Struggling with Virtualization? Overcome Storage Challenges and Create Your Own DaaS

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Andy Paul, OpenSky’s expert on virtualization architecture is presenting two sessions at BriForum 2014. Andy is an accomplished instructor and speaker and has designed and delivered virtualization projects for Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. He has also served as a lead technical trainer, adjunct professor and guest speaker for multiple organizations. Andy […]

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Nigel Stanley, Cybersecurity, Risk and Compliance Practice Director, on Developing a Smarter Kill Switch

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Nigel Stanley, of OpenSky’s UK operation, was asked to weigh in on an application that is intended to accurately determine if a phone has been stolen and then active a “kill switch.” The application is currently under development at the Interactive and Trustworthy Technologies Group of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). It utilizes seven sources to […]

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OpenSky Expands Services With Local Office in United Kingdom

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OpenSky is pleased to announce the opening of its first regional office in Leatherhead, England. A TÜV Rheinland Company, OpenSky provides access to a global network of resources. The new office is part of an international strategy that will enable OpenSky to better serve its clients by providing local experts to solve complex IT challenges. […]

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Andy Paul Presenting on Desktop Virtualization at BriForum 2014

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Andy Paul, OpenSky Virtualization Architect Will Present Two Sessions Where to Stick It: VDI Storage Considerations DIY DaaS: Creating Your Own Desktop-as-a-Service OpenSky is pleased to announce that Andy Paul, will be presenting two sessions at the 2014 Briforum in Boston in July. Monday, July 21st at 9:30am Where to Stick It? VDI Storage Considerations […]

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FDA and Hospitals Are Increasing Focus on Medical Device Security

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In June 2013, the FDA issued a warning and published a draft guideline for cybersecurity of medical devices. All relevant 510k submissions will be questioned regarding the control of cybersecurity. Additionally, hospitals now typically include cybersecurity in their purchasing requirements. Medical device manufacturers must be prepared to present documentation validating the cybersecurity of their devices […]

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RSA Archer GRC Summit 2014

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OpenSky Sponsor of 2014 RSA Archer GRC Summit in Phoenix Arizona OpenSky is pleased to announce our continued sponsorship of the RSA Archer GRC Summit in 2014. We have a close partnership with RSA and have delivered over 100 professional service engagements involving RSA Archer eGRC solutions to a wide variety of regulated industries. We […]

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TUV RHEINLAND IT SECURITY CONGRESS TO DISCUSS PROTECTING DIGITAL ASSETS

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International Forum for Innovative IT Solutions to Feature OpenSky OpenSky will discuss information technology (IT) security as a key feature of enterprise performance during TÜV Rheinland’s IT Security Congress this May in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany. The congress, dubbed “Face the Future of IT SecurITy,” will host C-level, executive and other IT decision-makers from businesses, organizations and […]

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Dan Higham to Lead SIM Panel on “Avoiding the Cost of a Breach”

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On May 8th, our own Dan Higham, Practice Director of Security Services, will be leading a panel discussion for SIM’s Boston roundtable on “Avoiding the Cost of a Breach – Lessons Learned in the Field.” The event will take place at Babson College between 4 and 8pm and encourages attendees to share their thoughts and […]

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RiverMeadow and OpenSky Partner to Deliver End-to End Solutions for Secure Cloud Migration

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Service Providers and End-User Customers Can Assess, Prep and Automate the Migration of Workloads Into and Between Cloud Services Platforms OpenSky has partnered with RiverMeadow Software, the developer of the world’s only automated cloud onboarding and workload mobility tool specifically for carrier and service provider clouds. This partnership will provide OpenSky clients with significantly reduced […]

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Mark Wireman at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) with TUV Rheinland

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We are look forward to participating in our first OTC conference in conjunction with TUV – May 5th – 8th in Houston, TX. OpenSky has significant industry experience, delivering a range of projects for major players in the Oil and Gas industry and we welcome the opportunity to showcase our expertise to thousands of industry […]

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How Can You Prepare for the Next Heartbleed?

