Lessons Learned From The FBI

Month: October 2013

Lessons Learned From The FBI

FBI Special Agent Kirsten Ohlson was the featured speaker at our October 3rd Seminar at the Friars Club.Here are key takeaways from her presentation: NYC is a target-rich environment for spikes and hackers. UN and “alleged diplomats” target NYC businesses, including Architecture firms for data espionage. They will chat you up to gather information, ask […]

The Lighter Side Why Men Are Thankful this (and every) Thanksgiving

What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put The garage is all yours. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. Car mechanics tell you the truth. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. […]

7 IT Policies And Procedures That Companies Under HIPAA Regulations Must Have

HIPAA and HITECH have been around for quite some time. Even so, many companies covered by these laws are way behind the times when it comes to actual implementation. And when you really think about it, even companies not covered by these laws should have the requisite policies and procedures in place. Access Control Policy. […]

Upcoming Presentations

Live Seminars at The Friars Club 1) Oct 3 – 8am – 10 am – FOR ARCHITECTS: DECLASSIFIED DEBRIEFING From The FBI – Cyber Criminals Are Targeting Architectural Firms. Learn How To Protect Your Business. https://www.brainlink.com/architectseminar 2) Oct 25 – 8am – noon – CSSWorks, Chicago – Protect Your Family & Business From Cyber Criminals […]

Are You Paying Your Staff To Download Movies, Porn

We’ve discovered (and stopped) employees from: Playing games Downloading movies (which is illegal!) Surfing “adult escort” sites Downloading porn Pirating software If you’re concerned about what your employees are doing online, or want to make sure they don’t put your business at risk, give me a call. My team can put together an effective internet […]

The Lighter Side: Happy Cookie Month!

The most popular type of home-baked cookie is the Chocolate Chip cookie. Over-mixing the dough or adding too much flour can result in hard, tough cookies. The first animal crackers were produced in the United States by Stauffer’s Biscuit Company in 1871. Nabisco’s Barnum’s circus version hit the market in 1902. The modern version of […]

Creating Strong Passwords

It should not surprise you that a LOT of online sites are tied together. Gawker.com, LinkedIn.com, Yahoo.com, Facebook, iCloud , World Of Warcraft, Farmville- they’ve all been attacked and criminals have stolen millions of user accounts. And research shows that many, many people use the same password across multiple sites. This turns a small problem […]