Customer Loyalty Sweepstakes: The winner engages the customer securely

Christopher Burgess Blog, Information Security

The 2016 Nielsen report addressing customer loyalty,  “Allegiant Alignment: What Faithful Followers of Retail Loyalty Programs Want” based on the 2016 Nielsen Global Survey of Loyalty Sentiment polled more than 30,000 online consumers in 63 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/Africa and North America. They found loyalty programs continue to hook and keep hooked individual consumers. Nielsen …

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When do you introduce Security Awareness training?

Christopher Burgess Burgess - Security Thought Leadership, Burgess writes for RSA Conference

[text_output]A new employee shows up on day one and walks through his ID card briefing, compensation and benefits brief, and security brief, meets his new team and manager, and tries to retain all the information rushing out at him via the orientation fire hose. All boxes checked, the employee is good to go, and the security team notes that 100 ...

IT Security Teams Enable Business – IBM Midsize Insider – December 2013

Christopher Burgess Burgess - Security Thought Leadership, Burgess writes for IBM MidSize Insider

Writing for IBM Midsize Insider, Christopher Burgess discusses how IT security teams enable business.   Having an IT security team is an imperative for all companies, not just those in the enterprise space. This dedicated set of eyes is essential for small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs). It is imperative that security team members have a clear understanding of their role …

Data Breach – Horizon Blue Cross – two data breaches in five years

Christopher Burgess Blog, Data Breach (Financial, Education, Business, Government, Healthcare), Health Care

Looking for information about the 2016 mis-mailing of EOB’s to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) members?  Read-> Data Breaches Again at Horizon BCBSNJ Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey – Two data breaches in five years. [Updated 18 December 2013*] Earlier this week 839,711 members of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New …

Articles by Christopher Burgess

Christopher Burgess Blog, Prevendra Knowledge

Christopher Burgess is available to help your content team craft insightful and timely content. Areas of expertise include: Security, Privacy, Cyber Security, Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Insider Threat, NISPOM, Security Awareness, Travel Safety & Security, Online Safety and Geopolitical realities: Russia, China, Iran.  He can be reached via the Contact Page. 2017   The Russian Bull’s-Eye on NSA (Security Boulevard – October …

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Christopher Burgess on the state of Senior Online Safety – Tripwire

Christopher Burgess Media - Print

November 21, 2013 – Christopher Burgess on Senior Online Safety Tripwire’s Anthony M. Freed, interviewed Prevendra’s CEO, Christopher Burgess on the state of Senior Online Safety, in this late-November piece.  Especially noteworthy are the statistics which Freed brought to the forefront. For example, the number of individuals greater than 45 yrs of age on the internet exceeds 245 million. The …

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Industrial Espionage in Small/Medium Enterprises – ThomasNet

Christopher Burgess Media - Print, Prevendra in the News

  On 17 October 2013, ThomasNet ran a piece on industrial espionage (“Industrial Espionage Threats to SMEs Originate from Within“), and interviewed Prevendra’s CEO, Christopher Burgess on some of the fundamental issues and distinguishing the difference between ethical data collection and espionage.    [custom_blockquote style=”blue”] Christopher Burgess, CEO of Prevendra Inc., a security, privacy and intelligence firm based in Washington, told IMT that …

Prevendra: Welcome & Bienvenido

Christopher Burgess Prevendra in the News, Prevendra Press Releases

Prevendra opens its doors:   Welcome & Bienvenido Prevendra provides consulting, knowledge share and application development, all of which are focused on safety, security, privacy and intelligence.  All components necessary to keep the individual, family, or business safe and secure. ———- Press Release – Woodinville, WA – April 17, 2013  – Prevendra, a triple-play start-up, offering consulting, knowledge share and …

Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost

Christopher Burgess Prevendra Books

Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost, Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century (Syngress 2008 –  by Christopher Burgess and Richard Power) The threats of economic espionage and intellectual property (IP) theft are global, stealthy, insidious, and increasingly common. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, IP theft is estimated to top $250 billion annually and also costs the …

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Prevendra: U.S. National Industrial Security – NISPOM Training Requirement

Christopher Burgess Blog, NISPOM/DCID

For U.S. Defense Contractors, the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) is the bible of process, procedure and how things are accomplished for every contractor.  Additionally, every cleared employee must be provided security training.  And you the contractor or the contractor’s security representative are responsible for its creation and presentation.  Your cleared personnel are also individually responsible, as noted …


Security – Who is responsible?

Christopher Burgess Blog

Do you view your security posture in the office as more or less important in comparison to your residence? And how does that compare to the personal security profile that you exercise for you and your family? Who should be shouldering the security responsibility?  I posit — you are responsible. And I would add that you also need to hold …

Secure the Data! Big Data Analytics Can Help, IDG Connect, November 2012

Christopher Burgess Burgess - Security Thought Leadership, Burgess articles - General

“Secure the data!” That’s the claxon call that every chief security officer (CSO) or chief information security officer (CISO) hears 24/7/365 coming from their CEO, their customers and their partners. In the 12th century AD, the methodology of choice to protect one’s data was to place it within the castle-keep behind high walls designed to withstand the attack from catapults …