St. Louis, Mo., September 27, 2017 — NISC has elevated its efforts to help its Members defend themselves against ever-present and ever-evolving cyber security threats.

During the 2017 NISC Member Information Conference (MIC), NISC’s annual premier learning event held in St. Louis, Mo., the technology cooperative announced NISC CyberDetect is now available for implementation as part of its recently launched Cybersecurity ServicesSM offering.

NISC is working with security and IT industry leader Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) to provide NISC CyberDetect. Powered by Rapid7’s Incident Detection and Response solutions and services (InsightIDR, Managed Detection and Response), NISC CyberDetect is a fully managed and monitored service designed to detect threats and respond immediately, 24/7.

“NISC has great trust in Rapid7 and their incident detection and response technology," said Jeff Nelson, NISC Vice President of Information Security & Risk Management. "We used their offering internally to protect our network and are pleased to now offer it to our Members."

The launch coincided with a general session address from John Brennan, CIA Director (2013-2017), who shared insight on how to think about and act quickly in response to events and concerns that can affect your organization, including ever-increasing cybersecurity threats.

"NISC is able to leverage the size of our collective Membership to offer a leading-edge technology and 24/7 managed service offering through NISC CyberDetect that otherwise would be prohibitively expensive for most Members," said Nelson. "Our Members will now be able to have seasoned security experts from Rapid7, our valued partner, monitor their systems for intrusions, malicious activity and other threats while at the same time receiving support for NISC CyberDetect directly from NISC."

NISC Cybersecurity Services offers a complement of solutions to protect vital operational data:

  • NISC CyberAcademy – Online user awareness training and phishing simulation
  • NISC CyberDetect – Incident detection and incident response
  • NISC CyberProtect – Endpoint protection with 24/7 monitoring
  • NISC CyberDefense – Perimeter defense leveraging firewalls and report monitoring
  • NISC CyberScan – Vulnerability management with advanced scanning, reporting, tracking and risk scoring

Visit www.cybersecurity.coop or call 1.866.999.6472 today to learn more.

About NISC
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology organization that develops, implements and supports software and hardware solutions for our Members/Customers. We deliver advanced solutions, services and support to more than 820 independent telephone companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities. NISC is an industry leader providing information technology solutions including billing, accounting, operations, automated mailroom services, third-party integration as well as many other solutions. With facilities in Mandan, N.D., Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Shawano, Wis., NISC and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,150 professionals between the four locations.

Additional information can be found at www.nisc.coop.