RJS User Group Conference is Back!


Quick plug for the 2013 RJS User Group Conference put on by our parent company, RJS Software Systems.

Following the success of last year’s event, the RJS User Group is back, bigger and better. There’s more sessions, great food and company, and a group outing on beautiful Lake Minnetonka for dinner and lake views.

Josh More, Senior Security Consultant, will be leading two sessions this year: Evolutionary Security and Security Threat Cast.

Check out all the event details, which is free for RJS Software Systems customers, and get yourself (or someone at your company) registered. Don’t miss the boat!


Employee Spotlight: Bill Whalen


If you ever visit the blog of our parent company, RJS Software Systems, you may have noticed a new feature entitled “Employee Spotlights.” Well, we’re going to borrow that idea and give you a glimpse of the RJS Smart Security team.

To kick things off, let’s learn a few interesting tidbits about Bill Whalen.

Name: Bill Whalen BIll whalen

Title: Senior Sales Executive

Fun Facts: 

  • Relives his childhood one weekend a month and volunteers at a friend’s 80s-themed arcade.
  • You may recognize him from his performances as “munchkin” and “monkey” in productions of The Wizard of Oz as a child.
  • Bill taught himself how to play guitar, and he’s a self-made amateur photographer.
  • He’s been known to fall asleep mid-conversation…
  • But, we’ll cut him some slack: Bill and his wife have four young kids aged 9, 7, 5 and 3.


RJS Announces New Security Technology Alliance

RJS recently announced an alliance with Global Velocity, a leading provider of network cyber security solutions, to fully integrate data loss prevention (DLP) technology into WebDocs. This integration, using Global Velocity’s “rapidDLP” solution, gives WebDocs a real competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace, and a level of DLP protection that is second to none.

GV LogoWebDocs already provides fairly robust security features, but even the most secure application can be breached by user error, accident or someone maliciously trying to steal or expose documents with sensitive data. The rapidDLP integration will allow WebDocs administrators to create a “virtual vault” with easy-to-configure policies and settings that will detect and stop content from being moved to unauthorized areas within and outside the enterprise.

“This added layer of security is a key feature that customers have been looking for,” said RJS General Manager Mike Bergstrom. “Giving users the ability to stop malicious or accidental data leakage not only protects their most valuable digital assets, it also assists them in maintaining their compliance, audit and security obligations.”

The solution has been designed to work seamlessly with either the Windows or iSeries versions of WebDocs and can be incorporated into current or future implementations.

To read the full press release, click here.


Celebrate National Steakhouse Month with RJS!

steakhouseDid you know that June is National Steakhouse Month?

If you’re not celebrating with steak and eggs this morning for breakfast, why don’t you join RJS Smart Security for a Lunch and Learn at McCormick and Schmick’s in Edina tomorrow?

Not only will you get your fill of a delicious steak (or fish!), but you’ll learn about the RJS “Lean Security” approach to security projects.

Lean Security is a process we developed in response to the frustration felt by those who don’t have the time to research the newest security solution for their business and are tired of the standard big-budget, big-timeline approaches championed by other security firms and consulting organizations.

Josh More, RJS Senior Security Consultant, will present the topic, Lean Security: Practical Uses in the Real World.

You’ll enjoy a satisfying meal (while celebrating this important June holiday), and discover a cost-conscious, less-is-more security strategy that works.




Lean Security 101: The Comic Book!

Whether embracing the 80×5 rule or learning how to effectively solicit outside advice, there’s a way to make your security strategy work smarter, not harder. Perfect security is a pipedream. So use what you have and learn from what works.

Follow the principles and strategy detailed in our very own “Lean Security 101″ comic book and you can build your own lean security model within your organization!

Follow this link to download Lean Security 101: The Comic Book.

And don’t forget … you can get a lean security review for free, just by requesting one here.