NISC Once Again Offers Free Cybersecurity Awareness Kit

The FREE NISC CyberSense tool kit includes animations, social media content and print marketing materials to spread cybersecurity awareness and safety.

85% of all organizations have been hit by a phishing attack at least once. (Source: Security Boulevard)

In 2021, the largest ransomware payout was made by an insurance company at $40 million, setting a world record. (Source: Business Insider)

Staying safe online and protecting your valuable data and personal information is a struggle for both businesses and families alike. Now more than ever, it is imperative to realize the range of threats go far beyond phishing emails. Apps containing malware, unsecure WiFi networks and hotspots and exploiting improper data sharing techniques are increasingly common methods cyber criminals use to gain access to your information.

The cornerstone of cybersecurity – both in your workplace and in your homes – is education, and National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) has developed a comprehensive kit to help your organization – and family – grow their cybersecurity awareness.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and NISC once again welcomes all to download its CyberSense cybersecurity arsenal, a free educational kit available to organizations nationwide.

Designed specifically for rural electric cooperatives, public power utilities and broadband companies, the kit includes short animated videos, downloadable bill inserts, social media content and retractable banners.

“NISC has been in the tech industry for over half a century, and we felt we had valuable knowledge we could share,” said Jeff Nelson, NISC general counsel and vice president of Information Security and Risk Management. “We created this kit years ago to help everyone – NISC Members and non-Members alike – to protect their critical data from cyberattacks. When we can share best practices for online safety, not only do our Members thrive, so does each community as a whole.”

NISC’s expertise in cybersecurity extends into its software, with a full suite of solutions designed to help Members protect their organizations from attacks, including education, detection and response solutions, endpoint protection, patch management, perimeter defense tools and vulnerability management solutions.

The FREE CyberSense kit is available for download on NISC’s website.

To learn more about how NISC can help protect you and your organizations from cyberattacks, please visit cybersecurity.coop and reach out to NISC’s Cybersecurity Services Team at cybersecurity.sales@nisc.coop.

About NISC

NISC is an information technology organization that develops, implements and supports software and hardware solutions for our Members. We deliver advanced solutions, services and support to 882 independent broadband companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities. NISC is an industry leader providing information technology solutions including financials, service, operations and marketing as well as many other supporting platforms and business services. With facilities in Mandan, N.D., Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Blacksburg, Va., NISC and its subsidiary employ more than 1,200 professionals between the four locations and remotely throughout the United States.

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