Data Privacy Day 2016: Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust

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Data Privacy Day, held on January 28, creates awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Above all, this day raises awareness of data protection best practices. Data Privacy Day promotes the development of tools that allow individuals to control their personally identifiable information. This day is an extension of the European Data Protection Day. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding treaty on privacy and data protection.

The National Cyber Security ...

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Trofholz Launches New Website

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We are pleased to share the launch of our newly designed website! Trofholz hopes the website refresh will better allow you to interact with our site and learn about our company and services. The new logo and website design coincide with our areas of increased company focus: Physical Security, Information Security and related IT Services & Products. The purpose of this update is to pronounce our more strategic business focus, amplify our concentration of expertise, and most importantly, to provide ...

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Trofholz Supports the Mission of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Eleven days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge became the first Director of the Office of Homeland Security. The office coordinated a comprehensive national strategy to safeguard against terrorism and respond to any future attacks. With the  Homeland Security Act in November 2002, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally came into being. On March 1, 2003 it became a stand-alone, cabinet-level department, coordinating and unifying national homeland security efforts. DHS integrated 22 different federal ...

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Guard Against Phishing Scams

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Just as fishermen use false bait to catch their prey, criminals “fish” for information using similar tactics. Be sure you guard against Phishing! Don’t fall victim to the allure of fake chum. For once you bite, there is no “catch and release” under these circumstances.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is one of the most common cyber-crimes, claiming 80,000 victims every day. Even with solid network and information security, it can be easy for individuals to fall victim to phishing scams. The best ...

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Maximize Small Business Partnerships through IDIQ Contracts

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Maximize small business partnerships to expand the market for your products and services.

Winning and promoting Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicles are critical for success in the Federal Market. The Government awards IDIQ contracts to several companies who then compete for task orders issued against them. These contracts benefit the Government and the Companies who win them. Using these contracts, the Government reduces costs because it has standard, approved pricing and it takes less work to complete the purchase. In ...

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Trofholz Aids in the Efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Many know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “the Corps” for their long history of extensive engineering and construction projects dating back to 1775 when George Washington used engineers throughout the American Revolution to support the war effort.  Today, the Corps owns and operates more than 600 dams, maintains 12,000 miles of commercial inland navigation channels, 926 harbors, operates 24 percent of the U.S. hydropower capacity, and provides technical and construction support to more than 100 countries.

With all of this ...

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The Challenge of Securing Medical Facilities: Why an integrated security solution customized for the facility is the key

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Medical center security provides a unique challenge; facilities must balance safety requirements with patient comfort. In addition to keeping patients and staff safe, there is also the need to secure the expensive medical equipment and guarantee security of pharmaceuticals. At the risk of becoming ominous, many hospitals have shied away from aggressive security measures and have been hesitant to adopt new systems.

The key is to create an integrated security network that is unobtrusive to patients and visitors. Creating a resilient ...

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Data Privacy Day: Raising Awareness of Cybersecurity

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Today is Data Privacy Day, an international effort centered on respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. Under the auspices of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit dedicated to cybersecurity education and awareness. Data Privacy day has helped garner awareness of online security throughout the world. Below are some tips provided by the NCSA to help you stay safe online:

  • Get savvy about public Wi-Fi hotspots: Public Wi-Fi is not secure and leaves you vulnerable to criminals. Limit the type ...
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School Safety and Security: Is My Child Safe at School and What Can I Do to Help?

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With school now in session for most K-12th grades and colleges, parents must entrust the safety of their children into the hands of their teachers and school administrators. Once they have left home for college, walked out the door to make their own way to school, or are dropped off at their classroom door, a parent can be left feeling helpless.

I am a parent of four kids – with one that just started his first year in college, one starting ...

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Trofholz President Serving as Veteran Mentor

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Trofholz President, Yvonne Pire is eager to participate as a Veteran Mentor in the new Service to Suits program at Sierra College. The 2014 Leadership Rocklin Class, under the auspices of the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce, is coordinating a volunteer mentorship opportunity to assist some of our local Sierra College Veterans. The program was established in appreciation for those who served our country in the Armed Forces and in recognition of the challenges of transitioning to civilian life. The goal of ...

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