ProCircular Information Security Experts Corner

Why Hackers Hack

Posted by Jonathan Peters on Nov 27, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Imagine for a moment your favorite spy movie, maybe a James Bond movie for example. It’s cast of characters likely consists of five or so core archetypical personas. In this cast you likely have a cunning spy, a love interest, the shrouded head of the spy agency, the maniacal bad guy, and a clever hacker sitting in the background. Swooping in seemingly at a moment’s notice to disarm a security system or provide intel about a target’s movements, the hacker always seems to be a mysterious figure with deus ex machina powers. In the following article, we’ll dive into this archetypical figure, breaking down the driving factors behind hacking and the overall ideas behind what makes a hacker ‘tick’.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, hacking

ProCircular CEO, Aaron Warner supports the cyber community

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Nov 18, 2019 1:15:00 PM

ProCircular founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Warner is slated to speak at the first annual Awareness Con, an information security conference hosted by Black Hills Information Security (BHIS). The event will be hosted on Wednesday, November 20th in Adel, Iowa at the Adel Public Library. The purpose of Awareness Con is to draw attention to the profession of ethical hacking, commonly referred to as Penetration Testing, and the benefits this practice can have for organizations of all types. Penetration Testing is a simulated attack on an organization's computer and physical security systems to ensure that existing security measures in place are effective.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Penetration Testing, Company News

Adblockers: Should you use them?

Posted by Kevin Wolfe on Nov 7, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Chances are that if you've used the internet in the last 15 years you've been subjected to more ads than there are grains of sand on a beach. There's also a good chance you've gotten sick of them and installed an Adblocker.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, consumer security

ProCircular Expands for 2020

Posted by Erynn DeRycke on Oct 31, 2019 3:00:00 PM

(October, 2019) ProCircular, Inc. of Coralville and Des Moines, Iowa is excited to share the addition of new staff and the creation of several new positions. Among other additions, the firm is adding the following:

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Company News

Nmap Techniques for Security and Administration

Posted by Scott Taft on Oct 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM

One of the most popular tools in infosec would have to be Nmap. Nmap is a Swiss Army knife of a tool when it comes to networking and is used by many more than just the infosec crowd. Network and Systems Administrators have come to rely on this tool to gather information about their environments.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Security

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