IC University Blog

Digital Detox: How to Dispose of Your Old Tech

Posted by Julia Curtis on May 9, 2024 3:11:13 PM

Smart devices have seamlessly integrated themselves into nearly every aspect of modern life, revolutionizing how we communicate, work, and interact with the world around us. From smartphones and wearable fitness trackers to appliances and smart speakers, these devices offer convenience, connectivity, and functionality like never before. However, their rapid evolution and constant innovation have shortened replacement cycles or created new ones as consumers eagerly upgrade to the latest devices with promises of enhanced performance and new functionalities. The integration of these smart devices, or Internet of Things, is expected to grow from 15.1 billion in 2020 to more than 29 billion devices in 2030. This leaves a lot of devices that are no longer wanted and in need of disposal.

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Topics: Internet of Things (IoT), Security, Regulatory Compliance, Data

Understanding the Scope of Cybercrime

Posted by Thaddeus Evans on Mar 28, 2024 11:27:04 AM

Cybercrime encompasses a wide range of illicit activities performed through digital channels, including data breaches, phishing attacks, ransomware, and financial fraud. These threats pose significant risks to community banks, threatening the security of customer data, financial assets, and the trust of the communities they serve.

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Topics: cyber resiliency, Security, cybersecurity, Community Banking, Regulatory Compliance, Zero Trust, Employee Training, Cyberattacks

Ironcore Announces Commitment to Growing Global Cybersecurity Success during Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

Posted by Thaddeus Evans on Oct 2, 2023 11:44:59 AM

(Onalaska, WI) October 1, 2023 - Ironcore, Inc. today announced its commitment to cybersecurity education by participating in the 20th Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Founded in 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is the world’s foremost initiative aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness and best practices. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, tribal communities, and individuals committed to educating others on online safety.

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Topics: Security, cybersecurity, CISA, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Secure Our World

Zero Trust Awareness: Endpoints

Posted by Julia Curtis on Jul 12, 2023 3:28:49 PM

Welcome to the third session of Ironcore’s Zero Trust educational series, Zero Trust – Endpoints.

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Topics: Security, cybersecurity, Technology, Zero Trust, Endpoints

Zero Trust Awareness: Identity

Posted by Julia Curtis on Apr 24, 2023 10:51:37 AM

Welcome to the second session of Ironcore’s Zero Trust educational series, Zero Trust – Identity. 

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Topics: Security, cybersecurity, Technology, Zero Trust, Identity

Zero Trust Awareness: Data

Posted by Julia Curtis on Mar 9, 2023 10:15:00 AM

Welcome to the first installment of Ironcore’s Zero Trust educational series; Zero Trust – Data!

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Topics: Security, cybersecurity, Technology, Zero Trust, Data, Data Classification

Introducing Our Zero Trust Series

Posted by Julia Curtis on Jan 31, 2023 2:58:49 PM

You may have heard the phrase, “Zero Trust Cyber Security” recently.  However, most people outside of cyber security professionals, don’t really understand what this means.  Ironcore would like to help change that. 

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Topics: Security, cybersecurity, Technology, Zero Trust

Password Managers: Never forgetting a password again leads to better, more secure password practices.

Posted by Julia Curtis on Sep 8, 2022 3:13:42 PM

When it comes to the security of your data, the importance of keeping your passwords safe is critical. Over 80% of hacking-related breaches are due to compromised passwords. Unfortunately, poor password habits are widespread. On average, a single password is used to access five different accounts; overall, 71% of accounts utilize duplicate passwords.

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Topics: Security, Password Manager, Password

Mass Exploitation of On-Premises Microsoft Exchange Servers

Posted by Hugh Steffens on Mar 4, 2021 1:47:33 PM


Recently, Ironcore was notified about undisclosed Microsoft Exchange on-premises servers being exploited by zero-day vulnerabilities.

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Topics: Security, Microsoft

Playing with Danger: The Security Concerns of Smart Toys

Posted by Julia Curtis on Dec 17, 2020 3:27:55 PM

Our data is collected daily. With security breaches as a common threat, it is important to take precautions in order to keep our data safe, but what about our children’s data? We commonly think of data collection as something that only happens on screened devices while interacting with websites. Your child might not have perused Black Friday sales online, but is there something else that may be collecting their data?

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Topics: Security, Internet of Things, Smart Toys, IOT