Imran Awan case shows lax security controls for Congressional IT staff

By Kevin McDonald Investigations into the conduct of the IT staff of the House of Representatives raised alarms. Kevin McDonald explains what we can learn from the case of Imran Awan. Those who operate with high-level system access, [...]

Imran Awan case shows lax security controls for Congressional IT staff2020-05-18T15:07:45-07:00

Private sector’s national cybersecurity strategy contributions lacking

By Kevin McDonald The U.S. government has been very public about its concern for national cybersecurity. There have been grandiose speeches, presidential declarations and several attempts by the legislature to pass new cybersecurity laws. Private companies should be responsible for [...]

Private sector’s national cybersecurity strategy contributions lacking2020-05-27T16:41:09-07:00

How information technology advisory groups can benefit organizations

By Kevin McDonald In today's cyber environment, many public safety organizations struggle to advance their technology and maintain security. Many departments would love to seek out efficiencies through advanced, cost-saving technology. They know they must improve their cybersecurity and operating efficiency. [...]

How information technology advisory groups can benefit organizations2020-05-27T17:04:15-07:00

CRN’s story on the CIA Wikileaks leak

Partners Say Alleged CIA Hacking Papers Prompt 'Constant Vigilance' In Mobile Security In its news release on the so-called "Vault 7" documents, WikiLeaks describes a specialty CIA unit that develops malware to "infest, control and exfiltrate data" from iPhones as [...]

CRN’s story on the CIA Wikileaks leak2020-04-08T23:06:51-07:00

DFARS 252.204-7012 is going to define new winners and losers in defense contracting

Kevin McDonald has just published his latest article of DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement) at SearchCompliance.TechTarget.com. If you fall into this category, a recently implemented rule from the Department of Defense called the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) [...]

DFARS 252.204-7012 is going to define new winners and losers in defense contracting2020-04-08T23:08:28-07:00

Aligning IT and compliance procedures increasingly a business priority

Kevin McDonald writes for TechTarget SearchCompliance on Aligning IT and compliance procedures increasingly a business priority. He says, "When I've asked IT pros about HIPAA Security Rule compliance within their organization, they've typically responded with, "That is the compliance officer's realm" [...]

Aligning IT and compliance procedures increasingly a business priority2020-04-08T23:10:49-07:00

IT solution providers speak out on the Silicon Valley/Trump Summit meeting

Irvine, CA - IT solution providers have never been a shy bunch. In this article by CRN - Solution Providers Cheer Trump Tech Summit, Hoping It Will Help Channel Partners Create More Jobs, many share their thoughts on where our president-elect [...]

IT solution providers speak out on the Silicon Valley/Trump Summit meeting2020-04-08T23:12:30-07:00

Data Privacy: What are the Risks?

If you are handling PII (Personally Identifiable Information) for your clients or anyone else you should read this article. It is delivered in the context of a sweepstakes type of program, but it is applicable to anyone handling PII. The [...]

Data Privacy: What are the Risks?2019-12-13T12:55:26-08:00

Don’t go on a phishing trip!

Kevin McDonald guest writes a blog for Dave Berkus' Berkonomics TUESDAY, June 21st, 2016 Don’t go on a phishing trip! By Kevin McDonald Phishing, a play on the word “fishing,” is a dangerous form of executive or CEO email fraud, [...]

Don’t go on a phishing trip!2021-10-05T01:08:40-07:00