The 7 Reasons VDI is the Next Must-Have for Compliance

My intention with this blog is to create a conversation about the topic of VDI’s (virtual desktop infrastructure) impact on compliance, whether positive or negative. Therefore, please comment with questions and opinions! I’ve built and used many VDI environments, but VDI’s impact on compliance didn’t occur to me until recently. I was hired by a […]

When IT Panic Puts You Over the Edge

A few months ago I woke up at 5:37 a.m. to the sound of a text message from a client that read: “We’re down. I’m screwed. Peace out.” I’m sure many of us who’ve been through this scenario remember that gut wrenching feeling: I really can’t go through this again. Then after a few minutes […]

VPNFilter Router Malware Still Dangerous

The VPNFilter attack is worse than officials thought – 71 devices are believed to be vulnerable now, up from 16 a few weeks ago Restarting your router won’t kill the VPNFilter – a firmware update is required to do so More details below: In late May, the FBI informed the public that hundreds of thousands […]

Alert: PGP Email Encryption Is No Longer Safe

Those who use PGP and S/MIME to send secure emails are being advised to cease using and disable the tools with immediate effect following a major security scare.   Researcher Sebastian Schinzel, a professor of computer security with Münster University of Applied Sciences, claims to have identified a security flaw that “might reveal the plaintext of encrypted […]

Guard Your Data from New Cloud Threats

“While established cyber-attack vectors, such as malware and ransomware, continue to be a challenge for IT security pros, a panel of experts at the SANS Institute detailed new and emerging threats.” (eWeek) Read the full article HERE

Flash Forward with CrossRealms All Flash BC/DR Backup

CrossRealms- in partnership with Cisco Systems, Pure Storage and Cohesity- will be completing the build out of our new all flash Business Continuity services on April 29th at our Lone Mountain data center location in Las Vegas. For the past few years, we’ve been offering Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for our customers, and the […]

CrossRealms Security Operations Center Going Live!

We are excited to announce that our new Security Operations Center (SOC) will go live March 30th. This will provide CrossRealms and its clients the necessary foundation for ISO27001, NIST, and SOC 2 security compliance. Please bookmark this link to stay current with the latest security updates and be on the lookout for additional security […]

Facebook Scandal in the News: 3 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Data Privacy

Facebook has been under steady fire after a scandal that was recently reported by the New York Times and UK media. It was discovered that Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics company, accessed, stored and shared 50 million Facebook users’ personal information in 2014, overwhelmingly without consent. There are several investigations into Facebook’s privacy practices, and […]

Forensic Readiness: Setting the Foundation For Cybersecurity

I’ve been involved in addressing many different cyberattacks in 2017 and early 2018, with some attacks being more successful than others. My involvement was usually in identifying the nature of the attack in a post mortem fashion or thwarting the advancement of an attack in progress. One common thread among all of them was the […]