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Top 5 Business Roles Targeted by Cyber Attacks and How to Mitigate Risks

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on May 8, 2024 11:55:45 AM

Cybercriminals in today's digital landscape employ sophisticated tactics to infiltrate organizations and steal valuable data. Specific business roles within companies often become targets of cyber attacks due to their access to sensitive information or ability to influence decision-making. These roles are also usually visible and known individuals in the public, and harvesting information can be used against them. It is much easier than going after the paranoid I.T. Guy!

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Security, Data Protection, cybersecurity plan, Ransomware

Community Colleges Navigate Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape in 2024

Posted by Aaron R. Warner on Apr 8, 2024 9:00:00 AM

While essential functions of community colleges remain constant, the ever-changing digital landscape presents unique cybersecurity challenges. From talent retention to securing a diversifying data landscape, colleges must adapt their strategies to keep pace.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Security, vulerability assessment, hacking, community colleges

Quishing: What you need to know about it and how to prevent these attacks

Posted by ProCircular Team on Feb 21, 2024 2:04:45 PM

We’ve all become familiar with QR Codes, those square bar codes that seem to be everywhere.  You scan them with your phone camera, and they take you directly to a website. With COVID came the need for less physical contact with things like restaurant menus, registration and contact information at conferences, and even online payments.   

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, Information Security, Data Security, Data Protection, risk

Rolling the Dice on Cybersecurity: Lessons from the MGM Breach

Posted by Jake McGreevy on Oct 18, 2023 11:17:58 AM

You may have seen it in the news, but another major company has been a victim of a nasty ransomware attack that disrupted services and customers for over ten days. This time, the victim was MGM Resorts in Las Vegas.

What separates this major incident from others is that the hackers pulled the malicious attack off using one of the oldest tricks in the book: social engineering. So, what happened, and what can we learn from this?

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, Data Breach, Data Security, security incident handling, risk, Ransomware, social engineering

No, Your IT Team Shouldn’t Manage Your Cybersecurity

Posted by ProCircular Team on Feb 26, 2023 9:52:00 AM

If you were going to test the fault-points of a building, you wouldn’t hire the architect, you’d hire a demolitions expert. Similarly, you don’t want the designer of your network testing its security. If the team that configures your network does so incorrectly, they are most likely unaware. The creator of the environment has an inherent bias based on the angle from which they view it. They are blind to vulnerabilities, not necessarily because they are under-qualified, but because they are too close to the project. A security team has a “black box perspective”, which means they have the same outside view of the system that an attacker would. This outsider point of view is just one of the advantages a security expert has over an internal IT team. They also have the training, experience, time, and resources that would be impossible to lump in with a standard IT program.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Network Security, Information Security, Data Security, Data Ownership, Incident Response, cybersecurity plan

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