In the News – 2012

How to Protect Yourself While Using Shopping Apps – Dec. 31, 2012
In an article by Katie Gatto, Jerry Irvine explained why shopping on your smartphone can be hazardous to your personal information. Read more here.

How to Prepare Your VoIP System for Disaster – Dec. 17, 2012
In an interview with Cindy Waxer, Jerry Irvine shares best practices for utilizing a VoIP system to maintain business continuity. Read more here.

Top Five IT Budget Busters and How to Avoid Them – Dec. 13, 2012
In an interview with Robin Miller, Jerry Irvine provided guidance for organizations setting their IT budgets. Watch the interview here.

When In China, Don’t Leave Your Laptop Alone – Dec. 4, 2012
In an interview with Bob Violino from InfoWorld, Jerry Irvine explained the challenges of data protection while traveling overseas. Read more here.

Skills in Demand: System Engineers – Dec. 3, 2012
In an SC Magazine article, Jerry Irvine detailed the skills employers are looking for when hiring a system engineer. Read more here.

Prescient CIO featured in MarketWatch – Nov. 29, 2012
In an interview with MarketWatch’s Rex Crum, Jerry Irvine provided tips for protecting data while shopping on your smartphone. Read more here.

Why More SMBs Are Reaching the Virtualization Tipping Point – Nov. 27, 2012
Our CIO Jerry Irvine detailed the value of virtualization for businesses with physical servers. Read more here.

2013 Small Business Trends: Known Unknowns Ahead – Nov. 27, 2012
Jerry Irvine provided insight on IT hiring trends on Monster.com. Read more here.

Cyber Monday 2012 Sales Require Security Awareness – Nov. 26, 2012
In an interview with ABC7′s Leah Hope, CIO Jerry Irvine provided tips on how to keep your data safe while shopping online. Watch the interview here.

Jerry Irvine featured on ABC7 Chicago – Nov. 26, 2012
In an interview with Judy Hsu of ABC7, Jerry Irvine provided insight on how consumers can protect themselves while shopping online. Watch the full interview here.

Prescient CIO Foresees IT Challenges Ahead – Nov. 16, 2012
Jerry Irvine provided insight on the issues facing IT departments in Enterprise Efficiency. Read more here.

Five Steps to Prepare Employees, Business for Natural Disasters – Nov. 9, 2012
Jerry Irvine stressed the importance of developing a business continuity plan to properly prepare for business interruption in BenefitsPro. Read more here.

How to Become a Security Analyst – Nov. 5, 2012
In an article by Ian Palmer of Infosec Institute, CIO Jerry Irvine provided guidance on what IT companies look for when hiring a security analyst. Read more here.

Hurricane Sandy Tests Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery – Oct. 31, 2012
In an interview with SC Magazine, Prescient Solutions’ Jerry Irvine explained that business continuity plans are important differentiators in determining how quickly organizations recover from a disaster. Read more here.

The State Of ETL: Extract, Transform And Load Technology – Oct. 8, 2012
In a Data Informed article by Alan Earls, Jerry Irvine detailed how businesses of all sizes are using ETL technology. As Irvine explained, it’s not just for data warehousing. Read more here.

Jerry Irvine featured on First Business – Sept. 18, 2012
In an interview with Bill Moller, Irvine provided insight on the emerging threat that hackers pose to smartphones. Watch the full interview here.

Mobile CRM’s Tricky Back End – Sept. 11, 2012
In a CRM Buyer article, Jerry Irvine provided best practices for organizations integrating mobile CRM into their business. Read more here.

Patient Hackers Pose Growing Threat To Insurance Companies Large And Small – Sept. 4, 2012
In an article by Anthony O’Donnell, Jerry Irvine provided insight on advanced persistent threats. Read more here.

Jerry Irvine featured in Global Finance – Sept. 1, 2012
In an article by Paula Green, our CIO provided insight on the state of cyber risk. Read more here.

Prescient Solutions featured on Interest.com – Aug. 22, 2012
In an article by Rich Mintzer, Jerry Irvine provided insight on email scams and how to protect your identity online. Here.

The Growing Pains of BYOD – Aug. 20, 2012
In an article authored by our CIO, Jerry Irvine discussed the security challenges of implementing a BYOD policy. Read the full article here.

Finding New Infrastructure Solutions – Aug. 20, 2012
In an article in Homeland Security Today, Jerry Irvine provided insight on the latest trends in viruses and cybersecurity. Read the full article here.

Jerry Irvine featured on HP Input/Output – Aug. 8, 2012
In an article by Lisa Vaas, Irvine discussed the job market for cybersecurity professionals and what companies look for when hiring for InfoSec positions. Read more here.

Prescient Solutions featured on Tech Talk – Aug. 5, 2012
In an interview with Craig Peterson of Tech Talk radio, Jerry Irvine discussed the cybersecurity risks associated with the 2012 Summer Olympics and how hacking has changed over time. Listen to the full interview here.

