Should you pay the ransom?

6/24/2019 by Margaret Teague

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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NIST Cybersecurity Framework – A Risk Assessment Process

5/23/2019 by Chris Becher

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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Fun with Kali

4/1/2019 by Troy Stoneking

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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Are You Ready To Assess The State of Your Cybersecurity?

3/25/2019 by Troy Stoneking

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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The End of Antivirus?

1/3/2019 by Troy Stoneking

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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