Microsoft has announced they are tightening the security standards for LDAP communications on Microsoft Active Directory networks. This has huge implications as there are so many things in a typical school district’s use that require some form of LDAP communication.
In the continuing quest to battle ransomware in our networks, as well as other types of malware, just this month (Jan 2020) the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a brand-new guide to assist in this battle.
Happy New Year! Unfortunately, there is no rest for the weary fighting the battle to keep everyone safe. Today I read a couple of scary articles: “Couple says their Smart Home was hacked” Most of you are installing all of these IoT, IP enabled devices throughout your network.
As 2019 comes to a close, on behalf of everyone here at CSI, I would like to say thank you for entrusting us with your technology needs. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of providing an outstanding educational experience to all your students and staff.
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.