NISC® Launches Additional Cybersecurity Offering to Help Members Address Vulnerabilities

Mandan, N.D., Aug. 5, 2020 – With malicious attacks on the rise and cybercriminals capitalizing on the uncertainty surrounding COVID, National Information Solutions Cooperative® has added NISC CyberPatch to their existing NISC Cybersecurity Services suite of solutions to help independent telephone companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities defend themselves against ever-present cyber threats.

NISC CyberPatch, powered by Kaseya® VSA, is a comprehensive patch management system for both operating systems and third-party applications that will decrease the risk of a security breach while increasing staff efficiency.

“Quite often, the cybersecurity focus is on perimeter protection, spam filters and network monitoring, leaving the often-overwhelming patching tasks neglected,” said Jeff Nelson, NISC Vice President of Information Security & Risk Management. “This oversight can completely sabotage your overall cybersecurity plan.”

According to the Ponemon Institute, 57% of data breaches are attributed to poor patch management.

Completing operating system and third-party patches and updates are of incredible importance with today’s dynamic and ever-changing cybersecurity landscape – and the one vulnerability many are postponing or completely overlooking. With the growing sophistication of cybercriminals and malware attacks, the focus needs to shift to ensuring operating systems and applications are up to date with the latest fixes, or patches, to ensure the discovered vulnerabilities are secured – without business disruption and a major impact on your staff’s time.

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
  • NISC CyberPatch – Comprehensive and flexible patch management, automation and reporting

“Cyberattacks are always evolving and increasing in frequency and complexity, and our Members look to us as their technology partner to ensure we are providing them with the tools they need to protect themselves,” said Nelson. “NISC Cybersecurity Services leverages what we ourselves have learned from implementing our own cybersecurity tools and put these resources directly into our Members’ hands.”

Let us show you how NISC’s Cybersecurity Services offering can help you prevent, detect and resolve threats to your organization’s reputation and bottom line. Visit today to learn more or contact NISC at 866.999.6472 or by email at