Are You Doing Risk Assessments As Often As You Should? Probably Not.

By July 14, 2017 No Comments

Over 14 Million Verizon customer records were left exposed due to poor security checks. For weeks, customer names, account information, and cell phone numbers were left unsecured on an Amazon server. The server was controlled by Nice Systems, an Israeli technology company, which has 85 of the Fortune 100 as customers. Anyone who knew where to look could have downloaded them without any problems.

Verizon has assured customers that the “overwhelming majority of information in the data set has no external value” and that there was no indication that the data was compromised. While your information may not be housed on an unsecured AWS server, (we hope not!) are you doing security risk assessment often enough?

In our new vBlog, Mike Vasquez, Senior Microsoft Instructor, details when you should be doing security assessments. Are you doing security assessments after every product upgrade? Find out more by watching this video:


Cybersecurity and cyber threats are very real and taking the necessary steps to protect your systems is critical. The first step, don’t house your customer data on an unsecured server.

It's true

About the Instructor:

Mike Vasquez has spent the decades honing his vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and auditing skills, consulting for companies across the country, and hacking his way (with permission) into hospitals, utility companies, and more. After spending the last few years heading the PCI compliance efforts for a large enterprise network, Mike joined the instructional team at StormWind and is excited to bring his real world expertise and passion for security to his students there. Wanna join his next class? Learn more here.

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