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Network Firewall: Still need or not?

Network firewall security dates back to the 1990s. If you’re like us, that makes you feel a little…well…old. At Cadre, we cut our security teeth in the network firewall business, but now we offer so much more to keep up with the changing threat...

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Is this Critical Mistake Hurting Your Cybersecurity Risk Posture?

One of the great ironies of IT is that so many IT and security departments are built on two basic falsities: 

    1. The demands of the IT and security department are often greater than the funding allocated to execute them (ultimately a budget problem).
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10 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Mid-Size Organizations

Alleviating cybersecurity risks comes in many shapes and sizes—and so do organizations. Large enterprises with deep pockets and full-fledged SOC teams adopt the latest technologies and processes to fight back against adversaries. But for mid-size...

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Face the Facts: 3 Cloud Security Realities

The internet is chock-full of cloud growth stats. We all know it’s happening, but do we really know how great our security risk is? According to our friends over at Netskope, in 2020, the number of apps in use by the average enterprise increased by...
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How to Choose a Security Training Course

It’s undeniable—security training, whether on practices or products, is chock full of benefits. Buying cybersecurity training for yourself makes you a more competitive candidate and buying training for employees improves the security posture of the...

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Five Critical Steps for an Effective Remote Training Strategy

Cybercrime has skyrocketed during the pandemic, as untrained remote workers adapt to new environments and learn to do things that they’re not used to doing. 

“All kinds of figures come across my desk every day on how hacking, malware and exploits...

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Reopening After COVID-19: Looking Back and Strategies Moving Forward

Businesses are eager to open their doors, many remote workers are ecstatic about it, but reopening will not be as simple as flipping a switch and returning to “business as usual”. A variety of social restrictions will continue to disrupt our...

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A Pen Testing Expert Shares the Secret Ways He Gains Access to Businesses

Steve Stasiukonis’ company, Secure Network Technologies, does all kinds of pen testing. When we say all, we mean it—Secure Network has even successfully “shipped” a person in a FedEx box to demonstrate the vulnerabilities of a company being...

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How to Enable Your Employees to Work Remotely Without Compromising Security

With the current economic and social uncertainty in today’s landscape and the rush to transition staff to remote workers, great opportunities arise for attackers to target businesses and employees for financial gain.

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Five Tips to Ensure Your Company's Bluetooth Security Policies are Up to Date

Urban Legend Becomes Real

Several years ago some reports came to information security experts from black hat chat sites (evil hacker online groups). The reports said that thieves were stealing high-profile mobile devices left in cars using Bluetooth...

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5 Cyber Security Recaps from the Past Decade—And 5 Predictions for the Next One

While there's a heated debate about whether a new decade is actually beginning, the beginning of a new year is always a great time to look back, assess what has happened, and make predictions about the future. That's why we at Cadre conducted an...

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6 Questions to Help You Hire & Evaluate Security Solution Providers

Cybercrime cost the global economy as much as $600 billion in 2017,(1) so unless your business and all of your customers and employees have no interaction with the internet or modern networking technology, chances are you have hired or will hire a...

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5 Factors to Make Your Secure Cloud Migration a Success

As more businesses transition their infrastructure to the cloud, understanding how to securely migrate to the cloud is imperative. After all, if companies don't adapt security architecture, they run the risk of substantial and costly downtime,...

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An Insider's Guide to the FBI Cyber Security Briefing on Iran

Cadre’s manager of Knowledge Services, Tim O’Connor, was invited to an FBI Cyber Security briefing on the official Threat Profile for Iran. He gave us a download on everything he learned about what to look for and how to protect your company. 


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What You Need to Know from RSA Charge 2019


The RSA Charge 2019 took place in September at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. RSA, a company with a focus on encryption, encryption standards, and managing digital risk, was founded by Ron Rivest, Adi...

