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Marjorie Valin

Marjorie Valin, our VP of Marketing, brings 25 years of marketing and communications expertise to Summit and our clients, across multiple industry sectors including cyber security, associations and nonprofits, higher education, healthcare, financial and legal services. She helps define, direct and implement marketing strategy, content development, social media and communications based on business and branding objectives. From Fortune 500 companies to startups, Marjorie provides our clients with a depth of consulting expertise that extends well beyond IT and security.

Recent Posts

How Long Does it Take to Crack Your Password?

Less and Less Time

 For a Baltimore area religious order, it took no time at all to crack their passwords, because members had stored them in the nifty Password section of this paper planner. When one member left it behind at church, it somehow got into the hands of, let’s call him a “less than devout” person, and it wasn’t long before that religious institution was hacked.

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Dogfooding: Why We Use Our IT Products First

Ever heard of “eating your own dog food” or "dogfooding” for short? The expression means using your own products to test them in a real-world environment before you introduce them to customers.

It’s thought the term originated with a 1970s TV commercial in which actor Lorne Green endorsed Alpo dog food by pointing out his own dogs eat it. Since then, companies large and small have adopted this...

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It's National Data Privacy Day. Wishful Thinking?

Today, January 28, is National Data Privacy Day, the annual date devoted to raising awareness about the use (or misuse) of our personal data and the importance of keeping it private. Many would argue that ship has sailed.

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‘Appy App Day!

National App Day? Yep, it’s a thing.

Each year, December 11 is set aside to celebrate all those time-saving, time-wasting tools that make life easier, more entertaining and occasionally annoying.

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Finding the Right IT Security Company for your Business

Unless your organization is the last business on U.S. soil that does not require computers, applications, or the Internet, IT security has become your new cost of doing business. Reliance on technology has made IT security essential in keeping your organization free from disruption. 

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2018 Amazon Prime Day: The Scams are About to Begin

All Day Shopping Means Your Office IT Network is at Risk

“Your order cannot be shipped…”

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Summit Rebrands and Expands Security Awareness Service

The Summit Security Awareness Service is becoming the Phishgoggles Security Awareness Service, a name that reflects the most common form of social engineering and the greatest cybersecurity risk to organizations.

With this rebrand, Summit also is enhancing the service with a new exclusive client portal that provides Phishgoggles Security Awareness customers with premier, curated content , from...

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Facebook, Third-Party Access and Implications for Business

Virtually all businesses have vendors who have vendors who have vendors.

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Black Friday Shoppers Beware

By Marjorie Valin| November 22, 2017 |

Tags: Holiday

Bogus retail sites, extreme discounts, busy hackers 

The National Retail Federation expects 115 million physical shoppers to be out on Black Friday, and cyber crooks want a part of the action. Last year, researchers discovered nearly 20,000 URLs using the words "Black Friday" and promising huge discounts with links to malicious web pages. Along with the fake URLs, there were nearly 770,000...

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Phishing scams are serious—except when they’re funny

Turn the tables on scammers  

Phishing scams are nothing to laugh about – unless you’re watching British comedian James Veitch and his hysterically funny gigs on scam emails and the nature of the Internet.  He’s made a career out of scamming the scammers, from Nigerian princes to investment opportunities. One of our favorite performances is below.

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