I’m so pleased to be one of the contributing thought leaders for Alinka Rutkowska recently published book – Supreme Leadership Habits: Gain 850 Years of Wisdom from Successful Business Leaders. Alinka, an international best-selling author, interviewed 34 executives celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018, and shares their secrets to growing profitable businesses. My contribution discusses […]
About Jonathan Gossels
Jonathan is President & CEO of SystemExperts Corporation, a network security consulting firm specializing in IT security and compliance. Jonathan started the company in 1994. He plays an active, hands-on role advising clients in compliance, technology strategies, managing complex programs, and building effective security organizations. Jonathan brings a business focus to this multifaceted work balancing all technical initiatives with business requirements and impact.
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In my last post I offered tips to keep personal online holiday shopping safe and to help prevent fraud on any of your accounts. Today I’d like to offer small retailers some advice to make sure their IT infrastructure is up-to-date and ready to handle the holiday rush. Before the holiday season kicks into high […]
As the holiday season quickly approaches, I thought it appropriate to share some tips I’ve talked about in the past to keep your online holiday shopping safe and to help prevent fraud on any of your accounts. That leads to my first tip: Consolidate all of your online purchases onto a single credit card; when […]
I was recently asked a series of questions about how to protect your security online. I’d like to share the answers here – and please feel free to reach out if you have any comments. 1. How can you create the best passwords that are hacker-proof but easy to remember? The best passwords aren’t […]
Choosing the right cyber security consultants for an SMB can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to know much about cyber security to ask the right hiring questions. To make an informed decision, an SMB should ask about the consultant’s qualifications, track record, quality of work, breadth of technical services, […]
To commemorate World Password Day today, I thought I’d share my top tips for for creating passwords. They are very basic, but if you follow these guidelines, you will have a added layer of protection for your digital information. 1. A password should not be a dictionary word. 2. A password should not be easily guessable (i.e. “go pats”). […]
Phishing and social engineering continue precisely because they are so effective! Sophisticated User: If you are the vice president of customer service and you receive an email purportedly from the Better Business Bureau that contains a link to Complaint #67587 about one of your products, how do you not click through on that embedded link? […]
I was recently asked to comment on the most commonly overlooked components of operational security. To get the correct answer, sometimes it helps to take a step back and make sure you are asking the right question. The question should be “How do you ensure that your security program satisfies your operational security requirements?” With […]
No one can argue that analyzing the security state of your IT environment (in a comprehensive and integrated manner) and taking proactive measures to prevent security incidents is the right way to manage an IT operation. The problem with Security Analytics isn’t a failure of vision; everyone agrees that we should be able to […]
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