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Cybersecurity News from JustWorks - Issue #2

Cybersecurity News from JustWorks - Issue #2
By JustWorks Team • Issue #2 • View online
Keeping you up to date on the latest in tech and cyber. Feel free to forward to interested colleagues and acquaintances.

Cyber Gets Serious
Cybersecurity risk is the #1 concern for businesses large and small according to the 2021 Travelers Risk Index.
Our analysis of a cybersecurity questionnaire from Travelers Business Insurance shows responses are required for 56 requirements from the NIST 800-171 standard, including 40% classified as Advanced in the CMMC framework. Of those 39 require enhanced JustWorks management, and 17 require specific internal policies and processes.
It’s time to get serious about cyber. Every business needs a security plan and a continuity plan for I.T. – not just for insurance.
The SecureWorks add-on plan for JustWorks customers is now available with 4 service levels to suit your business needs. Let’s get a SecureWorks plan started for your business.
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Cooling IT
Keeping IT systems cool is no laughing matter. The recent heatwave in the UK caused systems at 2 major hospitals to literally melt down! They have been offline for over 2 weeks and porters are running around with test results on bits of paper, trying to find patients!
Good design, up-to-date equipment, and active monitoring are keys to preventing this kind of problem. That’s why these principles are baked (excuse the pun) into every JustWorks design.
What is "zero trust" ?
Techies love buzzwords and the term “zero trust” is the buzz of 2022. But what does it mean?
Zero trust refers to a way of organising computer systems in which no one and no devices are assumed to be trustworthy.
On a typical office network the PCs on everyone’s desks are assumed to be computers that have already been configured to meet the business’ security standards. So there are few, if any, limits placed on what they talk to or how they respond to other devices on the network.
In a “zero trust” environment every computer treats every other device as a stranger, until proven otherwise. This helps stop, or at least control, the spread of malicious code across a network.
The spread of ransomware in recent years means that very few networks are still configured to be “all trust” nowadays. Most are somewhere in the middle. If you still have to use a VPN to connect to your office, that’s probably because the office systems are too trusting and so they need to be more strongly protected (even though it makes life harder for users).
If you’d like to know how close to “zero trust” your business systems are, give us a call on 866-JUSTWOR to email info@justworks.net
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JustWorks Team

Professional cybersecurity services since 1996.

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