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Working from Home – The New Norm, Part 2: Chatting With Dermot Murray and Natalie Brady

Posted by Steve Harrington on Jun 23, 2020

Welcome to the second part of our series, where this week we’ll take a minute to
catch up with a pair of Cygilant employees in our Belfast office – Dermot Murray and Natalie Brady. Read on below to learn more about two of the key members of our team in Northern Ireland, and how they found new positions that were a perfect fit here at Cygilant.

ACET During the Coronavirus: Then and Now

Posted by Steve Harrington on Jun 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced both credit unions and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to adjust how they do business. The NCUA published a statement (updated on May 15, 2020) noting that it recognizes that COVID-19 will affect credit unions and their members to varying degrees, yet remains committed to ensuring compliance and reporting mandates for credit unions.

What is SOC-as-a-Service?

Posted by Steve Harrington on Jun 9, 2020

We recently published a post that defines what a Security Operations Center (SOC). In this post, we’ll break down the basics of SOC-as-a-Service, including what it is and how it helps, and tell you a little about how Cygilant’s  SOC-as-a-Service works. 

Cygilant Welcomes Kevin Gannon as Vice President of Engineering

Posted by Steve Harrington on Jun 2, 2020

It’s been an exciting few weeks over here at Cygilant with our recent expansion into the European Market and now we are excited to announce that we have added a new member to our senior leadership team – Kevin Gannon! Kevin joins Cygilant from PwC, where he served as a Solutions Architect and was a founding member of the PwC Blockchain practice. He’s based in our new Belfast office (remotely for now of course).  View the formal announcement on Kevin’s appointment.

Cygilant Cyber Security Survey of Your Peers

Posted by Steve Harrington on May 21, 2020

We ran a quick cyber security survey of 40 IT professionals to find out from your peers at SMEs about their teams, tools and compliance. Here are the results.

Credit Union Audits & Examinations During Coronavirus – What To Expect

Posted by Steve Harrington on May 13, 2020

The coronavirus has presented new challenges and ways of working for all of us. If you’re responsible for managing IT and/or security for a credit union, your immediate responsibilities have been making sure your team can continue to work safely, while ensuring customers have secure access to their accounts.

A 5-Part Plan for Evaluating a Financial Services MDR Solution

Posted by Steve Harrington on Apr 29, 2020

IT teams at mid-market organizations financial services are finding themselves overtaxed and overworked, forced to manage constant security alerts and still find a way to use technology to drive the business forward in a meaningful way. It is for this reason that so many are looking to partner up with a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider.

What is the CMMC and Where to Start

Posted by Steve Harrington on Apr 24, 2020

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), created by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), aims to strengthen cybersecurity in the supply chain of the Defense Industrial Base. It impacts all companies conducting business with the DoD by mandating contractors to be CMMC certified and seeks to put an end to the “checking the box” mentality.

Encryption: Your Biggest Security Threat?

Posted by Steve Harrington on Mar 24, 2020

With our upcoming webinar asking if encryption is your biggest security threat, we spoke to Dr. Ben Harrison, Global SOC & Security Operations at Cygilant, and Ryan Kalisz, EMEA Business Development Manager for Barac to learn more.

GhostCat Vulnerability Affects Apache Tomcat

Posted by Steve Harrington on Mar 2, 2020

The latest vulnerability, GhostCat, affects all versions (9.x/8.x/7.x/6.x) of Apache Tomcat released in the past 13 years. The new found vulnerability can allow hackers to take over unpatched systems.

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