ProCircular Information Security Experts Corner

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

Network Segmentation and Why It Matters

Posted by Zach Zaffis on May 20, 2019 11:37:00 AM

Let’s take a look at an often under-utilized aspect of network topology in the small to medium business realm: that’s right, a networking article. But before you run off, what if I told you you could increase performance and lower your production down time with equipment you (might) already have!?

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, consumer security, Data Security, Data Protection, security incident handling, cybersecurity plan

Cybersecurity: Real vs. Checking the Box

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Feb 28, 2019 3:38:00 PM

The reason we wear our seat belts is not to avoid getting a ticket from the police, but rather to avoid a potential injury in a car accident. This analogy is an easy way to describe the difference between box-checking security and real security, and it's instantly understood regardless of technical knowledge. This message resonates with executives, because they typically prefer to “get to the point” and correctly protecting their data is “the point” of cybersecurity.

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Topics: HIPAA, Information Security, consumer security, Data Security, Data Protection, Vulnerability Assessment, it risk assessment, DFARS, cybersecurity plan, NIST

Securing Your Home Network

Posted by Bryan Prather-Huff on Jan 10, 2017 7:58:17 AM

As strong as the weakest link

You probably know that having network security in the workplace is important, but what about your home? Most people use their home internet connection for everything from finance to important personal correspondence, all of which should be secured to the individual. In this blog post we will explore some simple tricks that will help you make your home network more difficult for intruders to access.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, consumer security, Data Security

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