Don Codling, former Unit Chief of the FBI Cyber Division, said “One of the biggest cyber security challenges for business is that there is no patch for careless, greedy or stupid”. Often companies and small businesses have a false reliance on anti-virus and a lack of manpower letting internal threats and attacks run continually unnoticed.
Security becomes an adversary to your organization when it hinders the operation of key business functions. There are no two ways about it. And the smooth operation of revenue-producing business process trumps the needs of a security program every time.
Googling around for a solution to this one and you'll find many. Over time these have changed based on the boot code and FTOS version so many will no longer work. We ran into this yesterday, and I came across this post that I remember using before to set a switch back to factory defaults. The initial steps 1 through 5 did not work for us, but we were able to get the switch defaulted by breaking out of the boot cycle when the image was loading.
There are two types of Small to Midsize Businesses (SMB) in today’s world: those who know they have been breached, and those who do not. The difference between these types of SMBs is related to how soon the SMB can detect a breach and how effectively they can respond.
If you are connected to the internet, you are under attack right now…Are you monitoring or watching your IT ecosystem, if you are not how would you know? Most small to midsize businesses (SMB’s) are not watching their IT ecosystem. They install a firewall and put virus protection on their endpoints and truly believe they are secure enough. On average, it takes 205 days to discover that a breach has occurred…Normally it is a third party who discovers the breach.
As a small business owner myself, I truly understand the everyday challenges we face, Payroll, Human Resources, Service Delivery, New Business, Equipment Maintenance…Cyber Security is often over looked because of a real lack of a Security Culture in the business. Therefore, Small and Medium Business (SMB) will not Commit Resources to address the true risk of doing business in today’s world of Hackers, Activists, Nation States, Terrorist and Rouge Employees.
Advancing cybersecurity across the internet infrastructure has long been a priority for InfusionPoints. Current defense paradigms are archaic, introducing inefficiencies while missing a holistic view. A lack of skilled resources, budget constraints and tactical approaches have led to a haphazardly assembled strategy and a hodgepodge of solutions leading to a weakened security posture. Seeing this, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13636—Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity—in February 2013.
For several decades now, business have been transformed by technology. However, small to midsize businesses (SMB) were at a disadvantage competing against a bevy of larger, more financially and technically stronger companies. Now, with the rapid advancement of service enabled cloud providers and mobile technologies these SMB’s are transforming their business rapidly. The economy has made the shift to an affordable internet-based ecosystem, which has leveled the field of competition. This new internet-based ecosystem offers tremendous opportunities for SMBs.
InfusionPoints was founded by Gary G Daemer, a seasoned management and technology security consultant. He led multiple security consulting teams at Booz | Allen | Hamilton and American Management Systems. He also worked in industry as a Program Manager, Security Architect, and Enterprise Security Integration Engineer with BF Shaw, Radio Frequency Services, Harris Communications, ATT and Lowe’s, where he honed his leadership, management, enterprise security and privacy, identity and access management, and data protection skills.
As a Co-Founder and Senior Vice President at InfusionPoints, Jason Shropshire is the market lead for commercial services. In addition he leads Identity and Access Management Infrastructure efforts for InfusionPoints' clients. Mr. Shropshire specifically focuses on the development, deployment and operations of security programs and infrastructure in complex commercial organizations, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. His experience includes serving four years as the Security Architect for a Fortune 50 retailer as well as supporting projects at the Army, Department of the Treasury, The World Bank Group and PepsiCo.
Stephen Simchak has been defining, measuring, improving, and controlling existing business processes or engineering new ones for over 15 years. His management abilities, knowledge, and soft skills have made people, processes, and projects more efficient, effective, and quality-focused. Stephen appreciates the opportunity to have worked with the Federal Aviation Administration, General Electric, National Institutes of Health, Phillip Morris USA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs