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4 Key Takeaways from the New NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) updated its cybersecurity framework, an industry-best outline for how to improve the security and resilience of your IT infrastructure. It’s a complex document, so we put together this quick list of key takeaways. 1. The framework is designed to help you: Describe your current cybersecurity posture Identify your target state…
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Data Privacy vs. Data Protection: What’s the Difference?

Ever hear the expression, “I don’t make the rules; I only enforce them”? It operates on the premise that two separate entities work in tandem to achieve the same desired result. We’ve seen it a hundred times: The policeman doesn’t write the traffic laws; he just gives you the ticket. The referee doesn’t write the hockey rules; she just puts…
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Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework—Why and How?

At the 18th Annual Niagara County Technology and Cybersecurity Forum, Lume Strategies Chief Information Officer Peter Capelli spoke about steps organizations can take to enhance their cybersecurity programs. In particular, he shared his expertise on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which was first released in 2014 and recently updated in 2018. What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework? Congress established the National…
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Why Startups and Small Businesses Can’t Overlook Cybersecurity

Western New Yorkers don’t need to look far to see that our entrepreneurial ecosystem is thriving. This year’s 43North Finals, which drew up-and-coming companies from across the United States and Canada, were a true testament to how impactful Buffalo’s startup community has become. In remarks and speeches throughout the event, a common theme emerged: Growing Buffalo’s startup scene isn’t a…
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Lume’s Hensley Named Chamber Board Chairman

Last week, Michael Hensley, Senior IT Manager for Lume Strategies (an Aleron company), was installed as Chairman of the Board for the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce. Hensley—who has been with Lume since its inception in 2012 and with Aleron since 2008—has served on the Chamber’s board of directors since 2015. As Chairman, Hensley will continue championing and supporting businesses in…
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One Surprising Trend within IT Staffing

There’s good news at the helm for IT professionals and those graduating with tech-related degrees. According to a survey by Robert Half, managers plan to expand their teams and add more tech talent by the end of 2018. The advancing and upgrading of technological systems is occurring more rapidly than the hiring of associates able to address these issues. This…
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2018 NY Tech Summit: A Recap

Lume Strategies attended the 2018 NY Tech Summit last week, held at the Turningstone Casino Resort in Central New York. In addition to exhibiting and meeting with both vendors and buyers, Lume also attended the educational breakout sessions and was a featured panelist. The two-day event featured sessions revolving around four key themes: Functional Security IT Evolution Transformational Leadership Lifecycle…
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Lume Strategies Sponsors Annual Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

On May 22nd, the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce sponsored their annual Golf Outing, held this year at Chestnut Hill Golf Course in Darien Center, New York. Although rainy weather and cooler temperatures persisted, they didn’t stop the 144 scheduled golfers from enjoying the day and participating in various activities throughout the afternoon and evening. Lume Strategies was a 2018 event…
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Equifax Hack May Have Been Worse Than Initially Reported

Around September of last year we reported one of the largest data breaches in history, as 148 millions people had their information leaked due to hackers. As you may recall Equifax, one of the largest credit bureaus in the country, was compromised by cyber criminals, and a huge amount of vital confidential information was leaked. Anything from social security numbers,…
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RaaS, ‘Ransomware As a Service’ | Cybercrime Rising

Just a few years ago you may not have even heard the term ransomware. Today the word is littered throughout just about every IT message, preaching the importance of cybersecurity. It’s true. Cybercrime is certainly on the rise, and more and more criminals are joining the party. According to Sophos Research, over 50% of organizations were struck by ransomware last…
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