The Passing of Time: 2018 Recap

“The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light, nothing once known that may not become unknown. Nothing is impossible.” – Sophocles Here we are at the end of another year… Time to put 2018 to bed and to begin afresh in 2019. Many of us will… Read more »

Unsung Heroes of IT | Remembering Evelyn Berezin

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn’t change people’s habits. It just kept them inside the house. – Alfred Hitchcock Many people believe Steve Jobs invented the computer, but he didn’t (neither did Steve Wozniak). Still more believe Bill Gates invented computer programming, he didn’t do that either. While these great men… Read more »

Securing Your Sedan | Technology Best Practices

Schrodinger’s Backup: “The condition of any backup is unknown until a restore is attempted.” I recently bought a new-to-me (euphemism for ‘used’) car. It is fancy– a term I use loosely given my history of driving pickup trucks or 10+ old cars running on their last few pistons. But this is a 2014 with all… Read more »

Fiserv Online Banking Flaw Exposes Customer Information

An August 28, 2018 article from leading IT security flaw-finder and reporter Brian Krebs (https://krebsonsecurity.com) has disclosed evidence that a misconfiguration in Fiserv’s online banking platform exposes customer information to other bank customers. In summary, when a bank customer creates an account alert through their online banking account, the alert is assigned a sequential Event… Read more »

The Need For Accuracy | The Basis of Auditing

2018 is flying by and it won’t be long before the end of the year! But before that fresh, new start in 2019 comes the audit season. That time of year when your friendly auditors show up to interrupt your already busy day! As an auditor, I get it… it is stressful and burdensome but we try to… Read more »

What is missing? | Disaster Recovery Planning

With all of the focus on Cybersecurity in IT these days I think it is important to not forget about your disaster planning.  A cyber-event can definitely be considered a disaster and sometimes your Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) could save you from a cyber-event but I want to talk about a basic element of a… Read more »

ISACA | State of Cybersecurity Survey

ISACA recently released results from the annual global State of Cybersecurity Survey conducted last October.  A total of 2,366 individuals with a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and/or Cybersecurity Nexus Practitioner (CSX Practitioner) participated in the 2017 survey.  The results were not earth shattering but some were of interest. From a threat landscape perspective, the… Read more »

2018 Verizon DBIR Highlights

In April, the cybersecurity world hotly anticipates the arrival of the Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigation report. The deTECH team always takes some time to investigate the investigation and provide a digest of some interesting takeaways. If you would like to read it for yourself, you can go here. Or if you want to drill… Read more »

YHB Welcomes Bryan Newlin as Partner

Winchester, VA (June 5, 2018) — The shareholders of Yount, Hyde and Barbour, P.C. (YHB) have voted to admit Bryan Newlin as principal into the Firm effective June 1, 2018. “We are proud to welcome Bryan as a partner of YHB,” said Scott Moulden, Managing Partner. “Bryan has been a key player in growing the… Read more »

Regulatory Update: What to Expect from your Examiners in 2018

For the third year running, I have had the opportunity to participate in the Virginia Bankers Association’s Operations & Technology Conference, this year as part of the consolidated VBA Protect Conference, on the “What to Expect from your Regulators” panel. It’s always fun and interesting to forecast hot-button topics but as with any forward looking… Read more »