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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

Carrier Services

What’s Next? Leaders Cite Top IT Priorities for 2H 2017

Today’s IT leaders are tasked with everything from daily run tasks like patching to more strategic business initiatives like migrating data to the cloud. But how successful do they feel they are in propelling their organizations toward transformation? Carousel surveyed more than 300 New England-based IT leaders across several verticals to find out the top […]

06.08.2017

Internet Cyber Security

Managed Services

3 Ways to Leverage Managed Services for Security

Modern IT leaders are tasked with driving strategic business initiatives, leaving them conflicted in determining when and how to devote time to basic security hygiene (what we all call “run tasks”). And news of WannaCry ransomware—and its variations—is evidence that victims who exercised consistent, basic security procedures could recover more quickly than any of their […]

05.22.2017

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Security

Ransomware and Things That Go Bump in the Night

In the treacherous world of cyber security—or cyber insecurity—things that go bump in the night are the things that can bring an organization to its knees. Unexpected new breach threats, employee errors, and poor data policies can destroy even the most iron-clad cyber security strategy. Here, we break down three things that keep security professionals […]

03.14.2017

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Cloud

Security, UC&C, Cloud: Think of the Influence You Can Make This Year

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” – Bill Gates  As an IT leader, you most likely can recall a moment—or moments—in time in which you have lost influence. Perhaps it […]

02.08.2017

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

State House in Providence, Rhode Island

Security

Cyber Security Q&A with Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin

Last year, I had the honor to accompany longtime friend and Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin to the State of the Union Address as his guest. Congressman Langevin was gracious enough to extend the invite due in large part to our shared passion for cyber security and workforce development. As co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity […]

02.02.2017