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

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 […]

04.30.2019

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

Cloud computing

Cloud

Tales From IT: Our Migration to Office 365

Serving in the IT department of Carousel means we are Carousel’s #1 customer.  Because of this, we have the best talent and resources across the IT spectrum at our fingertips.  As an IT department, we naturally advocate for implementing technology to increase business agility, maximize our financial investments, and strengthen our IT security platform, so […]

07.10.2018

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

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

Carrier Services

4 Tech Predictions for 2018

With 2018 just around the corner, Carousel experts have been ruminating about what’s in store for 2018. Here are what some of our top minds said about what IT leaders should expect in the next 12 months. Darryl Senese, VP, Carrier Services SD-WAN. It’s really a game changer, allowing IT leaders to do different things […]

12.19.2017

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

Events

Network Evolution or Revolution: Reflecting on Key Announcements from Cisco Live! U.S. 2017

Now that the dust has settled on another Cisco Live! and some of the details have been filled in, it’s worth discussing where Cisco and the market at-large seem to be heading. I was fortunate to be invited to attend the Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Innovation Day and am basing this high-level commentary and what […]

08.29.2017