Dennis Egen is founder and president of Engine Room Technology, an IT, cybersecurity and technology consulting firm in Philadelphia, PA. Engine Room develops software for digital and mobile platforms as well as provides airtight data security for its clients. Egen’s motto is, “Dream in code and think like a hacker.” He also teaches Software Engineering at Rutgers University. Egen earned both a B.S. and M.S. degree from Rutgers University.
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Engine Room New Notable Tenant at 1818 Market St.
Shorenstein Properties LLC, a San Francisco-based private real estate investment firm, is pleased to announce 1818 Beneficial Bank Place’s $21 million renovation project is moving into Phase II of construction. Under Shorenstein’s management, 1818 Beneficial Bank Place renovations have elevated the building to one of the premier Class A buildings in the city.
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The Digital Transformation of the C-store
Today’s retail environment requires that convenience stores look to new strategies to grow market share against a growing list of competitors. Quick-service restaurants and grocery stores are trying to regain business lost to c-stores’ foodservice offerings, and the Walmarts and other mass merchants, dollar stores and online retailers have also entered the foodservice category.
For today’s c-store, the focus must be on the customer experience, customer retention and profitability, but c-store franchises are scrambling to identify ways to achieve these goals.
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Dennis Egen talks digital marketing with the Temple Ad Club
On Monday October 9th Temple Ad Club proudly welcomed Founder and President of Engine Room Technology, Dennis Egen. Engine Room is a technology company located in downtown Philadelphia that provides technical and security services for businesses like digital agencies and financial services that was founded only three years ago. Dennis described his company as “seasoned professionals, armed with equal parts business and technical know-hows who work behind the scenes to keep things running.” Dennis shared with us his previous work with a former company and work he has done at Engine Room along with seven tips and tricks to succeeding within your career.
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Secure Your Marketing Data: 5 tips
Marketing and data and analytics are inextricably linked from now until eternity. And they have been for quite some time—even before the “big data” craze. But the more that marketers capture and use data to achieve an organization’s business goals, the more responsibility these marketers have to keep information secure.
If you have customer and/or employee information, and trust is part of that relationship—which I am sure it is—security has to be top of mind when building web sites and executing digital marketing programs.
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How to deal with the bot crisis on Twitter
There’s a vast army of bots on Twitter, and they are on the move.
Dennis Egen, the founder of security-focused web-dev firm Engine Room, tells CSO that Twitter bots are also used to attack corporations. They often go after a specific brand, which is what happened recently when Coca-Cola started tweeting portions of Mein Kampf.
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Personalized Customer Portals, Saved 'Cases' in Salesforce
For digital native startups and agile enterprises, Salesforce has become ubiquitous in business—even more than the mobile phone. But not everyone uses it to its full potential. And frankly with Salesforce's tangential moves into healthcare, consumer e-commerce, communications and media and other peripheral markets, its core community of cloud users might feel abandoned.
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20 of the greatest companies you could work for this year that are all hiring
Engine Room is a software consulting firm that provides the know-how to deploy software solutions—from updating legacy systems and building technology to implementing rigorous software security.
Engine Room is small but mighty. The company has a supportive management style that ensures that leaders are involved and available, without getting in the way of the development process. And employees at Engine Room Technology enjoy spending time together, not only while collaborating on the work but also while joking and goofing off—around the office and outside of it.
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Think like a Hacker
Recent cyberattacks that have received the greatest media and public attention have mostly been perpetrated against larger companies, but even the smallest convenience store operators are vulnerable, too.
Information security is critically important. There are two approaches to securing a convenience store retailer's information: defensive and offensive…
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Ensuring Information Security in the Manufacturing Environment
The cyberattacks that have received the greatest media and public attention in recent years were those against financial services firms such as JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup and retailers such as Target, Ebay and Home Depot. But manufacturers aren’t immune. Last year, sophisticated attackers gained access to the office network of a German steel plant and, eventually, into the organization’s production network. Control components and entire production machines suffered outages, preventing the plant from appropriately shutting down a blast furnace. Significant damage was sustained by the plant.
So, just as with financial services firms and retailers, information security is critically important for manufacturers…
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If you Build It, Secure It: Think like a Hacker
Strategies from other industries can be relevant and helpful for manufacturing operations, as can learning from the missteps of others.
The most common mistake Egen sees is a consequence of managers allowing themselves to be overwhelmed by what they perceive as a cumbersome, intimidating process. Subsequently, they ignore the entire issue of information security and hope nothing happens. As he described the situation, “Too many managers say ‘our system is too old,’ or ‘we could never do that.’ But that is never the case.” His advice for these managers is simple: Don’t let “perfect” be the enemy of the greater good…
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8 Tips and Technologies That Can Keep a College Network Safe
Cybersecurity expert Dennis Egen reveals the top 8 tips and technologies colleges should follow to keep their network defenses high.
"You can defend your network as much as you want, but a lot of times, universities will have web applications out there, whether they’re news and events or classroom systems like Blackboard or the registration systems,” says Egen, President & Founder of Engine Room...
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Curiosity, Desire Are Key Attributes When Looking For New Hires
Dennis Egen is the president and founder of the technology firm Engine Room Technology + Security. Engine Room develops software for digital and mobile platforms, as well as provides airtight data security. Egens motto is, “Dream in code and think like hackers.”
What do you anticipate happening in your field that will bring growth to your market in the next 6 months? “Getting back to basics. Many of the data breaches we are seeing today are from typical spearfishing so, there needs to be a commitment to – and sustained effort around – educating employees. Employees need to understand that opening a seemingly friendly email could give a hacker access to proprietary information. Communicating these risks to employees will help get ahead of the issue, which is becoming more and more common.”…
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How Center City Is Attracting Top-Notch Tech Talent
Engine Room Tech is a team of seasoned technologists with decades of experience building complex solutions of the highest quality. They code, test, and tweak websites and mobile apps until everything is airtight. The Philadelphia start-up is also in the security business, which they take very seriously and build it into everything they do. Their motto is this: security is never an afterthought. As a results, their projects are always rock solid and secure...
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