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CyberSound
CyberSoundTM is a podcast built by and for business owners and professionals. Tune in as our cybersecurity experts cover the latest news regarding IT security, the most recent and relevant threats organizations are facing today, and provide tips to keep your business safe.

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Enter Giveaway to Celebrate our 100th CyberSound Episode!

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Securing a Century: Reflecting on 100 Episodes of CyberSound

In the landmark 100th episode of CyberSound, Jason, Steve, and Michael reflect on the podcast’s growth and evolution over two years. The team celebrates the journey by reflecting on notable episodes, highlighting honorary guests, and discussing recent expansion into video and broader topics beyond cybersecurity.

With humor and enthusiasm, the team underscores CyberSound’s mission: to inform, educate, and engage with integrity while helping listeners navigate the ever-evolving landscapes of business and cybersecurity.

Meet the Hosts of CyberSoundTM

CyberSoundTM is hosted by cybersecurity professionals who work in the industry on a daily basis. Meet Vancord’s Jason Pufahl, Steven Maresca, and Matt Fusaro.
Jason Pufahl
VP Security Services
Steven Maresca
Senior Security Engineer
Matt Fusaro

Manager Security Services

Most Recent Episodes

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PODCAST EPISODE 80

How is AI Transforming Cybersecurity?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) advancements are shaping the digital world at a revolutionary pace. From ChatGPT and image generators to solving ransomware attacks and providing curated learning, AI has demonstrated many positive usages. However, there are motivators to slow this process down, with concerns surrounding the potential threats artificial intelligence may pose.
In this episode, the CyberSound team addresses incoming AI tools, reviews how the population will likely navigate them, and have an open dialogue on their feelings towards this actively developing software.
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PODCAST EPISODE 79

Mandated Cybersecurity Education in K-12 Schools

Just this year, North Dakota passed House Bill No.1398, becoming the first state in the country to require cybersecurity education in K-12 schools.
Today, Jason, Matt, and Steve discuss the specific curricula put in place, explain how programs can be tailored to younger audiences, and stress that this kind of education is just as important as other core subjects. Tune in to explore this new law that is leading change in cybersecurity.
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PODCAST EPISODE 78

Privacy Concerns with TikTok

Numerous states have placed a formal ban on the use of the popular social media platform TikTok, leaving users to question its safety surrounding data and asset privacy.
Today, Jason, Steve, and Matt discuss the restrictions, current threat model, and perceived threats in hopes of easing some concerns. The team encourages being proactive and protecting your data before worrying about platforms accessing it.
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PODCAST EPISODE 77

NERCOMP 2023 Annual Conference Recap

Last month, the Vancord team attended the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Conference, which annually brings together individuals in IT and higher education. From ransomware concerns to heightening security awareness and meeting compliance deadlines, many productive conversations took place.
Tune in as Jason and Steve sit down with Krystal Racine, Account Executive at Vancord, to playback a few interview clips from NERCOMP of attendees’ cybersecurity experiences.
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PODCAST EPISODE 76

Understanding Data Breach Notification Laws

A data breach has occurred in your organization– what now? Who do I legally have to notify? What types of data require notification? There are many influencing factors in state data breach laws that organizations must consider regarding discloser requirements.
Today on Cybersound, Jason, Steve, and Matt are joined by Vancord’s Data Privacy Consultant, Rob McWilliams, to discuss the overall message: If you are equipped to respond properly to incidents, you should seek guidance to meet your regulatory obligations.
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PODCAST EPISODE 75

Security Challenges Facing Operational Technology

As cyber threats increase, so does the importance of keeping your critical infrastructure systems secure. Inventorying your operational technology (OT), being aware of the risk, and implementing cybersecurity best practices are ways to maintain and assess these devices.
Today, Jason, Matt, and Steve address these fundamental issues and guide you on where your organization needs to be when protecting your infrastructure.
Play Video
PODCAST EPISODE 74

Connecticut Data Privacy Act: Be Prepared

The Connecticut Data Privacy Act (or “CTDPA”) is going into effect on July 1, 2023, making Connecticut the fifth state to pass a comprehensive data privacy law that protects consumers. How will this new law impact your organization, and are there any obligations you should know?
On today’s episode of CyberSound, Jason, and Steve talk with Rob McWilliams, Data Privacy Consultant at Vancord, to educate listeners on what this law means. Read more on the CTDPA here.
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PODCAST EPISODE 73

The Impact of Supply Chain Issues in IT

Over the past few years, supply chain issues have significantly impacted the IT industry. From extensive lead times to unfulfillable hardware needs, it is more important than ever to understand the risk, ensure you have a supply chain strategy in place and plan early and often.
Tune in as Jason Pufahl, and Matt Fusaro sit down with Daniel Kaupp, Vice President of Professional Services, to discuss how Vancord has overcome some of these issues and provide recommendations for organizations to get around these kinks. Read more in Dan’s article here.
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PODCAST EPISODE 72

Introducing Vantage Protect

Microsoft is continuously developing its stack of security capabilities and staying innovative in the cloud space.
Today, the team at Vancord is proud to announce a proactive approach they have adopted, utilizing Microsoft Azure Cloud to better manage clients’ data. Vantage Protect is a suite of services provided by Vancord’s expert engineers that maximizes the performance and reliability of security systems in an automated fashion. Learn more about Vantage Protect today.
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PODCAST EPISODE 71

How will ChatGPT Affect Cybersecurity?

