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      Where Do National Cybersecurity Improvements Begin?

      Even organizations with cybersecurity measures in place are being affected by cyberattacks. Critical infrastructure, healthcare, and state & local government agencies have been frequent targets for attackers. An attack on any organization can impact far more than just customers and employees. As the cybersecurity community, how can we recommend improvements that can minimize the impact…

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      23 Years Later: Improving the Security of Google Products

      If you’re tuning in on September 7th, it’s Google’s Birthday! In honor of Google Commemoration Day, we did some googling ourselves to understand the history of Google and its relationship to cybersecurity. Believe it or not, Aurora had already been in business when google was released. Yes, we were able to solve customer problems without…

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      What Biden’s Memo on Critical Infrastructure Means for You

      Two months after releasing an Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, Biden has released a Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems. Both releases signal the white house’s focus on improving cybersecurity following several high-profile cybersecurity attacks affecting critical infrastructure. This memo established an Industrial Control Systems (ISC) Cybersecurity Initiative, which is…

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      Level Up Your Endpoint Security

      Most security-conscious companies will have an endpoint security solution in their environment to better protect the devices used at their organization. Having tools such as anti-malware, antivirus, and firewall are an important way to minimize your chance of an attack. During this time when the worst kind of malware, ransomware, is increasingly costly and frequent,…

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      How State & Local Government Organizations Are Receiving Cybersecurity Funding

      As a part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds may make your state and local government organization eligible to receive funding for the expansion of cybersecurity. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds is intended to replace lost revenue for eligible state and local organizations…

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      Security Risks of Returning to the Office

      After working from home since March, organizations are eagerly inviting their workers back to the office on a full-time or hybrid basis. Managers see the benefit of bringing back in-person collaboration and utilizing office space that has been vacant for over a year. At the same time, security experts are concerned that this shift will…

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      The Most Essential Component of Your Security Portfolio

      The victims of cybersecurity attacks continue to make headlines, daily. As we increasingly utilize internet connected devices and hackers continue to grow more sophisticated, cybercrime will only continue to grow over the next several years. Experts anticipate cybercrime to cost the world $10.5 Trillion by 2025. While every security staff hopes that their organization will…

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      Digital Transformation: It’s More Than Just the Cloud

      We are living through a digital transformation in all areas of business—not just the cloud. Cloud computing and infrastructure as code are being used at a higher rate than just a few years ago. Consumers are now demanding instant gratification in their experience online. Organizations are adopting new technologies and new processes that require a…

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      Sunglasses and Cybersecurity: An Unlikely Combination

      Sunglasses and Cybersecurity: An Unlikely Combination

      Vacation season is upon us! Traveling is becoming safer, and cities are reopening—just remember to pack sunglasses to shield you from the sun and cybersecurity to shield you from security threats. Preparing for Your Trip Before you leave for a vacation, there are some preparations that you can take to better ensure that your devices…

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      Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay

      Ransomware has become one of the fastest-growing forms of cybercrime. While the best option is to not become a victim of a ransomware attack, no organization can be 100% protected and should be aware of the ramifications of paying a ransom. But before discussing the timely debate of whether to pay a ransom, what exactly…

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