ProCircular Information Security Experts Corner

Tips You Can Use to Improve ATM Security

Posted by Zach Zaffis on May 25, 2018 5:21:00 PM

Although they’re often overlooked, ATMs are one of the more common vehicles used to commit financial fraud. Why? The answer is pretty simple: They’re boxes full of cash!

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Topics: ATM security

5 Cybersecurity Challenges Unique to Community Colleges – and How to Solve Them

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Apr 20, 2018 9:27:00 AM

Community colleges face some pretty unique challenges when it comes to cybersecurity.

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Topics: hacking, Data Breach, Data Security, vulerability assessment, Cybersecurity, community colleges

A Simple Primer on DFARS NIST 800-171a Regulations

Posted by Solomon Smith on Mar 8, 2018 11:48:00 AM

As of Dec. 31 2017, contractors that store, transmit, or process certain types of government information were required to comply with DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) regulations.

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Topics: DFARS

Involving the FBI After a Cybersecurity Incident

Posted by Patrick Quinn on Feb 20, 2018 9:38:41 AM

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Jeffrey Huber, who runs point on cybersecurity for the state of Iowa, was on hand at a recent ProCircular roundtable to talk about the FBI’s Cyber Division and its role in addressing cybercrime.

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Topics: hacking, Incident Response, Data Breach, FBI

Do IT and Cybersecurity Go Hand in Hand? Not Always …

Posted by Dee Lillie on Jan 2, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Bring a room full of school officials together, and what do you hear? If you’re a school board member, superintendent, or administrator, you already know: Information security is top of mind.

That’s the message we heard at the recent Iowa Association of School Boards event in Des Moines in late November.

Officials are aware of cyber threats – and they want to do something about it. They just need a good place to start. Some worry that the “Iowa nice” factor makes schools in the state an easier target, but they’re no more – or less – vulnerable than any other organization or institution.

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