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Explaining the Cybersecurity Alphabet Soup

To meet the increasing cybersecurity demands today, many organizations are looking for easier ways to meet multiple frameworks such as NIST 800-171, CMMC 2.0, HIPAA, and more, to provide a baseline of security. Based on trends in the marketplace, our cybersecurity experts expect that, soon, all organizations will be required to complete one or more…

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A Reminder for Regular Vulnerability Scanning

In the wake of Apache’s Log4j vulnerability in December, several cybersecurity vendors announced free vulnerability scanning services. Vulnerability scanning can help businesses identify vulnerabilities within their systems–an important step towards detecting and preventing potential cybersecurity threats. We encourage our customers to take advantage of free vulnerability scanning services while they are available, but also consider…

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Addressing the Cybersecurity Burnout Effect

What is the Cybersecurity Burnout Effect? A recent study by 1Password illuminated a trend that may already seem apparent within your organization: there is a clear connection between employee burnout and the experience of cybersecurity threats. When employees are disengaged, they are less likely to follow employee security protocols, therefore bringing greater cybersecurity risk to…

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2022 Cybersecurity Predictions By Aurora President, Philip de Souza

Another year at Aurora in the books! In 2021 we made some big leaps. During the first quarter, we joined the Plurilock Family in Plurilock’s first acquisition. Our team has gained new resources, new security solutions to champion, and new partnerships. Aurora’s team won new contracts, received several ISO certifications, and continued to solve our…

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Resources for Log4j Vulnerability

If you are not already aware, on December 9, 2021, a zero-day vulnerability on Apache Log4j, nicknamed “Log4Shell” was reported. It has been characterized as “the single biggest, and most critical vulnerability of the last decade.” Many people may have not heard of the Log4j software until the attack was first uncovered, however it is…

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EDR, XDR, and MDR: Improve Your Detection & Response

Going Beyond EDR You probably are already familiar with Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR). It is a valuable solution for detecting and responding to threats inside managed endpoints. This is a great way to minimize the threats of cyberattacks like malware and ransomware. EDR, however, can have its limitations. By only detecting and responding around…

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The ABCs of Cybersecurity

With the fear of being the next victim of a cybersecurity breach, organizations may be tempted to purchase any “next best thing” solution before first meeting basic cybersecurity requirements. Quieting out the noise, we are often reminded by peers in the cybersecurity industry to go “back to the basics.” While we endorse many security solutions…

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How to Implement Zero Trust?

Zero Trust is a cybersecurity framework that aims to eliminate trust from an organization’s network to help prevent attacks. Zero trust was first introduced in 1994, so you probably already know that its basic principle is to “never trust, always verify.” It is designed to protect organizations by segmenting networks, preventing lateral movements, simplifying access…

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The Launch of CMMC 2.0

The Pentagon recently announced a new version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements. CMMC 1.0 was announced in 2020 and CMMC 2.0 indicates an effort to strengthen the new security standard. One of the biggest changes in CMMC 2.0 is that it reduced the levels of security compliance from five to three. The…

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Honoring and Thanking Cybersecurity Teams

Holding cybersecurity as a focus of our business, it is important for us to appreciate all of the security teams that we work with to protect customer data. Whether it is Aurora’s internal security teams, our partners, or the customers that we work with, join us in celebrating them. Here are some of the many…

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