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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.

    Six Email Security Best Practices for Businesses

    By: Mike Burgard
    June 17, 2021

    In a digital world, email security is important. It has historically been the most common medium we use in everyday operations to send important information. If emails are compromised or intercepted, you could be at risk for serious repercussions. The good news is, it is possible…

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    4 Cybersecurity Laws That Can Help Keep Your Business Safe

    By: Mike Burgard
    June 10, 2021

    You know those pop-ups on our computer warning of a bug, or malicious phone calls claiming your insurance is expiring? They’re getting smarter.

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    The 5 Elements of a Successful Security Awareness Program

    By: Mike Burgard
    June 2, 2021

    Have your guard up. What we mean is, don't trust everyone. We teach our kids at a young age, don’t talk to strangers. If a man offers you candy from the back of his van, don’t trust it. Don’t leave the front door wide open when you go outside to play. That last one is mainly so y…

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    How Cyber Security Training Helps Mitigate Risk to Businesses

    By: Mike Burgard
    May 27, 2021

    Did you know that the average time to identify a cyber security breach in 2019 was seven months?

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    Cyber Incident Response: The Real Cost of Not Having a Plan or Cyber Insurance

    By: Mike Burgard
    May 25, 2021

    Small business cyber breach costs add up at lightning speed. If you want to understand why, imagine that your house floods. We all know it’s not just the carpets you'll have to pay to replace. From the time spent trying to sort out the mess, to never being able to replace those o…

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    15 Routine IT Issues Businesses Encounter

    By: Mike Burgard
    April 20, 2021

    Fifteen years ago the first iPhone still hadn’t been introduced, Facebook had just opened its pages to the world, and Internet Explorer was the most used web-browser. Technology has come a long way since then, and will continue to make massive strides forward in the future. One t…

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    The 7 Most Dangerous Cyber Attacks (and How to Fight Back)

    By: Mike Burgard
    March 16, 2021

    According to Cybercrime Magazine, 60% of small businesses close their doors within six months of falling victim to a large-scale cyber attack.

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    How Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Can Protect Your Business

    By: Mike Burgard
    March 11, 2021

    What’s safer than a front door with one lock on it? If you answered “a front door with two locks on it” (with that inflection exactly), you either a) understand and appreciate the value of multilayered security, b) have heard too many jokes, or c) both. Regardless, you’re spot-on…

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    What is a Network Security Key for Wi-Fi or Mobile Hotspot?

    By: Mike Burgard
    March 9, 2021

    As the modern business landscape continues to lean more and more digital, a growing number of business owners and C-suite executives pride themselves on having a strong base of knowledge in tech. Those who don’t, after all, often suffer communication challenges with certain vendo…

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    How to Prevent Whaling Attacks: A Comprehensive Guide

    By: Mike Burgard
    February 18, 2021

    Your high-ranking employees are gatekeepers to a treasure trove of sensitive information about your company. Hidden deep inside your figurative data castle are things like employee social security numbers, corporate bank account information, and customer credit card numbers. Thin…

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