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CISO Corner: Tech to Exec

Posted by Trevor Burke on Jan 10, 2023 1:16:40 PM

Improving communication within an organization has been proven to increase productivity; that’s easy to see. A study by SalesForce found that more than 80% of employees and executives believe weak communication is the main cause of workplace failures. What might those workplace failures look like? Missing a deadline or offending a client are bad outcomes, but we also need to prepare against exposure of sensitive or personal information.  

In this series, ProCircular’s team of information security specialists break down the top cybersecurity risks for small and medium-sized businesses in 2023. How do SMBs prepare for cybersecurity threats and prevent security incidents? Trevor Burke lays out the best ways to get leadership’s support behind security investments. 

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Data Security, Security Awareness Training, vCISO

Using TikTok is Bad Cybersecurity

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Dec 16, 2022 1:55:22 PM

Any time we log in to socials, we should be cognizant of the information we're willing to reveal and how for-profit actors could use that personal data. Sharing our time, tastes, and feedback with online communities is what draws us to the apps, but it’s easy to “overspend” your seemingly limitless personal data in exchange for entertainment. The TikTok application is unlike its contemporaries because its information-gathering technology is steps ahead and much more powerful. That information is primarily used to tailor the user’s feed and promote engagement with targeted advertisements.  

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Security, risk, Social Media

CISO Corner: Insider Threats

Posted by Trevor Burke on Dec 7, 2022 9:20:41 AM

In this series, ProCircular’s team of information security specialists will break down the top cybersecurity risks for small and medium-sized businesses in 2023. How do SMBs prepare for cybersecurity threats and prevent security incidents? Trevor Burke lays out the special precautionsorganizations can take to lower the likelihood of incidents caused by internal threats. 

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Data Security, Security Awareness Training, vCISO

FTC Strengthens Data Security: What The Newest Safeguards Rule Amendment Means For Financial Institutions

Posted by Taylor Herr on Oct 6, 2022 1:12:32 PM

In 1999, Congress passed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which requires financial institutions to explain their information-sharing practices to their customers and to safeguard sensitive data.[1] The Act mandated the passage of the Safeguards Rule, which was promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in May 2002 and made effective May 2003.[2] In 2019, the FTC began working on amendments to the Safeguards Rule, and on December 9, 2021, the FTC finalized these amendments.[3] Depending on the classification of their financial institution, clients will need to understand the following rule changes and properly abide by the new FTC regulations.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Penetration Testing, Risk Assessment, Banking, Financial Institutions

MXDR, SIEM, or Both? Here Are The Right Tools To Detect & Respond To Cyberattacks

Posted by Josh Resch on Sep 13, 2022 12:29:43 PM

MXDR (Managed Extended Detection and Response) is a professionally managed combination of tools that use powerful AI to correlate readings from different security monitoring tools. The process for implementing MDXR depends on the tools you already have in place. Switching to a new tool can be tricky if you’re mid-contract with another vendor. It’s a good idea to talk to a defensive cybersecurity expert to get set up with the right stack of tools for your organization! 

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Topics: Cybersecurity, SIEM, MXDR

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