Technology plays a role in improving security posture, but a well-informed and educated workforce is superior to keeping an organization protected. Security awareness training is crucial to ensuring your team is empowered, productive, and safe – and it doesn’t have to be boring!
In the intricate landscape of cybersecurity, there are four terms that often emerge as crucial components of a comprehensive defense strategy: threat hunting, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and incident response. While they all contribute to fortifying digital environments against cyber threats, they serve distinct purposes and operate in different contexts. In this blog, we aim to shed light on these concepts, dissect their differences, and explore how they play pivotal roles in safeguarding organizations from cyber vulnerabilities.
Threat Hunting and Incident Response are two tactful measures that help an organization’s cybersecurity journey. But what is the difference between them?
Higher education institutions have become top targets for student fraudulent activity and scamming. As these threat actors continue to advance, it is more important than ever for universities to have the right tool sets in place to detect and filter out fake student applications.
Last month, Vancord was proud to sponsor the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Speaker Series event hosted by the FELO Fairfield Professionals at Athletic Brewing Co. Moderated by our very own Lucas Seelig, the event showcased important conversations regarding the tremendous growth and positive impact on the manufacturing industry in Connecticut.
Progress Software’s file-transfer tool MOVEit recently experienced a massive exploitation. What does this mean for the users of the software and the service providers with clientele under this tool?
Members of the Vancord team were delighted to attend the 2023 Energy & Environment Conference hosted by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). Attendees gained insights from various energy and environmental professionals on climate change, ISO best practices, ESG, an overview of federal and state offshore wind policies, and much more.
We are proud to announce that Vancord has been named on the prestigious 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501 list.
We, as digital citizens of the United States, have cyber duties to fulfill to ensure the protection of our data and devices.
Modern cyber attacks are continuing to evolve in sophistication, and organizations are trying to balance what an acceptable cost is to alleviate their risks. Implementing a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) technology is an effective way to improve the security of your networks, endpoints, and cloud environments. However, with so many cybersecurity providers in the market, choosing the right one that meets your specific security challenges can be challenging.
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.
Cyber threats are continuing to evolve in sophistication, and organizations are trying to balance what an acceptable cost is to alleviate their risks. The Binary Defense and Vancord teams are joining together for a webinar on how to bolster your security posture with modern solutions to counteract cyber threats from today’s threat actors.
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.
Mounting privacy and security concerns regarding TikTok’s collection of user data has those in higher education seeking to reshape their social media policies. In this article, we will explore the unique challenges educational institutions are facing and best practices to utilize when determining whether and what action(s) are necessary for the use of this platform within their communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This past March, the Vancord team had the opportunity to connect with New England’s broader community of higher education IT and library professionals at NERCOMP 2023 in Providence, RI.
We are honored to be recognized on CRN’s Tech Elite 250 List for 2023!
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?
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.
Microsoft is continuously developing its stack of security capabilities and staying innovative in the cloud space.
We are honored to be recognized on CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category for 2023!