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Network Security Starts With Education

Network Security Starts With Education

What often goes overlooked is the education aspect of network security, which is a shame, given it’s importance.  There are three types of security access controls: administrative, physical and technical. Much of the glitz falls upon technical controls, such as fancy software packages that utilize complex algorithms to encrypt data. Less energy is often … Read More

Pragmatic Information Technology Security

Pragmatic Information Technology Security

Properly trained and pragmatic security consultants, like the ones at New Signature, don’t use scare tactics to hype sell unnecessary services and products.  Instead we work with clients to understand their businesses, understand the real threats, take precautions to minimize the risks, and plan for the contingency if something does happen.   Most clients … Read More

Cybercrime Targeting Small to Mid-sized Businesses

Cybercrime Targeting Small to Mid-sized Businesses

Brian Krebs wrote a very relevant article on the Washington Post‘s Security Fix column yesterday titled “Tighter Security Urged for Businesses Banking Online“.  According to the article, “An industry group representing some of nation’s largest banks sent a private alert to its members last week warning about a surge in reported cybercrime targeting small … Read More

Network and Cyber Security Needs TLC

Network and Cyber Security Needs TLC

Many people tend to view technology, and specifically network or cyber security, as a one time event, much like the wiring of a building. The idea being that one would plan out an elegantly designed system, pay a contractor to implement it, and then walk away.   However, when it comes to technology and specifically … Read More

Network Security: Passwords vs. Passphrases

Network Security: Passwords vs. Passphrases

Passwords tend to be the area where security-minded people annoy customers the most. There’s often tension around: Password complexity requirement Password length requirements Password expiration requirements Setting these up could easily push your staff into a complete revolt without the proper planning and training. Too often, management decides to focus on security and institutes … Read More

New Signature's CEO Guest Blogs on getpickd

New Signature's CEO Guest Blogs on getpickd

New Signature’s CEO, Christopher Hertz, contributed as a guest columnist on the getpickd blog with his post “Common mistakes. Easy fixes. (part two) — Warning: Arriving early to an interview may adversely affect your chances of being hired. ”  The blog post has been picked up by the popular blogs: Consumerist and Liferhacker. The … Read More