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Learn to Fish for Phishing Emails

As you can see in the image here, we deal with email phishing a lot. We get them often and so do our clients. The phishing attacker is playing the odds when it comes to phishing attacks. They can send out thousands or millions of emails at the click of a button and they don’t need a high success rate, they just need one person fall for the

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Technology Audits and Consulting: Achieving Separation of Duty

Do you fear you don't have the talent or funds to be able to keep your business secure? Is your IT person maxed out on projects that adding infosec to her plate might be too much? How can you find the balance between getting the cybersecurity expertise your business requires while not breaking the bank?

The Information Security space has

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What Are Your #cybersecuritywins?

At Vala Secure, one of our core beliefs is to pursue educational challenges. We believe that if organizations want to improve their security game there needs to be a continued sense of fun and challenge to get better. If it’s not fun or challenging, it’s harder to get better. So we want to embody that each and every day and I’m excited to announce

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A message from Brad, our CEO [VIDEO]

 

 

 

Today we are excited to announce Vala Secure! But this is more than a new brand –– it's a renewed focus on our beliefs, why we come to work everyday, and the plan we have for our clients. Below sheds more light on our beliefs and our vision for the future.

1. Working with

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Top 5 Information Security Takeaways in 2018

Compliant does not always mean secure - this is one of the maxims held above all at Garland Heart. While being compliant with the regulations of your industry will cut down on the risk of an information breach, it does not mean that all the vulnerabilities in your system have been accounted for.

In order to get in front of any risks (proactive

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Top 5 Regulatory Compliance Updates in 2018

Regulatory compliance and information security has exploded as a topic of conversation in the last 15 years while technology has emerged at a break-neck speed. Annual updates, amendments, requirements and expectations are planned for months in advance, and the savvy business-owner must stay on top of the new information coming in to avoid an

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Top Five Takeaways of Information Security in 2017

The nature of information security is that it is ever evolving. As we become more technologically advanced, new challenges present themselves. The key is to never become complacent, and always keep an eye out for advancements that can protect you, your team and your clients.

 

Regulatory compliance moves at a pace that attempts to keep up with

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Compliant is NOT Always Secure

 

We are PCI Certified!  How did we get hacked?!?!?
We have a 1 on our FFIEC exam and still had this data breach?
There were no exceptions on their SOC report, but our vendor still had a compromise?
 
At Vala Secure, we have heard these comments and questions time and time again.  You have definitely heard them in the news.  Entities from big

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Heartbeat does Habitat for Humanity

The decision to start working for Garland Heart was a no brainer for me.  I was asked to join our HeartBeat Committee which portrays some of the things in my personal life I am passionate about; volunteering and serving the community. Knowing that Garland Heart has a committee that focuses on just that brought a smile to my face. Not only have I

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Proactive Compliance

We understand the budget restraints and "rabbit hole" you can get yourself into regarding compliance and security. How much do I do before the cost outweighs the benefit?

Oftentimes while onsite with our clients we find ourselves discussing the balance between regulations or minimum standards compared to industry best practices or trends. They

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