A Data Classification Project

In an earlier post (Starting the Azure Information Protection Conversation), I mentioned that organizations that don’t have a data classification standard and associated policy will have a difficult time implementing many information security related controls, such as DLP and rights management.  Data classification can also help with disaster recovery optimization, justifying spend on technology, and [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:11:44+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on A Data Classification Project

Peters & Associates Security Summit – Spring 2017

Earlier this month, we gathered a panel of experts at our Spring Security Summit. The topic of the day was cyber security and risk mitigation. Our speakers covered the breadth of a cyber security framework – from identification of important data to recovering from a cyber attack. If you weren't able to join us [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:13:07+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Peters & Associates Security Summit – Spring 2017

Power BI Apps – A Roadmap to Improved Deployments and Enterprise Scalability

A source of frustration for many people as they have scaled out Power BI deployments was their ability to manage and distribute content efficiently and effectively.  On May 3, 2017, Microsoft announced their solution to this problem: Power BI apps. They also released a roadmap for future development.  In this blog post, I will describe [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:00:04+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Power BI Apps – A Roadmap to Improved Deployments and Enterprise Scalability

Using Data to Succeed in a Competitive Industry

Earlier this year, Peters & Associates and the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) began a partnership through Microsoft’s Community Connections program. Together, we’re providing guidance and advice to NSGA’s member organizations on leveraging technology to improve their businesses. The NSGA is an industry group made up of manufacturers and retailers of sporting equipment and accessories. [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:00:14+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Using Data to Succeed in a Competitive Industry

Have you established your security baseline?

With security breaches making front page news on a near-daily basis, cyber security has become top-of-mind for many companies. Further, the risk of a data breach is not only keeping IT staffs awake at night; it’s also keeping presidents, owners, department directors, and executives awake at night. Before we can start taking steps to [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:13:53+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Have you established your security baseline?

Cyber Security: What Does It Mean for My Business?

Keeping your data and electronic systems safe is critical to the success of your business.  A panel of experts was assembled from the following three perspectives to guide us on protecting our businesses: Legal and Policy -  Allison M. Adams, cyber security attorney from Schenk Annes Tepper Campbell, Ltd. Cyber Insurance – Mike Richmond, a Risk [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:16:45+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Cyber Security: What Does It Mean for My Business?

Chicago IMA Chapter – January 2017 Educational Event

Peters & Associates would like to thank the Chicago | Institute of Management Accountants  for inviting us to speak at its January 2017 educational event at the Metropolitan Club.  The speakers  focused on the unique needs, opportunities, and challenges faced by executives in governing and managing security in publicly traded and private entities today.  Here [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:17:56+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Chicago IMA Chapter – January 2017 Educational Event

Data Classification – Who needs it?!

As an information security practitioner, there are times when you look at the security landscape for your organization and think, wow, there are definitely areas we can improve on.  Many of these areas, like Data Classification, are not necessarily easy to tackle and execution may even seem impossible! What types of data needs to be [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:41:56+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Data Classification – Who needs it?!