From the Winter 2021 Issue

Security-In-Motion, Complacency at Rest

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Justin Petitt, Director of Cybersecurity, Systems Engineering Solutions Corporation

Security-in-motion

2020 introduced a slew of new conversation topics for most people, few more so than among IT security professionals. While there are new technical challenges to consider for most in the business world, we cyber-minded folks find ourselves continuing to address the age-old question in data security – how can we provide more of EVERYTHING … Read more

From the Fall 2020 Issue

Remote Workforce, Insider Threats, and the Pandemic

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Justin Petitt, Director of Cybersecurity, Systems Engineering Solutions Corporation

Remote Workforce Feature Image

The COVID-19 pandemic requires organizations and individuals to embrace new practices such as social distancing and remote working. While the world is focused on the health and economic threats posed by COVID-19, cyber-criminals around the world are actively capitalizing on this crisis. Organizations around the world have instituted remote, work-from-home policies. While some organizations have … Read more

From the Winter 2020 Issue

ARE WE TRYING TO OUT-“SMART” OURSELVES?

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Justin Petitt, Director of Cybersecurity, Systems Engineering Solutions Corporation

smart cyber society

Not all that long ago, “Cyber” was a word that acted as a placeholder, standing in the place of super-specialized knowledge set and complex systems better left to experts. Cyber was too far removed from the day-to-day for the average person when personal records, bills, bank statements, health records and more were handled by paper. … Read more

From the Spring 2019 Issue

The Role of Voice Authentication in Cybersecurity

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Justin Petitt, Director of Cybersecurity, Systems Engineering Solutions Corporation

Voice Authentication

Everyone loves to talk about the future of cybersecurity. However, most do not realize that in doing so, they’re using one of the most secure tools available to facilitate that conversation, the human voice. The voice connects us person-to-person, and when used as a component in enterprise, can securely connect us to our data around … Read more

From the Spring 2017 Issue

Security Through Inclusion

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Gary Merry, CEO, Deep Run Security Services, LLC

It’s not the number of people in your security department, but the number of departments into security, that will make you secure. Creating a secure business is not about replacing part of your business with security functions, it’s about integrating security into business operations, as with any other business function. It’s certainly not about believing … Read more

From the Spring 2016 Issue

Can Employee Behavior Indicate an Insider Threat?

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Jim Mazotas, Founder, OnGuard Systems LLC

While technology can play an important role in identifying an insider threat, it is equally important not to overlook behavioral patterns. Malicious employees often provide warning signs as they move from the idea of acting ‘not in accordance with established policies’ to outright data theft. These signs often take the form of changes in attitude … Read more

From the Fall 2015 Issue

REVIEWING LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE INSIDER THREAT

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Jim Mazotas, Founder, OnGuard Systems LLC

As the United States observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we are reminded that organizations of all varieties are at risk for cyber-attacks. Even the largest operations are not immune to the serious ramifications that come with security breaches. In order to operate safely and effectively, organizations need to be vigilant about their cybersecurity practices. While … Read more

From the Summer 2015 Issue

Playing Both Sides of the Field: An Offensive and Defensive Approach to Cybersecurity

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Jim Mazotas, Founder, OnGuard Systems LLC

In our mobile and ever-changing cyber world, traditional static security solutions are simply not enough to defend against the complex, multi-dimensional threats to digital security. While securing network borders is unquestionably key in maintaining a protected system, all too often organizations ignore the serious threat insiders pose to cybersecurity. Through negligent or malicious means, insiders … Read more

From the Winter 2015 Issue

Welcome to Security in the 21st Century— Monitoring Employee Behavior

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Jim Mazotas, Founder, OnGuard Systems LLC

“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”  — Gabriel García Márquez, Gabriel García Márquez: a Life  “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The … Read more

From the Fall 2014 Issue

O (Big) Brother, Where Art Thou?

Author(s):

-Larry Letow, Executive Vice President, Myriddian LLC , Operating Partner, Interprise Partners

Jim Mazotas, Founder, OnGuard Systems LLC

“…For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the … Read more