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Posted by Kevin Landt on Feb 19, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Steve Harrington, Vice President of Marketing

Posted by Joseph Murphy on Feb 10, 2020

We recently welcomed veteran technology marketing executive, Steve Harrington, to the Cygilant team as vice president of marketing. Prior to joining Cygilant, Steve worked at Extreme Networks where he was vice president of marketing. I recently sat down with Steve to discuss his new role and decision to join the Cygilant team, and get to know him better as a person, including what makes him tick. Following is a transcript of our discussion.

Click here to view the formal announcement on Steve’s appointment and Cygilant’s new headquarters in Burlington, Mass.

Introducing the From The Phones Blog Series

Posted by Colin Shea on Feb 10, 2020

We are excited to announce our new Blog and Video series called, “From the Phones”.
There is nothing like hearing from the person who is on the phone, speaking with hundreds of customers every month. This is where the true rubber meets the road. The learnings that can be gained from tapping into this audience are tremendous. And, we are pleased to share that information with you. 

Credential Stuffing

Posted by Cygilant on Apr 22, 2019

How to Protect Against Credential Stuffing Attacks

It’s impossible to miss the reports of massive, high-profile data breaches. Adobe, Ancestry, Bitly, Comcast, Dropbox, Equifax, Google+, Marriott Starwood, T-Mobile, Ticketfly, LinkedIn, Yahoo and many other companies have leaked massive amounts of personal information, such as user names and passwords. But you may not be aware of what happens to this data after it’s been stolen.

Cybercriminals often purchase stolen data on the Dark Web. For example, on February 17, 2019, a hacker going by the name Gnosticplayers put eight hacked databases containing data for 92.75 million users on sale for 2.6249 bitcoins (about $9,300) on the Dark Web Marketplace known as Dream Market. Previously, the same hacker had posted a batch of 16 databases containing data for 620 million users and another batch of eight databases with data from 127 million users.

NYDFS - Are You Prepared to Comply with All 4 Phases?

Posted by Cygilant on Apr 1, 2019

How Security-as-a-Service gives you a leg up in developing a comprehensive cybersecurity plan

If you’re one of the thousands of banks, mortgage companies, insurers and other financial service firms that do business in the state of New York, your deadline to complete the final phase of compliance with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Regulation is upon you.  

On March 1, 2019, you are required to ensure that third-parties who access your customers’ private data have security protections in place. This measure comes on the heels of three previous sets of requirements, rolled out in phases beginning in March of 2017, designed to address today’s increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats.

Managed SOC: A Beginner's Guide to a Security Operations Center

Posted by Justin Quinn on Jan 9, 2019

SOC as a service is now a fully realized and effective way to protect SMBs from a cyber attack.

Keep reading to find out how you can benefit from SOC-as-a-Service.

Cybersecurity Hiring and Skills Gap is Still a Challenge

Posted by Trevan Marden on Jul 18, 2018

A report from Gartner announced this week on DarkReading found that nearly one out of three companies don’t have on-staff cybersecurity expertise. Gartner research director Rob McMillan and principal research analyst Sam Olyaei compiled the 2018 CIO Agenda Survey from over 3,000 respondents the article said. And while more organizations have cybersecurity staff than previous years, one third are still lacking a dedicated resource.

Proper Segregation of a Network

Posted by James Cote on Apr 5, 2018

Proper segregation of a network is one simple line of defense against malicious threats that is very effective. Even the latest security systems won’t always protect your network if it’s not properly set up and segregated into different role based sections. These different sections or VLANS are what help keep your network safe. When carved-out properly an attacker will have to traverse several roadblocks along the way.  The key to a properly segregated network is multiple areas with different permissions and roles for each area.  This will prevent an attacker who infiltrates the network in one area from obtaining information from another area.

The Disconnect Between CIO, IT Manager, and Security Engineer

Posted by Chris Durocher on Apr 2, 2018

I’ve spent the past few years calling into CIOs, IT Managers, or Security Engineers discussing where their security program is today and what they would like it transformed too. Even though you probably dread the sight of an unknown number, my favorite part of my position is being a facilitator of conversation as well as understanding the focus of all parties involved. What I’ve come to realize is the disconnect that often exists within the security team and the individual goals differ position to position.

7 Signs You Should Invest In Security As A Service

Posted by Miguel De Los Santos on Mar 20, 2018

As a Solutions engineer, we have the privilege of listening to mid-sized and large organizations that are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing cyber security landscape. This blog post will provide insight and hopefully educate those with one or more of the following signs that a Security as a Service was needed yesterday.

Let’s pause though. What is Security as a Service? This is a software-as-a-service security program that comprehensively identifies threats, helps mitigate risk and meet compliance. Generally, this is comprised of a balance between People, Process, and Technology.

 

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