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By not complying with the requirements laid out in NIST SP 800-171, your government contracts may be at risk. Even though the deadline for compliance was 12/31/17, it’s not too late to protect your business. Get started here

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Kelser Blog

The Kelser Blog covers technology and business topics such as Cybersecurity, IT Lifecycle Management, Modern Data Center, Workforce Enablement, and more.

Adam Stahl

Adam is a Biznologist who invites boundless creativity to achieve outcomes that inspire confidence.

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Cybersecurity | Executive Consulting

13 Ways to Help Your Data Survive Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By: Adam Stahl
October 18th, 2018

It can be scary out there in the digital world. It seems like not a week goes by where we don’t hear about phishing emails, unpatched vulnerabilities, or the latest strain of ransomware exposing the data of millions of people and businesses to the prying eyes of malicious actors. Every person and every business are potential targets with some of the largest companies in the world susceptible to the same vulnerabilities as the average Joe at their home computer (phishing being a prime example).  But all is not lost as October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! What better time to review your cybersecurity practices, discover where you can make improvements, and seize the chance to make positive change? Consider it a fall “spring cleaning” for your digital life and business.

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Modern Data Center | Executive Consulting

What is HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage?

By: Adam Stahl
May 22nd, 2018

When HPE acquired 3PAR back in 2010, their Storage Array Network got a boost that made them a contender in data security, and storage against companies like Dell EMC and IBM. So far, this flash-optimized data security has successfully competed in the mid-range, and enterprise level storage arenas. 

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So You Missed the NIST 800-171 Deadline: Now What?

By: Adam Stahl
May 8th, 2018

If you're a supplier, contractor or subcontractor with the federal government, you or your colleagues have no doubt heard of NIST 800-171. If you haven't, check out "Everything You Need to Know About NIST 800-171." for all of the details, and how it may affect your business contracts.

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Takeaways from the Cyber Attack on Connecticut State Agencies

By: Adam Stahl
February 27th, 2018

Twelve Connecticut state agencies were impacted by a cyber attack over the weekend. According to reports, the cyber attack appeared to be the nefarious ransomware WannaCry that wreaked havoc worldwide in 2017. Officials say that even though approximately 160 computers across twelve agencies were affected, the outbreak was contained by Sunday night and there were no reports of encryption or data loss. Fortunately, it appears that the state was able to effectively mitigate ill effects from the attack. As we’ve discussed with Arthur House, Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer for the State of Connecticut, our state is an international leader in cybersecurity. This was demonstrated in the state’s response to the attack.

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Cybersecurity | Executive Consulting | Managed Services

What are Meltdown and Spectre and How Can You Protect Your Business from Them

By: Adam Stahl
January 5th, 2018

Just under a week into the New Year and the world is already experiencing the first critical vulnerability in 2018. Researchers have discovered two security vulnerabilities that collectively affect most modern chips made by Intel, AMD, and ARM. If exploited, a hacker could potentially steal data from the breached machine ranging from emails and browsing data to login credentials. So, what are these vulnerabilities and what steps can you take to protect your business network from them?

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How much does cybersecurity cost? Maybe less than you think.

By: Adam Stahl
November 14th, 2017

It seems like you can’t open a web browser, scroll through your LinkedIn timeline, or turn on the TV today without hearing about the latest data breach or threat to your cybersecurity. With high-profile breaches like Equifax and global ransomware outbreaks like Bad Rabbit, we’re in a very different world than just a few years ago. Perhaps you find that cyber threats and cybersecurity in general is annoying, overwhelming, or even frustrating but it’s imperative that cybersecurity protection become part of your business strategy. It doesn’t have to be as complicated or costly as you might think.

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