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Electric cooperatives and telcos provide essential services and are high-value targets for cyber criminals. 

Cyber threats continue to grow and evolve, and hackers are using a wide range of approaches to breach your network. Now more than ever it is essential for utilities and telecommunications providers to make cybersecurity a priority to protect their network and customers. Deploying a comprehensive cybersecurity program that is effective and fits within the budget can be challenging. Managed cybersecurity services allow providers to cost-effectively get access cybersecurity expertise, 24x7x365 security operations center monitoring, training and services to ensure protection, provide detection and quickly respond to attacks. What are you doing to prevent, detect and remediate cyberattacks? 


CyberSecurity Awareness Training

Our Enterprise Security Awareness Training Program provides you with a comprehensive new-school approach that integrates baseline testing using mock attacks, engaging interactive web-based training, and continuous assessment through simulated phishing, vishing and smishing attacks to build a more resilient and secure organization. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 


Managed Endpoint Detection & Response 

Managed EDR gives you complete visibility into your endpoint environment with a solution that takes the burden of protecting endpoints off your team. With fully automated, policy-driven response capabilities and 24x7x365 monitoring from our security operations center (SOC) team, we rapidly detect and respond to threats at endpoints across your environment. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 


Managed Detection & Response 

Monitors, investigates, and disrupts advanced threats in real-time inside the perimeter – across DNS, Active Directory, email servers, security devices, switches and routers. Analytics, machine learning and threat intelligence elevate critical data, reduce false alerts and help our SOC team focus on data that matters while they monitor 24x7x365. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 


Vulnerability Assessments 

We offer both monthly external and internal vulnerability assessments. External vulnerability assessment covers your external environment based on automated and recurring vulnerability and compliance scanning. Scan is performed outside your network, looking for gaps in firewalls that may allow malicious to break in and attack the network and its assets. 

Internal vulnerability assessment covers your internal environment and cloud-based live IP addresses based on automated and recurring vulnerability and compliance scanning. Operates within your network firewalls to identify at-risk systems and potential vulnerabilities inside the network. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 


Managed Web Application Firewall 

Managed Web Application Firewall service protects your web-based applications from known and zero-day threats by monitoring input, output and access attempts, and blocking any malicious activity. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 


Cyber Service Advisor 

A Cyber Service Advisor meets with you quarterly and assesses current services, interprets reporting metrics, identifies potential gaps and provides overall guidance. Get affordable access to a cybersecurity expert that can help maximize your level of protection. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 


Email Protection Services 

Platform delivers a complete, fully integrated suite of email security solutions to protect your company’s most critical business communications service against phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks that threaten infiltration and compromise. Bundle includes quarterly email performance review and consultative session to review efficacy of existing rules and identify policy adjustments. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 


Multi-factor Authentication 

Cybersecurity insurers now require multi-factor authentication (MFA) to get coverage, so establish and ensure secure access for users and devices in any environment. Multiple authentication methods are available including push, biometrics, OTP, hardware and software tokens, TouchID and SMS. 

You can also get Duo Access, which includes management assistance to support Duo MFA. Service includes add, move & change assistance, activation/re-activation of MFA devices, monitoring which devices it is installed on, and update testing & installation to the Duo Authentication Proxy and/or Duo Access Gateway. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 


Penetration Testing 

Annual core exercise that identifies the feasibility of an attack and determines the extent of impact of a successful exploitation of internal systems against one or more realistic objectives. Includes a comprehensive report with analysis and detailed findings as well as an executive summary for upper management and the board. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 


Managed Security Premier – Managed Firewall & Unified Threat Management 

This service provides 24x7x365 proactive administration of your network security infrastructure. It includes full management, monitoring & response of the bundle which consists of Managed Firewall, Intrusion Detection Prevention Services (IDPS), Web Content Filtering, Gateway Anti-Virus and remote access that includes two factor SSL VPN. 

Provided by our partner SilverSky 

Insights

NRTC Announces Enhanced Cybersecurity Offering

NRTC recently announced a partnership with SilverSky, a North Carolina-based managed cybersecurity services provider. Through this partnership NRTC will be able to offer members affordable access to comprehensive cybersecurity tools and experts that will provide 24x7x365 monitoring and help identify vulnerabilities, prioritize risk and respond to attacks.

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The Latest Cybersecurity News

NRECA Chief Scientist Emma Steward talks to Electric Cooperatives about Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2022)

Cooperatives Participate in October Cybersecurity Awareness

October, along with being Co-op Month, is also Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM), a topic important to co-ops’ future technology planning. The federal government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) established the observance in 2004 to call attention to what is still a growing problem worldwide. For the third straight year, NRTC is a Cybersecurity Awareness Champion and supporting CISA’s efforts.
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Latest Online Vulnerability Puts Millions of Connected Devices at Risk

NRTC Managed Services distributed a notice to members urging them to protect themselves from a vulnerability detected in “Log4j” software. Hackers have found a weakness that could affect many applications and web sites, and potentially puts “hundreds of millions of devices at risk,” according to the notice. NRTC advises its members to follow government recommendations released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
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Breached! NTCA Fronting Online Event to Promote Cybersecurity

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association scheduled a free online event to help small, rural broadband providers prepare their cybersecurity strategies. NRTC and NRECA are among many rural organizations co-who sponsored Breached!, which NTCA described as a “virtual wargame.”

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