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This blog seeks to answer all of your burning tech questions. The articles, written by our team of diverse subject matter experts, dissect the most transformational topics shaping today's IT industry and rippling through the markets we serve. Annese strives to be your source for technology news and education.

7 Things You Need to Know to Comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Written by Christina Nordquist on 6/29/17 12:02 PM

We live in a global village today with the advent of the Internet. Yesterday, Annese teamed up with our partner, GreyCastle Security, to deliver a webinar on The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This mandate, which will go into effect on May 1, 2018, has been ...

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The Top 4 Cybersecurity Trends Impacting Businesses

Written by The Annese Team on 6/22/17 10:16 AM

With accusations of Russian hacking at the forefront of the news this year, people around the world are becoming more aware of the seriousness of cybersecurity. Perhaps most unsettling is the fact that these threats are sure to continue and become more severe in the years ...

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Public Safety Organizations & Cybersecurity: 10 Questions they Should be Asking Themselves

Written by Christina Nordquist on 5/10/17 11:59 AM

Unlike the countless other threats currently facing our country, cyberattacks on citizens can have instant, wide-ranging consequences. No country, industry, community, or individual is immune.  Across America, more than 800,000 law enforcement officers work to keep our ...

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New Cybersecurity Regulations to Impact Financial Firms on March 1, 2017

Written by Joe Vigorito on 1/18/17 3:32 PM

On December 28, 2016, the Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) released a revised version of the first-in-nation “Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies” (The Revised Proposed Rules), initially issued on September 13, 2016.

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3 Ways Packet Loss Can Compromise Network Security

Written by The Annese Team on 8/12/16 1:57 PM

Packet loss throughout a network may be indicative of problems that are bigger than a sluggish performance, especially as hackers cultivate data streams whose success is based upon a speedy reaction time to a threat. In 2014, you may have been able to hold off on a network ...

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The Anatomy of an Information Security Policy

Written by Joe Vigorito on 5/2/16 11:20 AM

An information security policy is the foundation for protecting an organization's information, systems, and people, as well as its intellectual capital, customer and partner relationships, company brand, and shareholder value. Information security can actually be broken out ...

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What We Can Learn from Target and SONY's Public Data Breaches

Written by Joe Vigorito on 4/21/16 1:57 PM

No sector is immune to cyberattack. The attacker’s motives may vary among ransomware, fraud, identity theft, social causes, political grandstanding, etc., but if you have commercial or social interests on the Internet, you are vulnerable to being breached. Let’s ...

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7 Best Practices to Stop Ransomware in its Tracks

Written by Joe Vigorito on 4/7/16 11:36 AM

Today ransomware attacks are running rampant, particularly within the healthcare and financial services industries. It is safe to assume that if you have not already seen an attack, it is only a matter of time. So how do you prevent against it? Or, if it's happening to you ...

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Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability/Port Scanning: What Street Crime Teaches Us About Cyber Criminals

Written by Joe Vigorito on 3/28/16 1:24 PM

There are many parallels we can draw between cybercrime and traditional street crime in today’s world. Each have various players, threats, exposed vulnerabilities, and ill intentions. Both can embolden the provocateur and deleteriously impact the victim. Both can leave ...

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