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  • Cybersecurity Insurance - Another tool in your risk management strategy

    George Bailey - Jul. 27, 2021

    At the core of all cybersecurity policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, frameworks, technical controls, training, etc., is the idea of risk management.  Managing the risk of a data breach t… Read More

  • Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time -- DPAs in Modern Business

    Carly Turow - Jul. 07, 2021

    We were a little surprised recently when we received a DPA that included requirements to comply with regulations in Dubai and New Zealand. Dubai? Why a city and not a country? Heck, why not just … Read More

  • Ransomware is a Scourge, But Also Helpful

    Matthew Crain - Jun. 29, 2021

    Everything, everywhere, eventually comes down to money. Even non-profit health care organizations tend to operate as if they have investors peering over their shoulders, because each dollar repre… Read More

  • Training the Next Cybersecurity Professionals

    Brian Zuel - Jun. 23, 2021

    Over the past 18 months, the world has transformed, and many professionals relocated to working in a remote setting. Unfortunately, the speed at which this transition took place, coupled with the… Read More

  • The Colonial Pipeline Attack: A New Phase in Cyber Defense

    Joe Beckman - Jun. 15, 2021

    Since the initial accusations of election interference in 2016, the steady stream of hacking incidents attributed to the Russian government has plagued US cybersecurity practitioners like chronic… Read More

  • Stopping DDoS in its Tracks

    Krassimir Tzvetanov - Jun. 08, 2021

    I often get asked, "What’s the best equipment one can buy to protect my company from a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack?" While this is a valid question it is making a very large numbe… Read More

  • Message from the Director - June Update

    Mathew Trampski - Jun. 01, 2021

    The very excellent Eric, with whom rests the primary responsibility of our blog and newsletter, has been badgering me for some time to provide a note from the director. He’s been patient and I’ve… Read More

  • The Critical Security Controls for Small to Medium Size Business.

    Nate Bradbury - May. 18, 2021

    The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing guidelines and standards to help organizations and individuals alike protect themselves from internet t… Read More

  • Don't Trust Users: Application Security Basics

    Micah Snabl - May. 11, 2021

    When it comes to application security, it pays to be a cynic. When developing a tool, it is quite easy to focus on all of the things it is supposed to accomplish. The converse is of similar impor… Read More

  • Phishing: Beware of those Sneaky, Slimy, Stinky Messages

    George Bailey - May. 04, 2021

    It’s 3 am, you are abruptly awoken from a deep sleep by a banging on your door.  You wipe the sleep from your eyes and glare at your alarm clock, who could that be at this hour, you say to yourse… Read More

  • Securing Mr. Roboto: Cybersecurity in ICS Environments

    Joe Beckman - Apr. 27, 2021

    The February 5, 2021 attack on the Oldsmar, Florida water supply brought the cybersecurity of industrial control systems (ICS) to the front of national attention in the United States. As is often… Read More

  • A Letter to Cybersecurity from an Application Developer

    Mike Johnson - Apr. 20, 2021

    Dear Cybersecurity, I don't get you. I thought we were going to be good friends instead, you hang out with all my other friends. You've changed, I don't recognize you anymore. I know we haven't a… Read More

  • What is Cyber Threat Intelligence?

    Krassimir Tzvetanov - Apr. 13, 2021

    Over the past 8-10 years, the term Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) permanently settled in our dictionary. But what is it? Apart from every term containing "cyber" is cool, it does not appear we h… Read More

  • What it Takes to Admin SaaS

    Aaron Bailey - Apr. 06, 2021

    What does it take to administer a SaaS (Software as a Service) application? Well, here are some thoughts. First, you need to know what the software can do. I don't mean the stuff they put on the … Read More

  • What is CMMC?

    George Bailey - Mar. 30, 2021

    Wait, What, another cybersecurity standard to implement?!? Yes, amongst all the available choices from NIST, FIPS, ISO, COBIT, ISACA, PCI, and many others, a new standard has been developed. This… Read More

  • Defense Lives Here: What a former B1G Ten Defensive Player of the Year can teach us about defensive cybersecurity?

    Mathew Trampski - Mar. 16, 2021

    In 2015 Purdue University’s perimeter was secure. The necessary controls in place demonstrated to our most sophisticated adversaries that nothing would be “easy” from the outside. To match this s… Read More

  • Moving a Workforce Out Of Office

    Mike Johnson - Mar. 09, 2021

    Raise your hand if the current pandemic climate has accelerated a change or outright shift in the way you do business. Keep your hand raised if you weren’t 100% prepared for this shift. For those… Read More

  • Why Do I Need a Cybersecurity Risk Assessment?

    Matthew Crain - Mar. 02, 2021

    Every cybersecurity program I’ve ever seen lists risk assessment as its first step, a foundation upon which all the other security measures will build. But with so many potential fires to fight, … Read More

  • Understanding the SolarWinds “Sunburst” Hack

    Joe Beckman - Feb. 23, 2021

    You could be forgiven if you rolled your eyes and clicked through to the next story when you first learned of the SolarWinds hack. Cybersecurity incidents have become commonplace events and if yo… Read More

  • Welcome to the cyberTAP

    Mathew Trampski - Feb. 09, 2021

    I’m a lucky guy, what else can I say! Good health, good family, and a good job… The world faces the shifting sands of an ever-changing cybersecurity landscape: new strains of ransomware popping u… Read More

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