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What is a Cybersecurity Consultant?

Posted by Lindy Trout on Oct 22, 2020 12:50:18 PM

How do you know if you have a solid cybersecurity program? You may have anti-virus installed and you change your computer password quarterly, but how do you know if your security program is truly effective? When you can’t see your gaps, it’s hard to make improvements and even harder to pick up the pieces after a security breach. That’s why Cybersecurity Consultants, like ProCircular’s Andrew Chipman, collect all the information they can, then measure your active security controls against their library of applicable standards.

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Topics: HIPAA, Information Security, Data Protection, it risk assessment, DFARS, Manufacturing, risk

What is an Incident Responder?

Posted by Lindy Trout on Oct 8, 2020 9:37:01 AM

The best approach to security is a proactive one, but nobody is perfect. What happens when a determined attacker finds their way into your network? How do you know where they have been, what they have seen, when they got in, and how they gained access? How do you prioritize remediation and confirm that the bad guys are out of your network? Incident responders, like ProCircular's Aaron Heikkila, are at the ready to swoop down and stop the attackers in their tracks!

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Data Security, Incident Response, security incident handling, security incident response

Ask an Engineer: What Is SIEM?

Posted by Lindy Trout on Sep 14, 2020 3:47:59 PM

Security Information & Event Management, or SIEM (pronounced "sim," with a silent "e"), is gaining a reputation outside of the cybersecurity community. Advertisements on YouTube and Hulu tout the product’s incomparable security and real-time effectiveness, but they struggle to convey what a SIEM really does. Technical security lingo tends to make non-technical people tune out, and trying to simplify the concept diminishes its value.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Data Security, SIEM

Risk Rolling: Don’t Let Your Business Roll the Dice with Risk

Posted by Zach Zaffis on May 8, 2020 3:27:04 PM

New to the world of cybersecurity and wondering where to even begin? Ever wonder what it takes to become a professional hacker? Varying levels of IT knowledge and understanding? Everybody must start somewhere, and here is your chance! Reimagine your career as an Information Security Specialist and stop wasting your time with "what ifs." Allow yourself to grow and shine in a field that you are passionate about. Outreach your potential with this fantastic new course!

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, risk

No, Your IT Team Shouldn’t Manage Your Cybersecurity

Posted by Lindy Trout on Feb 26, 2020 11:21:04 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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