Entries by Merrill Laufer

The What, Why and How of GRC Implementation

Nothing makes cybersecurity more challenging than a siloed approach within the organization. When cyber risk is separated from business functions, or when decision making and risk management are separated from IT, a tangle of inefficiencies and redundancies is likely. WHAT IS GRC? One approach to aligning IT with business objectives is GRC. Governance, Risk and […]

5 Things to Consider When Setting up Microsegmentation

Key Takeaways Aggressive network segmentation is a key component of a zero-trust architecture. Microsegmentation reduces attack surface and limits attacker mobility within the network. A comprehensive understanding of your network architecture is required for microsegmentation prioritization Zero-trust principles are more commonly being implemented with identity and device-based controls Although it adds complexity, microsegmentation will allow […]

What is a Security Framework?

What is Security? It used to be that keeping your business “secure” meant making sure the doors were locked at night or maybe there was a security guard on the premises. Now, in many instances, the physical assets of a business are only a fraction of the value that needs to be protected. The majority […]

Freeit Data Solutions Offers Security and Data Recovery Solutions with New Texas DIR Contract

Freeit will provide cooperative purchasing for data management, security, and data recovery. AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Freeit Data Solutions has been awarded a new cooperative purchasing contract, DIR-CPO-4795, from the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) for Software as a Service (SaaS) products and solutions focusing on security, data management, and data recovery. This contract allows […]

Run for the Water is on the horizon!

Freeit is happy to sponsor this meaningful fundraising event for the 11th year “running.” For the past decade, Freeit has participated in Run for the Water to support the Gazelle Foundation. The Foundation is committed to providing clean water for the people of Burundi by building water projects that supply access to clean water for […]

Making better security practical: 5 steps to microsegmentation

By Ericka Chickowski Originally published on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise.nxt digital publication. Aggressive segmentation of the network is a requirement for the control necessary to enable a zero trust architecture. When attackers gain access to your network—and they will—they gain a toehold and move laterally to more valuable systems. Since you can’t stop all intrusions, you want […]

Freeit Data Solutions Ranks 100 on the 2021 CRN® Fast Growth 150 List

CRN® Recognizes Freeit Data Solutions for Exceptional Performance and Growth AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Freeit Data Solutions announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company®, has named Freeit to its 2021 Fast Growth 150 list in 100th place. With this list, CRN recognizes the fastest-growing North American technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants for […]

Cameron County Disaster Recovery (DR) Infrastructure

DR Infrastructure Case Study Freeit Helps Cameron County Build Powerful Disaster Recovery (DR) Infrastructure   Advanced disaster recovery (DR) technologies help protect crucial IT systems against Texas weather   Go to the southernmost point in Texas and you’ll find yourself in Cameron County, home of Brownsville and Harlingen. You’ll also find yourself on the Gulf […]

Freeit Awarded New DIR Contract: DIR-CPO-4696

Freeit Data Solutions Expands Access to Security Products with New Texas DIR Contract Award Contract award adds 4 exclusive products and extends 10 additional products available to public sector organizations throughout the State of Texas. AUSTIN, Texas, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Freeit Data Solutions has been awarded a new cooperative purchasing contract, DIR-CPO-4696, from the […]