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As Air Travel Increases, So Must Cybersecurity Vigilance

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) declared an end to the COVID-19 pandemic last May. The best evidence that the pandemic truly is over may be the continuing surge in air travel.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Let the Buyer Beware' Is a Good Adage to Embrace as It Pertains to Cybersecurity

Virtually everyone these days purchases goods and services via the internet because it is so easy and convenient, and often less costly. This is especially true during the holiday gift-giving season. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that in the United States, ecommerce in November and December alone will range between $957.3

Topics: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Apache Struts Framework Vulnerability

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Needs to Be as Offensive as It Is Defensive

The adage “the best defense is a good offense” is often attributed to Knute Rockne, the legendary football coach who roamed the sidelines at the University of Notre Dame early in the last century. But that might be incorrect.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Common Cybersecurity Mistakes And How to Prevent Them

Last month, MCP presented its fourth annual Conference for Advancing the Public Sector (CAPS), a virtual event during which our subject-matter experts and those from across the public-safety/justice ecosystem explored today’s most compelling challenges and opportunities.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Israel-Hamas Conflict Creates a Cyberattack Surge

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks.

Topics: Cybersecurity

The Scariest Public Sector Cybersecurity Trends Part 2

A previous blog explored one of the scariest trends about cybersecurity in the public sector, which is that many organizations still do not have it on their radar screens. However, this clearly is beginning to change due to several high-profile cyberattacks that occurred in the last couple of years. More evidence of this change can be found in the fact that cybersecurity was a hot topic at this year’s NENA and APCO conferences.

The Scariest Cybersecurity Trends Impacting the Public Sector

A recent article examined two of the scariest cybersecurity trends currently impacting public-sector organizations and their networks and systems.

One concern is the fact that public-sector organizations only recently have started to understand the severity of the cybersecurity problem.

When It Comes to Cybersecurity, Prevention Should Be the Goal

Recently a colleague asked me to identify some of the scariest cybersecurity trends we’re seeing in the public safety and justice sectors — and one immediately sprang to mind.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Vulnerability Management is Best Achieved via a Risk-Based Approach

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines a cybersecurity vulnerability as a weakness in:

Topics: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Governance and Why It’s an Indispensable Element of Effective Cybersecurity Planning

Every organization should have a cybersecurity program to prevent — ideally — and mitigate cyberattacks. This is especially true of public safety and justice organizations that increasingly find themselves in the crosshairs of cyberattackers.

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Increased Qakbot Use to Bypass Endpoint Protection

As part of our effort to inform our clients about potential and serious cybersecurity issues, MCP provides advisories about vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of their critical communications networks. Sign up to receive these advisories in your inbox as soon as they are released.

Topics: Cybersecurity