Briefing Room

The Five Star General Overview of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

In observance of National Military Appreciation month as well as Memorial Day, Winvale is highlighting Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and topics relevant to them. We will be starting with five key things that veteran small business owners Star #1 should know: The United States Code defines a veteran as someone who has served in the active military, naval or …Read More

Profile PhotoMeghan GallagherMay 11, 2017

Phishing Scam Targets Human Resources Professionals

The IRS recently issued an alert, warning Human Resources or Payroll professionals to be on the lookout for an email scheme designed to steal employee data from W-2 forms. The scam has already claimed some high profile victims, such as Snapchat, and is especially threatening as employees are in the midst of tax season. What is Email Phishing? …Read More

Profile PhotoID Agent TeamMay 8, 2017

Can Your Employees’ Personal Identity Theft Affect Your Organization?

Identity theft continues to grow at an alarming rate. Statistics show that 3% of the U.S. population experienced credit card fraud at least once in 2014. Not to mention that, “an estimated 17.6 million persons were victims of one or more incidents of identity theft,” in the same year, as reported by the U.S. Department of Justice. …Read More

Profile PhotoID Agent TeamMay 4, 2017

GSA Adds 10 New SINs to Schedule 738 X

The contracting vehicle’s changes are in support of the government-wide Category Management goals to reduce contract redundancy, increase cost savings and to streamline the acquisition process. The updated 738 X Schedule complements the new, and more complex, Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) vehicle, by offering an A-La-Carte menu of specific services. The update also has provisions for …Read More

Profile PhotoKevin LancasterMay 3, 2017

We surveyed capture managers, and three questions were top of mind

Winning government contracts is twofold – finding opportunities is just as important as surfacing the right opportunity.  Federal business development and sales teams regularly use Bloomberg Government to source opportunities and build their pipelines, but we’ve recently seen a surge in interest from their counterparts on capture teams. Capture managers are responsible for identifying opportunities and coming …Read More

Profile PhotoBloomberg GovernmentMay 3, 2017

7 Benefits to Providing Identity Theft Protection to Your Employees

Among all of the security features a company needs in order to truly protect itself, it’s easy to forget about the most important aspect of an organization that needs to stay out of harm’s way – its people. Employees are becoming increasingly more vulnerable to cyber threats, just as your company is as a whole. …Read More

Profile PhotoID Agent TeamMay 1, 2017

The Anatomy of an Email Data Breach

Verizon’s recent announcement of a data breach in their Enterprise Solutions unit is just the most recent of a staggeringly high number of organizational data breaches in the U.S. What’s particularly alarming about this breach is that the Verizon unit breached is “a B2B unit of the telecommunications giant that gets called in to help Fortune 500s respond …Read More

Profile PhotoID Agent TeamApril 27, 2017

4 Steps You Can Take to Safeguard Protected Health Information

The digitization of medical care has become a double-edged sword. Healthcare providers like Kaiser Permanente have used medical records to improve the health of their members. In 2015, the National Committee for Quality Assurance found that Kaiser Permanente ranked first in 21 different healthcare quality measures, more than any other health plan in the country. Kaiser’s quality …Read More

Profile PhotoID Agent TeamApril 24, 2017

How to Identify and Prevent Insider Data Breaches

A little known fact about corporate identity theft is that a large percentage of data breaches originate inside the organization’s walls. A recent report by Intel estimates that 43% of data breaches are the result of insider threats. Half of the insider breaches came from employee negligence and half came from malicious actions. The first step to …Read More

Profile PhotoID Agent TeamApril 20, 2017

How to Protect Your Business From Tax Scams

Do you think the IRS is protecting your personal information from cyber thieves? Apparently the Government Accountability Office (GAO) doesn’t think so. In a March 2016 report titled, “IRS Needs to Further Improve Controls Over Financial Taxpayer Data”, the GAO found that 28 vulnerabilities that the IRS claimed to have resolved have still not been …Read More

Profile PhotoID Agent TeamApril 17, 2017

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