Happy Holidays. As we go through the last full school week before the holiday break, I have a couple of quick professional and personal thoughts: You should use the holiday break to re-calibrate your UPSes. Remember Smart UPSes need periodic re-calibration.
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.
We have all heard the story of the Trojan Horse. The Greeks built it and left it in front of Troy. The Greek army left. The Trojans went outside the gates and wheeled it into the city. At night the Greek version of Special Forces jumped out and destroyed Troy.
Note: The response to our CyberSecurity Event has been overwhelming. To accommodate everyone who wants to attend we have moved it to a much large conference room. We do have a few seats still available. This is your last chance to sign up for this event.
Bob and are now multiple years in discussing the same thing – how to improve your district’s security footprint. For most of that time many ignored our warnings as too hard, too expensive, or “on my list”. But when a member of the family dies, everything becomes very real and suddenly what is impossible becomes […]
Most of can easily agree that our IT universe has been dominated over the past several months by cybersecurity discussions as we daily (sometimes it feels like hourly) see reports of the next cybersecurity event that has occurred in our nation, state, or sometimes with our peers.
We have been having a lot of discussions about how to better protect against ransomware and other threats with the recent attacks that have happened in area school districts. Recently, I heard a story about a network that was hit with ransomware. The network admins cleaned up the mess and started to restore their “air-gapped” […]
This week’s Tech Tidbit is shorter on my thoughts and words since the attached link below contains lots of reading on its own. For the start of the new school year the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the US Dept of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Awareness System put out a nice document […]
Over the past few years, we have been recommending the use of switch stacks in all your MDF and IDF locations. This has been done to aid in simplifying switch management, but it has led to some confusion from time to time when someone is physically working in one of the network closets.
Over the past few weeks, we have had a number of cases where support tickets needed to be opened to resolve issues where end-users were reporting “inability to access the Internet.” These can be frustrating and stressful for both end-users and the responding techs.