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Lindy Trout

Lindy is the Creative Technical Writer at ProCircular.

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Company Catch-up: ProCircular’s Journey From Tech Startup to Inc. 5000 Company

Posted by Lindy Trout on Aug 16, 2022 12:53:06 PM

Aaron Warner founded ProCircular, Inc. in 2016 when he recognized a missed opportunity to bring the emerging cybersecurity industry to the middle of the country. Tech experts predicted that our world’s tremendous and sudden reliance on virtual information systems would create lucrative opportunities for international hackers. As tech solutions develop, they often start in more heavily-populated regions before making their way into the mainstream. However, cybersecurity threats are not geographically limited, and midwestern companies were at risk of facing cyber threats with little access to well-established, local support.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Benefits Of Web App Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking

Posted by Lindy Trout on Apr 28, 2022 8:59:20 AM

How does a new application transition from being theoretically secure to real-world secure? Security controls are necessary, but it’s even more important to ensure they are implemented, enforced, and hardened correctly before the application is exposed to the internet. Start with a Web Application Penetration Test to reveal the most critical areas for improvement and outline a clear path to securing those vulnerabilities. This assessment is performed similarly to an External & Internal Network Penetration Test; an ethical (white hat) hacker scours your site (or network) for low-hanging fruit and hidden weaknesses, so you can put up the right defenses before the hackers in the wild have a chance to attack!

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Topics: Penetration Testing

What is a Cybersecurity Consultant?

Posted by Lindy Trout on Oct 22, 2020 12:50:18 PM

How do you know if you have a solid cybersecurity program? You may have anti-virus installed and you change your computer password quarterly, but how do you know if your security program is truly effective? When you can’t see your gaps, it’s hard to make improvements and even harder to pick up the pieces after a security breach. That’s why Cybersecurity Consultants, like ProCircular’s Andrew Chipman, collect all the information they can, then measure your active security controls against their library of applicable standards.

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Topics: HIPAA, Information Security, Data Protection, it risk assessment, DFARS, Manufacturing, risk

What is a SIEM Engineer?

Posted by Lindy Trout on Oct 15, 2020 10:03:08 AM

In 1974, the great Mohammed Ali said of his opponent, George Foreman, “His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see.” The same principle rings true in the cybersecurity world; we can't stop an attack until we know it is happening. That is why SIEM experts, like ProCircular’s Josh Resch, dedicate themselves to monitoring our clients’ networks for suspicious activity. Although each SIEM product works a little differently, they are all designed to help identify and track early signs of malicious activity on your network. A well-maintained SIEM can drastically reduce recovery time from a security incident by showing exactly where the attacker has been.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, security incident handling, SIEM, Monitoring

What is an Incident Responder?

Posted by Lindy Trout on Oct 8, 2020 9:37:01 AM

The best approach to security is a proactive one, but nobody is perfect. What happens when a determined attacker finds their way into your network? How do you know where they have been, what they have seen, when they got in, and how they gained access? How do you prioritize remediation and confirm that the bad guys are out of your network? Incident responders, like ProCircular's Aaron Heikkila, are at the ready to swoop down and stop the attackers in their tracks!

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Data Security, Incident Response, security incident handling, security incident response

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