There is nothing more important than keeping your district and staff and students safe. Cybersecurity is not a topic that you can simply check off the list as done. Much like the computer industry itself, six months ago was the Stone Age.
Today’s NIST topic is data recovery. The most obvious example of meeting this NIST standard is maintaining good backups. This is something we have all been doing forever, but as long as we have done it, I constantly see the same issues over and over.
There are pros and cons to each of these scenarios. However, we believe we have a better way to deliver high-quality support to your district. It is called Co-Managed IT services (Co-MITS). It combines the best of your district staff with CSI’s technical and monitoring capabilities to create a powerful, responsive, flexible support team.
Today we continue our look at a series of practical steps that districts can use to increase their NIST compliance. Looking at the complete set of NIST controls can be a daunting experience. One of the best ways we have found to make these cybersecurity improvements more attainable is following the CIS Controls Top […]
Your Weekly Tech Tidbit…Walking the road toward NIST compliance…Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges
Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges / DETECT / PROTECT..Change Default Passwords..Ensure the Use of Dedicated Administrative Accounts There is a lot here to unpack. If you haven’t done so already, you should try very hard to break your reliance on the default “Administrator” account.
As we continue our NIST series, I am going to take a moment and discuss inventory and control of software assets in the IDENTIFY / RESPOND category There are a number of practical ways to better control our software inventory.
Weekly Tech Tidbit – Guarding The Wall “Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns” -Col. Jessep “A Few Good Men” That classic movie line rings true on all our networks.
“Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere, Clean up, clean up everybody do their share” -Barney That song has been stuck in my head recently having two Kindergarten aged kids in the house. However, after many of the conversations I have had with you over the last few weeks, it seems an appropriate message this […]
“When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight” – FedEx As many of you know, Bob and I have been doing this for a while – 41 years in fact. And through all those years, every day is new and fun. Thanks for your support and friendship and trust through all those years.
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.