Heath Mullins

Sr. Analyst

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Cyber Grant Program Is Welcome News For Small Governments

Erik Nost September 21, 2022
Local governments have become frequent targets of cyber attacks, and funding and planning for preventing for more attacks have been left largely to the local level. A new initiative is changing that.
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US Federal Government Continues Cybersecurity Leadership With New OMB Memo

Heath Mullins July 29, 2022
The guidance in the new memorandum enables federal civilian agencies to properly assign cyber-initiative funding toward the most critical areas. Here, we take a closer look.
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Nontraditional DDoS Attacks Are On The Rise

Heath Mullins March 10, 2022
If you have never heard of “DDoS amplification factor” prior to this week, you’re not alone. A new zero-day attack surfaced a vulnerability from an unlikely source: an internet-facing PBX (private branch exchange) system. Bad actors seized upon this opportunity to create a 4,294,967,296:1 amplification load. Yes, that’s 4 billion to one. This is a […]