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Thoughts and Insights from the Cybersecurity Industry
Charlie Schick Healthcare Consultant

Windows 7 End of Life Puts Hospitals in a Pickle

Microsoft is ending all support for Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020 - less than 3 months away (as of this writing)! After that time, there will no longer be any updates (including securit...
December 4, 2019
Bioreactor Demo
Charlie Schick Pharma and Healthcare Consultant

Total Geekery: Data Diode Bioreactor Demo

This post will be on the light side, describing a demo I had fun making and about which my co-workers are tired of hearing me speak. Nonetheless, despite the geekiness of the demo, it was...
November 21, 2019
How Will You Securely Expand Your PI System to Include Contract Manufacturers?
Charlie Schick Healthcare Consultant

How Will You Securely Expand Your PI System to Include Contract Manufacturers?

So you want to optimize your manufacturing operations. The competitive landscape virtually demands it, driving efficiency into every facet of every process across your organization and be...
October 30, 2019
John McKeon Business Development Manager - Financial Services

How Can SIEM Work with Air-Gapped Networks?

To keep a critical network safe, a common practice has traditionally been to establish an air gap – in other words, disconnect that network from “untrusted” or less secure networks,...
October 7, 2019
Charlie Schick Healthcare Consultant

A New Model for Secure IIoT Connectivity

I recently wrote a post about how IIoT devices are upending the Purdue Model as folks jump layers and stream data from the low layers directly up to the higher layers and beyond. Thinkin...
September 23, 2019
Gary McGibbon Business Development Manager - Financial Services

Integrating Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity Transformation in Financial Services

Financial services institutions are now wading through the latest wave of operational changes that focus on customer centricity and streamlined core operations – digital transformation ...
September 20, 2019