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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework

as originally circulated and printed by the MEP National Network The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “NIST Cybersecurity Framework”) helps organize the processes and tools you should consider in protecting your information. This is not a one-time process, but a continual, ongoing set of activities. There are some common practices you and your employees can implement to help keep your SMM firm safe.  The specific mitigation activities in this section are grouped into the five broad categories of

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Could Outdated Operating Systems Lead to Vulnerabilities?

Do you have a machine in the corner of your operations that runs a specific legacy application?  Maybe it’s only used once a quarter, that might be running Windows 95? You may just have identified the risk.  Next steps, evaluating and making sure the budget and resources are spent reducing the right risk. Could outdated operating systems lead to system vulnerabilities at your company? If it’s office machines, the path to upgrade is easier and should be taken.  But the challenge

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