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Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Happy Monday, Cyber-World! As most of you may know, it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this week’s topic is “Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure.”

Although they are all important, this is one of the more important topics being featured in NCSAM. The critical infrastructure of our nation is what our daily lives rely on. This includes food and water supply, power, public health, financial services, networks, etc. All industries must have cybersecurity plans in place to ensure the critical systems, which are extremely important to us, remain safe.

In light of this week’s NCSAM topic, a framework that was created for the purpose of protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. From small businesses to large corporations, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a set of best practices and standards that all of these companies should be implementing. Threats certainly do not discriminate based on company size and all businesses need to start being concerned with cybersecurity. This week’s topic is especially important when you consider the large threats recently posed on the Navy and political events/elections, as well as the threats posed on small businesses, which statistically, is 43% of all cyber threats according to SCORE.

2018 ICS Cyber Security Conference USA

Presented by SecurityWeek, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Conference will begin today, October 22nd, and run until Thursday, October 25th. The conference will take place in Atlanta, GA, and it is a great opportunity for anyone working in the industry to receive training and networking opportunities. A few of the topics that will be discussed at the conference are industrial cyber security training, blockchain, cyber risk assessments, cyber vulnerability investigations, and many more. If you can, please take advantage of this great opportunity.

Thank you for tuning in to this week’s segment of “Mondays With Miranda!” Keep up to date with current news by following NeQter Labs on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. As always, if anyone has any questions, feel free to email [email protected]. Enjoy the rest of your week!


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