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Protect 2020: Now Is the Time to Secure the Election

We may feel that there is still time to prepare for the 2020 election, but cyberattackers are already actively seeking ways to undermine it. Election attacks typically start long before the actual election. Threat actors seek to infiltrate systems by stealing valuable login credentials through methods like phishing or purchasing stolen data in underground markets,…

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How to Defend Against Motivated and Sophisticated Cyberattackers

Everyone loves a good villain. They make our most treasured stories so much more interesting. As human beings we’re complex, so we love to see our villains portrayed with layers. We crave a visceral, relatable depiction to send a shiver up the spine. I’d point you in the direction of Anthony Hopkins’ unflinching Hannibal Lecter,…

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BOTNETS: When IOT Goes Rogue

WHAT ARE IoT DEVICES? In a world thriving on interconnectivity, one big development over the last 10 years is not just the invention of IoT devices, but the availability of those devices.  Not only do they extend internet connectivity beyond the standard desktop or laptop, they’ve been developed to touch every aspect of our lives….

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Understanding Zero-Day Attacks

The Rise of Zero-Day Exploits and Attacks Part of forming an effective cybersecurity strategy means understanding the threats that can impact your organization. One form of threat that is on the rise and steadily evolving in complexity and danger is a zero-day attack, also referred to as a zero-day exploit. The name of these malicious…

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Pattern Recognition, Analysis and Profiling. Is it for you?

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash by Monty St John Our Pattern Recognition, Analysis and Profiling class tends to throw people when they see the name. In their head they ponder the title and think about pattern matching. After a dance of Sudoku, logic puzzles, and crosswords pass by their internal sensor, they give it a pass to move…

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Improve cybersecurity this year

Is Better Cybersecurity Part of Your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions? It Should Be.

Just as people launch resolutions at the beginning of a new year, it’s also a great time to review your company’s status—were you fiscally responsible, financially successful, how did your team work together this year? In our day-and-age one of the most important questions a company can ask is “how does our cybersecurity measure up?”…

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Threat Intelligence and Uncertainty

What Is the Fog of War and What Does It Have to Do With Threat Intelligence?

The Fog of War is a military concept but has its place in non-military analysis as well, particularly in threat intelligence.  It is about uncertainty in situational awareness, and whether you are performing business forecasting or trying to figure out if the latest phishing you received is a threat, its place in analysis is relevant….

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5 Cyber Health Tips for the New Year

Five Ways to Increase Your Cyber Health in 2019

You are the Internet. It’s easy to get lost in the jargon, or the acronyms, or the fast-paced upgrades, but it doesn’t make it any less true. The Internet isn’t just a bunch of servers sitting in a dusty warehouse somewhere, or the flickering bars on the corner of your phone (which hopefully don’t flicker…

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Cyber Intel Is Key to Election Security

The Role of Cyber Intelligence in Election Security

Elections. Quite the hot-button issue these days. Step into the proverbial public square, or be invited behind closed doors, and you’ll find elections are being discussed with fervor. With all the extra attention, it’s important to note that more eyes will be on security than ever – and the scrutiny won’t just be coming from…

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Reduce the Security Risks of Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage: 5 Ways to Reduce Security Risks

Cloud computing offers unprecendented convenience, not to mention scalability and cost efficiencies. Yet, it’s incredibly important that organizations ensure they don’t sacrifice security for the benefits of cloud applications, servers and networks.  While securing the cloud can be a multi-faceted prospect, there are five main things to keep in mind as you defend your cloud…

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