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Data Breach, Vulnerability Data on Track to Set New Records in 2017

Breach statistics continue to climb and that’s a group none of us want to be in.  “The numbers are sobering and suggest that 2017 is well on its way to becoming the worst year on record for data breaches and software vulnerabilities.”  Call MEI Security for all your cyber security consulting needs, we can help.…
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Hiring Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vik Solem MEI Security, Inc. 630 Park Street Stoughton, MA 02072 Phone: 617-544-7233 E-mail: vsolem@meisecurity.com Stoughton, MA – May 18, 2017 – MEI Security, a specialist in Cyber Security and Physical Security Consulting for small and medium sized businesses and institutions today announces the hiring of Phil Barrows as Vice President…
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60% of Small Businesses Close After Cyber Attack

Running a small business can be hard enough, but cyber crime makes it even harder. According to multiple sources, once a business suffers a cyber attack there is a 60% chance that they will be closed, out of business within a year. [CS] [FC] [GM] This is a tough number to hear, especially given that…
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New England Small Business Security Meetup

MEI Security is sponsoring the New England Small Business Security Meetup. Join us in Stoughton on May 11 at 7:00 PM. This month we’ll have another presentation on security solutions (including free ones) for small to medium sized businesses. As always, there will be time before and after for open discussions. 7:00 – 7:15 :…
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Presentation Slides From BSides Talk, Security in S M L XL

As promised, here are the slides from the talk that Pedro Marcano and I gave at BSides Boston on Saturday. I’ve provided both the slides and a copy with the notes pages. Security In S M L XL_v3.1 Security In S M L XL (with notes pages) The list of security solutions for small and…
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What is the hidden cost of having a SmartHome?

3/16/2017 by Stephen Lawson Consumers are wary of Smart homes that know too much

Has the Cyber Security Industry Failed

In an article on www.cnbc.com Aneri Pattani appears to be saying that the cyber security industry has failed.  Aneri refers to breach-after-breach and points to the fact that simple, old-school expoits & attack methods continue to work against newly deployed software.  While the facts are true, I believe that Aneri has missed the point completely.  I…
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We’ve Moved to Stoughton

After nine years providing consulting and training services to customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, MEI Security has moved into a new location with our very own dedicated training room. Our new address is 630 Park St, Stoughton, MA  02072 Stay tuned for more information about our grand opening celebration.

That Cool Device on Your Wrist May Be Exposing Your PIN

We’ve known for years that things like webcams and microphones can be used to spy on us and steal our passwords.  Now that cool wearable device on your wrist can give attackers your PIN.  Basically the movements of your hand can be recorded by the device and sent to an attacker for analysis.  Looks like…
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Source Boston 2016 Promotion

MEI Security wants to see YOU at the Source Boston conference, May 18 and 19. Join us where Security and Business come together at Source Boston 2016, and drink in the Security know-how. Each person who signs up with the affiliate code “AFFILIATE_VIKSOLEM” gets a portable USB battery, a slide-able webcam cover, and their choice of an MEI…
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