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10 Reasons a vCISO May Be a Good Choice for Your Company

If your company is like most, you’ve grappled with the high cost of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and/or a shortage of qualified candidates—either to serve as your CISO or to “fill in” any knowledge gaps in your technical staff.


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The Fact and Fiction of the Business Risks Posed by IOT Devices

A casino hacked through an aquarium heater* sounds like fiction—but this recent headline news was an all-too-real demonstration of the risk that Internet of Things (IOT) devices bring to organizations of all sizes. 

However, take heart! There are...

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SOAR in the Cloud: 7 Factors to Consider

As cybercrime increases, it’s impossible for employees to keep up with every threat. It’s crucial for cybersecurity teams to work more efficiently with fewer resources. In this never-ending quest to stay ahead of threats, an increasing number of...

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How to Prevent 4 Network Security Threats that Cost Financial Services Millions

The Capital One breach exposed over 100 million customers’ sensitive information.In 2017, 147.9 million consumers were affected by the Equifax Breach.Over the past few years, data breaches have affected over 1 trillion user accounts and the...

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Myth Busted: Small Organizations are at Low Risk of Hacking Because they are not Desirable Targets For Hackers

All of these are common myths, but only one has dangerous misinformation. Can you figure it out?

  1. George Washington chopped down a cherry tree. 
  2. After you die, your fingernails continue to grow. 
  3. You don’t have to worry about your small business...
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A Former CTO of the FBI Cyber Division on the State of Cybersecurity

Part 3 of a three-part series

Milan Patel, current chief client officer at BlueVoyant and former CTO of the FBI Cyber Division, keeps up with the latest in cybercrime and cybersecurity.  (If you missed his great tale of his first FBI vehicle—not to...

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The Advice a Former CTO of the FBI Cyber Division Would Give His Best Friend About Cybersecurity

Milan Patel has seen a thing or two. He can’t talk about some of it, which makes sense, given that he’s the former CTO of the FBI Cyber Division. While there, he organized and co-led the Joint Requirements Team, facilitated by the White House...

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What a Former CTO of the FBI Cyber Division Thinks Should Keep You Up At Night

Part 1 of a three-part series

Even if you weren’t interested in cybersecurity, Milan Patel is the kind of guy you hope you get seated next to at a dinner party so you can listen to his stories. Currently the Chief Client Officer at BlueVoyant, Milan...

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How to Improve Your IT Security for the Upcoming Elections

Small governments seem to be stuck between a rock and several hard places.

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New Tools to Protect Credit Cards at Gas Stations But Who Gets to Use Them?

If you live in the U.S. and have ever noticed false charges on your credit card statement and had to call your bank to have your card canceled, chances are that you are the victim of skimming.  

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New Advances Show Evil Hackers can use Cell Phone Apps to Capture your Information by Sound

Evil hackers and corporate spies have had the ability to record the loud tap-tap-tap of computer keyboards to decipher a log of keystrokes for years. The risk of losing your credentials to such a hack has been low because the attacker would have to...

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Research Suggests Your Battery Might be the Key to Thwarting the World’s Most Elusive Malware

Micro-architectural attacks are arguably the most dangerous and difficult of all forms of systems compromise to detect. Micro-architectural attacks leverage flaws in the chip hardware design of computer components. These kinds of flaws are largely...

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How Manufacturers Can Protect Against Ransomware Attacks

You might think your company doesn’t have much in common with the largest shipping company in the world, but if you’re a manufacturer, it’s increasingly likely that your business will be targeted via ransomware.

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5 Lesser Known Impacts of Poor Security

You wouldn’t leave the doors to your business unlocked, would you? Of course you wouldn’t. In the same vein, companies go to great lengths – installing alarms and cameras and hiring security – to ensure their locations are physically secure. Yet too...

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Security Trends and Takeaways for the Second Half of 2019

So much has happened in terms of information security and breaches in 2018 that it can be a little overwhelming. Now that we’ve had time to reflect on 2018, we can summarize important lessons and takeaways as we head into the second half of...

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