OpenAI’s ChatGPT is an emerging phenomenon in the cybersecurity space. However, as Artificial Intelligence technology advances, so does the potential for misuse. From generating phishing emails to disrupting the academic environment for youth, ChatGPT can have different impacts, and it is critical to practice appropriate usage.
Today, the team at CyberSound share their thoughts with listeners on the emergence of this AI software, as well as read a script generated by ChatGPT itself.

Most Recent Episodes

CyberSound ep80
80

How is AI Transforming Cybersecurity?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) advancements are shaping the digital world at a revolutionary pace. From ChatGPT and image generators to solving ransomware attacks and providing curated learning, AI has demonstrated many positive usages. However, there are motivators to slow this process down, with concerns surrounding the potential threats artificial intelligence may pose.
In this episode, the CyberSound team addresses incoming AI tools, reviews how the population will likely navigate them, and have an open dialogue on their feelings towards this actively developing software.
Play Video
CyberSound ep79
79

Mandated Cybersecurity Education in K-12 Schools

Just this year, North Dakota passed House Bill No.1398, becoming the first state in the country to require cybersecurity education in K-12 schools.
Today, Jason, Matt, and Steve discuss the specific curricula put in place, explain how programs can be tailored to younger audiences, and stress that this kind of education is just as important as other core subjects. Tune in to explore this new law that is leading change in cybersecurity.
Play Video
CyberSound ep78
78

Privacy Concerns with TikTok

Numerous states have placed a formal ban on the use of the popular social media platform TikTok, leaving users to question its safety surrounding data and asset privacy.
Today, Jason, Steve, and Matt discuss the restrictions, current threat model, and perceived threats in hopes of easing some concerns. The team encourages being proactive and protecting your data before worrying about platforms accessing it.
Play Video
CyberSound ep77
77

NERCOMP 2023 Annual Conference Recap

Last month, the Vancord team attended the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Conference, which annually brings together individuals in IT and higher education. From ransomware concerns to heightening security awareness and meeting compliance deadlines, many productive conversations took place.
Tune in as Jason and Steve sit down with Krystal Racine, Account Executive at Vancord, to playback a few interview clips from NERCOMP of attendees' cybersecurity experiences.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 76
76

Understanding Data Breach Notification Laws

A data breach has occurred in your organization– what now? Who do I legally have to notify? What types of data require notification? There are many influencing factors in state data breach laws that organizations must consider regarding discloser requirements.
Today on Cybersound, Jason, Steve, and Matt are joined by Vancord’s Data Privacy Consultant, Rob McWilliams, to discuss the overall message: If you are equipped to respond properly to incidents, you should seek guidance to meet your regulatory obligations.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 75
75

Security Challenges Facing Operational Technology

As cyber threats increase, so does the importance of keeping your critical infrastructure systems secure. Inventorying your operational technology (OT), being aware of the risk, and implementing cybersecurity best practices are ways to maintain and assess these devices.
Today, Jason, Matt, and Steve address these fundamental issues and guide you on where your organization needs to be when protecting your infrastructure.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 74
74

Connecticut Data Privacy Act: Be Prepared

The Connecticut Data Privacy Act (or “CTDPA”) is going into effect on July 1, 2023, making Connecticut the fifth state to pass a comprehensive data privacy law that protects consumers. How will this new law impact your organization, and are there any obligations you should know?
On today’s episode of CyberSound, Jason, and Steve talk with Rob McWilliams, Data Privacy Consultant at Vancord, to educate listeners on what this law means. Read more on the CTDPA here.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 73
73

The Impact of Supply Chain Issues in IT

Over the past few years, supply chain issues have significantly impacted the IT industry. From extensive lead times to unfulfillable hardware needs, it is more important than ever to understand the risk, ensure you have a supply chain strategy in place and plan early and often.
Tune in as Jason Pufahl, and Matt Fusaro sit down with Daniel Kaupp, Vice President of Professional Services, to discuss how Vancord has overcome some of these issues and provide recommendations for organizations to get around these kinks. Read more in Dan’s article here.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 72
72

Introducing Vantage Protect

Microsoft is continuously developing its stack of security capabilities and staying innovative in the cloud space.
Today, the team at Vancord is proud to announce a proactive approach they have adopted, utilizing Microsoft Azure Cloud to better manage clients' data. Vantage Protect is a suite of services provided by Vancord's expert engineers that maximizes the performance and reliability of security systems in an automated fashion. Learn more about Vantage Protect today.
Play Video
CyberSound episode 71
71

How will ChatGPT Affect Cybersecurity?

OpenAI’s ChatGPT is an emerging phenomenon in the cybersecurity space. However, as Artificial Intelligence technology advances, so does the potential for misuse. From generating phishing emails to disrupting the academic environment for youth, ChatGPT can have different impacts, and it is critical to practice appropriate usage.
Today, the team at CyberSound share their thoughts with listeners on the emergence of this AI software, as well as read a script generated by ChatGPT itself.
Play Video

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