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.

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Executive Order Emphasizes 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 Presenting at NYS Cyber Security Conference June 2017

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 ...

Colleen Molter Honored by NYC Chambers 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 Services Leader for State Government 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 ...

SmartCEO Honors QED National President as a New York “Brava” (2016) Award Winner

SmartCEO’s “Brava” (2016) award honors exemplary female business owners across the United States for tremendous business growth, local philanthropy, and mentorship of other up-and-coming leaders.

As a recipient of the 2016 SmartCEO “Brava” award, Colleen looks forward to the continued success and growth of her team at QED National, as well as to further developing awareness and equality for all Small Businesses, including Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprises.

For SmartCEO’s Press Release on the Award’s event, please visit: 

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Posted on May 10, 2016 at 10:07 am in QED National News

Acquisition International Names Colleen Molter “Technology Entrepreneur of the Year – New York & Best Women Business Owner Activist – USA”

By popular vote, Acquisition International has presented QED National President, Colleen Molter, with their “Technology Entrepreneur of the Year – New York & Best Women Business Owner Activist – USA” award for 2016.

As a proud recipient of this award, Molter credits her QED National team for supporting what she has been able to accomplish in both Information Technology, and as an activist for Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise and Small Business growth.

President Colleen Molter named to NYC Mayor’s Advisory Council on M/WBEs

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Counsel to the Mayor & M/WBE Director Maya Wiley recently announced the formation of a formal Advisory Council to guide policy-making and strategy on the City’s efforts to increase business for Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). Of those named to this Council is QED National’s Founder & President, Colleen Molter.

For the full and official release please visit:

Seventh Year Straight – QED National Listed on Inc. 500|5000 for 2015

For the seventh consecutive year, QED National has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the country’s 5000 fastest growing private companies. Over the last three years, QED has achieved a three-year sales growth rate of 93%.

For more information, including comments from President Colleen Molter, please see the full article at the following link:

QED National Leads Discussion on Cyber Security/SCADA Systems at NY Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference

On October 14, 2015, Anthony Concolino (Managing Director) and Russ Kiernan (Director of Management Consulting & Information Security) of QED National, together with Ken Garmson (Director of IT & Communications) of Arup, discussed the importance of continuous application of the NIST Framework Core to ensure effective application of controls for the replacement of the “Air Gap” in SCADA Systems needed as a result of the convergence of Operations and IT networks in critical infrastructure.

See speaker bios’ and information about this event ...