Ohio Hires CISO for Election Security

Security Magazine | January 27, 2020

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Sean M. McAfee as the new CISO for the Ohio Secretary of State's office.SB 52 goes into effect and a key aspect of that bill establishes a Chief Information Security Officer in the Secretary of State’s office. McAfee will not only work to enhance cybersecurity efforts at the state level, but will support work in all 88 counties."Sean comes to us from United States Department of Homeland Security where up until recently he has been doing work internationally," said LaRose. “This is an individual who has worked all over the globe but we are bringing him back home.” McAfee previously was a Cybersecurity Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency team, focusing on cybersecurity issues at both a domestic and international level.

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Check out our infographic showing which are the most common types of cyber attacks perpetrated by hackers. From infiltrating secure data systems to stealing confidential information, hackers stationed all around the world are always ready to aim and fire their next cyber attack onto unsuspecting web users. 1 in 4 people are likely to experience a data breach. [1].


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DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,WEB SECURITY TOOLS

ReasonLabs Launches Free Online Security Tool to Power Secure Web Experience For Millions of Global Users

ReasonLabs | August 24, 2022

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DATA SECURITY

ShardSecure® To Present at Black Hat Cybersecurity Conference

ShardSecure | August 09, 2022

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DATA SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY

Corelight Selects Normalyze As Its Primary Cloud and Data Security Platform

Normalyze | August 24, 2022

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DATA SECURITY,ENTERPRISE IDENTITY,NETWORK THREAT DETECTION

Radiant Logic Named Winner of 1st Annual Cybersecurity Impact Award

Radiant Logic | August 18, 2022

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Check out our infographic showing which are the most common types of cyber attacks perpetrated by hackers. From infiltrating secure data systems to stealing confidential information, hackers stationed all around the world are always ready to aim and fire their next cyber attack onto unsuspecting web users. 1 in 4 people are likely to experience a data breach. [1].

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