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Even though we can all agree that this is not the last time an organization will need to mitigate vulnerable code, more important is the lesson that organizations need to better understand what is deployed in their environments along with the dependencies of those components. Is Your Organization Ready to Handle Another Threat Similar to […]

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Peer Support for Your Challenges at PremierCIO in Hartford

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Best Practices in IT Optimization from Experienced C-level Executives Laz Montano, former CIO Metlife and Kevin Roden, former CIO at American Tower will be part of the team for OpenSky attending the 2014 Hartford PremierCIO event April 22nd and 23rd. We are pleased to be supporting this event and look forward to discussing how today’s […]

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Case Study: Enable BYOD Through Effective Desktop Virtualization

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In need of an end to end virtualization solution that could span across application and infrastructure layers, the Client turned to OpenSky for cross platform expertise and a vendor independent perspective. The Client, a leading national real-estate company, required expertise across multiple technologies to enable employees to securely leverage personally owned devices to access business […]

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Streamline Security Assessments: Cloud, Application, Third Party

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Cloud computing and rapid time to market demands continue to evolve the threat landscape. More regulated and proprietary information is being stored in the cloud, increasing pressure to ensure cloud providers are appropriately protecting client data. Managed security services offer many benefits regardless of where data is stored. Companies can take advantage of the standardized […]

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Mark Wireman to Speak at IT Congress in Germany

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TÜV Rheinland IT Security Congress Scheduled for May in Germany Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany will host TUV Rheinland’s Face the Future of IT SecurITy Congress on May 21 and 22. C-level, executive and other IT decision-makers, including organizations and governments will meet to learn and discuss current trends, innovative solutions and practical strategies relating to information security. […]

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FEI NYC Chapter Welcomes OpenSky Practice Leads

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Brain Molinari and Chad Schieken to Speak at FEI on “Cloud Technology – Revenue Risks and Rewards” Financial Executives International (FEI) is a sponsor of continuing professional education and aims to create a forum for financial executives to: network and share best practices as well as engage in knowledge building conferences and seminars. On Wednesday, […]

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Patented Approach by OpenSky Improves Application Security

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Innovative Approach More Accurate Than Any Other Method OpenSky has been granted a provisional patent by the US Patent Office for an innovative method to accurately calculate perceived versus real application risks. This method goes beyond CVSS, CWE, and CAPEC to consider key attributes of the application including data classification, authentication, cohesion, data type, complexity […]

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How Will You Become PCI 3.0 Compliant?

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By our calculations, there are 37 updates to the PCI DSS standard that companies must address prior to the 1/1/15 implementation deadline.  Of the new requirements, 4 are particularly difficult and will require time and planning to bring your company into compliance and avoid costly fines. OpenSky’s consultants are former QSAs, ISAs, and Compliance Officers […]

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OpenSky Merges with TUV Rheinland to Deliver Services Globally

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OpenSky is joining forces with TUV Rheinland in order to provide your enterprise with international reach and a strong financial foundation for evolving our high quality, vendor independent IT consulting services. OpenSky and TUV Rheinland share common goals and culture that we believe are beneficial for supporting today’s IT leaders: Vendor independence- to provide the […]

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Case Study: Analyze and Remediate Security Gaps with ISO

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As an internationally recognized framework, the ISO 27000 series mapping and gap analysis is one example of how OpenSky’s experienced consultants help major enterprises mitigate risk and remain compliant with their specific regulations, such as: HIPAA, SOX, PCI, GLBA, and PCI DSS. OpenSky helped an international Fortune 500 Company in the Energy Industry, identify enterprise […]

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OpenSky to Provide Enterprises with Award Winning IT Consulting Services in Northern CA

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Firm Hires Industry Veteran Gail Holmen to Lead Northern California Office OpenSky Corporation has recently opened its fifth regional office to address local needs for expert, vendor-independent, technology consulting services. IT consulting veteran Gail Holmen has been appointed as General Manager to oversee operations in California and Washington. “OpenSky believes that a vendor independent and […]

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Implications of the HIPAA Omnibus Legislation

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule implements strengthened privacy, security, and enforcement provisions for healthcare information. The final Omnibus Rule was approved in January. Based on the strengthened enforcement provisions, the penalties for a breach can be staggering multi-million dollar fines.  A breach of healthcare information affecting multiple individual can mean up to […]

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Connect with Founding Partner, Tom Hazen, at SIMposium

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Your Ace in the Hole, OpenSky Meet a founder of an innovative and award winning IT consulting services company and learn how OpenSky has helped IT Leaders achieve their business goals. We look forward to connecting with you at SIMposium 2013 on November 10th – 12th at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.  We will be sharing […]

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Be Our Guest at LASCON and Get 10% Off Your Registration

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Learn from Enterprise Companies How They Benefited from Application Security Initiatives We look forward to connecting with you at LASCON 2013 on 10/24 & 10/25 at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, TX.  We will be sharing our experience across a number of major companies and Application Security Initiatives that provided significant business benefit. Stop […]

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Three-Peat, OpenSky Named Top Workplace

