Companies pump up cybersecurity spending due to pandemic

September 3, 2020
“Working at home has increased companies’ attack surface dramatically.” -GRC Practice Lead Alex Hamerstone Read the article: Companies pump up cybersecurity spending due to pandemic
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Google may be tracking your trip to the park, but there are ways to opt-out

September 1, 2020
“People would be shocked if they really sat back and thought about all the ways they are tracked.” -GRC Practice Lead Alex Hamerstone Video Source: Google may be tracking your trip to the park, but there are ways to opt-out
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Cisco says it will issue patch 'as soon as possible' for bugs hackers are trying to exploit

September 1, 2020
“In order for the vulnerability to be exploited, a protocol known as IGMP needs to be enabled. That protocol is less common in enterprise networks and tends to be used by cable TV networks to do video streaming.” – Director...
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Gephardt: Cybersecurity Experts Warn Of Spike In Social Media Advertising Scams

August 18, 2020
Cybersecurity experts are sounding the alarm over persuasive advertising on social media that can scam you out of your hard-earned money. GRC Practice Lead Alex Hamerstone joins the conversation. Video Source: Gephardt: Cybersecurity Experts Warn Of Spike In Social Media...
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This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro 8-14-20

August 14, 2020
This Week, why President Trump is talking about banning the social media app TikTok, how that relates to national security, and what that might mean for all of us– even if we don’t use that particular app. This program features a conversation with the...
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Senators push for health privacy measures in COVID-19 stimulus

August 13, 2020
“Health data could easily be abused…so it is critical to have legal limits built into any data collection and retention effort.” – CEO Dave Kennedy Read the article: Senators push for health privacy measures in COVID-19 stimulus “Health data is...
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12 Hot Takes on How Red Teaming Takes Pen Testing to the Next Level

August 11, 2020
Finds process weaknesses “Whereas a penetration test might be limited to a phishing attack or credential spraying to find vulnerabilities, the red team engagement will use that as the starting point, and then see how far they can go inside...
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Facebook Q&A with local tech expert about working and learning remotely

July 29, 2020
News 5 hosted a Facebook Live Q&A with GRC Practice Lead Alex Hamerstone to provide tips for parents on remote learning and working from home. Video source: Facebook Q&A with local tech expert about working and learning remotely
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Big tech companies getting bigger

July 29, 2020
GRC Practice Lead Alex Hamerstone talks to Paul about Google, Facebook, and other tech giant CEOs testifying before Congress today about company practices. Should big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple be broken up?  Do they have too...
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