US-CERT Informs on Targeted Critical Infrastructure Sectors

The entire report, published on October 20, can be found at

DHS provides an overview:

This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This alert provides information on advanced persistent threat (APT) actions targeting government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. Working with U.S. and international partners, DHS and FBI identified victims in these sectors. This report ...

QED National Sponsors 2017 NYC Digital Forum

QED National is proud to be a corporate sponsor of this year’s NYC Technology Forum. The Forum takes place at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, and runs from November 1st through November 2nd. Timely key topics of discussion include Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Smart Communities and IoT, Cloud Computing, IT Procurement, and more. Look for QED National at Booth T77. We hope to see you there.

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QED National Attends NYS MWBE Forum

This year’s forum, entitled Transformation 2017, is the largest statewide business event for minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE). The event provides attendees with the opportunity to explore new markets and create new relationships that lead to business growth.

In 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo created unprecedented opportunities for the MWBE community. New York State’s small businesses are winning larger contracts, creating more jobs, entering new markets and fueling the New York State economy.

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QED National Joins Women in Transportation Organization

QED National has joined the Greater New York Chapter of Women in Transportation as a corporate partner. Founded in 1977, WTS’s mission is to develop relationships that foster professional development, education, mentoring, networking and diversity in order to prepare all its members for leadership success in the 21st century.

QED National is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and a trusted IT advisor to both public and private sector customers. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Albany, NY, QED ...

Albany Lunch and Learn – October 12

QED National looks forward to attending a Lunch and Learn at Angelo’s 677 Prime in Albany on October 12th. The event is hosted by Information Builders, who will provide a brief presentation about their award-winning BI and Data Quality solutions over a scrumptious complimentary lunch.

Attendees will learn how to:

Deliver reports, dashboards, and real-time analytics to a wider group of users Leverage smart algorithms to automatically create useful content and natural language charts See data more clearly, using advanced visualizations Ensure the quality ...

Russell Kiernan Discusses End of Life Risk at NYS Forum

QED National is pleased to announce that Russell Kiernan, Director of IT Management Consulting and Information Security Services, will lead a roundtable discussion at the Albany Forum Information Security Workgroup meeting on September 14, 2017.

The topic, Managing End of Life Risk, addresses why vulnerabilities in unsupported hardware and software are among the highest cybersecurity risks, and how a properly managed program can help create a strong defense. Learn more about the Albany Forum and register for the event ...

QED National Achieves 9th Consecutive Inc. 5000

New York, NY – August 16, 2017

QED National has earned a place on the Inc. 5000 for 9 consecutive years, 2009 to 2017. Fewer than one-tenth of all Inc. 5000 companies achieve this prestigious milestone, known as the Honor Roll.

Inc. 5000 recognizes the top 5,000 fastest growing private firms in America and the entrepreneurs that drive them. According to Eric Schurenberg, Editor in Chief of Inc. Magazine, “No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great–usually from scratch.”

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Russ Kiernan Presents at NYS Cyber Security Conference

The 20th Annual NYS Cyber Security Conference took place this week in Albany, NY. Among the presenters was QED National’s own Russell Kiernan, who spoke on the subject of Managing End-of-Life Risk. Russell’s decades of experience in the data security industry has provided the deep level of expertise that our clients have come to rely on.

From Cyber Security Risk Assessment to Data Analytics and Enterprise Architecture, QED National can help you achieve your IT Management goals. Give us a call at ...

President’s Executive Order Demands Stronger Cyber Security

The President of the United States signed an Executive Order this month, reaffirming cyber security within the government as a top priority.

Some excerpts:

Cybersecurity risk management comprises the full range of activities undertaken to protect IT and data from unauthorized access and other cyber threats, to maintain awareness of cyber threats, to detect anomalies and incidents adversely affecting IT and data, and to mitigate the impact of, respond to, and recover from incidents.  Information sharing facilitates and supports all of these ...

Cyberattacks – Minimizing Risk As Much As Possible

Cybercrime is scary. Its consequences disrupt organizations and can endanger the lives of people who depend on them for services.

Like crime in the physical world, we do our best to minimize our risk. And just like in the physical world, good planning can be the difference between catastrophe and complete recovery.

Recently, the world has learned once again, that defense in depth is absolutely necessary. The best security planning includes basic, key components, whose value cannot be overestimated. These include:

Awareness of ...

Russell Kiernan Presents at NYS Cyber Security Conference

Russell Kiernan, QED National’s Director of IT Management Consulting and Information Security Services, is presenting “Managing End-of-Life Risk” as part of the line-up of subject experts speaking at the 20th Annual New York State Cyber / Information Security Conference on June 7-8, 2017.

The conference is hosted by the New York State Office of Information Technology Services, in partnership with the University at Albany’s School of Business, and The New York State Forum, Inc. The goal of the conference is to increase ...

President Colleen Molter Honored by NYC Chamber of Commerce

Colleen Molter, Founder and President of QED National, has received the 2017 Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Award from the 5 Boroughs Chamber Alliance of New York City. The annual award recognizes excellence in small business leadership by minority- and women-owned businesses in the City of New York. Each of the five Chambers of Commerce selects two outstanding business leaders from their community to receive this honor.

QED National is a privately held IT Consulting company, headquartered in Manhattan, with ...

QED National Co-Sponsors SAM.AI Event on April 6

QED National is co-sponsoring “Marketing Financial Services – Unshackled”, a networking breakfast event to showcase SAM.AI, a digital sales and marketing tool that helps companies to maximize their digital marketing strategy and social media engagement. “Our goal is to leverage the power of this sales and marketing tool to increase client engagement and take our marketing to the next level,” said QED National’s President, Colleen Molter.  Seats for this free event are still available. Register online at

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QED National Applauds Funding Initiative

Colleen Molter, President of QED National, expressed her support of a new initiative announced yesterday by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office. Regarding the launch of the new Contract Financing Loan Fund, which will allow minority and women-owned businesses to apply for low-interest loans of up to $500K, Ms. Molter said, “Access to affordable capital for women- and minority-owned firms has historically been a problem in our city and across our nation. The new loan program released today ...

Deloitte Risk Advisory Leader Presents at QED National Event

Srini Subramanian, Risk Advisory Services Leader, State Government of Deloitte Consulting spoke at a recent QED National event, specifically about Cyber Security and Risk Advisory. Srini shared his insights on current Cyber Risk trends, where our community should be focused from a security standpoint, and how each one of us is susceptible to cyber-attacks on a daily basis. His audience, composed mostly of QED National staff and consultants, have strong backgrounds in Cyber Security/Risk, which led to a ...