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Beers with Engineers Presented by Vancord and Barracuda

Date: Thursday, Nov 17, 2022 4:30-7:30 PM
Location: Stony Creek Brewery @ 5 Indian Neck Ave. Branford, CT 06405

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Growing Up Online Part 2: Exploring Technology

The ever-changing cyber world poses risks for children. It is critical to ensure they are using technology appropriately. As a parent, how do I address these concerns with my child, and are there any preventative measures I can take?

Data Privacy Day 2023

Data Privacy Day is an international effort to highlight the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. It is also a time to assess the privacy risk that your organization is carrying. In this article, we will explore the impact of changing privacy laws and regulations on your operation, consumer trust, and the future of data collection and use.

WiFi 6, 6E & Multigig – How Can E-Rate Help?

Today’s classrooms and libraries depend on fast, reliable Internet bandwidth to provide essential education and communication needs. Read on to learn how the E-rate program supports schools and libraries and the 4 key areas that may require upgrades to keep up with the demand for faster service.
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Threat Hunting with Binary Defense

With the emerging cybersecurity threat landscape, it’s increasingly important to have a Security Operations Center (SOC) that can recognize and respond to attacks in an efficient manner. Understanding what attackers are thinking and how they plan to use malware ensures that as these new threats emerge, a defense against them is also being built.
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Top 10 Tips Before You Call the Help Desk

It’s shaping up to be a typical morning at work when all of a sudden, your email freezes. When quitting Outlook doesn’t help, you try and load your mail in a web browser. That fails to connect as well. Panic ensues.
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E-Rate & School Reimbursement Funding

Managing and funding the operations of internet infrastructure in schools can be a difficult task. The Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries, better known as E-Rate, exists to help make it easier for these entities to get the equipment and services they need at an affordable price.
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2022 Security Year in Review

As we near the end of 2022, the team at Vancord looks back on their security predictions, shares optimism about the future of the cybersecurity and information technology industries, and encourages you to focus on the fundamentals for the upcoming year.
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eWallets: Approaching a Contactless Future

In recent years, purchasing methods of consumers have drastically changed. Relative to the security space, the introduction of Electronic Wallets (eWallets) and the need for convenience and safety has become crucial.
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Vancord Featured in The Channel Company’s 2022 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders List

We are pleased to share that earlier this year, Vancord was named by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, on the 2022 Security 100, Tech Elite 250, and MSP 500 lists.

ICYM: Beers with Engineers Networking at Stony Creek Brewery

Last month the Vancord and Barracuda teams came together for an engaging networking event at Stony Creek Brewery. Attendees received expert advice on protecting their email from cyber threats.
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White House Announces Important Cybersecurity Measures

On October 11, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration released a Fact Sheet revealing the increased efforts of the White House to improve the Nation’s cyber defenses. But how exactly are they promising to lead Americans toward a more cyber-safe future?
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LastPass: The Value of Password Vaults

Password protection management is a fundamental practice you and your organization should utilize to keep your credentials safe.
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Halloween Kill Chain

It’s no secret that full-size candy bars are sought after and tracked down on Halloween night. In this fun, holiday-esque episode, Jason, Steve, and Matt introduce an easy-to-follow scenario to walk you through the different stages of a cyberattack and guide your understanding of the Cyber Kill Chain.

CAIS Annual Conference on Business, Operations & Technology

Join Vancord’s Jason Pufahl, VP of Security Services, and Steven Maresca, Senior Security Engineer at the 2022 CAIS Annual Conference on Business, Operations & Technology.
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Cybersecurity: We’re All in This Together

Information security is an intellectually stimulating and somewhat challenging industry to be in, but at the heart of it is the collectivity of the environment. When there is an emerging or urgent situation, there is a need to come together and solve the problem.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: See Yourself in Cyber

Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Each year, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announces a theme for October; this year it’s “See Yourself in Cyber”. As we head into the month, the team at Vancord puts a twist on the theme with an informative and thought-provoking conversation on the direction they see cybersecurity heading. The overarching message is simple: cybersecurity should be at the forefront of your organization.
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Zero Trust: What is it & How Can I Utilize it?

Zero trust is an important security framework that ensures users, assets, and resources are protected from all angles. The rise of remote work has made this even more prevalent. It’s the responsibility of organizations to employ a variety of these measures in a workplace and build stronger operational systems.
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Turning the Tables on Attackers

Understanding the behavior of attackers can increase reactivity, improve your overall security stance, and give you a leg up in detecting malicious activity.

How do You Stay Secure & Compliant?

Every day, companies of all industries face complex information security challenges. While some rely on internal IT teams to support data threats and protection, many lack the guidance of a full-time Chief Information Security Officer.

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Backdoors & Breaches

Black Hills Information Security created an incident response procedure card game titled “Backdoors & Breaches” (B&B). Today, the Vancord team takes a stab at playing it.
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Untold Stories of a Cybersecurity Engineer

Working in the security space can come with unexpected challenges and events. The team at Vancord has learned how to properly handle incident response by understanding the high sense of urgency people feel in these situations.
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Finding Privacy in Public Data

What kind of data is attainable to the general public? There is information that you may deem private, like salaries, voter affiliation, and property assessor records. Fortunately, there are options for recourse and limiting the visibility of this data.

What is Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?

In our technology-driven world, there is nothing more valuable than data. 

Nearly all organizations are feeling increased pressure from governments, evolving legislation, and prime contractors encouraging businesses to implement robust cybersecurity programs to safeguard their sensitive data. Read on for tips on obtaining compliance and reducing cyber threat risks through a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

Unpacking the 2022 Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Global Report

There are valuable resources available to help protect your organization against insider threats. One of the larger ones released annually is the Ponemon Cost of Insider Threats Global Report.