Cybersecurity threats and issues are increasing and evolving continuously, seemingly at warp speed. It is difficult to keep up with it all—but it is imperative that every organization does everything possible to protect its networks, systems and devices from cyberattacks. This is especially true of organizations that provide mission-critical, life-saving services, e.g., law enforcement agencies, fire/rescue departments, emergency medical services agencies and emergency communications centers, aka 911 centers.To help in this regard, MCP last year started to issue advisories to its clients regarding potential cybersecurity issues. We issue these advisories—which identify vulnerabilities and exploits that could threaten the operations of mission-critical communications networks and systems—as soon as we learn of the threat.
Today we are ramping up our effort by launching a new series of monthly video chats in which I will summarize the most recent threats, share information from entities such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and offer tips for preventing cyberattacks and mitigating them if they occur. The first video can be viewed below.
As always, MCP’s cybersecurity subject-matter experts stand ready to help your agency with all of its cybersecurity needs, from network and system vulnerability assessments to developing comprehensive strategic plans, disaster-recovery plans and continuity-of-operations plans. Please reach out.
Mike Beagles is MCP’s platform and service product manager and a certified Cisco CyberOps associate. He has more than 13 years of IT and cybersecurity experience. Mike can be emailed at MikeBeagles@MissionCriticalPartners.com.