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Election Cybersecurity Funding: How Much Is Enough?

by Brian Engle, CISO It would seem that the debate on the Hill over how much funding is needed for securing elections ended before it began. Congress provided funding in the Omnibus budget bill to the tune of approximately $380 million this spring, an allocation that will be divided proportionately among the states. For most…
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Looking Ahead to Growth in Cybersecurity Guidance Services with Key New Hire

by Damon Fleury, CTO While no one would argue that rapid growth is a good thing, most of us would agree that it comes with its challenges. Hiring the right team members to keep pace with a growing customer base and increasing cybersecurity pressures is one of those challenges. It’s certainly more involved than simply…
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CyberDefenses Named Top 10 Best Places to Work by Austin Business Journal

  Saying you’re dedicated to high standards as a company is easy, but it’s much harder to actually live this philosophy. The pace of business is fast, and a commitment to excellence requires thoughtful action and a ton of good old-fashioned hard work. That’s why we are honored to have been selected as one of…
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Assessments, the “sine qua non” of Security

by Monty St John Who’s gone to the doctor? Okay, raise your hands… wait — put them down, I can’t see them anyway. Why did you go to the doctor? Was it an annual checkup or did an event happen in life that prompted a check of your health?   More likely than not an…
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Decisions–Under the Microscope, in the Spotlight–Blinding Your Eyes to the Bigger Picture

by Monty St John As humans go, it doesn’t take us long to form an opinion or make a decision.  We go with our gut an astonishing amount of times.  Reflection, when done, seems to give unprecedented weight to the smallest of facts that resonate.  In fact, Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist that won the Nobel…
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More Organizations Are Recognizing the Seriousness of Cyber Threats and the Military Could Have the Answers

By Damon Fleury While the threat of cyber attacks is nothing new, the realization that a major attack could happen to any business, regardless of size or industry, is taking up increasing space on leadership radars. As companies collect more data and deepen dependence on digital networks and systems, all organizations fall into the category…
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The Military-Grade Difference in Incident Response

by Brian Engle In support of an overarching information security program, a resilient, sustained incident response program comes from the organization developing the capability in conjunction with the incident response program. The incident response program involves activities that occur in advance of an actual incident event with the goal of ensuring that the organization is…
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The Tao of Investigation

by Daniel Cohen The tent-pole show ‘Law and Order’ ran on NBC for twenty years. Its durability made it the longest-running crime drama in American primetime television history. It was so successful that it spun off multiple successful times, creating SVU, Criminal Intent, and Trial by Jury. The original ran for 456 episodes (with re-runs…
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The Four Cyber Ninjas

(Based on the four villains from Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, by Chip and Dan Heath). by Daniel Cohen No one wants to make the wrong choice. And not only because of possible repercussions like losing a job, mucking up a relationship, or creating a situation that will require months…
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From Cyber Fiction to Cyber Fact

by Dan Cohen Technology follows the imagination. It’s always been that way. The great leaps in tech (civilian, military, or intelligence sectors) are never entirely accidental. Someone somewhere has an idea, and if they’re capable, tries to wrenchit out of the ether to make it a reality. Sometimes they’re lucky enough to ignite a single…
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