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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.

    Don't Limit Linda: The Usual Suspects [VIDEO]

    By: Mike Burgard
    April 27, 2020

    Sometimes, the threats to your business are easily identifiable. Maybe it's a competitor going after your current clients. It could also be a disruption to your supply chain or vendor accessibility. Perhaps it's a disgruntled ex-employee plotting revenge by means of extortion. Wh…

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    Don't Limit Linda: Not My Circus [VIDEO]

    By: Mike Burgard
    April 20, 2020

    Control.  That word when used in a professional, company-based sense can have both negative and positive connotation. Businesses need a sense of control over their processes, employees, client activity and technology. That all makes sense.

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    Your IT Security Checklist

    By: Mike Burgard
    April 2, 2020

    Business disruption, loss of revenue, loss of information and fear of public disclosure alongside changing public disclosure laws are all reasons why businesses are paying attention to cybersecurity. And one of the difficult things about cybersecurity is this:

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    Don’t Limit Linda: Namaste Out of This [Video]

    By: Mike Burgard
    March 27, 2020

    What was the last mistake you made at work? How long ago was it? And even more importantly, how BIG of a mistake was it? If I’ve learned anything, it’s that mistakes come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone makes them. Now, whether or not they tell anybody, that’s another story…

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    6 Email Security Best Practices for Today's Businesses

    By: Mike Burgard
    January 15, 2020

    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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    Are Day-to-Day Break Fixes Consuming Your Internal IT Team's Resources?

    By: Mike Burgard
    December 20, 2019

    Are day-to-day break fixes consuming your internal IT team’s resources? It’s a simple question, but the answer might not be as easy to come by. Internal IT departments are busy places. Typically, everyone is working very hard to ensure everything is operational. You see, the syst…

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    5 Things to Look for in a Technology Partner

    By: Mike Burgard
    December 5, 2019

    Businesses want a technology partner they can rely on. One that'll stand behind their word and help your business in multiple ways. But from the outside looking in, how do you know whether or not the partner you're considering is a partner who will deliver? 

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    Understanding the Impact of a Security Incident

    By: Mike Burgard
    October 24, 2019

    Large cyber hacks have been a major source of news in recent years. Some major breaches in recent years include JP Morgan Chase - 76 million (2014), Equifax - 143 million (2017), Fortnite - 250 million records (2019). Even FEMA, a federally-regulated government organization, leak…

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    Internal IT Security Policies: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Business Safe

    By: Mike Burgard
    October 3, 2019

    Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if nobody messed with your stuff? You could leave your bike unlocked outside of Starbucks; keep your car keys in the ignition; never worry about hackers getting into your private personal and business information. Since that day isn’t happening an…

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    Business Security Do's and Don'ts [Infographic]

    By: Mike Burgard
    September 20, 2019

    Protecting businesses from security threats is an ongoing battle for today’s businesses. Small and medium-sized businesses across the nation continue to be prime targets for cybercriminals preying upon those who don’t have a strong handle on their security. So, how does a busines…

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