Entries by Dave Scott

Do you need a Next-Generation Firewall?

Cyber-security is admittedly a complex topic, and most of the information out there is geared for those with some familiarity of the topic, making it jargon heavy and difficult to consume for executives and business owners. Knowing this and the temptation for procrastination, we at Avid have been working for quite some time to simplify […]

Security Theatre: The Show’s About to Begin

Now that you’ve paid several thousand dollars for your ticket, it’s time to be ushered to your seat because the show’s about to begin. No, you’re not in the front row for Hamilton on Broadway. You’re watching a dramatic comedy about your very own business unfold in Security Theatre. Wikipedia defines “Security Theatre” as: the […]

Cyber Security and the Business Owner

By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the challenge faced by our clients when it comes to cyber security. And reading a lot. And getting lots of headaches. Most of the material is jargon heavy, and reads like, “Sophisticated cyber attack vectors and multi-layer advanced threats, whether […]

Next Gen Firewall: Botnets, Phishing and Malware

By David Scott, Managing Member at Avid Communications As a business owner, you don’t have to look very hard to find a wealth of resources and statistics warning you about the increasing threat and resulting damage of a Phishing, Botnet or Malware incident at your company. Some statistics state that a single incident can cost […]