. With a two-year growth rate of 206 percent and a net sales revenue of $135 million, Sword & Shield secured a position on the CRN Fast Growth 100 List...

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