NISC's Cybersecurity Offering to Help Public Telecoms Counter Cyber Attacks

  • National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
MANDAN, ND — In response to the growing and ever-evolving threat of cyberattacks, National Information Solutions Cooperative has launched Cybersecurity Services to help independent telephone companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities defend themselves against ever-present threats.

“Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and complexity,” said Jeff Nelson, NISC vice president of information security & risk management. “It’s an everyday risk companies can no longer ignore. Our members asked us for a solution to meet the industry’s ever-evolving list of cybersecurity needs. To this end, NISC Cybersecurity Services leverages what we ourselves have learned from implementing our own cybersecurity tools and puts these resources directly in our members’ hands.”

NISC Cybersecurity Services offers of 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 (currently in beta testing)

  • 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 Cybersecurity Services takes a multi-tiered approach in addressing a company’s security needs,” said Nelson. “It doesn’t matter whether it is perimeter defense, endpoint protection and monitoring, end-user training, or vulnerability management. Cybersecurity now involves all facets of an organization, and we are excited about what this offering can do to meet our Members’ needs.”

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