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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

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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Happy October and Welcome to Security Awareness Saturation Month!

The official name is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), but perhaps a rebrand is in order. Each October, the annual onslaught of security awareness news, tips, and warnings comes out from almost everyone. Until this information starts to take hold, we will continue to hammer away at the simple steps businesses and individuals can take to avoid joining the 2017 Walk of Shame. 

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Summit's Favorite 4th of July Apps!

By Marjorie Valin| June 29, 2017 |

Tags: Mobile

Wherever You're Going or Whatever You're Doing this Holiday, There's an App For That!

We are ushering in the 4th of July this year with the first installment of "Summit's Favorite Apps"! We polled the team here for their recommendations and the result was a motley collection of fun, useful, helpful and quirky apps to share with friends and distract your kids. As they say on TV, this report...

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