ProCircular Information Security Experts Corner

Let your Risk Register be your Guide

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Jan 30, 2019 12:46:00 PM

“What are the top 7 things you can do to protect your business from hackers?”  Have you ever read a list like that on the internet? In the cybersecurity realm, they’re everywhere. I’ve even assembled and presented one of those lists to a group of business owners myself. They tend to point out things like user awareness training, patching and passwords.  All noble things to get your arms around, of course, but are they useful to a client?  Sometimes I feel as though those lists, as true as they are, are about as useful as telling a football team to “score touchdowns”, or “guard the quarterback.” Yeah, I know that scoring touchdowns is good… but how? 

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Topics: it risk assessment, Cybersecurity, cybersecurity plan, NIST, DDOS, HIPAA

From the Front Lines of Malware Detection

Posted by Bryan Prather-Huff on Jan 24, 2019 3:24:18 PM

Everyone has (or should have) an anti-virus solution. It's probably barked at you once or twice for downloading a file from a sketchy website or opening a link from an email you didn't quite recognize. But how does your anti-virus know what programs are bad, and what programs are good?

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Topics: cybersecurity plan, Incident Rsponse, Cybersecurity, Information Security, security incident response, security incident handling, SIEM

Protecting the Kinds of Data Targeted by Today’s Cyberattacks

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Oct 25, 2018 3:37:00 PM

Having the right technology should be part of your cybersecurity strategy – but it’s not the only part (and maybe not even the most important part). As an organization’s most valuable asset, investing in people to improve cybersecurity can provide a line of defense that’s tough to find from software or technology.

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Topics: cybersecurity plan, Vulnerability Assessment

New NIST Framework for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Posted by Patrick Quinn on Aug 29, 2018 1:05:00 PM

Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Small Business Cybersecurity Act became law. There are a few important things you should know about these new guidelines.

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Topics: cybersecurity plan, NIST, Small Business Cybersecurity Act

7 Things You Need to Establish Your Cybersecurity Plan

Posted by Zach Zaffis on Jul 25, 2018 12:22:00 PM

There’s no silver bullet when it comes to cybersecurity. But there are a few basics that nearly any organization – whether it’s a hospital, school, financial institution, government entity, or manufacturing plant – can put into place to get a start on their cybersecurity plan.

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Topics: security incident response, cybersecurity plan, disaster recovery