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Unmasking the Hidden Dangers of AI in Edge Computing

Delve into the world of edge computing and AI in this eye-opening article. Jim Broome, President and CTO of DirectDefense explores the limitations of current testing playbooks and the importance of developing AI-assisted tools that address these challenges head-on. Read the full article on AI-Tech Park.  

The Five Stages of Grief: Coping With a Data Breach

Have you been a victim of a data breach? You’re not alone. The five stages of grief–denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance–were developed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in a book she published called On Death and Dying. Having guided many customers through data breach events to remediation, we’ve seen the “five stages of grief” model in action.… Read more »

Why Cybersecurity is a Blue-Collar Job

Why should we treat cybersecurity as a blue-collar job? The talent gap is evident – more jobs than skilled individuals. A major hurdle is the four-year college degree norm, often failing to equip graduates with hands-on cybersecurity skills. Moreover, the high cost deters young adults. Read DirectDefense President and CTO Jim Broome’s piece where he… Read more »

DirectDefense Offers to Protect Businesses from Ransomware for 60 Days Free of Charge

Via its strategic partnership with Halcyon, DirectDefense will manage proven tools to stop ransomware in its tracks DENVER – Aug. 8, 2023 – DirectDefense, a leading information security services company, today announced a 60-day free offer to protect any business from ransomware. Leveraging the Halcyon anti-ransomware platform, DirectDefense will help businesses better detect, thwart and… Read more »

Application Security Concerns on the Rise, But MSSPs are Here to Help

Amid a growing cyber skills gap, organizations turn to Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) like DirectDefense to enhance their cybersecurity posture and resource management. Enterprise Security Tech spoke with Jim Broome, President and CTO, DirectDefense to talk about the challenges around application security gaps and popular attacker tactics. Read the full article on Enterprise Security… Read more »

DirectDefense Receives Multiple Awards Highlighting the Company’s Commitment to Customer Success and Employee Satisfaction

Company Recognized for its Superior Cybersecurity Managed Services and Company Culture DENVER – Aug. 7, 2023 – DirectDefense, a leading information security services company, today announced its recent achievements and recognition through multiple prestigious awards. These accolades highlight DirectDefense’s commitment to helping its clients elevate their security posture to a higher standard of protection and… Read more »

Article for InformationWeek

ChatGPT Amplifies IoT, Edge Security Threats

ChatGPT can be a useful customer service agent. Unfortunately, customers aren’t the only ones it helps, especially now that ChatGPT sits on many IoT and edge devices. “Existing vulnerabilities, especially in the context of AI and ChatGPT-enabled or assisted attacks against edge devices and users, can be leveraged against businesses in different ways,” says Jim… Read more »

DirectDefense, Inc. and SCADAfence Partner to Enhance Industrial Cybersecurity and Safeguard OT Networks in the Era of IIoT

Partnership Extends DirectDefense’s Real-Time Monitoring with SCADAfence’s Platform for Superior OT Network Protection DENVER – June 12, 2023 – DirectDefense, Inc., a leading information security services company, today announced its partnership with SCADAfence, the global technology leader in OT & IoT cybersecurity. The SCADAfence Platform enables critical infrastructure and manufacturing organizations with complex Operational Technology (OT)… Read more »

M&A Madness: Overcoming MSSP Integration Challenges Following an Acquisition – Jim Broome – CFH #26

Typically when any merger and acquisition deal occurs, there are bound to be redundancies and overlaps in services, tools and personnel. For MSSPs that find themselves in this situation, it’s important to consolidate and integrate the best of their assets across multiple entities, while maintaining operational consistency. DirectDefense President and CTO Jim Broome shares valuable… Read more »