by Eric Jeffers 0 Comments

Maintaining Security and Data Privacy is one of the Biggest IT Challenges Today

Every year at the EDUCAUSE Conference the Top 10 IT Issues for the upcoming year are announced. Leading up to each conference a panel of experts ranging from IT leaders, CIO’s and faculty members present a list of the top IT trends. which are then voted on by EDUCAUSE members. The top initiatives are the most important topics and trends and will be a focus for the upcoming year. This year was...

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by Eric Jeffers 0 Comments

Where are we in leading the charge of training the next cybersecurity leaders?

Cyber Range [cy·ber I rānj] -  is a virtual environment used for cyberwarfare training and cybertechnology development. It provides tools that help strengthen the stability, security, and performance of cyber-infrastructures and IT systems used by government and military agencies, and appears on college campuses everywhere.

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by Christopher Perry 0 Comments

7 Blogs to Revisit for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Since 2004, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) have officially recognized October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  Pulled directly from the official StaySafeOnline website, NCSAM is “…a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.”  Here at PortalGuard, Security is something that we take very...

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by Tom Hoey 0 Comments

It's a Constant Game of Being Fooled - Do Your Part to Prevent Cybersecurity Breaches

In Healthcare, it’s especially disconcerting when a breach occurs because it’s a dense collection of personal identity data. It is the intruder’s brass ring.  Having your DOB and social security number enables the intruder to gain access to many other doors to penetrate. The Internet is already a treasure trove of personal data which a hacker can use to piece together your detailed identity....

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