Do you want to learn more about security? The government is working hard to help out. IT practitioners can turn to the National Institutes of Standards and Technologies Special Publications on computer security. Sometimes called the 800 series, these documents cover topics such as best practices in doing security assessments, security in virtual environments and suggestions for securing cloud environment

Learn more about security locally by attending North Texas InfraGard events. Founded as an alliance between the FBI, security community and organizations like the yours, quarterly meetings help attendees understand the rapidly evolving threats using our technology.

If you plan on focusing most of your efforts on securing your systems, consider that for every server, there 5-50 end users on PCs, laptops, and tablets that need your help understanding how to help protect the network. Start a security awareness campaign using content from the Department of Homeland Security’s STOP.THINK.CONNECT program. Download free posters or access training videos to help.

 

Resources for you

JUNE 2014′s Fort Worth IT Professionals Meeting on Wednesday, the 18th featured a speaking engagement from Infragard.  For IT professionals in the Fort Worth area, this is the perfect time to join our group on LinkedIn!  Simply request to join the group and join us at monthly meetings to discuss topics that are important to the local IT community.

 

OCTOBER is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an opportunity to engage EVERYONE in building a safer cyber community. Find out how you can take part in efforts to help strengthen your online community at The Department of Homeland Security.

 

Recent Security-related articles from The Fulcrum Group

May Newsletter – Update on the latest security-newsmakers - including updates on the Heartbleed Bug that was publicized widely at the end of April and the IE Security Flaw.

May White Paper - Evaluating Your Company’s IT Security Strategies

May 23 - eBay Security Exploit

May 1 - Microsoft’s response to the IE Security Issue

April 30 – IE Security Alert

April White Paper – The Fulcrum Group’s tips on Mitigating risk if you’re still running now unsupported Windows XP on your systems.

March 20 – 7 Things IT Administrators Can Do To Improve Their Company’s Security Posture

January 6 (2014) – What Should Recent High-Profile Security Breaches Mean To You?

October (2013) – Dealing With End of Life for Windows XP

 

Data Breach Investigation Reports

Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report

2013′s Data Breach Investigation Report

 

Get your technology aligned with business goals- Explanation of technology alignment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_alignment