It’s a truism that educating employees is one of the most important steps to preventing security breaches in the workplace. In fact, one survey found that two thirds of the professionals charged with data protection and privacy training point to employees as the largest source of failure in corporate IT security measures.
In recent days, you have most likely seen news stories about the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities in many modern processors. Solutions II is aware of these issues, and we are watching the situation closely as we work with our partners to help you formulate the best plan of action to safeguard your infrastructure.
Earlier this month, an investigation by the FBI’s Cyber Task Force in partnership with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police, led to Konrad Voits (27) guilty plea to damaging a protected computer within Washtenaw County government computer system. Voits’ motive focused on altering computer records of an inmate in an effort to get that inmate released early. The fact that Voits succeeded in altering a government computer system is astonishing. The thought that it can happen to your organization is terrifying! How does this happen and more importantly, what can you do to ensure your organization and IT architecture is better prepared to handle these types of threats!