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OpenSky has been named a Top Workplace by The Hartford Courant and FOX CT for the third consecutive you. Read the full press release here. “We are grateful to our employees for this recognition,” said Roger Levasseur, President and CEO of OpenSky. “As we continue to grow rapidly, it’s paramount to maintain a supportive and […]

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OpenSky Awarded Consulting and Integration Partner Status from VMware

OpenSky’s new status as a Consulting and Integration Partner (CIPP) to VMware provides the consultants with additional access to training, tools, and resources for delivering complex cloud and virtualization initiatives for clients. In order to achieve the CIPP-National designation, OpenSky had to effectively demonstrate consulting expertise and experience across multiple VMware technology solutions. Read the […]

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OpenSky Welcomes Kevin Roden to the Board of Directors

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OpenSky Appoints New Board Member Kevin Roden brings over 30 years of IT operational leadership experience to the OpenSky team.  He has held Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer positions for the past 14 years at major enterprises: American Tower Corporation, Iron Mountain, and Fleet Boston Financial.  Click here to read the full press […]

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OpenSky Recognized for Leading Workplace Practices

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Receives prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility The Sloan Awards are part of When Work Works, a research-based initiative to highlight how effective and flexible workplaces can yield positive business results by helping employees succeed at work and at home. “We believe that when employees are empowered and engaged, […]

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Integrate Your Enterprise’s Mobility Management

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IT organizations across Infrastructure and Operations, Security and Application Development are struggling to achieve control over the rapidly evolving mobile environment. Concerns of poorly controlled costs and eroding corporate data protection combine to drive the need for a holistic approach to mobile enterprise management. OpenSky has the experienced resources to aid at any point in […]

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OCEG Recognizes OpenSky Client Shire Parmaceuticals

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OpenSky and Shire Pharmaceuticals Create Winning GRC Solution OpenSky Corporation and Shire Pharmaceuticals have been recognized by the Open Compliance and Ethics Group with a 2013 GRC Award. OCEG recognizes 3 companies that have made significant improvements in integrating and simplifying their approaches to GRC. Utilizing the Archer platform, Shire can now effectively assess and plan for […]

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Is Your Organization Considering All of the Risks in the Enterprise?

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Organizations continue to struggle to create not only functional code, but secure code. As a result, major enterprises continue to end up as front-page news due to vulnerabilities in their application. Mark Wireman, OpenSky Application and Secure Coding National Practice Lead, was recently published on CISO Platform in a blog post: NIST and Application Security – […]

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PCI DSS Compliance Readiness Assessment

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The Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) audit process can be costly, particularly if a company is out of compliance of unprepared. 80% of Level 1 Merchants fail controls and require costly retesting. OpenSky’s consultants are former QSAs, ISAs, and Compliance Officers with considerable expertise in PCI DSS compliance. Our consultants can help your organization minimize compliance and […]

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Optimize Data Center Planning and Design

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Organizations are under constant pressure to optimize their data centers for cost efficiency and business success.  Siloed IT departments effectively limit the ability to achieve efficiency and optimization. OpenSky has been successfully helping customers plan, design and implement virtual infrastructures using multiple technology platforms from different vendors for over 5 years. OpenSky has specific expertise […]

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CRN Names OpenSky to 2013 Tech Elite 250 List

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The 2013 Tech Elite 250 list represents a select group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications in the IT Channel for data center or cloud. “By identifying and adapting to the skills and training needed to best serve today’s customers, members of the […]

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Archer On Demand Applications

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Take advantage of quick implemenation and time to value while increasing automation of internal processes. Manage, track and prioritize workflow from across departments. On demand applications save you time and money while extending your Archer implementation. Configuration Management- Access, prioritize and manage Archer requests IT Change Management- Track, manage and report on IT requests Key Controls […]

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Device Boom Straining Wireless Networks

OpenSky’s Infrastructure National Practice Lead, Brian Molinari, was recently featured in the Hartford Business Journal. The article focused on how the proliferation of mobile devices is straining the reliability and security of companies’ infrastructure. In “Device Boom Straining Wireless Networks,” Molinari expresses how the stance that a business takes on securing personal devices is often […]

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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Upgrades

As organizations continue to add new applications and vendors continue to upgrade functionality, companies running end-of-life applications are facing business risks and increased costs.  SCCM 2012 Upgrade Advantages After July 8th, 2014, SCCM 2007 will not be maintained. To avoid typical end-of-life technology business risks, a Microsoft SCCM 2012 upgrade offers several important advantages: Increased […]

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Proactively Manage Your Vendors to Improve ROI

