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The OWASP CTF Results Are In!

Have you ever wondered how it would feel to turn evil for a few hours, legally of course? People from all over the St. Louis did just that on Thursday night. STL-OWASP & STL-Cyber hosted a Capture the Flag (CTF) event at the TREX building in downtown...

Security Awareness Training: How to get Buy-In from your Boss

Before you can gain buy-in from management you need to understand what motivates them. Securing their reputation and protecting their bottom line will usually draw their interest. As a middle rank, you have an important job to do. You gather valuable...

Do Outdated Policies Increase Your Cyber Risk?

Did you know? Information security policies and procedures are the backbone of an organization and the foundation of a good security program. If you have information security policies that haven’t been updated in years, you are potentially opening the...

The Threat Within

Secure the perimeter! Man your battle stations! Prepare to repel boarders! Whatever moniker you use to call to attention the threat of outside attackers to your organization, is up to you. The point is it’s dangerous out there, and IT security...

Poisoning the Water Cooler

Have you ever showed up to your workplace and noticed someone new in a faraway corner cube diligently working with implanted earbuds and their eyes fixated forward on their workstation? What goes through your mind? Are they a new intern feverishly...

Top 5 Security Awareness Training Topics

You understand that human behavior plays a huge part in the security posture of your company and that each employee plays an important role in security. So you've decided to go ahead and purchase a Security Training Awareness Solution. However,...

Who’s Ready for a Breach?

The Road Show   Last week Zach Turpen and Nate Rice took the show on the road for a series of workshops with executive teams from various industries.  Our topic: the ever-divisive Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan (CSIRP). Our goal was to inform...

Taking IoT to the House

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?   The “Internet of Things”, commonly referred to as IoT, brings internet connectivity to everyday devices allowing them to communicate and interact. IoT devices are meant to automate tasks for people at home, in...

Mobile Security Concerns on the Rise

One major take away from the recent RSA Conference is that companies are increasingly concerned about the growing threats with mobile devices. This is no surprise as we see employees working from almost any type of setting and always online. In...

RSA 2019 – San Francisco: Exhibition from the SMB Perspective

So, let’s talk RSA.   March 4-8, 2019, RSA was held in the great “Tech Giant” city of San Francisco, California. If you are unfamiliar with RSA, it is one of the largest security conferences in the world. Not only is it held in multiple cities and...

Event Notice: Capture The Flag Event

TechGuard Security is co-sponsoring the OWASP St Louis CTF Event.   Join TechGuard Security and OWASP St Louis on April 25, 2019 for this FREE CTF Event. Are you interested in showing off your skills, learning about network security, secure...

Critical Vulnerability in Drupal Disclosed - Active Exploits Found in Wild

What is Drupal? Drupal is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) around, allowing users to build custom websites with ease using thousands of themes and plugins.  The rich features of the software attract a lot of organizations to...

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