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From NJBIZ - Another attack is coming — here's the No. 1 thing to do (and not to do)


The worldwide ransomware attack over the weekend was halted before it could cause the global shutdown many feared.

The biggest question in the aftermath: Did the U.S. simply dodge a bullet?

Peter Bamber, the vice president at Security Management Partners, said it doesn’t really matter either way.

“Dodging a bullet?” he asked. “The guns are loaded — they are still shooting; that’s the way I look at it. They are going to come right back at us with this. They’ll just tweak it a bit.”

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Upcoming: THE BIG EVENT TechExpo

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2015) -

Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, vice president, IT Security Consulting Services, and Ed Greenberg, senior Security Services account manager, for Security Management Partners, a leading, independent information security and assurance firm

Will deliver a session titled, "Cyber Security Awareness - What You Need to Know, Because What You Don't Can Hurt You" at THE BIG EVENT TechExpo

Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT 
Bamber and Greenberg are scheduled to present at 11:15 a.m. EDT. 

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway 
New York, N.Y.

Security Management Partners will also be exhibiting at the event.

The risk of a cyber-attack exists for companies of all sizes, across all industries. Rather than wait until the threat becomes reality, companies should plan and prepare proactively. 

During THE BIG EVENT TechExpo, Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, vice president, IT Security Consulting Services, and Ed Greenberg, senior Security Services account manager, for Security Management Partners, will explore the goals of cybersecurity as well as what it takes to ensure information assets are protected. In addition, Bamber and Greenberg will explain the cybersecurity process, sharing industry insights and real life examples. Session attendees will learn what cybersecurity means for their business as well as how to prepare and protect their organization.

Information technology and business leaders who are interested in learning more about cybersecurity preparedness strategies and solutions are encouraged to attend this informative session. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with Security Management Partners at during exhibition hours. For event information and registration details, please visit:

About Security Management Partners 
Security Management Partners (SMP) is a leading, independent information security and assurance firm, specializing in assessments and regulatory compliance consulting to the corporate, healthcare, biopharma, and financial industries. A proven advisor to large, overseas corporations and small, local businesses, SMP is known as a trusted advisor who helps identify threats and vulnerabilities, quantify risk and provide risk mitigation strategies for information assets. SMP helps to eliminate internal and external information security risks while ensuring that companies can adhere to today's evolving compliance regulations. For more information, please visit:

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#InformationSecurity News - 9/19/14

  • Via Threat Post - White House: Internet Not Borderless,But Lacking Interior - read commentary on the ongoing cybersecurity conundrum plaguing the US government. 
  • California's state legislature unanimously passed the nation's toughest bill yet to protect the personal data of kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) students. Learn more at Naked Security
  • KrebsonSecurity investigates a LinkedIn feature that exposes users' email addresses - read more to find out if you're at risk. 
  • News analysis from CSO Online says today's security hacks are after more than bank information. 
  • JPMorgan Chase Confirms Cyber-Attack - says Bank's 'Technology Environment Compromised' - read more at Bank Info Security.

And coming up October 9 at The Bank Summit 2014 - Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, Vice President, Information Security Consulting Services, for Security Management Partners is scheduled to present "Cybersecurity Preparedness and the FFIEC Cybersecurity Intitiative at 10:15 a.m. EDT. Learn more here:


SIM Hack Can Expose Cell Phones to Crooks

You're not going to get a text message asking to forward thousands of dollars to fund a Nigerian prince. However, new research from Security Research Labs in Berlin reveals that some phones' SIM cards are susceptible to attack.

Hackers can send a special type of SMS message (similar to a text message) that can fool cell phones and give the hacker free reign over the SIM card.

Read the rest of the article at Yahoo!