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.
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.
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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.
Kelser's Andrew Tyler was interviewed by WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News at the Travelers Championship about providing IT for the tournament for over 20 years. Working in conjunction with vendors who wire and connect the course, Kelser provides the IT for the tournament staff, volunteers, ticketing, scoring and more.
The Rob Dibble Show on 97.9 ESPN Radio interviewed Kelser's Andrew Tyler about how the technology that runs the tournament has evolved over the 20+ years Kelser has been involved. They discussed what it takes to run reliable state-of-the-art IT for hundreds of people in an outdoor, temporary location, and Andrew offered a perspective on how the tournament has grown and evolved, describing how he helped the tournament transition to digital in the late '90s.
Kelser has worked with Hoffman Auto Group to update and optimize many of their systems, including cybersecurity. One of the last pieces to address for the well-known Connecticut auto dealer was cybersecurity awareness for its employees. In a story on their evening news, New Haven-based ABC affiliate WTNH showed how Kelser created a very convincing phishing email from a Hoffman executive to simulate a cyber attack on employees.