NFocus Response to Meltdown and Spectre Processor Security Flaw

Recently, security researchers announced several critical vulnerabilities in modern processors.  These vulnerabilities are referred to as “Meltdown” and “Spectre.”

The hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on a computer and can affect personal computers, mobile devices and cloud services.

Due to the nature of the attack vector, we do not suspect NFocus customer or stored list data to be at risk from these potential attacks.  Along with our existing security policies and procedures, NFocus has begun applying vendor provided patches to mitigate any potential future risk.

A complete overview of our response to these issues are available in our Meltdown And Spectre Advisory.

 

 

NFocus Welcomes Executive-Level Director of Business Development

NFocus is proud to announce and welcome Tim Giese as the company’s Director of Business Development.  Tim will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving new revenue growth and overall sales strategy development.

With more than 16 years of experience Tim brings a background in business/financial systems, organizational management and staff development.  Through his leadership, communication and team building skills; Tim has successfully developed two non-profit organizations including Forgotten No More.  Based in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia Forgotten No More has thrived and grown under Tim’s guidance.  Forgotten No More provides much needed services to individuals with developmental disabilities in northern Ethiopia.

“We are extremely excited to have Tim join the NFocus staff,” said Douglas Cronin, President of NFocus.  “Tim’s unique background in business and financial analytics plus his proven success in staff development makes Tim a great fit for NFocus’ long term growth strategy.”

Tim holds a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Franklin University and graduated cum lade from Mt Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA).  Tim is a member of the Business Administration National Honor Society and is board president of Forgotten No More, Inc.  Tim and his wife Cheryl currently live in Columbus with their three children.

NFocus is a company rooted in strong data, supported by knowledgeable people and strengthened by innovative solutions to accelerate customer success.  Founded in 1989, NFocus has grown to process billions of postal addresses annually and work with publishers, printers and direct marketers across the country helping them understand and target their prospects.

 

USPS Facts & Figures

Some interesting facts about the United States Postal Service

 

  • In 2016 the USPS delivered 153.9 billion pieces of mail, or about 47% of the world’s mail volume
  • There are 156.1 million delivery points with 1.1 million new delivery points added last year
  • The USPS processed 37 million address changes in 2016
  • If the postal service was in the private sector it would rank 39th in the 2016 Fortune 500
  • The Hinsdale, NH post office has been operating in the same building since 1816, the oldest post office location to do so
  • The longest rural delivery route is in Magnum, Ok which requires the carrier to travel 182.75 miles a day
  • The postal service ordered more than 700 million rubber bands in 2016

 

 

Source: USPS Postal Facts 2017

National Postal Forum

The National Postal Forum kicked into high gear on Monday and the NFocus team was there to discuss data with the thousands in attendance.

 

The NPF is an annual conference that brings together representatives from the mailing and shipping industries as well as the United States Postal Service.  The four-day event includes educational seminars, a trade show and networking events.  The 2017 NPF is being held in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center.

NFocus is the only data agency that attends the conference each year.  The event helps NFocus stay on top of new USPS initiatives and programs that will benefit our clients and partners.

The forum runs through Wednesday and the NFocus team can be found at booth #521.

Join NFocus at the National Postal Forum in Baltimore

The NFocus team is excited to be attending the upcoming National Postal Forum in Baltimore May 22nd – 24th and we want you to join us!

NFocus has Free One-Day Exhibit Hall Passes (a $50 value) available for the event at the Baltimore Convention Center.  These passes are available for our clients and partners.  Contact your NFocus representative or email sales@n-focus.com to reserve your free pass.

About the forum: the NPF was formed in 1968 in a partnership with the USPS to serve as a central meeting point for the mailing industry.  It is considered the premier mailing industry conference.

Stop by booth #521 to meet the NFocus team and discuss how your business can Grow With Data.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Electric Systems Maintenance

On Saturday, February 4, NFocus will be performing electric systems maintenance and expansion at our secure data center between the hours of 8:00AM—4:00PM EDT.

During this time, Internet connectivity to and from NFocus could be impacted, which may include temporary interruptions to access of the Listcounts® Portal, ResQue® Software, Audience NSight™ Reporting, and Encore CDM™ Solution.