About Nate Hammond

Nate Hammond is a Marketing Coordinator at Peters & Associates focused on providing the most up to date information for our clients on industry trends as well as our news and events. He has spent extensive time studying Analytics, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, and Social Media while pursuing his accelerated degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago with honors.

Business Email Compromise

Business email compromise is tactic that, since January 2015, has had a 1,300 percent increase in identified-exposed-losses according to the FBI. For most organizations, this can mean that one compromised mailbox or erroneous forwarding procedure can seriously endanger the health of your overall organization. At Peters & Associates, we often see organizations with irregular mailbox [...]

By | 2018-12-04T11:33:23+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Monthly Focus|0 Comments

The Changing Role of CISOs

In terms of C-level positions, Chief Information Security Officers or CISOs are relatively new. They began to appear in conjunction with the rise of highly publicized data security scandals within large organizations. In many cases, adding a CISO was simply adding someone on whom to blame a security event, insulating the other officers or the [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:09:42+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Advisory Services|0 Comments

This Month in Cyber Security September Preview (1:56)

New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis, but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team will host a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. September had a lot of topical cyber news. [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:01:29+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Security Solutions|0 Comments

Security Health Check for Office 365

Securing your information and digital corporate assets is now more important than ever. Are you making the most of the security features available in Office 365?  We can help you increase your security posture with our Security Health Check for Office 365. Take advantage of the latest features to help your organization become more secure [...]

By | 2018-10-29T15:22:49+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Security Health Check for Office 365

PULSE Assure Aware

Empowering your employees to be your first line of cyber-defense is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve organizational security. With PULSE Aware, we can bring hundreds of training modules spanning from FFIEC, PCI, HIPPA and more! Security Awareness Training is a critical piece of your overall cybersecurity plan, Peters & Associates can make [...]

By | 2018-10-29T15:26:10+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on PULSE Assure Aware

VMware Health Analyzer

How do you know when to examine your VMware products? Sometimes you need an expert. Our virtualization consultant will review the hosts and storage configuration to review current state and understand future direction. Based on input from your team, we will provide a list of recommended adjustments and help determine upgrade paths. At Peters & [...]

By | 2018-10-29T15:28:00+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on VMware Health Analyzer

Modern Workplace

When employees feel enabled to do their best work, they are engaged and satisfied. To deal with evolving business needs, distributed teams, and an increasingly complex threat environment, Microsoft must maintain a responsive, modern workplace. This comes in their Microsoft 365 offering which includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. These products [...]

By | 2018-10-29T15:29:49+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Modern Workplace

Cryptojacking the Internet-of-Things

Cryptojacking has been a security problem for businesses for some time now. You probably know that unprotected internet-of-things (IoT) devices also pose a problem for organizations. But, the newest security challenge facing businesses: Cryptojacking malware that leverages unprotected IoT devices. Cryptojacking is an infiltration tactic used by hackers with an expertise in cryptomining. It involves [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:01:39+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Cryptojacking the Internet-of-Things

Analyzing Content with AI and ML in OneDrive and SharePoint

Microsoft recently announced two innovations in content storage which leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to streamline user experience. They involve actively analyzing video, audio, and visual content and adding tags to improve search and storage capabilities. It may sound like science fiction, but these are just some of the ways AI and [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:10:38+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Advisory Services|Comments Off on Analyzing Content with AI and ML in OneDrive and SharePoint

This Month in Cyber-Security August Preview (Video 2:03)

New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis, but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team will host a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. August was filled with security events affecting small [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:01:49+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on This Month in Cyber-Security August Preview (Video 2:03)