Your Sensitive Information is Probably Going out in the Trash!

Quortum HQ is in a wonderful Business Incubator in beautiful downtown Leesburg, Virginia.  As part of George Mason University’s “Mason Enterprise Center” (MEC), we have individual offices with very high-speed internet, printing/scanning, BD/Coaching support and shared...

Insider Threats are People Too!

  I enjoyed this linked article from our friends at Digital Journal, across the pond, and thought I’d share my thoughts on the 3 Organizational Insiders they addressed so well. I spend many days talking about Insider Threats and Economic Espionage with small and...

China’s new cybersecurity law and the cost of doing business there

It goes without saying that any company wanting to become a leader in anything that involves the term “Global” must do business with Chinese companies.  I’ve heard the actual business discussions and agreements normally go quite well but my comments here are simply to...

Using Chinese PCs? Not that there’s anything wrong with that….. Or is there?

I have a little bit of previous insight into the threats posed using foreign designed and built equipment, most of which can’t be shared with the general public. A few months ago, I was interviewed by the Editor of Supply Chain and Demand Executive Magazine, where I...

Your Company and a Vulnerability Assessment

At the end of this post is a link to a really good article on the practicality of the requirements imposed on Cleared Defense Contractors to have an Insider Threat Program in-place by November 30, 2016. As the folks in article said, having a program that meets DSS’...

Channeling Security: Quortum CEO On Insider Threats

I had the pleasure of “Channeling Security” with Lorna Garey (@lornagarey), tech-writing guru at Channel Partners, recently and had a great opportunity to discuss what many aren’t thinking about when trying to stop Insider Threats. IT’S THE PEOPLE! Quortum partners...