Category Archives: QED National News

QED National Gains Valuable Insight from Check Point’s ‘CPX 360’ Summit in Miami

Last month, cyber security leader Check Point Software Technologies hosted one of its premier conferences in Miami, Fl. As an official Check Point reseller, QED National was pleased to attend the super-yacht affair. CPX 360 (Miami) illuminated threat prevention strategies and best practices, offering pivotal insight into artificial intelligence capabilities, Internet-of-Things vulnerabilities, and Cyber Security Generation V. Brought to dozens of cities across the world each year, CPX 360 connects cyber/information security experts to demystify industry trends and ...

QED National President Colleen Molter Teaches Small Business Owners How to Do Business with Government Agencies

You just started a small business and want to know how to differentiate yourself. Or maybe you’ve been in business for a while and want to expand. The learning curve for all business owners, especially small business owners, is a never-ending exercise of determination, focus and execution. After 26 years as the President of QED National, Colleen Molter knows this all too well.

It’s one reason why she decided to accept the City of New York’s invitation to assist the NYC ...

Effectively Supporting Clients and Candidates in an Increasingly Competitive Job Market

Across the country we are currently experiencing an extremely competitive job market for technical expertise, which can make hiring appropriately skilled resources a challenge. In the recruiting industry, the trend known as “ghosting” describes the occurrence of candidates or recruiters leaving the other at the altar, breaking their various commitments to one another without any communication. Examples include recruiting firms failing to follow up with candidates on job submissions or client feedback, and candidates dismissing confirmed client interviews or project ...

QED National’s Colleen Molter participates in NYC DoITT Event to Bridge Communications between M/WBEs and NYC Government Entities

Colleen Molter and Uche Ojeh Represent the M/WBE GovTek Coalition at NYC DoITT M/WBE Event

In the burgeoning landscape of the trillion dollar tech industry, saturated with ambitious venture capital start-ups and aggressive multinational corporations, where is the real-estate for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)? The terrain may appear rocky and isolating, but like Founder of QED National Colleen Molter has proven over the last 25 years as the IT consulting firm’s trailblazing President, it’s not ...


NEW YORK, January 24, 2018 —Colleen Molter, President of QED National, to be honored as a recipient of City and State’s “50 over 50” award.

The “50 over 50” award recognizes the most distinguished public servants in New York City who have committed decades of their life to making New York City a better place. The award ceremony will be held in Ainsworth Park on Monday, January 29, 2018. Honorees include New York’s most prominent leaders in government, business and media ...

US-CERT Releases Advanced Persistent Threat Activity Targeting Energy and Other 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.

QED National is a ...

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.

QED National is a trusted IT advisor ...

QED National Joins Women in Transportation as Corporate Partner

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 ...

Russ 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...