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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

There Are Major Multifactor Authentication Benefits, but It’s No Silver Bullet

It’s scary out there. Cyberattackers get better at what they do, and come up with new ways of creating havoc, seemingly by the hour. When I think about this, my mind immediately draws a parallel between cybersecurity professionals and automobile mechanics. There’s a lot that can go wrong with an automobile, and it’s in the best interest of mechanics to have a very robust toolbox. Prevention also is vitally important, e.g., performing oil changes and transmission flushes at the prescribed intervals. It works much the same way when trying to protect networks, systems, and devices from cyberattacks.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Celebrating Two Key Acquisition Anniversaries — and Looking Forward to More

Mission Critical Partners strives to add new capabilities that enable it to provide new and better service to its clients. This is especially important because the environment constantly evolves in the public safety and justice ecosystem where our clients live, often at warp speed.

The Importance of an Incident Response Plan

Cybersecurity is vitally important in today’s world of highly interconnected networks, systems, and devices. Every day it feels as if we’re barraged with a plethora of threats. Most of us want to try to get through the day without doing something that leads to a cyberattack that compromises infrastructure, disrupts operations, or leads to a data breach. Data breaches are especially egregious for public safety and justice organizations because of the sensitive data they possess. 

Tealeaves from eCourts 2022

Last week we attended eCourts 2022, a biennial conference that focuses on the technology needs of court systems and the personnel who work for them. Several trends quickly became apparent to us.

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: New LockBit Ransomware Threat

A new critical security alert requires the mission-critical community’s immediate attention, and this one is regarding LockBit ransomware, which has become the prominent ransomware group based on its high volume of attacks in recent months.

Topics: Cybersecurity

What is the End Result of a Penetration Test and Why is it so Critical?

In terms of cybersecurity, every organization exists in a zero-trust environment. Cyberattackers are

Topics: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: New Microsoft Exchange Zero-Day Vulnerability

A new critical security alert requires the mission-critical community’s immediate attention.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Grant Alert: Unprecedented Cybersecurity Grants for State and Local Governments Announced

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its long-awaited State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

Twelve Must-Know Steps for Threat and Vulnerability Management

As individuals, we take numerous protective steps throughout the year, e.g., buying insurance, monitoring credit, getting annual physicals and flu shots, getting dental x-rays and routine