A key component to any successful and mature Information Technology (IT) team is a disciplined change control process. Few things are more frustrating to a CIO than having a service affecting outage and not being able to immediately identify recent changes to the environment.
Natsar’s blog post on building a Digital Forensics and Incident Response Fly-Away Kit is an essential read for professionals in the field. It offers a comprehensive guide, complete with a shopping list of necessary equipment. This detailed post covers the selection of tools, software, and hardware, emphasizing legal compliance and operational efficiency for effective offsite incident management in digital forensics.
The EPA withdrew its cybersecurity rule for public water systems (PWSs) amid legal challenges and concerns about burdening smaller systems. The rule required states to report cyber threats and integrate assessments into PWS surveys. This reversal highlights the need for adaptable cybersecurity strategies in the water sector, focusing on collaboration and support for smaller systems against growing cyber threats.
Following President Biden’s cybersecurity strategy, the EPA issued new guidance for public drinking water systems, mandating states to assess cybersecurity in these systems. This includes evaluating operational technology (OT) and offering three compliance options: self-assessment, state-led assessment, or leveraging existing state processes. Natsar advises PWSs to prepare through comprehensive planning and engaging leadership in cybersecurity initiatives, emphasizing the importance of adapting to this crucial security enhancement in public water management.
H.R. 4502, the ‘Modernizing the Acquisition of Cybersecurity Experts Act of 2023,’ revolutionizes U.S. cybersecurity employment. It values practical skills equally with formal education, diversifying the talent pool. This act invites various skilled individuals, bolstering national digital defenses with an inclusive, skilled workforce. Understand its key components and significant impact on the cybersecurity hiring landscape.
Facing a hacked device can be daunting, with limited help available. Law enforcement often won’t investigate unless linked to serious crimes. Journalists and authors frequently targeted, highlighting the need for robust cybersecurity and backups. Cyberattacks often involve installing malware or tricking users into doing so. Signs include poor call quality, unexpected data usage, and strange device behavior. If compromised, disconnect from the Internet and consider professional help. Some malware disappears upon reboot, but a clean scan doesn’t always mean safety.
At Natsar we are dedicated to helping executives and decision-makers understand cybersecurity. This post will provide a non-technical overview of the Log4j (also known as log4shell) vulnerability and provide a resource for executives to use when talking with their IT teams or Managed Service Providers (MSPs).
In order to use social media evidence in a criminal trial, attorneys must ensure that the evidence is properly acquired and authenticated. As this case from Vermont highlights, evidence must be introduced to sufficiently prove that social media content can be attributed to a party.
Overview Coding used by web developers to improve the user experience (UX) of web browsing can cause data to be stored within a user’s device without the knowledge or interaction of the user. An untrained digital forensic analyst or a person reviewing the results of a forensic analysis that lacks proper context may make incorrect
The Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced businesses, organizations, and government agencies to immediately change their operating model, resulting in furloughs and sending workers home to telework. Employers are struggling to ensure their employees are safe, healthy, productive, and equipped during this time.