Author: Traci Kent

Malicious Intrusions Remain a Problem—and One That is Growing Malicious intrusions are a big problem. 42% of security leaders in a recent Forrester Consulting study said they have experienced a security breach during the past two years. Another study by ISACA found that 80% of security leaders believe their organization will experience a security attack…

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Cybersecurity Threats Within Your Organization

Cybersecurity Threats Within Your Organization We are all aware of cybersecurity threats from anonymous persons outside our organization, but have you thought about threats from within your organization? Does your security training include implementing steps to minimize the threats from within? Below are a few examples of inside threats to consider and include in your…

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Dark Data – The Next Frontier

Dark Data – The Next Frontier A majority of organizations have data saved that is no longer used or valuable. Think about all of the digital documents saved in a typical organization ranging from email to presentations to spreadsheets complied by current and former employees. A majority of organizations have data saved that is no…

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Five Communication Considerations for Project Success What is the number one critical factor in determining a project’s success or failure that often receives the least attention? Communication. Yes, that’s right. Communication. While schedule, scope, and budget are the project iron triangle constraints, communication is the glue that holds them together. Effective communication ensures all stakeholders…

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Dewpoint Provides GIS Support

Dewpoint Provides GIS Support What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be loosely described as “computerized mapping”. Hardware, software, and collections of data construct the modern computer map making technology. The collected information is made into a point, line, or polygon layer that is referenced to actual locations on Earth. Several layers of information…

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Health Care IT, the Ever-Changing Challenge

Health Care IT, the Ever-Changing Challenge Being an Information Solution (IT) Architect can be a challenge. Adding the complex nature of health care IT standards, federal and state regulations, extreme privacy and security requirements and industry shifts makes it even more exciting.  Being an Information Solution (IT) Architect can be a challenge. Adding the complex…

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Dewpoint’s City of Lansing Team Helps to Connect Lansing Citizens with Local Government The City of Lansing launched the Lansing 3.0 initiative with a vision to make the city function better through the use of technology. Part of this initiative includes Lansing Connect, a more user-friendly website and a mobile app for residents to request…

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Keep Your Passwords Secure

Repeat after me “I resolve to keep my passwords secure”. “I resolve to keep my passwords secure”. I resolve to keep my passwords secure”. etc There is no doubt we conduct our lives online more and more, including shopping, banking, social media, email, chat and games. At last count, I have over 100 apps installed…

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The Seven Tiers of BCP

Disaster Recovery and The Seven Tiers of BCP The seven tiers of disaster recovery were developed in the late 1980s by the SHARE Technical Steering Committee and IBM are a still used currently by enterprises as a measurement of priority. Each Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is defined by the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and the…

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It is an unfortunate reality that disaster can strike at any time. Database corruption, hardware failures, and natural disasters are just a few of the situations that threaten your company’s data on a regular basis. No matter how diligent your organization is with performing on-site backups, your data will always be vulnerable. That is why…

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