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Meet Larry Young, Interim Executive Director

Although I met Larry Young more recently when I joined the Carolina Cyber Center, Larry was a central voice—along with Michelle Pupoh—that came alongside Adam Bricker in the early moments of the Carolina Cyber Center. Adam will be sorely missed, but we are thankful to...

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A Blessing for Our Next Director

A Blessing for Our Next Director

When I came on in January of 2020 as co-founder of the Carolina Cyber Center (C3), we cast a vision for what C3 was to become. We wanted to do three things: to develop men and women of character in cybersecurity, to provide services to small businesses (public and...

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Over 400K lost: Another Type of Fraud

Over 400K lost: Another Type of Fraud

After speaking to a TV station recently about the Zelle fraud vector, I had another phone call on behalf of an elderly woman. Victim to another instance of fraud, this woman lost over $480,000. From the sound of it, the only thing she now has left to live on is social...

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The Everyday Struggle to Survive and Protect

The Everyday Struggle to Survive and Protect

I still remember the moment I was alerted that the password used for my company’s cloud storage—where we stored our backups, our data, essentially everything we wouldn’t want to be misplaced or stolen—had been compromised in a data breach. It was a heart-stopping...

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Serving the Career Changers and Recent Grads

Serving the Career Changers and Recent Grads

What do recent cybersecurity graduates, career changers, and professionals with “gaps” in their resumes have in common? They need to prove that they can do the job. As a cybersecurity educator, professional, and small business leader, the last few days have been...

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Make the Statistics Irrelevant

Make the Statistics Irrelevant

Between 60-80% of data breaches aren’t publicized. We recently signed an agreement with a large group purchasing organization (GPO) to offer services to healthcare companies across America—services like cybersecurity risk assessments, policies, procedures,...

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Building Security Together: A Hack the Port 2022 Review

Building Security Together: A Hack the Port 2022 Review

Last week, I had the honor of being a part of the Hack the Port conference in Fort Lauderdale. We heard from national leaders including Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Jen Easterly, Director of Cybersecurity and...

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