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Top 10 Cybersecurity Articles in 2021

At Echelon, our team takes pride in contributing to and participating in our cybersecurity community. We regularly publish articles on our Intelligence blog to help our clients (and everyone!) stay vigilant.

Here are the top 10 articles from 2021, ranked by unique pageviews.


Log4shell: How Attackers are (Currently) Breaking the Internet, and How to Mitigate

Websites are like buildings. If your website's foundation is vulnerable to Log4j, check out this overview of the attack, how to test for it, and how to mitigate it.


A Hacker’s Perspective: How to Create a Strong Password (Hint, Length Matters!)

From a hacker’s perspective, the essence of password security boils down to two things: how guessable is it and how easy is it to crack encrypted passwords. Here are our tips for creating stronger passwords.


Embracing New Technology? Here’s How to Keep Cybersecurity Top of Mind

As technology advances at an unprecedented pace, many businesses are aggressively accelerating adoption to maintain a competitive advantage. But there’s a big risk for those who don’t keep cybersecurity top of mind.


Banking in the Cloud: Key Considerations for IT Leaders

Considering a move to the cloud? There's a lot to think about, especially for financial institutions. This article lays out those obstacles and some considerations for overcoming them.


Case Study: Bell and Howell Improves Cyber Posture with Echelon’s Unique Collaborative Approach to Pen Testing

Bell and Howell partnered with Echelon Risk + Cyber to test the security of their systems, ensuring that they will continue to be protected from cyberattacks and avoid any future disruption to their systems.


CMMC Update: November 5, 2021 - Five Key Takeaways

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) underwent a huge makeover in early November. Here is what you need to know.


Top 7 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2022

As 2021 winds down, we take a peek into the future of cybersecurity for 2022. Will our predictions come true?


DefCon 29 in Review: The Best Sessions, Badge Spoilers and More

Have you solved your badges yet? With another DefCon in the books, here's our take on the best sessions and a close up look at some of the badges.


Four Ways to Spice Up Your Penetration Testing Routine

Another year, another penetration test? Attackers are evolving, and so should you. Here are four ways to spice up your pen testing routine to be better prepared and reduce your attack surface.


Risk + Cyber Perspectives: Securing Financial Services (video series)

OK - this isn't technically an article, it's a video series! The views and response were great, earning it the #1 spot on this year's list!

In this open discussion with Matt Tolbert, Senior Cybersecurity Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Matt and Dan discuss risks of remote workforces, planning for disruptions, mitigating 3rd party risks, going to the cloud, supply chain threats, and resilience in the future

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