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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.

    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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    7 Common Cyber Attacks (and How to Protect & Defend your Business)

    By: Mike Burgard
    October 11, 2021

    Cybersecurity is an ongoing and growing concern for businesses because cyber criminals continue to use more sophisticated tactics and disrupt organizations. As businesses become more aware of how to protect their networks, attackers find new tricks and loopholes to bypass securit…

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    Protect Against Cyber Threats With Business Security Best Practices

    By: Mike Burgard
    October 4, 2021

    Today's businesses face an ongoing battle in protecting their organizations from cybersecurity threats. Small and medium-sized businesses across the nation continue to be prime targets for cybercriminals preying on those that don’t have a strong handle on their security. When org…

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    Fraud Prevention Tips for Small, Mid-Size Businesses

    By: Mike Burgard
    September 27, 2021

    While national news coverage reports on large companies facing cyberattacks, what doesn’t always make the headlines is when small and mid-size businesses’ data is hacked.

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    How to Avoid Falling Victim to Business Identity Theft

    By: Mike Burgard
    July 12, 2021

    You lock the doors to your business at night, you might have cameras to add extra security, but what steps are you taking to prevent your business from falling victim to identity theft? The first step to take so you can protect your business: “know thine enemy.” Identity theft is…

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    Internet Crime Report: Learn if Your Business and Employees are Vulnerable

    By: Mike Burgard
    June 28, 2021

    We spend half our lives on the web these days, from uploading selfies on Instagram to accessing  financial records online. A lot of important data is being shared, looked at and downloaded.  All that information can easily fall into the wrong hands. According to the FBI’s 2020 In…

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    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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