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Mike Burgard

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.

How to Improve Your Cybersecurity Posture in 2023

By: Mike Burgard
January 16, 2023

While the supply chain is loosening, and other acute side-effects of the pandemic continue to subside in most parts of the world, cybercrime will continue to escalate in terms of frequency and severity. 

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Key Patches in November 2022 Microsoft Updates

By: Mike Burgard
December 22, 2022

It’s always tempting to put off some updates and patches, and we cybersecurity folks understand why. Sometimes they have unintended consequences that can interrupt workflow. Those little bugs are typically resolved eventually, but in the meantime, Microsoft’s problems will be you…

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Your Guide to Business IT Security Policies

By: Mike Burgard
December 5, 2022

Cybercrime is now more profitable than the illegal drug trade, but that’s only because many businesses aren’t following cybersecurity best practices. Most cybercriminals are looking for a fast profit, and if their ability to make easy millions were to be suddenly taken away from …

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Why Companies Are Adopting Zero Trust Architecture

By: Mike Burgard
September 30, 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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