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Aaron R. Warner

Aaron R. Warner is the founder and CEO of ProCircular, an information Security and Privacy firm focusing on midsized businesses. A former CIO and CTO of Integrated DNA Technology, he’s spent more than two decades working in IT and InfoSec. Mr. Warner is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and certified Securiity+ engineer, and a full member of the FBI/DHS Infragard partnership. Mr. Warner has earned an MBA from the Tippie School at the University of Iowa, and enjoys cave diving, playing music, a good bottle of wine and above all time with his family.
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Regulatory Trends in Privacy and Cybersecurity 2019

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Mar 28, 2019 12:04:00 PM

RSA 2019 discussed a whirlwind of topics, including everything from up-to-the-second threats to the long-term global implications of General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, the European Union’s data protection policy. Navigating the various events can be a daunting task, but there were a few talks that stood out as particularly relevant to ProCircular’s clients. In this blog I’ll recap an excellent presentation and Q&A on compliance.

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Manufacturing Cyber Threats

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Feb 18, 2019 11:27:00 AM

As cyber attacks continue to become more industry specific, we can expect 2019 to hold a variety of new threats designed to target manufacturing. Unlike banks and hospitals, which have been more frequently targeted and tend to be more prepared, the manufacturing industry is still working to get its arms around cybersecurity. This hasn’t been lost on hackers, who continue to benefit from organizations without high levels of maturity. Below are some trends and threats to consider while planning your security efforts in the coming year(s):

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Topics: Intellectual Property Protection, cybersecurity plan, Manufacturing

Flash Briefing: Presidents' Day Hackers Abound

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Feb 14, 2019 11:04:20 AM

Presidents' Day is on Monday of next week and this isn’t lost on fraudsters and wire-transfer hackers. Once a wire has mistakenly been sent to the bad guy, each minute counts - the longer the delay the greater the chance they’ve been able to transfer your funds to an account that can’t be reached by the FBI. The added holiday adds an automatic delay that works to their advantage and even the most prepared organizations can fall victim.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Incident Response, FBI, security incident response

Protecting the Kinds of Data Targeted by Today’s Cyberattacks

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Oct 25, 2018 3:37:00 PM

Having the right technology should be part of your cybersecurity strategy – but it’s not the only part (and maybe not even the most important part). As an organization’s most valuable asset, investing in people to improve cybersecurity can provide a line of defense that’s tough to find from software or technology.

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Topics: Vulnerability Assessment, cybersecurity plan

Next Year, Budget for the Human Factor in Cybersecurity

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Sep 28, 2018 5:05:05 PM

It can be overwhelming to think about budgeting for cybersecurity. Where do you start? What do you focus on? How do you know what you need most?

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Topics: budgeting

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