eMazzanti Technologies Issues DROWN Attack Warning

eMazzanti Technologies Issues DROWN Attack Warning NYC area IT security consultant urges organizations to check and update servers to avoid data loss in light of security threat affecting up to 33% of HTTPS servers Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) March 11, 2016 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, issued a security warning today regarding a threat to encrypted server traffic which is usually considered to be secure. Any data exchanged with vulnerable servers is at risk. The vulnerability, called DROWN, was discovered by an international team of researchers and made public by the Department of Homeland…

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Why PCI Compliance is Not Enough Security

Why PCI Compliance is Not Enough Security There’s a ferry near eMazzanti’s office in Hoboken that takes commuters to mid-town Manhattan in less than 10 minutes. Because of experience and safety regulations, passengers feel confident that they will complete the journey. Like ferry safety regulations, PCI compliance is the retail industry’s standard for safeguarding customers’ credit card information. But is it enough security to protect everyone? Not Enough Lifeboats The Titanic was compliant. Yet, half of the passengers lost their lives because there weren’t enough lifeboats. Remarkably, the White Star Line, the operator of the ship, actually provided more lifeboat…

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Sports-Accessory Firm Connects, Protects

A case study in network security BACKGROUND With a unique line of sports accessories that allow fans to “wear the game,” GameWear has achieved remarkable growth in the highly competitive market for team-logo merchandise. Execution across the entire sales-and-supply chain is the key to winning the battle for shelf space in sports stores and stadiums. That calls for instant access to information across a broad base of manufacturing sites, retailers and sales representatives – some based in the U.S., some around the world. To secure those connections and keep them reliable, GameWear teams with eMazzanti Technologies, a technology consulting firm…

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Is my Small Business Wireless Network Secure?

If you are asking this question, the answer is probably no. Security threats are increasing constantly. And wireless networks require extra attention. But who has the time? As an IT consultant who specializes in data security, it’s not hard to see that the current explosion of wireless devices will soon be followed by a flood of wireless data security issues. I hope that by helping you be prepared I can save you trouble down the road. We All Like Wireless Networks You depend on your wireless network. It’s convenient. It makes you more productive. And employees and customers like to…

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Viruses and Malware are Not worth Your Time

How can small business owners effectively deal with the ever increasing treat of viruses, trojans, ransomware and all kinds of computer malware? Downtime, lost productivity, data destruction and just the time to deal with the problem are significant business costs. I work hard to prevent these problems from occurring in my customers’ networks and I’m good at it. If you started a business, you obviously thought that you could succeed. Achieving that goal is priceless. This post is not about just malware. It’s about how to make the important decisions you and I consider along the road to success. What…

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Fasten Your Data Security Seatbelt

A closer look at the cost vs. reliability decision in data security With today’s increasing data security threats, organizations know that they need to beef up their data security. What kind of security and how much to spend are the big questions. Some may choose to go it alone to implement data security measures with the intention of saving a few dollars. Others partner with an IT security expert to get increased security, uptime, customer satisfaction and peace of mind. Lower cost vs. reliability—it’s a difficult choice to make. But I think we need to rephrase the cost vs. reliability…

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7 Small Business Technologies to Gain an Edge in 2016

7 Small Business Technologies to Gain an Edge in 2016 Small business is more competitive than ever before. Companies feeling the pressure look for every advantage they can get. In markets where products are similar, companies must find a way to differentiate their offerings or, as is often the case, compete on price. Regardless of the strategy, having a cost, productivity or service advantage, puts them ahead. Small Business Technologies as a Competitive Advantage Small business owners looking for a competitive advantage should consider the benefits of investing in current technology. Studies show that having the latest technology helps small…

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Data Security Rules for the Office

A trusted client recently forwarded an outline of computer security rules that he asked his organization to follow. Some of the rules are obvious, but often ignored. Here are his data security rules, supplemented with a few of our own. Computer Security 101 Passwords Do not put passwords on Post-it Notes near your computer. If you must use them, keep them far away from the computer and locked away, if possible. Do not share your passwords with anyone. Add numbers and symbols. Passphrases (the first letter of each word in a favorite saying or lyric) are harder to crack, but…

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Loyalty, the Law and the Cloud

Loyalty, the Law and the Cloud As the use of cloud computing and managed IT services increases, law firms face important questions about the loyalty of IT services providers and the security of their data. Interpersonal and Business Loyalty We all value loyalty. A loyal person treats the other person as he/she would want to be treated and looks out for their interests. In business, companies seek to develop customer loyalty, a characteristic that goes beyond the mere dollars and cents of the relationship. We all have our favorite brands, such as Microsoft, HP, Martindale-Hubbell or eMazzanti Technologies. Loyalty in…

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What does it mean to have the best legal technology available?

Law Firm Technology Choices What does it mean to have the best legal technology available? A recent article on the “Above the Law” website included this statement: “There is a good argument that lawyers are ethically obligated to use the best technology available. Smart technology use provides efficiencies that allow lawyers to do the best job possible in a short time. That means more timely service for clients at generally lower fees.” Attorneys might ask the question, ‘What does it mean to have the best technology available?’ When implementing new technology, law firms have a range of choices, from DIY…

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