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Vikas Bhatia

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CyberSecurity in the Middle Market

Posted by Vikas Bhatia on Oct 17, 2016 8:35:00 AM

This week marks Week 3 in the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  With the focus on Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime we have decided to focus on the underserved population, the Midmarket.

The US Middle Market, a.k.a. midmarket, in the US accounts for 1/3 of all jobs and 1/3 of private sector GDP and according to the National Center for the Middle Market, "If the U.S. middle market were a country, its GDP would rank it as the third-largest economy in the world". 

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Topics: Risk Management, Cyber security, midmarket

SMB Insurance companies & NAIC's Cyber Security Regulations

Posted by Vikas Bhatia on Aug 26, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Till now our experience with insurance agencies has been fairly reactive and driven by IT.  In the background we've been keeping an eye on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the NAIC) regulations and how they would impact Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMB).  In April the Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force (the Task Force) first presented the Insurance Data Security Model Law (the Model Law) it generated more than 40 comment letters from trade associations, market participants and regulators. insurance industry association .  It appears that the, "something has happened, now can you help us fix, resolve, remediate it" approach to Data / Information or Cyber Security is about to change drastically.

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Topics: Regulations, Risk Management, Cyber Insurance, kalkiconsulting compliance, SMB, CISO, CIO

Want Apple to block your iPhone from recording video at gigs?

Posted by Vikas Bhatia on Jul 4, 2016 10:11:05 AM

Was your recent concert visit be annoyed by iPhones blocking the view?  Apple may have the answer to your problems!  Apple was awarded a US patent last week for a system could restrict your iPhone's ability to  capture videos at concert venues by deploying an infrared signal to block your phone from recording
video at concerts.

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Topics: Mobile Devices, BYOD, Malware

Vtech Breach: managing online safety for kids

Posted by Vikas Bhatia on Nov 30, 2015 10:37:57 AM

Parents (or parents to be):

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Topics: Children, Security Update

Personal Privacy vs. National Security?

Posted by Vikas Bhatia on Nov 18, 2015 9:23:01 AM

The recent, and highly tragic, events that transpired in Paris, France have yet again touched on at the age old issue of how personally identifiable information could impact regional, national or international security from malicious groups such as terrorist or hacktivists.

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