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Companies Face a Range of Sourcing Challenges IT vendors have many specialized services which can decrease costs and improve the efficiency of a company’s IT function. To gain a competitive advantage, corporations must effectively leverage vendor offerings and manage vendor relationships. The ability to identify, select and manage the right technology partners can make the […]

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Lisa Semeraro, Senior GRC Consultant, on How to Build a Unified GRC Program in Compliance Week

Building a compliance program from the ground up from a well-conceived blueprint is a luxury few compliance professionals enjoy. Most companies already have some initiatives in place—an environmental, health, and safety program or anti-money laundering policies, for example. While the existence of such programs is not necessarily bad in itself, building on to them can […]

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Mark Wireman Presents at 17th Semi-Annual Software Assurance Forum

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Mark Wireman presented at the 17th Semi-Annual Software Assurance Forum on September 18, 2012, sharing his expertise on continuous monitoring via software assurance automation in his presentation, “Metrics – The Next Frontier.”  Mark provides a contextual view of bringing vulnerabilities within context and allowing for a prioritization based on actual risk versus a specific vulnerability […]

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OpenSky Welcomes Mark Shirman to the Board of Directors

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OpenSky Appoints New Board Member Mark Shirman, CEO and President of RiverMeadow Software, has been appointed to OpenSky’s board of directors. Before RiverMeadow, Shirman founded GlassHouse Technologies and served as CEO there for eleven years. In 2011, the company was listed on the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing companies, with a three-year growth of 62% and generated […]

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An Effective CSIRT- Do You Have One?

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Read the Article This article on Baselinemag.com discusses the importance of having a computer security incident response team and how a CSIRT can help corporations minimize the effects of, and possibly prevent altogether, a security breach. Any breach can be costly to an organization due to direct expenses to contain and repair the breach. In […]

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OpenSky Named a Top Workplace for Second Year

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OpenSky has been named a Top Workplace for the second year in a row by The Hartford Courant and FOX CT, in addition to earning a special award win for Employee Appreciation for the second consecutive year. Read more about OpenSky’s 2012 and 2011 recognition as a Top Workplace.  

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OpenSky Named to CRN Fast Growth 100 for Second Year

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For the second consecutive year, OpenSky has been recognized on CRN’s Fast Growth 100 list, a distinguished national honor that acknowledges the fastest growing solution providers in North America. Read more about OpenSky’s 2012 and 2011 placements on the Fast Growth 100 list.  

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OpenSky Named to Tech Top 40 List for Second Consecutive Year

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We are proud to have been named to the Tech Top 40 list by the Connecticut Technology Council and Marcum LLP for the second year in a row.  This award recognizes leading Connecticut-based technology companies for outstanding growth. Read more about OpenSky’s 2012 and 2011 placements on the Tech Top 40 list.

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OpenSky Named to Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies

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We’re honored to be included on this year’s Inc. 500 list as one of the fastest growing companies in America.  We have been recognized by Inc. as #31 in the IT Services category and #328 overall. Read more about our placement on the Inc. 500 list

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Leading Edge Application Security Assessment Using Archer

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Many companies rely on Excel spreadsheets to track and manage internal processes and reporting.  Manual tracking and reporting in Excel can introduce costs in productivity, data integrity concerns, poor and inaccurate decision making, and reduced effectiveness of the process. Leveraging enterprise tools, such as Archer, enables organizations to achieve better process visibility and accuracy, gain […]

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Exclusive Webinar from OpenSky: Learn from F100 Challenges in Application Security & Secure Coding

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Ever wonder how secure your applications are, and whether your internal resources are skilled to cope with an application security assessment? Are your developers familiar with safe secure coding techniques, or is there a chance that they’re inadvertently exposing you to risk? Listen to Mark Wireman, Senior Consultant, IT Risk Management & Security at OpenSky, […]

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OpenSky Experts at June GRC Summit in Chicago

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OpenSky’s team of GRC experts will be on hand at the GRC Summit in Chicago on June 5-7. OpenSky’s Kelley Potts will be leading a lunch discussion around Tips, Tricks & Pitfalls of Archer 5.x Migration.  Additional GRC team members will be available to share knowledge and expertise on how your enterprise can effectively manage […]

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Leverage and Contain Social Media

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Social Media is steadily becoming critical to an organization’s ability to recruit talent, drive business, and even to communicate internally. Business leaders must be able to protect both their brand’s image and sensitive data. Policies which regulate and monitor how employees are speaking about the company must be developed alongside standard security and compliance practices. […]

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