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NJBIZ Special Report: Cybersecurity

Don't have a good cybersecurity plan in place? Then don't plan on getting a lot of business in the future says this NJBIZ article featuring commentary from SMP's own Peter Bamber. A follow up to a May 17 event, the article explores current cybersecurity trends. 

For more on this topic, as well as what organizations can do to protect their information, join SMP on June 13 for a special cybersecurity panel discussion at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. Additional details and registration is available here:

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.”

Read the full article at NJBIZ:

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 - 4/17/15

  • Read comments from the SMP team in this IE3 article "You've Been Hacked ... But You Can Hack It!" about how to handle a cyberattack. 
  • After a three-year delay, federal regulators remain tight-lipped about when the next round of HIPAA compliance audits will begin reports Healthcare Info Security
  • Threatpost shares that Chinese attackers used a system named the Great Cannon to launch a recent series of distributed denial of service attacks.
  • From ZDNet: A number of prominent French technology companies are threatening to leave the country in the wake of mass surveillance plans. 
  • "We TOLD you not to use WPS on your Wi-Fi router! We TOLD you not to knit your own crypto!" says Naked Security

#InformationSecurity News - 2/13/15

  • President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order to promote sharing of information on cybersecurity threats between the private sector and government agencies. Get the full story at CNET.
  • TurboTax resumes e-filing following torrent of fraudulent tax returns - learn more about the freeze at Naked Security
  • New business continuity guidelines from the FFIEC paint a more detailed picture of the cybersecurity initiatives banks and credit unions will be asked about during upcoming examinations. Learn more here
  • Krebs On Security reports that analysis suggests the attackers may have first gained a foothold into health insurance giant Anthem in April 2014, nine months before the company says it discovered the intrusion.