By Brad Pierce, Structured Managing Director of Security, CISSP/CISA/PCIP -- Last week in the news were reports of more than a billion accounts being leaked online from just two sources (Facebook (533M) and LinkedIn (500M)). The data is still being validated, but the source seems to largely be public information that has been aggregated, bundled and sold. In this case, it is not passwords or private information but the combination of public information that is the concern. From the Facebook leak: “The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India,” according to Insider. “It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and — in some cases — email addresses.” From the Linkedin leak: "The leaked LinkedIn data set contains member IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers, genders, job titles, workplace information, and potentially other identifying data." These are identities. These are the kinds of data that can be combined in creative ways by resourceful adversaries. Whether this information turns out to be fresh or stale,…

Structured Lands on CRN Tech Elite 250 List for 11th Straight Year


CRN 2021 Tech Elite 250 List

Structured’s technical merit, experience and certifications elevate it among North American solution providers for 2021. PORTLAND, Ore. (April 6, 2021) – Structured announced today that it was named to the laudable 2021 Tech Elite 250 list by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. This annual list features IT solution providers of all sizes in…

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Structured Helps Secure Department of Defense Supply Chain


CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization Badge

Firm added to CMMC-AB marketplace as a Registered Provider Organization™ for DOD contractors. PORTLAND, Ore. (March 15, 2021) – Structured announced today that it has ramped up its ability to assist Department of Defense (DOD) contractors in their quest to become CMMC-certified suppliers. With extremely limited exceptions, all companies that supply goods and services to…

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Structured Managed Services Achieves SOC 2 Compliance


AIPCA SOC 2

 A proactive, security-first company, firm launched rigorous process to protect client data and privacy. PORTLAND, Ore. (Feb. 5, 2021) – In this age of advanced and sophisticated threats, Structured and its Managed Services team eagerly and exponentially elevated its capabilities for securing and protecting customer data by obtaining the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) SOC…

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Trust is Dead, Long Live Trust!


MFA & Zero Trust Business

By Brad Pierce, Structured Managing Director of Security, CISSP/CISA/PCIP -- Zero Trust is a philosophy, a journey. No one manufacturer or security product will get you where you’re going. It will take all of your technologies, and likely some new ones, to arrive at a Zero Trust architecture. Trust is dead, long live trust! Zero…

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Supply Chain Hacks: Fallout from a nation-state-backed attack


By Jesse Wilson, CISSP, Sr. Security Engineer -- Two weeks have passed since the discovery of Sunburst (https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-352a), an exploit so vast it likely will become the biggest breach in history – at least to date. Government agencies and private businesses alike are scrambling to detect indicators of compromise (IOCs), install patches and implement damage…

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Structured Expands IT Solutions and Services in North America


Company acquires the assets of DPC IT Solutions, streamlines ability to serve Canadian customers. PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 21, 2020) – Structured is pleased to announce its continued North American expansion via an acquisition of the assets of DPC IT Solutions, a Canadian solution provider with three decades of extensive wireless, networking and security experience. While…

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iland’s Secure Cloud Backup Energizes M365 Security


iland's Secure Cloud Backup

Oil and gas companies must explore far more than terrain and seismic reflection to remain nimble in an era of unstable prices and consumer pressure for decarbonization. While dealing with uncertainly caused by COVID-19 and ongoing calls from citizens, policymakers and businesses for lower-carbon futures, forward-looking oil and gas companies are capitalizing on technology to…

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Structured Acquires Verge Technologies, Expands In California


Structured brings extensive services, solutions and broader access to infosec expertise to the new market. PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 2, 2020) – In a move to expand its leading-edge IT solutions and services on the West Coast, Structured acquired Silicon Valley-based Verge Technologies. Structured, a nationally acclaimed solution provider specializing in security, cloud, and digital infrastructure,…

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Secure Critical Infrastructure Demands Proactive Measures


Electricity Infrastructure with Cityscape

By Collin Miller, Director of Cloud Security -- Given the emergency brought on by rapid spread of COVID-19, many businesses have been shut down or are transitioning to telework to comply with public health measures. However, for the group of organizations that make up our critical infrastructure, shutting down is not an option.  Critical infrastructure…

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