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Nate is a Marketing Manager at STEALTHbits and has worked in the IT Security industry for  5 years.
Downtime – It’s Not Always Enjoyable

Downtime – It’s Not Always Enjoyable

Downtime – It can be both a good and a bad thing. This, of course, depends greatly upon the context of the situation that the word is being used in. For example, having a little downtime while lounging on a sunny beach in Hawaii, sipping Pina Coladas and listening to classic rock is a much different scenario than having infrastructure downtime caused by a catastrophic change in Active Directory. In one case, the worst possible result may be a little…

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StealthINTERCEPT – “SIEM”-ply the Best

StealthINTERCEPT – “SIEM”-ply the Best

It’s not every day you can take two things that are independently great and combine them to create something truly extraordinary. Although examples of this momentous event through history range, from a simple cellphone being given the power of a small computer, to the monumental revelation of combining a nacho cheese Dorito chip with a hard-shell taco – we have been shown that this is a rarity, with only few exceptions being able to achieve the accomplishment. And now, STEALTHbits…

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Tis the Season to be Compliant

Tis the Season to be Compliant

There’s no denying it’s that magical time of the year again. One can sense in the air all around them the graceful falling of snowflakes, the soothing tones of seasonal choruses, the faint smell of fresh pine, and, of course, the blaring car horns and shouted expletives of drivers stuck in traffic trying to get to their local mall. Yes, I am obviously referring to the gradual and upcoming end of the 2013 holiday shopping season – a time that,…

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CSSF 13/554 Decoded

CSSF 13/554 Decoded

One of the many undeniable facts of the 21st century is that we live in a time of ever-expanding globalization. People everywhere are connected. Events that occur at opposite ends of the earth can make ripples in various places across the entire world. So, when a document from the “Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier” in Luxembourg entitled, “Circular CSSF 13/554” (CSSF for short) came across our desks earlier last week, we dove right into it. Finding the translation of…

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3 Important Things to Know About the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule

3 Important Things to Know About the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule

Although the HIPAA Omnibus rule was implemented on March 26th, 2013, businesses everywhere were given roughly 6 months to comply with the new standards. Fast forward 180 days and as it would appear the deadline has passed four days ago, on September 23rd. This means that if you are the member of a company or business in the healthcare industry (or have direct relation to it), and are somehow hearing about this for the first time through me (you’re welcome),…

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Remember, Remember…

Remember, Remember…

Remember, remember the 5th of November! If you’re a fan of the film “V for Vendetta” or just happened to know a thing or two about history, this phrase likely popped into your head as you looked at the calendar this morning, realizing that today marks the yearly occasion known as Guy Fawkes Day. For those of you that don’t know, this holiday came to be in early England, where a man named Guy Fawkes was arrested on November 5th…

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

As 2013 begins to wrap itself up and the planning for this year’s “wilder-than-last-year” New Year’s Eve Party moves into the execution phase, many will reflect upon the events of the last 365 days. More specifically, people all around the world will ponder whether or not they were, in fact, able to finally accomplish whatever resolution they had previous put before themselves exactly one year ago. Some will look back and have feelings of achievement. Some (many) will look back…

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