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“Seeing Yourself in Cyber”  Since the 2004 declaration by the President of the United States and Congress, we dedicate each October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The annual campaign is sponsored through a conjoined effort between the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) — providing support from both the federal...
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On September 22nd, 2022, the Crowdstrike Fal.Con cybersecurity conference concluded — providing numerous seminars and industry updates to security practitioners on solutions to enhance organizational security postures, identify risks, and fully understand some of today’s lingering threats.   Our CEO and founder Delta Munoz attended this conference and came back with tremendous insights to incorporate into...
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In 1996, a Microsoft employee used the first Virtual Private Network (VPN) to provide a secure connection to the Internet — which later was adapted into a popular method for remotely connecting with private corporate networks by the 2000s. Obviously, a lot has changed since then in terms of IT environments and infrastructure — that...
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Truly popularized in the mid-2000s, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been security practitioners’ go-to response whenever someone asks, “what can I be doing right now to protect my data and accounts?” It’s often listed as a default best practice to defend against many cyber attacks and attack vectors such as phishing, business email compromise (BEC), keystroke...
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Florida state agencies and local governments are now subject to new cybersecurity requirements and prohibitions that went into effect on July 1, 2022. These new amendments to Florida’s State Cybersecurity Act (“the Cybersecurity Act”) impose practically impossible-to-meet notification requirements on state and local governmental entities and prohibit them from making ransom payments. Stepping back to...
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11 best practices for managing organizational proactive cybersecurity threats during these high-intensity times As global conflicts have been unfolding overseas, organizations in the United States need to be on high alert for the cybersecurity threats that have been recently surging. It’s important to take a proactive approach by preparing as if your network systems, devices,...
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New and evolving cyber threats continuously yield more attacks against organizations of all shapes and sizes. The end result proceeds to be new regulatory compliance standards or added requirements to current information-security standards. All of this puts businesses within certain industries or ones managing particular types of data into positions of putting compliance before anything...
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Keep this in mind as we start the 2022 Windows software patching year: Patching is not enough to keep Microsoft 365 protected. Before you purchase third-party tools that claim to protect you from all threats, or before you begin that zero-trust project, stop for a moment to evaluate whether you are doing all you can...
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This NIST framework function will tell you everything you need to do to respond to a cybersecurity incident including the strategic planning and specific areas to focus on.  Continuing through the primary functions of the NIST cybersecurity framework, we get to “Respond.” After the “Identify” function where you had determined the risks, vulnerabilities, and elements...
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Following these consumer security best practices for online shopping will help you get through the holiday season securely as well as avoid shopping scams, prevent theft of your personal data, and secure your credit card information.   Kate, a mother of three, couldn’t contain her excitement for shopping during the holiday season when she received an...
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