Brian Wrozek

Director, Information Security

Brian Wrozek is the director of information security with Optiv’s Office of the CISO. In this role he specializes in enabling CISOs by sharing practical recommendations and confronting the many cybersecurity challenges with a “glass is half-full” attitude.

 

Help Keep Your Children Safe Online

· By Brian Wrozek ·

The Children’s Internet Usage Study conducted by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education discovered that 30 percent of children ages 8-14 use the internet in a way they know their parents would not approve. That’s alarming. Luckily, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an ideal opportunity for parents to set aside time to teach their children good digital habits to keep them safe online.

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Freshen Up Your Yearly Goal Setting Activities

· By Brian Wrozek ·

It is that time of year when managers and direct reports should be getting together to set performance goals and objectives for the upcoming year. There is a wealth of information related to effective goal setting so I will not attempt to reproduce it here. Instead, I encourage you to look beyond the traditional project and tactical related items that are an obvious outcome of these discussions.

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Techniques to Stop Wire Transfer Fraud

· By Brian Wrozek ·

I continue to hear stories about companies being scammed by what the FBI is calling “business email compromise (BEC) attacks” or “CEO fraud attacks.” Krebs on Security highlighted data from a recent FBI report that estimates $1.2B has been lost to these types of scams in the last couple of years. This deceptive con is not your typical phishing attack.

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Don’t Chase the Latest “Shiny Object” Technology

· By Brian Wrozek ·

When enterprises face security challenges, we too often see them respond by purchasing more point technologies. The lure of the latest “buy it, deploy it, forget it” vendor offer may seem like an easy fix but more spending on fragmented solutions has not reduced cyber crime incidents. On the contrary, incidents continue to accelerate in frequency. Why can’t we get ahead of the curve?

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