Resources

What are CPGs and Why is Everyone talking about them?

Have you ever started looking into a complex topic, and been overwhelmed by all the details of what is involved? Not only is it hard to understand, but implementing everything can be mind-boggling. Most people have this reaction to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber Security Framework (CSF). While the NIST CSF […]

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Tech Tidbit – What I am seeing on the vulnerability front

We have had several districts come online with CSI’s CyberCNS Vulnerability Advisory Service. That has given me a substantial amount of vulnerability reports to sift through. One of the nice features of our service is that the vulnerability report not only shows the vulnerabilities, where they are, and how to resolve them, but it also […]

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Tech Tidbit – It starts with Security Awareness Training

One thing that became very clear to me over the summer is that the bad guys are being very intentional in formulating attacks against your districts and more specifically your users. If you have been to past CSI Cybersecurity Events, you have heard the FBI and others talk about how the ransomware business is in […]

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How do Students and Families fit into your Cybersecurity Plan?

Children spread viruses of all sorts – at home and in the classroom. It is just something you come to expect. Did you know they can also spread Cyber viruses? If they access district network services from home, they can pick up these Cyber viruses at home and transmit them to your school network.

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Can You Afford NOT to Protect Your Network?

When it comes to improving network security, the question asked is usually “Can we afford it?” But with Cyber Crime evolving every day, the question should now be “Can we afford not to?” NBC News recently told the story of hackers breaking into Minnesota Public Schools, stealing highly sensitive data on teachers and school children, and […]

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Critical VMware Vulnerability – Patch Immediately

VMware has published a security advisory regarding a critical out-of-bounds write vulnerability (CVE-2023-34048) that has been fixed in the latest updates released by VMware. The vulnerability shared in this Cybersecurity Threat Advisory has received a critical severity rating by VMware.

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CSI’s 8th Annual Cybersecurity Event – Last Days To Register!

Cyber risk is growing every day. In 2022 K-12 education was the single most targeted industry for ransomware. CSI wants to get you the information you need to know. Spend a day learning about the cybersecurity threats and data privacy challenges facing schools today and how they could impact your district.

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Tech Tidbit – Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at CSI we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for all of you. We are proud that we first started working with K-12 school districts in 1980 and 43 years later all of those earliest clients are still with us today. A lot has changed in all those years.

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CSI’s 8th Annual Cybersecurity Event – Register today!

Cyber risk is growing every day. In 2022 K-12 education was the single most targeted industry for ransomware. CSI wants to get you the information you need to know. Spend a day learning about the cybersecurity threats and data privacy challenges facing schools today and how they could impact your district.

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