IT Skills in Demand – Aug. 1, 2012
In ongoing SC Magazine column, Jerry Irvine provided insight on the high demand for business continuity and disaster recovery specialists. Read more here.

Jerry Irvine interviewed on NBC Chicago – July 9, 2012
In an interview with NBC Chicago, Irvine discussed the potential implications of the DNS Malware virus and provides best practices for avoiding a virus. Watch here.

Prescient Solutions featured in SC Magazine – July 2, 2012
In an article by Alan Earls, Jerry Irvine provided tips on how companies can improve their data protection and information security. Here.

Prescient Solutions featured on CNBC – May 29, 2012
In an article by CNBC reporter Mark Koba, Jerry Irvine shared his thoughts on the current state of the tech worker shortage. Article here.

Jerry Irvine featured on About.com – May 18, 2012
In an article written by our CIO, Irvine provided an overview of CISPA and covered all sides of the debate. Read more here.

Prescient Solutions featured on ABC – May 17, 2012
In an interview on WLS-TV, Jerry Irvine detailed that hacking groups view the NATO Summit in Chicago as a platform to gain publicity and notoriety. Watch here.

Irvine provides Insight on CISPA – May 17, 2012
In an interview with The Tech Guy, Jerry Irvine explained why he’s in favor of CISPA and feels it’s the best option available. Learn more about CISPA and read the full interview here.

Prescient CIO Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business – May 3, 2012
In an article by Crain’s Chicago reporter Danny Ecker, Irvine explained that everyone is at risk for attack during the NATO Summit. Article here.

Jerry Irvine featured in SC Magazine – May 1, 2012
CIO Jerry Irvine discussed IT skills currently in demand by organizations. Read his article here.

Prescient Solutions on WGN Radio – March 31, 2012
In an interview with WGN Radio’s Bill Moller, Jerry Irvine discussed cyber security and the hacking group Anonymous. Link not available.

Prescient CIO in SC Magazine – March 3, 2012
In an SC Magazine article by Jim Romero, Irvine gave his thoughts on the growing trend of hacktivism here.

Irvine Provides Insight to TechNewsWorld – Feb. 28, 2012
In an article titled “Are Security Vendors Living in Glass Houses?” Prescient CIO Jerry Irvine emphasized the importance of disclosing data breaches to avoid placing customers at risk. Read the TechNewsWorld article here.

Debate over Cyberspace Legislation – Feb. 15, 2012
In an AOL Government article discussing proposed cybersecurity legislation, Jerry Irvine advocated for more transparency among all organizations and cautioned that the bill might place an inordinate burden on the private sector. Learn more about the legislation and read Irvine’s comments here.

 Prescient CIO Quoted in New York Times – Feb. 14, 2012
One year after hacking collective Anonymous penetrated the website of Combined Systems, reporter Nicole Perlroth sought guidance on how organizations can decrease the likelihood of an attack. Jerry Irvine advocated for companies allocating more financial resources to protecting their IT. View the full article here.

Irvine Featured Guest on FOX Chicago News – Feb. 13, 2012
Appearing on “Good Day Chicago” with Corey McPherrin and Anna Davlantes, Irvine provided tips to help online consumers protect themselves. Refraining from using email addresses as user ids and not allowing websites to save credit card information were among the points that Irvine outlined. Watch the segment here.

New York Times Article Features Irvine – Feb. 10, 2012
In an article by New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth, Irvine analyzed an attack on the C.I.A. website by Anonymous and the potential of future occurrences. Read the full article here.

Hacks on VeriSign System Brings Concerns for Security Industry– Feb. 3, 2012
Two years following the incident, VeriSign, an infrastructure company, acknowledged that their system has been compromised by an attack in 2010. Irvine was quoted in the E-Commerce Times regarding the lack of confidence that users have in the security of their data online. View the article by reporter Erika Morphy here.

Irvine Discusses Cloud Technology in PC Today – Feb. 1, 2012
In an article titled “Cloud Critics”, Irvine offered his expertise for businesses contemplating the use of cloud technology and cautioned against putting their entire application system on cloud. Read the article and Irvine’s guidance here.

Interview on WGN Radio – Jan. 28, 2012
In honor of Data Privacy Day, an international celebration aimed at raising awareness about piracy and best practices, Irvine was interviewed on WGN Radio by reporter Bill Moller. Listen to the interview here.

Data Privacy Day Interview on WTMJ-AM – Jan. 28, 2012
Appearing on WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee with host Michelle Fiore, Irvine conversed about Data Privacy Day. No hyperlink of the interview is currently available.

Data Privacy Day Interview on First Business – Jan. 27, 2012
In advance of Data Privacy Day, Irvine was featured in an interview with Bill Moller. Watch the full episode here.

New York Times Features Irvine’s Recommendations for Online Consumers – Jan. 17, 2012
After a security breach at Zappos compromised their massive customer database, Irvine provided advice to the New York Times on how consumers can better protect themselves. View the full article here.

 

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