Month: October 2015

Managed Security for Your Biggest Obstacles

In the last year or two there has been considerable discussion centered around the lack of trained, experienced IT security personnel able to handle the growing needs that companies face as technologies and cyber threats evolve and grow. As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, this week has focused on building the next generation of cyber … Continued

Extra Password Authentication May be Necessary, Even if Not Required

In recent months, the recommendation of Loricca’s team of security experts has changed regarding extra authentication. Where we have always favored and recommended strong authentication, we now strongly urge clients to use a system such as a two factor authentication (TFA) process as it is the only effective way to securely verify users, especially remote users. … Continued

Incomplete Data Disposal Could Come Back to Haunt You

When hardware or equipment becomes obsolete or simply no longer meets the needs of your company, where does it go?  Too often, retired equipment sits in a closet somewhere waiting to be destroyed. The longer unused equipment waits to be dealt with, the more risk is incurred that a machine will be lost or stolen … Continued

A Call to Action for Healthcare IT Security

During National Health IT Week, I am encouraged to see such a concerted effort led by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).  Health IT Week has become a rallying point for the healthcare industry to face the challenges of advancing services with expanding technology while maintaining the security and level of service patients require. … Continued

Obstacles to EMV Adoption Common to IT Security Funding and Progress

In the 1980s, EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) technology using a chip embedded in credit cards was responsible for a drastic drop in fraud involving cloned credit cards that was rampant in following the fall of the Iron Curtain. Despite good arguments for (and against) EMV technology as the worldwide standard and intense pressure from … Continued

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