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    Mike Burgard

    Mike Burgard is problem solver who thrives on creating new solutions that address real-world challenges, managing the risk around the solutions, and he likes to win. In addition to keeping a keen eye on Marco’s internal security as Chief Information Security Officer, Mike helps customers identify risk, evaluate the best methods of protection for their systems, and secure their information assets. Mike joined Marco in 2016 as a solutions architect, specializing in Data Center and security technologies. He became Director of Strategic Operations, where he led initiatives to improve Marco's security offerings before being named CISO in 2018. He led the company through a successful SOC 2 Report process that provides clear assurances of Marco’s security controls. He currently oversees Marco's information and data security, cyber resiliency and compliance programs.

    Why Companies Are Adopting Zero Trust Architecture

    By: Mike Burgard
    August 31, 2022

    You may be hearing the term "zero trust" more often these days. Though the concept has been around for years, it’s gained more traction since the mass migration of employees working remotely.

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    Everything You Should Know About the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

    By: Mike Burgard
    August 22, 2022

    Have you updated the software on your Apple device lately? If not, look for any new software updates and install them…now. While your new software is downloading, I’ll explain what this update is for and why it’s important to install new software updates as soon as they’re availa…

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    Common Cyber Attacks

    By: Mike Burgard
    July 25, 2022

    There’s been a 300% rise in cybercrime in the U.S. since 2020. The numbers make for sensational headlines, but the actual crimes typically don’t. Hackers aren’t going after the big names — small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are much more likely to be targeted than well-known com…

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    Everything You Should Know About the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

    By: Mike Burgard
    April 27, 2022

    If you get anxious the second someone mentions cybersecurity, you’re not alone. It can feel overwhelming to look at recent statistics, and many leaders of small to midsize businesses and nonprofits have felt like they can’t possibly fight increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals…

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    How To Protect Your Business: Workspace & Physical Security Tips

    By: Mike Burgard
    April 5, 2022

    When most people think about modern business security, they tend to focus on digital security, like firewalls, login credentials, and antivirus software. Digital security is critically important, and for organizations of any size, it’s an area that deserves significant attention.…

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    The Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 - Cyber Incident Reporting

    By: Mike Burgard
    April 4, 2022

    Cyber criminals have significantly increased the number and severity of their attacks against critical infrastructure, alarming members of the public and private sector alike. Of the organizations that manage critical infrastructure, 83% reported a cyber attack in 2021 alone. And…

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    Unpacking Statement by President Biden on Nation's Cybersecurity

    By: Mike Burgard
    March 25, 2022

    President Biden issued a statement on March 21st urging organizations to harden their defenses immediately in response to the unprecedented sanctions imposed on Russia and their threat to conduct malicious cyber activity against the United States. The statement includes a fact sh…

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    What is Block and Tackle in Cybersecurity?

    By: Mike Burgard
    February 28, 2022

    In the wake of the recent ransomware attack on the San Francisco 49ers, it's a bit "on the nose" to explain block and tackle cybersecurity. But as ransomware groups are becoming more professionalized in how they select their victims and carry out their attacks, it's urgent that e…

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    Be Aware of Continuing COVID-19 Scams and New Safeguards to Implement

    By: Mike Burgard
    December 6, 2021

    Whenever there’s a shakeup of some sort, scammers swoop in to capitalize on our vulnerabilities. Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have seen a shakeup in our economy, our workplaces and our lives. As a result, cybercriminals are out in force trying to prey on…

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    Consider a Cybersecurity Career at Marco

    By: Mike Burgard
    October 18, 2021

    Cyber risk is constantly evolving and at an increasingly rapid rate. The current threat landscape—especially in the wake of incidents like Colonial Pipeline, JBS and Kaseya—have impacted cyber insurance and data security.  It’s no surprise, then, that cybersecurity is one of the …

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