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Cybersecurity is a Responsibility We All Share

[fa icon="calendar'] December 6, 2018 - Written by Derrick Whisel
Posted in Security

As the cyberthreat landscape continues to rapidly evolve and get more complex, it’s become imperative for organizations to build a network architecture that includes automated cybersecurity monitoring systems, workforce education, training, and awareness. This will help to dynamically detect and prevent threats that may or may not have been knowingly introduced internally and provide increased visibility and protection to all outsider threats.

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Cybersecurity Trends & Recommendations from the FBI Cyber Squad

[fa icon="calendar'] November 29, 2018 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Security

We’ve had the great pleasure of working with the Charlotte and Raleigh FBI Cyber Squad units as a part of our quarterly Security User Groups in the Charlotte and Triangle areas respectively. Whether you’ve had the opportunity to attend one of the user groups where the FBI has been our guest panelist or not, here’s a recap of what cybersecurity trends they’re seeing and other recommendations they have.

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2018 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Recap: Here’s what you need to do

[fa icon="calendar'] November 2, 2018 - Written by Internetwork Engineering
Posted in Security


For the past month, the National Cyber Security Alliance has been highlighting four themes as part of the 2018 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign. These four themes serve to educate and emphasize the need for consumers, businesses, and students to all play their part in keeping our homes, communities, and infrastructure safe and protected.

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Lock It Down: 10 Simple Ways to Boost the Security of Your Network

[fa icon="calendar'] September 21, 2018 - Written by Dave Barus
Posted in Security


“Hurry up and deploy the gear. We have a deadline. Just get it done. We’ll go back later to lock it down.” Sound familiar? For years now, it’s been commonplace for network engineers to do just this. Except, someone rarely goes back to “lock it down”. There are countless ways to improve network security, but today we’ll focus on the low-hanging fruit by providing you with ten simple practices.

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VPNFilter and The Importance of The Home Network

[fa icon="calendar'] August 15, 2018 - Written by Bill Baerwalde
Posted in Intelligent Infrastructure, Security

Since May of 2018, we’ve heard a lot about VPNFilter malware and the growing number of affected devices. We’ve even been given the directive to reboot our routers to stop the malware which also enables the FBI and other security groups to better track it. While rebooting the router won’t remove the malware, it will stop the advanced portions of VPNFilter from continuing. To remove the Stage 1 VPNFilter payload, you must apply the proper patch and updates from the manufacturer.

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