Controlling the Narrative: The Role of the Board of Directors

Controlling the Narrative: The Role of the Board of Directors

In an era where data breaches or leaks seem inevitable, business disruptions too frequent and the press all too prone to run away with a salacious story, what can the board of directors do to protect sensitive corporate data? It is all too easy for information to be inadvertently exposed—whether ... Read More
Cybersecurity breaches in 2018: What We Learned

Cybersecurity breaches in 2018: What We Learned

In 2018 technology touches nearly every aspect of our life. But no innovation seems to come without some form of drawback or compromise. While technology has undoubtedly improved most of our lives, it has also brought new risks that we all find a way to balance – or in some ... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: University Incident Response Plans and Communications

Ahead of the Curve: University Incident Response Plans and Communications

Hurricanes, power-outages, man-made disasters—every organization has to prepare for these but when it comes to emergencies, universities face unique challenges because of the very nature of their structure and communities. Unlike the average office, universities are not enclosed spaces, and many different people—from students, to faculty, to staff, to visitors—are ... Read More
Government Messaging Solutions for the 21st Century: Think Beyond Encryption

Government Messaging Solutions for the 21st Century: Think Beyond Encryption

The DNC email leak in 2016 revealed just how insecure email communications can be. It should be no surprise that government officials have been turning to other, more secure mediums, to communicate. White House staffers have reportedly usedthe encryption app Confide to communicate, French president Macron’s inner circle has reliedonTelegram, ... Read More

Preventing Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

When it comes to cyber security, sometimes the jargon can feel overwhelming. Ransomware, encryption, man-in-the-middle attacks… The Vaporstream blog has covered ransomware and encryption in the past, so today I wanted to focus on what are called the man-in-the middle (MITM) attacks. So, what exactly are these man-in-the-middle attacks? Basically, ... Read More
Secure and Compliant Grid Modernization

Secure and Compliant Grid Modernization

For more than a decade, the energy and utilities industry has been investing in smarter energy infrastructure in order to enhance energy grid resiliency, reliability and efficiency. Grid modernization has become essential to integrating an increasing number of renewable energy sources and technologies – or distributed energy sources (DERs) – ... Read More
Attack of the Hackers: Cybersecurity and Local Governments in the 21st Century

Attack of the Hackers: Cybersecurity and Local Governments in the 21st Century

You might have heard about the ransomware attack against Atlanta this year. A ransomware attack had significant impact on the city, forcing police officers to file reports by hand and city workers to report via time sheets. Atlanta is currently facing more than $20 million in costs due to the ... Read More
7 Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy in the 21st Century

7 Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy in the 21st Century

As we enter into cybersecurity month it makes me think a lot about my own privacy, and how elusive it has become in the 21st century. It seems that everything we do is now tracked; whenever we visit a web page, call someone on our smart phone, visit the doctor, ... Read More
Postcards – Really? Dental Service Organizations and Patient Engagement

Postcards – Really? Dental Service Organizations and Patient Engagement

When it comes to dental health, there is a lot that dental service organizations (DSO) have to do to properly engage their patients; whether to remind them of a six-month check-up or to simply help patients keep on top of their dental care. Everyone who has visited the dentist is ... Read More
Patient Engagement: The Benefits for Healthcare Organizations and Patients

Patient Engagement: The Benefits for Healthcare Organizations and Patients

Strong provider-patient relationships are a win-win for the patient and the provider. There are all kinds of benefits associated with healthcare organizations promoting patient engagement—better patient experiences, higher safety records and better financial margins for the healthcare organizations. The post Patient Engagement: The Benefits for Healthcare Organizations and Patients appeared ... Read More