Secure Network Technologies

Partnering with Hackers

This week on Beers with Bad Guys, I sat down with Managing Partner Kevin Conley to talk about Secure Network Strategic Partners. Secure Network has partners across the country and in a number of countries around the world. We do penetration testing and the forensics...

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Would you rather your business burn down or be hacked?

This week on Beers with Bad Guys I was joined by Jim Ockenden, our new security advisor and managing partner Kevin Conley. We ask the question, “what do you think is worse? Your business being hacked or your business building burning down”. Now I can see that that is...

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Secure Network Technologies Welcomes Jim Ockenden to the team

SYRACUSE, NY – June 28, 2021 – Secure Network Technologies is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Ockenden as a Security Advisor. As a Fairport native who has worked in I.T. for thirty-four years Jim has racked up a very impressive resume. He received his B.S....

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Hackers Are Remote Workers Too

This week on Beers with Bad Guys, Kevin and I sat down to talk about the remote worker. Most people in the past year were sent home to work during the pandemic. This has opened up your business to severe vulnerabilities. We look at everyone being sent home to work as...

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IT Audit Compliance

In the Financial Industry you have enough things to juggle and stress about. Let Secure Network help you stay compliant with all of the new IT Audit developments. If a hacker gets into your company's IT Department then they can have backdoor access into everyone’s...

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Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry

Cybersecurity in the Medical Industry is a very big topic that concerns everyone. If your office gets hacked, all of the clients personal medical information will be in the hands of the enemy. They have their address, insurance information, possibly a credit card...

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BEERS WITH BAD GUYS -EPISODE 20

This week I sat down with Managing Partner John Clary to talk about the group Darkside. If you have not heard, this group is responsible for the recent Colonial Pipeline hack. Now the gas shortage was not their intent behind the attack, but it shows just how...

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Are you complaint with all five levels of CMMC?

The CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification which sets the standard for cybersecurity preparedness across the Federal Government’s Defense Industrial Base (DIB). It protects sensitive government information through maturity and reliability in the...

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What are NCUA and FFIEC Audits?

“The National Credit Union Administration is an independent federal agency that insures deposits at federally insured credit unions, protects the members who own credit unions, and charters and regulates federal credit unions.” (National Credit Union Administration)...

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Cybersecurity Compliance in the Retail Industry

In this industry there are many moving parts which need to be secured. This industry is all about connecting and communicating with the public which leaves your network extremely vulnerable to cyber attacks.  An example of this is if you own a hotel in New...

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Ivanti Pulse Secure Critical Vulnerability

Ivanti has reported that a security flaw, CVE-2021-22893, has been exploited by threat actors to gain unauthorized access to systems. According to CISA and FireEye, threat actors are actively using the exploit to install Web Shells on Ivanti Pulse Connect Secure...

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From NURSE to HACKER

Steve sat down with Edgar Bustos who has been a penetration tester at Secure Network for the past three years. Now Bustos moved to Auburn, NY when he was fourteen years old. He did not know any English but started high school a month later anyways. After graduation he...

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Bullshit We Hear

We have three of the managing partners for Secure Network sit down to tell us all the bullshit they have heard for the past twenty-five years.  “We just need an external penetration test” -Bullshit, 95% of breaches and hacks are because someone hacked into the inside...

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Hafnium Exchange Service hack

This episode is a quick look at the Hafnium Exchange Service Hack. It is believed that the threat actor is operating out of China but that has not been confirmed yet.  Four specific types of vulnerabilities CVE 2021-26855 server side vulnerability which allows...

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Project Human Malware

In this episode we did a bit of an Ocean’s Eleven move but it was for a real client which made it even cooler.  Back ground We were hired by a Defense Contractor, who got threatened. So we had to figure out how someone could get into their system. We could do...

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WHY ARE THERE SO MANY HACKERS? EPISODE 012

Why are there so many hackers? Well hacking is actually quite easy now. Getting started just takes a couple of clicks and boom you are in. Since you can get a computer pretty cheap, a specific skill set is not needed and all of the tutorials on the dark web; learning...

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BEATING BIOMETRICS – EPISODE 011

There are many different types of biometrics but here are the most common. Retinal scanners (eyes), Hand & Finger Scanners, Facial Recognition, Vocal Verification and DNA Scanning. During this Beers With Bad Guys the guys are explaining a deep dive they went on...

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The “B-WORD” – It’s not what you think

This past week crazy indents have been happening that involve lawyers. Now lawyers tend to get involved when the “B-word” is used, this “B-word” is not the same one you grew up with, our “B-word” is actually breach. In the legal world if they use breach then it means...

