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Incident Response and Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparing for the Worst
Dan Didier

What do you think about when you hear the word “disaster”? Hurricanes? Floods? Earthquakes? Fires? In reality, a disaster doesn’t have to be so dramatic. When it comes to your business, disaster can mean something as simple as a power outage, broken pipes or, in today’s digital world, an employee that clicked on the wrong …

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It’s When, Not If: Why You Need an Incident Response Plan
Adam Dean

Time and time again, GreyCastle Security responds to security incidents where an organization is in complete chaos over the incident. Why? They haven’t responded to a cybersecurity event before and don’t know where to start. Just like performing CPR, first aid, or responding to your house on fire, having the skills, preparation, and knowledge in …

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Cyber Preppers: 5 Things to Know When Creating a Cybersecurity Bugout Bag
Reg Harnish

A wise man once said, “The best time to prepare for an emergency is before it happens.” In the “real world,” this means having an escape plan and the tools you need to execute it. Often referred to as survivalism or “prepping,” these real-world action plans frequently have one thing in common: a bugout bag. …

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Big Man(date) on Campus: What GLBA Means for Higher Education
Daniel Gibson

Are you at the top of your class when it comes to cybersecurity? With the upcoming GLBA audits set to affect higher education institutions across the nation, many leaders and information security personnel in higher ed are beginning to worry. At GreyCastle Security, we have one word of advice for those that have begun to …

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My Dear John Letter to Facebook
Reg Harnish

Dear Facebook, It’s time we talked. For months now I’ve been avoiding this conversation. It’s difficult to write these words, as I know the consequences for what I’m about to say. It’s over. You came into my life in 2009, bringing with you a friendly distraction, laughter and the occasional emotional moment. Before I knew …

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The Fundamental Laws of Cybersecurity
Chad Walter

People tell lies every day. Some are little white lies to keep the peace (“your new haircut looks great!”) while others might be more substantial (“I was nowhere near the crime scene, your honor”). Can you imagine if everyone committed to telling the truth, if only for a day? Turns out that day is closer …

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