Author: Siobhan Gaffney

The Unexpected Duo: Forescout and Cisco ISE

Forescout or Cisco ISE? A common conversation and debate when discussing network access control solutions.  But what if we told you that you don’t have to choose and that it can be Forescout AND Cisco ISE? Improving an organization’s overall security posture has been an on-going effort for the past few decades, but security risks have…

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How drones are keeping communities safe

Imagine dispatch getting a call about an active crime/incident and within two minutes command has eyes on the scene – but there is no officer there.  Instead a drone is circling the scene from 200 ft. in the sky.  The military has been leveraging un-manned aerial vehicles (now commonly known as drones) since the WW1 to enter…

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Healthcare breaches: The epidemic people aren’t talking about

Research estimates healthcare data breaches may cause as many as 2,100 deaths a year in the United States And within the last month… Mar. 20, 2019 – Zoll Medical: 277,319 patients personal information was exposed Mar. 4, 2019 – Rush System for Health: 45,000 patients personal data compromised Feb. 22, 2019 – UConn Health: more than 326,000 patients personal data compromised Feb.…

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Small Business. Big IT Problems.

BriteStar Protects Small Business from Cyber Attacks  Large companies are not the only ones susceptible to cyberattacks.  The 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report reveals that 58% of all data breach victims are small businesses.  Many of these attacks happen by chance due to the increasing popularity in the “spray-and-pray” attack method.  Since these attacks are random, any business that is not sufficiently…

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Are you in love with your managed service provider?

5 signs it’s not the one Falling head over heels for your managed service provider isn’t something you probably ever dreamed of as a child but if you don’t get butterflies thinking about your MSP and what it does for your organization, then it’s probably not the one.  Just because it may get the job done,…

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Data Privacy in 2019

Data privacy has been top of mind for both individuals and corporation over the past few years. 2018 spotlighted the conversation with events like the passing of the GDPR regulation and multiple big-name breaches from corporations including Marriott, Facebook and Google.  As a result, there is added pressure and expectations for companies to take the proper…

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The future of crime fighting in 2019

It has been an exciting year for technology advancements in the Public Safety industry.  Most importantly the positive impact technology has provided by improving officer safety and helping officers gain better information to generate leads and solve crimes faster.  Below are the top 5 ways these innovative advancements can be used in your department today.  1. Real-Time…

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