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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #15

It’s #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth ! With many employees still working from home, it’s more important than ever to make sure that you are staying safe both in your personal online activities and your professional endeavors. The folks at National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) have put together an excellent list of cyber security basics for telework. “Don’t panic. There are some simple …

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SDM: PSB Exero Offers Cloud-Based Intelligence & Asset Management

We are proud to announce that PSB EXERO was recently featured in SDM Magazine. PSB Exero is a monitoring platform that is compatible with all networked devices. Its powerful and user-friendly dashboard provides insight into device and network performance, and when a networked device goes down, Exero knows immediately, so it can be fixed immediately. The platform even provides foresight …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #14

Cyber criminals continue to profit from ransomware. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency has released a comprehensive guide of best practices to avoid becoming the next victim of an attack. These best practices are your first defense against this threat. Malicious actors have adjusted their ransomware tactics over time to include pressuring victims for payment by threatening to release stolen …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #13

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a major update to Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations SP 800-53. The first major update in seven years, revision 5 includes a new Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) control family (SR). SP 800-53 continues to be a cornerstone tome of effective cybersecurity policy and practice. This publication …

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Exero on the job!

Exero keeps another customer client informed – the monitoring platform for all your IP devices! Over the weekend, Unlimited Technology’s (UT) Fusion Center received packet loss warnings at 7am from multiple panels and recorders at a client site from the Exero monitoring platform.  The client was contacted to see if there were power or network issues going on in the …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #12

Every day our personal information and metadata is flowing through an increasingly complex data processing ecosystem. Organizations and consumers alike have a need to understand the potential privacy risks associated with the technological solutions they choose. The Privacy Framework provides a common language for understanding, managing, and communicating privacy risk with internal and external stakeholders. It is adaptable to any …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #11

Media sanitization policies are a critical component of information security. As technology changes, organizations must review policy and process to ensure that it is still effective. Solid state drives require extra attention. “Degaussing, a fundamental way to sanitize magnetic media, no longer applies in most cases for flash memory-based devices. Evolutionary changes in magnetic media will also have potential impacts …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #10

Consider the privacy risks that home smart devices might introduce to your remote workforce. A robust security awareness program will have a positive impact on employees even when they are off the clock. The security and privacy of smart home devices can be contingent on the security of the home network. There were a few advanced users that mentioned more …

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #9

Get ahead of dangerous practices within your organization by instituting process and policy around the transfer of large files internally and externally. Eliminate Shadow IT! Learn more: https://csrc.nist.gov/CSRC/media/Publications/Shared/documents/itl-bulletin/itlbul2020-08.pdf

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Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #8

Zero Trust is the term for an evolving set of cybersecurity paradigms that move defenses from static, network-based perimeters to focus on users, assets, and resources. Learn more: https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-207.pdf