Author archives: Ellen Ozderman, Director of Information Security & IT Risk Management


How to stop the bleeding: 5 survival tips to manage vulnerabilities

By Ellen Ozderman, Director of Information Security & IT Risk Management on May. 5, 2014 View Comments

Ok, so you survived the Heartbleed bug, a critical vulnerability that affected all internet applications using OpenSSL. But Heartbleed isn’t the last you’ll hear of widespread internet risk—just last week, Homeland Security issued an advisory against using Internet Explorer due to a flaw in the browser that puts it at serious risk.

While it'd be ideal to encrypt all internet communication, we all know that won’t happen any time soon. So in addition to frantic patching and changing passwords, what are other remedies that can help stop the bleeding instead of relying on a band-aid solution?

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The Big Risks behind Big Data, and How to Prevent Them

By Ellen Ozderman, Director of Information Security & IT Risk Management on Feb. 4, 2014 View Comments

As we demand more access to data to improve decision-making and optimize business performance, super-sized data stores and large data sets are becoming more and more common—and vulnerable. Business leaders should liken this practice to stowing all of their treasures in a bank vault—they want to keep that data secure, since any loss can potentially be catastrophic to a business.

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