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Data Security Review: Issue 03
ISSUE 03
Data Security Review:
Safeguarding Personal Data
Welcome to Issue 3 of the Data Security Review
Hello again,
As I was packing for vacation the other day, I was thinking about all of the opportunities that exist for my personal data to be compromised. I will be bringing my phone, my laptop, my tablet and my reader onboard the cruise ship. Traveling with mobile devices has become a necessity to stay connected while we are away, yet many situations we encounter make our devices vulnerable for attack.

With the warm air, sunny days and tropical drinks, I may become less vigilante in protecting my data. That’s why it is crucial to make sure that all of my security measures are in place and up to date now; my virus protection, my encryption, my passwords, my MDM, my firewall, my IPS just to name a few…

Stay safe and be vigilante because no matter who you are or where you are going, someone wants what you have. “Your Data” “Your Identity” are worth $$’s to many! Keeping your devices secure keeps the bad guys away.

- Michelle Drolet, CEO
Towerwall in the News
10 Things I Know About Preventing ID Theft
by Michelle Drolet
Featured in Worcester Business Journal
Reduce the threat of identity theft with these 10 simple safety steps.
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Towerwall and MassBay Host Another Successful Information Security Summit
by Michelle Drolet
Towerwall teamed up with MassBay Community College on May 29 to present the second annual Information Security Summit at MassBay’s Wellesley Hills campus from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over 250 individuals attended the Summit where they interacted with industry experts and participated in various security panel discussions...
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Deciding Between Vulnerability Scanning And Penetration Testing
by Michelle Drolet
Featured in Business Computing World
My clients often confuse scanning and penetration testing. Organisations should be conducting both external vulnerability scans and penetration tests. If you are storing or transmitting data on the Internet, particularly sensitive data such as credit card details, then quarterly scanning is required to validate your PCI compliance...
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Sophos Mobile Security Threat Report
By Vanja Svajcer
Sophos
It's been 10 years since the first piece of mobile malware appeared in the wild, called Cabir, a worm which infected Symbian feature phones. But only in the past couple of years has mobile malware become a true threat to end users...
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People demand better privacy but don't take basic steps to protect themselves
by Lee Munson
Sophos
The majority of internet users think they have less privacy now than a year ago and most expect their privacy is going to be even harder to maintain in future, according to a recent study by EMC...
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Towerwall listed among “20 Most Promising Security Consulting Companies” Also named to CRN’s “Women in the Channel” and “The Power 50”
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