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COVID SCAMS – Don’t fall for it! Episode 009

Cyber security issues in 2020 reached historical highs. With crime being completely out of control our phones were ringing off the hook. With this rapid rise in crime the hackers preyed on everyone's vulnerabilities by  targeting things like COVID-19,...

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Data Compliance By Industry: What You’re Responsible For

There are different compliance standards for different industries. We have done the research for you so now you can look at how Secure Network can keep you up-to date on our industries' compliance standards. Healthcare Industry HIPAA Compliance The Health Insurance...

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Amazon Selling Malware Infested Hard Drives

CNYCentral interviewed our Investigator Bob Clary. After purchasing ten 120GB hard drives from Amazon. Bob discovered that six of the ten were purchased from KESU manufacturing and that those six had a trojan worm in them. The six drives originally came from a company...

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Beers with Bad Guys – Episode 008

How Hackers steal from Your Business:  Redirected Payment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWQZbNV78xo&list=PLKWD_7hbp5LTn5gc66yVQVw9Udr-tD14J Whether it is your business, the purchasing of heavy equipment, real estate, a boat or even an exocitic car. The...

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Secure Network Technologies Welcomes Alex Yezersky to the Team

SYRACUSE, NY – December 1, 2020 – Secure Network Technologies is pleased to announce the addition of Alex Yezersky to our Digital Forensic Incident Response Team. Alex received his B.S. in Cyber Security and his M.S. in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation from...

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Hacked for the Holidays

Kick off your shoes, turn on the game, put your feet up. Crack a cold one, wait for family and friends to arrive (maybe via zoom given the circumstances) and bask in the few moments of reprieve from running your team, your business, your projects and tasks. Finally,...

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Beers With Bad Guys Episode 003 -Choose US

On this episode of Beers with Bad Guys, we will be talking about why you should hire us to check out your network. Our goal is to add another layer of security to your network.  What do we do? We engage with your organization to make sure your network is secure...

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Secure Network Technologies Welcomes Megan Cardish to the Team

SYRACUSE, NY – October 22, 2020 – Secure Network Technologies is pleased to announce the addition of Megan Cardish to our growing Account Management Team. Megan graduated in 2016 from the SUNY Oswego with a degree in Business Administration and Management and served...

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Beers with Bad Guys Episode 002 -Cyber Insurance

On this episode of Beers with Bad Guys, we focus on Cyber Insurance. Every Friday we get a phone call from a company that is in great duress. Then four hours later, their insurance company calls and says they will handle the situation themselves. Now we have listed...

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Beers with Bad Guys Episode 001 – Ransom Notes

Have you received a “Ransom Note”? Are you worried that your company could actually be held at ransom? Not sure what to do about it? Watch episode one of Beers With Bad Guys to listen about ransom notes from a digital security and Ransomware perspective. Nowadays...

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How to Secure Your Business Against Cyber Attacks

After an incident (or, hopefully you’re reading this before you’ve had an incident), it is important to take the right steps to secure your organization against future threats. These items are only part of a diligent network security protocol. Contact Secure Network...

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Join us for the 2020 MACNY Cyber Security Summit

You're invited to MACNY's Cyber Security Summit! We're excited to announce MACNY's first-ever Cyber Security Summit on March 13, 2020. This event has been designed for CEOs, Presidents, CFOs, CIOs, and other senior level executives who want to protect their...

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Travel Intelligence Part 1: Pre-Travel Planning

Travel Intelligence Part 1: Pre-Travel Planning

By Chris Clark, Chief Intelligence Analyst | November 9th, 2019 We are living in an interconnected world. With an ever-increasing amount of business being conducted on a global scale, more and more executives are being sent to the corners of the globe for meetings...

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Secure Network Technologies Welcomes Chris Clark to the Team

Secure Network Technologies Welcomes Chris Clark to the Team

SYRACUSE, NY – October 1, 2019 – Secure Network would like to welcome Chris Clark to our Advanced Digital Investigation business as an Open Source Intelligence Investigator. Chris holds a Master of Science in Applied Intelligence degree from the Mercyhurst College...

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Secure Network Technologies Welcomes Michele Burgun to the Team

Secure Network Technologies Welcomes Michele Burgun to the Team

SYRACUSE, NY – October 1, 2019 – Secure Network Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Michele Burgun to our growing Digital Investigation team as an Open Source Intelligence Analyst. Michele is a graduate of Utica College with a Bachelor of Science...

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