ProCircular Information Security Experts Corner

Employee Buy-in: Reaching the Unreachable

Posted by Zach Zaffis on Sep 9, 2019 11:02:00 AM

In security, it’s often said that you will have little success within an organization if you do not have buy-in from management. However, there’s a larger group that is often-overlooked though critical to a successful security program. And they impact all aspects of your security posture. That group, of course, is the end users.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Security, Security Awareness Training

Flashbriefing: Bluekeep Vulnerability

Posted by Scott Taft on Sep 6, 2019 4:10:00 PM

There has been a recent development regarding a potent vulnerability. To help you stay ahead of the situation, please read the following to learn what the exploit is capable of and what can be done to protect against the it.

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

Security Measures to Implement in 30-Seconds or Less on your Phone & Computer

Posted by Michael Hoffman on Aug 12, 2019 12:29:00 PM

As ProCircular’s resident young person without a background in security, I have learned an extraordinary amount of information about the importance of cybersecurity since starting at this company. I now think about how often my generation tends to overlook basic security features on our phones and computers which leaves us open to disastrous consequences in our personal or professional lives.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Personal Privacy, Personal Data Protection

Multi-Factor Authentication

Posted by Scott Taft on Jul 23, 2019 10:35:00 AM

At this point, everyone has probably heard a speech about how important it is to have a strong password. It is true that a strong password is extremely important in preventing an attacker from guessing or cracking it. However, it does not help against those annoying and ever-present phishing attacks when a user unknowingly hands over their password. And unfortunately, it’s almost inevitable that this will happen. This means that there will always be a question about the security of a password.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Personal Data Protection, Passwords

Where the Holes Aren't

Posted by Zach Zaffis on Jul 16, 2019 11:19:00 AM

Let’s just say there’s a lot to learn from history without quoting Sun Tzu… again. Especially in information and cybersecurity. While much of the birth of cyber realm revolves around the military - many of the members of our community are current or former members of various armed forces - many of us still refer to the military influence of old when working through our business planning and various actions revolving around cybersecurity. A great example is the common use or reference to Boyd’s OODA (Observe–Orient–Decide–Act) loop flow chart in both attack and defensive security applications. In sticking to a military theme, I want to touch on a story from World War II and its applicability in today’s modern cybersecurity world.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, Information Security, Penetration Testing

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