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Heartbleed News and Your Security Online

Given the major media coverage around Heartbleed over the past week, you have likely heard about this security flaw multiple times and from many sources. Such extraordinary attention is for good reason; security experts are saying this is the most serious security issue the Internet has faced to date.

With that critical message in mind, we want to assure our partners and customers that EZShield and the data we store have not been impacted in any way by the Heartbleed security flaw.

As part of our ongoing security and compliance activities, all EZShield servers are continuously monitored and tested for vulnerabilities by an extensive arsenal of tools and services. All known and recommended security patches are applied as soon as they are available.

EZShield strongly encourages all partners to review their systems and SSL certificates to ensure they are not susceptible to this vulnerability.

More information concerning the Heartbleed bug can be found at and

We will continue to update you regarding the issues surrounding Heartbleed. As always, our number one priority is keeping your data secure.

About Darrell Laffoon

Darrell Laffoon, VP of Technology Darrell Laffoon has been with EZShield since its inception and is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of all Information Technology initiatives. He leads the design, development and operation of our core technology platform and infrastructure, public facing applications and services, back-office solutions and enterprise wide information security. Prior to EZShield, Darrell held senior management positions at Custom Direct (CDI) and was instrumental in establishing an independent technology and systems platform for EZShield. With more than 27 years of IT experience in key leadership roles, Darrell possesses a deep knowledge of application and web development, enterprise architecture, security, network infrastructure, R&D and IT governance processes. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Maryland.

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