ProCircular Information Security Experts Corner

External VPN with RDP Access - Should you do it?

Posted by Kaitlin Jones on Jan 22, 2020 10:30:14 AM

You’re sitting on your couch at home, it’s 8:00 on a Saturday night and one of your interns emails you about a new security vulnerability he just heard about on the latest and greatest podcast. You know that this new vulnerability is going to be the first thing to come up during the morning water cooler talk Monday morning. It’s time for you, the great server admin, to take flight and protect your kin!

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, HIPAA, Information Security, Data Security, cybersecurity plan

Getting Ready for CMMC – Capability Maturity Model Certification

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Dec 20, 2019 6:45:00 AM

If you’re in the Department of Defense supply chain, you’ve become familiar with DFARS and the corresponding NIST SP 800-171 r1 over the last few years. It is a list of 110 controls that you need to be compliant with in order to continue supplying certain contracts.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, DFARS, cybersecurity plan, NIST

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

Manufacturing Cyber Threats

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Feb 18, 2019 11:27:00 AM

As cyber attacks continue to become more industry specific, we can expect 2019 to hold a variety of new threats designed to target manufacturing. Unlike banks and hospitals, which have been more frequently targeted and tend to be more prepared, the manufacturing industry is still working to get its arms around cybersecurity. This hasn’t been lost on hackers, who continue to benefit from organizations without high levels of maturity. Below are some trends and threats to consider while planning your security efforts in the coming year(s):

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Topics: Intellectual Property Protection, cybersecurity plan, Manufacturing

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