Derek Marin

Client Success Manager for NSI

Recent Posts

What are the most common misunderstandings about vulnerability assessments?

By Derek Marin | Dec 4, 2019 9:23:51 AM

Let's say you were in line at a deli and you overheard someone ask "hey, what the heck is a vulnerability assessment anyway?"

Would you feel an urge to chime in or strain to hear the reply? 

Okay, if it were me, I'd probably be more concerned about which sandwich to order but the point is that answers to that question vary widely.

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3 Ways CT Manufacturing Must Evolve For Millenials

By Derek Marin | Nov 18, 2019 5:20:37 PM

Manufacturing has played a major role in Connecticut’s economy for many generations.

In fact, according to the CBIA, not only does manufacturing account for 11% of CT's GDP, but for every manufacturing job created, four other jobs generate as a result!

In our conversations with manufacturers, several challenges keep resurfacing that we want to address in this blog.

Challenges such as:

How can manufacturers attract more millennials?

What security changes, if any, do manufacturers need to consider with more millennials?

And, how are manufacturers creating work environments that increase millenial retention?

In this blog, we’ll share tips for all three of these important concerns.

Let’s dive in!

 

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In The Trenches of a Real Security Breach

By Derek Marin | Aug 13, 2019 8:57:40 AM

Some IT providers talk about ransomware but they’ve never been to war in a real case.

In this interview with Tom, he shares an example of a real situation a client was under, what happened during that stressful time and how we were able to climb out of it.

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CEO's Communication Guide to a Security Breach

By Derek Marin | Aug 7, 2019 9:42:46 AM

Cybersecurity breaches are a real threat. In fact, any business at some point will get breached, regardless of how good your cyber defense is, how big your company is or who you use for an IT provider. What matters is having a good defense plan, knowing what you are going to do to get your business back up and running, and especially how are you will communicate this news to your different stakeholders.

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Should I be Worried about the Cyber Security Labor Shortage in the U.S.?

By Derek Marin | Jul 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Technology is evolving at a pace that security experts are struggling to keep up with. As we mentioned in an earlier blog, IoT creates a huge risk for any business, especially those in manufacturing since the small devices are easily hacked. 

Increased vulnerability has lead the cybersecurity industry to a 3 million person shortage, which is expected to worsen by 28% for 2026.

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Isn't my IT Provider Responsible for my Cyber Security?

By Derek Marin | Jun 27, 2019 8:59:12 AM

In this interview, Tom McDonald, NSI's CEO, talks about what cyber security services his company used to recommend, how these services have gotten better, and most importantly, he answers the big question: "who is primarily responsible for my security?"

The short answer is as follows: both the business owner and the IT provider carry responsibility for reducing risk, but the nature of the responsibilities are different.

Check out the interview and let us know what you think!

 

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Which Cyber Security KPIs Should Matter to a CEO?

By Derek Marin | Jun 5, 2019 9:56:14 AM

You know how business is doing at any given time. You got sales reports from last month and quarter, profit and loss statements by division and you probably track financial and operational ratios, too.

Key performance indicators (KPIs) help you make informed decisions, they drive you and your management team to take action, and they ultimately tell the story of your company's performance.

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What Are The Biggest Cyber Security Threats to My Industry?

By Derek Marin | May 31, 2019 3:24:50 PM

Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Reports (DBIR) are always a must-read for security experts because the analysis is in-depth and consistently based on thousands of confirmed incidents and breaches. And not only that, the source data comes from 73 distinct sources, 66 of which are external to Verizon.

To help us digest the 78-page report, we interviewed our cyber security partner, Caleb from InfoSec. Below are the key takeaways from that interview, followed by actionable suggestions for CEOs and tips to forward to IT.

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Improve Lead Generation with a Better Google Business Profile

By Derek Marin | Apr 16, 2019 11:35:24 AM

Want more traffic from Google?

Then you’re in the right place.

Because today I’m going to show you the exact techniques that I use to help NSI ranking higher in Google.

Let’s do this!

However, before I dive into the tips, I want to spend some time explaining the direction we're going with Knowledgebase (this blog).

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