“Legends state that Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for one heel because when his mother Thetis dipped him in the River Styx as an infant, she held him by one of his heels. Alluding to these legends, the term “Achilles’ heel” has come to mean a point of weakness, especially in […]
Tech Tidbit – My Achilles Heel – Closing your District’s Vulnerability Gaps
CSI’s Cybersecurity Event Session – Cisco Umbrella and Duo – Recording Available
Please join us for CSI’s Cybersecurity Event, Session Three! We will continue to build the list of actions you can take to better protect your district from the current threat landscape. Speaker: Justin Pennock, Cisco Cybersecurity Sales Specialist Session Description: Go on the offensive and join us for a demo on Cisco Umbrella […]
Weekly Tech Tidbit – Risk and Compliance Part III – Making your email more reliable
Last time I talked about making email safer. I focused on inbound email to your users and outbound encrypted emails. However, I neglected to say that advanced spam filters also work outbound. That means that your end-users email and attachments will be scanned to protect against an inadvertent sending out of malicious content.
Weekly Tech Tidbit – Remote Risks and Compliance Part II – Secure and Reliable Communications
Last week I talked about the importance of Cloud Backup in our new remote teaching and learning and back-office school environments. This week I am going to talk about secure and reliable communications. The reality is that the number one threat to your network is your users clicking on attachments or web links that lead […]
Tech Tidbit – Closing Time. Protocols and Processes that have to go!
For the last few years Microsoft has been talking about “Modern” this or “Modern” that. In the quest for improved security they are agressively trying to move everyone to more modern protocols. The impending LDAPS changes are an example of this. However, there are more processes and protocols that they are urging you to retire.
Cisco Pandemic Assistance for K-12 – Free Security Options For Your Endpoints
Cisco is trying to do their part during the Pandemic. If you are a Cisco AMP, Cisco DUO, Cisco Umbrella, or Cisco AnyConnect client, Cisco is allowing you to increase your license counts – without cost to the district – until July 1, 2020. This allows you to truly do the right thing for all […]
Weekly Tech Tidbit – Secure Remote Access
As I write this on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, I do hope that this message finds you well and staying safe as we all adapt to our new normal under the COVID-19 regulations. We all hope this lasts as short a time as possible. Rest assured that the team at CSI seamlessly transitioned into our […]
CSI Vendor Tech Talk – Cisco Security and Collaboration Tools Webinar – Recording Available
K-12 education has been turned upside down. Remote learning is obviously the term du jour. At the same time as we are figuring out what remote instruction means, school districts still have to keep the buildings safe and run all the back-office functions.
Weekly Tech Tidbit – Running A School in the age of Coronavirus. Testing Anytime, Anyplace Access
This morning I read the headline that a second New York school district has shutdown over Coronavirus concerns. The question becomes how does a school district function if school is closed for an extended period of time? Besides the obvious impacts to teaching and learning there is a whole lot of back office processes that […]
Weekly Tech Tidbit – “You will be breached. Plan for failure of your systems. It is all about the backup”
The Cybersecurity news has been pretty depressing over the last week. I read an article that a Cybersecurity insurance company is refusing to pay for a Merck breach incident because it is NotPetya and that is from Russia and was designed as a cyber warfare tool.