Security

Executive Fraud Email: Keep Your Sensitive Data (and Money) Safe From This Trendy Crime

According to the FBI, between December 2016 and May 2018 there was a 136% increase in identified global losses related to email scams such as executive fraud—when perpetrators impersonate high-ranking executives and demand sensitive information from company employees. These losses resulted in $12.5 billion in exposures between October 2013 and May 2018 (source). With this […]

05.30.2019

Security

WATCH: Always On Virtual Series Spotlight: Securing an Insecure World

Not a day goes by without a phishing incident, a ransomware attack taking down a major corporate network, or a data breach compromising millions of customer records. And these are only the ones that are detected and reported by the media. We live in an “Assumption of Breach” world and as attack surfaces exponentially increase […]

05.08.2019

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

Thought Leadership

Carousel Hosts Local Girl Scout Troop for Security Training

Earlier this week, Carousel’s Chief Information Security Officer Jason Albuquerque hosted a very special group of young ladies in our Exeter, RI headquarters to discuss topics near and dear to his heart: cybersecurity and how to use technology to improve our lives. Fourteen members of the local Girl Scout Troop 478 (Daisies ages 5-7) representing Warwick, West […]

02.22.2019

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

Announcements

Carousel Recognized with Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year: Security Award at Cisco Partner Summit 2018

This week at Cisco’s annual partner conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, our team was thrilled to receive the Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year: Security for its innovation, leadership, and best practices as a Cisco business partner across US-East. Jim Marsh, Chief Revenue Officer, accepted the award on behalf of the company which was recognized […]

11.16.2018

Security

Choosing a Security Solution: Take the Long View

Once you’ve assessed your needs, look past the glossy sales material and slick user interfaces to understand how well the security solutions you’re being pitched will work in the long term. Focus on gritty practical issues such as: Total cost of ownership: Given the size and skills of your staff, will you need to hire […]

10.30.2018

Events

A Look Back at Black Hat 2018: 3 Key Takeaways

The Black Hat USA 2018 conference earlier this month was packed full of hands-on sessions, workshops and training that hammered home two ongoing industry themes: The industry has come a long way in its understanding of potential security risks and how to protect against them; Threat vectors are emerging every day that challenge everything we […]

08.28.2018

Security

To Find the Right Security Tool, Know Thyself

Today’s security threats are more complex than ever – and finding the right tools to combat them can seem overwhelming. In this post, we walk you through the first step towards making the right choice — assessing your own needs. In the following post, we’ll describe how to use this knowledge to compare security products […]

06.28.2018

Partner

Partner Spotlight: Setting the Cybersecurity Bar Higher – Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report

Earlier this year, we launched the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report, which offers security industry data, analysis and insights about attacker behavior over the past year. This report – now in its 11th year – provides a view into the techniques that adversaries use to elude defenses and evade detection, along with insights and recommendations designed […]

05.31.2018