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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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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 – 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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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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Tech Tidbit – I am proud of you

Late in the afternoon on a Friday, I created a bit of a scare for those of you who are part of our Paladin Sentinel monitoring system.  I was doing my due diligence removing a monitoring policy we experimented with after our last major system upgrade, but didn’t provide any value to us or you.

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Tech Tidbit – Ransomware is getting a whole lot nastier

We all understand the scourge of Ransomware.   It is debilitating.   Even in the best case, it consumes a huge amount of time to recover.  However, now the bad guys are getting even more nasty.   They want their money.   If you decide you can recover or don’t care, they get nothing.

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Tech Tidbit – You don’t have to be faster than the bear….

  “You don’t have to run faster than the bear to get away. You just have to run faster than the guy next to you.” ― Jim Butcher Recently we had the former White House Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on our webinar talking about the Ukrainian war and its impact on us.

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