GadellNet Blog

Power Your Mission

January 23, 2019

At last week’s State of the Union, I was eager to announce that after 6 years, we had re-articulated our core purpose.  Our previous mission was “to unleash the potential of schools and businesses”, and we had refined that purpose to state that our goal is to “power missions through technology”. Every quarter, our team takes 90 minutes out of their Wednesday to join our State of the Union meeting. We get as many people as we can to our St. Louis headquarters and every [...]

How Adaptive Security Architecture Can Protect Your Business

November 10, 2018

If there is one thing we know about cyber security, it’s that it's ever-changing. As the good guys come up with new ways to secure our systems, the bad guys figure out ways around that. It’s gone on this way for many years now and we expect to see that continue. Adaptive security architecture is a different take on cyber security, using an intuitive, multi-layered approach.  Cyber security, in the past, has not operated as a similar situation would in nature. If we look at the human [...]

The Picture of Success: Employee-Driven Initiatives

October 29, 2018

At GadellNet, we have three main strategic goals that never change. We want to Grow or Die, Make an Impact, and have 100% Responsibility and 0% Excuses. We strive to meet these goals in our daily work, in our quarterly planning, in our yearly initiatives, and beyond. These three guiding principles touch everything we do at GadellNet.   In a recent company-wide meeting, I shared photos of our team and the many things we’ve done outside of the daily grind over the last few months. When I see [...]

Creating a Culture where Employees Want to Come to Work

October 11, 2018

We’ve all had jobs that we dreaded. You may even remember the sinking feeling you had just before you had to open that door and walk into your day. Some great jobs even have bad days like that.  But when that sinking feeling becomes the rule and not the exception, we're miserable in those jobs and we're looking for an exit strategy. Looking back on that job, was it the work you do or the environment you did it in? For most, it's the environment, the bad managers, and ultimately the weak cultu [...]

Sox Compliance: What Is It and Why You Need It

October 10, 2018

What is SOX Compliance? SOX stands for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act drafted by congressmen Paul Sarbanes and Michael Oxley, and passed by congress in 2002. The idea behind this act was to protect shareholders and the general public from both accounting errors and fraudulent practices in companies through improving the accuracy of corporate disclosure - meaning, your data needs to be safeguarded. Bringing transparency in corporate governance and formalizing a system of checks and balances has prove [...]

15 Year Anniversary

October 8, 2018

Celebrating our 15th anniversary with over 300 of the GadellNet extended family, including employees, clients, and family members, was an absolute pleasure. Each and every person in attendance helped shape GadellNet into the company it is today, one we are all very proud to call home. We celebrated with food trucks, a spirited reptile guy, a magician, bouncy houses, face painter, balloon artists, and a whole lot of laughter. To say it was an evening we'll never forget is to put it mildly. Thank [...]

St. Louis’s GadellNet Named One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses

October 4, 2018

Annual ranking by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City published in Fortune ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI- The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced that St. Louis’s GadellNet Consulting Services has made the 2018 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America, based on revenue growth. ICIC, a 25-year-old national nonprofit founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter, promotes economic prosperity in America's inner cities throug [...]

5 Tools to Save CEOs 10 minutes a Day

September 19, 2018

As a CEO, you’re stretched thin. Your time isn’t more valuable than anyone else in your organization, but we understand that it is often in higher demand. That’s why saving 10 minutes for you is a little more tantalizing than for many others in your organization. That’s almost an hour a week, that’s about 43 hours, more than a week’s time, over the course of a year. Here are five tools that have the ability to save you 10 minutes per day: MindMeister Manage your daily tasks thro [...]

Cyber Threat Hunting: Tricks and Tools You Need

September 5, 2018

A lot of cyber security processes are reactive. Indicators of Compromise, for instance, interpret clues that could indicate an attack in process or that data has already been compromised. This and other types of security monitoring are important for a holistic cyber security plan, but threat hunting is a different approach. What is Threat Hunting? In cyber threat hunting, IT professionals proactively look for weaknesses that could allow a cyber attack into a system or network so they can thwar [...]

Indicators of Compromise (IOCs): Definition and Examples

August 9, 2018

Cyber security is an important part of your business strategy; there’s no doubt about that. With so many terms surrounding the ins and outs of cyber security, it can be hard to keep track and stay well informed. Indicators of Compromise: What is an ICO? Indicators of Compromise is a hyper-specific cyber security term. Indicators are activities that lead IT professionals to believe a cyber security threat or breach could be on the way or in progress, aka compromised. More specifically, IOC [...]