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Adam Abresch

Adam Abresch
Adam is a VP and a Cyber Risk Specialist. In addition to speaking regularly at cyber forums in the NE, Adam plays trumpet in a band.

Recent Posts

Will Your Healthcare Facility Survive a Data Breach?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2018 2:48:00 PM / by Adam Abresch posted in healthcare, cyber security

Worldwide cyber crime has doubled year over year since 2012. In fact, last year it cost organizations $450 billion and industry experts fully expect it to grow to $6 trillion in 2020.

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Incident Response Plan: Detection

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 10:43:00 AM / by Adam Abresch posted in cyber security

Cybersecurity Incidents are seemingly limitless in their variety, so it is impractical and infeasible to develop instructions for handling each type of attack. In general, however, there are three main threat vectors that organizations can prepare for in order to develop different response strategies. 

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Cyber Security: What's at Risk?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 2:32:00 PM / by Adam Abresch posted in cyber security

Your phone is ringing. It's your IT Director. She's got bad news, "Someone has compromised our server that hosts our website."

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6 Indirect Costs of a Data Breach

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2017 5:12:00 PM / by Adam Abresch posted in cyber security

People always want to pick my brain about cyber attacks. It's kind of like being the IT guy in the family, "Can you look at my laptop? It runs slow."

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Why the 2017 Equifax Data Breach Matters

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 4:04:00 PM / by Adam Abresch posted in cyber security

Last night we learned that Equifax, one of the three main consumer credit reporting agencies, suffered a data breach that has the potential to expose confidential information of nearly 50 percent of the American population.

This cyber security breach was discovered on July 29th and appears to stem from hackers exploiting vulnerabilities in Equifax's website software.

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Incident Response Plan: Preparation

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 7:42:00 AM / by Adam Abresch posted in cyber security

A crucial component to the NYC500 cybersecurity regulations is the development and implementation of an Incident Response Plan (IRP) by all businesses regulated by the NYS Department of Financial Services. 

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NYC500 Requires Multi-Factor Authentication

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2017 8:41:00 AM / by Adam Abresch posted in cyber security

Your password is your kid's name. Your password is your spouse's name followed by your wedding date. Your password is your favorite sports team.

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The Risk Assessment of the NYC500 Cyber Security Regulation

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 3, 2017 8:57:00 AM / by Adam Abresch posted in cyber security

Organizations subject to the NYC500, NY Cybersecurity Regulation, must maintain a Cybersecurity Program that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Information Systems. 

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Are You Exempt from the NYC500 Cyber Security Regulation?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2017 9:20:00 AM / by Adam Abresch posted in cyber security

The New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity regulation, or NYC500, goes into effect today, March 1st, 2017.

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NYC500 Cybersecurity CISO Job Description

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2017 7:46:00 AM / by Adam Abresch posted in Cyber

The new NYC500 Cybersecurity regulations require that Covered Entities designate a Chief Information Security Officer or CISO. These regulations go into effect March 1st, 2017.

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