Thought Leadership

Life and Leadership Lessons from The CISO: Soft Skills Matter

In the professional workforce in general, and particularly in the fields of IT and technology services, you hear a great deal about the importance of developing “soft skills” as a means of increasing one’s organizational value and accelerating career advancement. What exactly are “soft skills”?  Many a definition exists but I think the simplest and […]

04.16.2019

Security

Carousel Celebrates Data Privacy Day

Did You Know? 2019 is the Year of Carousel Security Excellence As we look to appreciate and celebrate Data Privacy Day 2019, I’d like to first take a moment to recap the state of the industry in 2018. Overall, there was great progress, though at the same time there were an incredible amount of breaches, […]

01.28.2019

Security

‘Tis the Season for Tax Fraud

Tax season has begun and employers have started mailing W-2 forms to employees to file their tax returns. As we have seen over the years, tax preparation isn’t the only busyness happening during this time—cybercriminals are actively looking to steal millions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers by forging your tax returns. These types of crimes […]

01.18.2018

Cybersecurity

Announcements

Meltdown & Spectre Q&A: Two Major Chip Flaws Could Leave Devices Vulnerability to Security Threats

This week, a major announcement about two chip flaws—called Meltdown and Spectre—made headlines that have the potential to impact billions of devices around the world. The flaws exist in what is regarded as the “brain” of devices. According to a CNN article, researchers are saying that “almost every computing system—desktops, laptops, smartphones, and cloud servers—is […]

01.05.2018

Security

7 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

The holiday season is in full swing, which means online shopping deals (especially on Cyber Monday) are here to entice you. E-commerce businesses have geared up to rake in the dough with more people than ever turning to the web and mobile apps to do their holiday shopping. While patrons and businesses are grateful for […]

11.27.2017

Security

A Culture of Cyber Resilience

As National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017 came to a close in October, we at Carousel continue to work diligently on raising awareness about the importance of building Cyber Resilience—at all levels our organizations, all year long. As a National Cyber Security Alliance designated partner and champion, we are dedicated to promoting a safer, more […]

11.09.2017

Security

Four Steps to Staying Secure

On Thursday, October 19, Carousel will be hosting its third annual AlwaysOn Technology Symposium (AOTS), a one-day event that helps IT leaders better educate and teach their business about existing and imminent trends so the business can hear about them from IT first. Throughout the event, speakers dive deep into mega trends that are impacting […]

10.03.2017

Cybersecurity

Security

Why Reading This Will Not Raise Your Security Game

I absolutely love the fact that information assurance and security is such a hot topic. It makes me ecstatic to know that an area so critical to organizations in nearly every sector is becoming a more top-of-mind conversation. People are consuming content, going to conferences and getting inspired to take action. But the truth is, […]

02.07.2017

Risk Management

Security

How to Be a Risk-Ready CISO

Today’s information security leaders are quickly maturing into strategic business thinkers, growing beyond the traditional technical purpose of initiatives like implementing the latest firewalls or malware detection tools. The days of the CISO who is exclusively a highly-qualified network engineer have come to an end. Instead, the effective modern-day CISO has that strong technology foundation, […]

01.31.2017