Michelle Gibbs

Michelle is a freelance content specialist with decades of creative experience working with companies in tech, academia, health care, transportation and logistics, accounting, and retail. Her work runs the gamut from blog writing and case study development to full website content and email campaign creation.

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8 Best Cyber-Centric Startup Incubators

Who’s making the biggest waves in cybersecurity to move the industry forward? According to McAfee CEO Chris Young, there are more than a handful of core cybersecurity incubators that are currently bringing both capital and perspective to the table to help drive innovation. It’s a mix of private equity and venture capital firms that are …

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How the Government Shutdown Has Affected Cybersecurity

Getting back in the groove after the longest government shutdown in United States history was only the beginning for those affected by the work stoppage of late 2018. Upon return 35 days later, furloughed cybersecurity personnel were met with expired software licenses and weeks of unanalyzed network activity logs. Not to mention colleagues suffering from …

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6 of the Worst Cybersecurity Breaches since Equifax

On September 7, 2017, credit-monitoring giant Equifax revealed that unauthorized access to its credit-report databases had led to the breach of sensitive personal information of more than 143 million people. By March of 2018, that number had grown to an estimated 148 million affected. In the post-Equifax age, cybersecurity breaches continue to mount and cause …

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Can Effective Cybersecurity Be Inexpensive?

The short answer is: It depends. Ask anyone who has encountered the cost of trying to recover from a cyber attack and you will understand that when it comes to the expense of keeping data safe, a lot has to do with timing. There are plenty of free and low-cost resources that can help the …

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Why Cyber Awareness Isn’t Enough

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. CyberAwareness Challenge Course. Threat Intelligence Index. These are all valuable resources and tools that help ensure every person stays safer and more secure online. And although they shine an important spotlight on what it means to be aware, do they go far enough? Cybersecurity awareness in this age of data theft …

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How to Use Cyber Security as a Business Asset

The need for organizations to prove their relevancy in the digital age means unprecedented amounts of network traffic and data are being generated, and attack targets are expanding faster than ever. At the same time, adversaries are becoming increasingly sophisticated, creating cyber threats that are more intrusive and harder to detect. Gone are the days …

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Small Business’s Guide to Cybersecurity

Can you guess what percentage of small businesses in the United States suffered a data breach in 2017? If you said 10%, or maybe 20%, you’re not even warm. The alarming reality is that 47% of small business networks came under siege at least once by cyber criminals that year, and 44% of the companies hit said …

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5 Cyber Regulations Your Business Should Prepare For

It started with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Enactment of the GDPR went into effect in May 2018 with the purpose of protecting personal data and creating more transparency among any organization that communicates with people in the EU. The stringent data compliance and protection rules impact U.S. companies that process personal information and …

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Cyber Responsibility – Whose Job Is It?

Cybersecurity is rarely out of the spotlight these days. As cybersecurity incidents increase, so too does awareness at every level from the boardroom on down that this is a problem that needs close attention. The C-suite is waking up to the fact that even one data breach could lead to financial loss and a tarnished …

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