Stories About: Managed Security

Gen V―very important, but probably not what you think it means

Gen V―very important, but probably not what you think it means

By Richard Arneson Gen X, Gen Y, NextGen, 5G, 4G…if you could buy stock in the number of ways Gen has been used, I’d be the first to reach for my checkbook. Here’s another one, and may possibly be the most important―Gen V. Gen V is what Checkpoint, a 25-year-old leading provider of cyber security solutions,…

Rx for IT departments: a Security Check-up

Rx for IT departments: a Security Check-up

Choose to ignore it and you’ll pay later (just ask the city of Atlanta) In March of this year, the City of Atlanta found out the hard way what failing to do a security check-up can mean. They were hit with the SamSam ransomware, which created an encrypted wall that prevented employees from accessing needed…

GDT Wins VMware 2017 Regional Partner Innovation Award

GDT Wins VMware 2017 Regional Partner Innovation Award

Partners Awarded for Extraordinary Performance and Notable Achievements GDT today announced that it has received the Americas VMware Partner Innovation Award for the Transform Networking & Security category. GDT was recognized at VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2018, held in Scottsdale, AZ. “We congratulate GDT on winning a VMware Partner Innovation Award for the Transform Networking…

Things to Consider Prior to Selecting a Managed Services Provider (MSP)

Things to Consider Prior to Selecting a Managed Services Provider (MSP)

By Richard Arneson Change is not easy, especially if it involves moving away from an IT environment and infrastructure that your organization has utilized for years. Even though the benefits of moving to a managed services model are widely known–24x7x365 availability, greater scalability, predictable costs, and faster adoption of new technologies–there are several elements that…

Ransomware: How to protect against it

Ransomware: How to protect against it

If you’re not familiar with how ransomware works, call the city of Atlanta’s IT department. On March 22nd, they were hit with the SamSam ransomware, which created, in effect, an encrypted wall that prevented employees from accessing needed data. It effectively ground city services to a halt. The city couldn’t collect parking fines and payments…

Beginning 2018 with a Meltdown

Beginning 2018 with a Meltdown

by Moe Janmohammad, GDT Cybersecurity Analyst 2017 was one of the worst years on record for data breaches, computer vulnerabilities and malware attacks. Based on the first four days of 2018, those numbers might be eclipsed after security researchers uncovered a few vulnerabilities in virtually all processors made since 1995. The two vulnerabilities are Meltdown, which has…

GDT Lunch & Learn on Web Security

GDT Lunch & Learn on Web Security

GDT Consulting Engineer Nate Atkinson delivers, as part of the GDT DevOps team’s weekly Lunch & Learn series, a great, basic overview on web security, including some fundamentals, such as privacy, authentication, and integrity. He discusses the importance of data security, both at rest and in flight, and common strategies for managing secure data. Also included: information…