With cybersecurity attacks a clear and present danger, you already know the importance of maintaining an expert IT staff to protect your data and electronic assets. At the same time, you probably worry about the cost of ongoing training to keep your IT team one step ahead of the ever-evolving ploys that plague organizations. Now more than ever, you need to make sure you are maximizing educational investments for your business.
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Are you an IT Professional trying to create and organize your security team, or trying to decide which security certification or training program is best for your role? You are not alone!
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Learning how to implement, or improve upon, your cybersecurity program utilizing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework will allow you to mitigate risks based on your organization’s needs/goals … and hopefully save your organization from having to choose whether or not to pay a ransom!
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In partnership with itSM Solutions LLC and UMass Lowell, a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R), LRS Education Services is proud to offer the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) training curriculum. The curriculum is designed to train how to engineer and implement a cybersecurity program to protect critical assets using the NCSF.
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Admittedly the vast majority of my technical background is on the Windows side. Like many of you I’ve spent years in the field and through training courses improving my Windows skills and gathering a bunch of certifications from Microsoft. Windows is powerful and ubiquitous. I have a great time working in Windows networks and teaching Microsoft courses. But sometimes we all need to broaden our horizons.
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We are very proud of our NIST CSF courses. The reviews have been fantastic! Many organizations take that knowledge and create or improve a cybersecurity program on their own. In the Bootcamp/Practitioner classes we get very specific as to what that program could contain and how it might be organized.
However, we’ve heard from clients that they want more. They need a partner to come alongside and help them through the process of discovering exactly where they are in cybersecurity. What’s going well, what are the gaps and what should be done to close them?
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A few weeks ago I was speaking to a client about the need for antivirus as called for in the Payment Card Industry Data Security standards (PCIDSS) Requirement 5: Protect all systems against malware and regularly update antivirus software or programs. He made an unusual statement, “We don’t use antivirus.”
Having been in IT and cybersecurity for many years I knew this was eventually coming, but it was the first time I’d seen it in a real-world implementation. Here are some facts:
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It doesn’t matter if you are at a small business or a very large company, cybersecurity is more important today than it has ever been! As we move into the holiday season, retail cybersecurity is dominating our attention, but any company involved in digital transformation continues to lack the workforce needed to protect assets.
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When I’m working with a client and the topic of cybersecurity arises they want to talk about attacks from Russia, North Korea or various organized crime entities. But did you know that these types of threats are not the most likely avenue from which you’ll have a breach in your cybersecurity? In fact they are WAY down the list of who’ll be the reason your security is compromised. Want to know the greatest threat?
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Remember a year ago when everyone was reeling from the Petya and WannaCry ransomware attacks? How at that time ransomware was top of mind for cybersecurity professionals and anyone else paying attention to IT security?
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