Entries by David Lewien

Please Implement Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365, Please!

Your credentials can be phished, period.  If you think you’re above being phished, you’re wrong.  We all have weak moments and the criminals are really good at praying on our whims and emotions.  Trust me, you can be phished.  Don’t put so much pressure on yourself.  Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever possible to protect your […]

SOC Audits Drive Improvement

Go West IT just completed our second annual SOC 2, Type 2 audit.   This is an expensive and time consuming process and it absolutely makes us better every single year. SOC stands for Service Organization Controls and a Type 2 audit tests our use of and adherence to a defined set of controls over the […]

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Petya Ransomware Threat is Very Serious

A new and aggressive ransomware using a variant malicious code known as “Petya” is spreading at an alarming rate. Petya comes on the heals of WannaCry just a few weeks ago and is getting a great deal of publicity because of the rate of infections and the well known victims. Petya is a very serious threat.  The […]

“To photograph is to frame, and to frame is to exclude” Susan Sontag – What are you excluding from your cyber risk mitigation?

Andrew Lanning, Co-Founder of Integrated Security Technologies and chair of the PSA Security Cybersecurity Committee, forwarded me a great article in the Harvard Business Review regarding the behavioral economics of why executives underinvest in cybersecurity.  This is a must read for executives who have ultimate responsibility for protecting shareholders, employees, customers, and data.  This is also […]

Cyber criminals are targeting small businesses. Watch this short video to prioritize your cyber risk mitigation tasks!

Cyber criminals are targeting small and medium sized businesses for one reason, it produces results for the criminals.  I know that cybersecurity is a big topic and small businesses can become quickly overwhelmed by the scope of the issue but doing nothing is not an option.  Please take seven minutes to watch this important video […]