A Pocket Guide to Password Security

A strong password is one of the most important lines of defense to prevent hacking. At a time of widespread cyberattacks, hacking and identity theft, here are a few simple password security tips: Never share your passwords with anybody, even if you trust them. You can trust your friends with other sensitive information. Don’t use […]

CrossRealms Security Roadmap 2018

 It’s been impossible to miss the widespread news of cyberattacks targeting companies across the world – including high profile cases that have been plastered across our news feeds over the last few years. The reality is that cyberattacks have become an epidemic and show no signs of slowing down. In fact, 2017 was particularly bad! […]

Is My Business Worth Protecting?

By now most business professionals have at least heard of Business Continuity (BC) and understand the concepts to some extent. The terms Disaster Recovery, Business Impact Analysis, Recovery Point/Recovery Time Objectives, and BC Plan are in just about every CTO’s vocabulary. So if we know what BC is, then: Q: Why do only half of […]

Protecting Your Network: CrossRealms Security Stats

Please be on the lookout for two updates:               Firewall updates to improve detection and response             Wireless updates to prevent KRACK attack                                                  […]

CrossRealms Business Continuity Roundtable Event

RSVP HERE CrossRealms’ Breakfast Event is fast approaching! Come and enjoy some delicious food while learning about the critical foundations of business continuity planning and how business continuity can save your business in the event of a disaster. The breakfast menu will be revealed soon. Space is limited, so RSVP today! When: November 8th, 8-9:30 am […]

CrossRealms Named as One of the Fastest Growing Companies By Inc. 5000

We are proud to announce that Inc. 5000 has named CrossRealms as one of this year’s fastest-growing companies in the U.S. For the past 36 years, Inc. 5000 has recognized companies that show the most potential for future growth and success. “Companies that made the list, on average, have grown six-fold since 2013”, says Inc. […]

Security Alert CCleaner- CCleaner hack affects 2.27 million computers.

If you currently have CCleaner installed on your Windows machine, please remove the software and install a fresh copy directly from the website. British software firm Piriform confirmed that the latest versions of their free junk removal software CCleaner was compromised and has already affected over 2 million Windows computers. The breach could allow hackers […]

Cohesity from the Trenches, Year Three and Counting

Two years ago, I met up with Mohit for dinner to hear about his company, Cohesity, and what they’re doing in the backup space. I didn’t know anything about “Copy Data Management,” so he had to spend the first hour explaining a variety of terms to me. Although technically I understood how this would transform […]

Why Hackers Will Target Your Cell Phone to Access Your Company’s Data

A client sent me a question recently asking whether two factor authentication or password resets using a cell phone is safe? My initial reaction was yes. Two factor means 1. something I own and 2. something I know, similar to an ATM card. But is your cell phone that secure?  Let’s go through some of the ways we’ve made our cell phones proof of our identity:  Two […]

Should We Stop Expiring Passwords?

As I read through the new guidelines from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) about only changing passwords for a valid reason or condition, I thought these people were nuts. But then I kept reading…I realized that they could be onto something for improving password management without compromising security. This blog is […]