It’s nearly 2019, and what it takes for CIOs and other technology executives to be successful looks a lot different than it did as recently as say, 2014. Recently, I was quoted by two major technology news outlets about the role of technology executives in the success of their organizations:
By now, you’ve probably heard about the Starwood Hotel breach. In November, Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, confirmed that as many as 500 million people who made reservations at one of its Starwood properties could have had their personal information—including names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, passport and credit card info—stolen by Chinese hackers. Peter Aiken, associate professor of information systems at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, calls the attack “the biggest threat to U.S. national security that we have ever faced” from a data breach.
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At the recent TEDxHartford event, Kelser Vice President of Professional Services Matt Kozloski spoke about cybersecurity. His goal -- and our goal as a Cybersecurity-as-a-Service provider -- is to change the way the we think about cybersecurity, so that it becomes part of our habits. Watch the video and enjoy some choice quotes below.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Last month, Hospital for Special Care (HSC) kicked off its new Center for Cognitive Health with a reception at the hospital's New Britain campus. Kelser Corporation presented a check for $25,500 to support the new initiative raised at the 2018 Kelser Charity Challenge golf tournament held in September.
The 22nd Annual Kelser Charity Challenge will take place at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, Connecticut, on September 11, 2018, to benefit the Hospital for Special Care's new Center for Cognitive Health, which is slated to open October 30th. The golf tournament is organized by Glastonbury-based technology consulting firm Kelser Corporation and will also feature a silent auction, dinner reception and "heli drop"--in which a helicopter will drop golf balls onto the course.
RealClearLife, an online "guide to a life well lived," recently published an article called "25 Tips from Cybersecurity Experts on Protecting Your Data." The tips pull from experts from a wide range of backgrounds, including President George W Bush's White House CIO Theresa Payton and Kelser Vice President of Professional Services Matt Kozloski. Matt's quote points to one of our favorite tools: Cisco Umbrella, formerly known as OpenDNS:
Kelser Vice President of Professional Services Matt Kozloski returned to the 94.9 FM CBS Radio airwaves for another episode of Real Estate Radio. Using recent high profile hacks in Connecticut as a jumping off point, the hour-long conversation focused on hot topics in the tech world including Facebook privacy and the GDPR, ransomware, and phishing.
When news broke that $1.4 million had been lost in a breach of Connecticut's state-sponsored college savings fund, Connecticut CBS affiliate WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News reached out to Kelser to help viewers understand what happened.