ICN continues to deliver the broadband connectivity to help Iowa’s schools and libraries provide digital learning opportunities to students.

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If you are using a framework to manage your security program, now is a good time to check and see if there have been any recent updates that might be relevant to your organization.

Prioritize Security Controls

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The first 911 dispatch center is receiving cloud-based services using public safety grade redundancy offered by the ICN.

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A new sensor system (Enviromux) is being integrated into 130+ ICN equipment locations.  The platform monitors critical environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, liquid water presence, power, intrusion, and smoke throughout the Network.

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Peering is the relationship between two Internet networks that connect and exchange traffic. It allows them to directly hand off traffic between each other’s customers, without having to pay a third party to carry that traffic across the Internet for them.

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ICN’s cabling team was involved with a significant reconfiguration project at the Iowa Public Television (IPTV) location in Johnston.  This project involved of 7 phases, beginning August 20, 2018 to October 26, 2018.  The scope of work consisted of voice and data cable installation to support approximately 90 workstation

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The answer to this question depends on what service the organization is trying to protect. DDoS can effect both your internet connection and your web/email servers.

Internet Connection Mitigation

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The intent of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is to generate enough traffic from various systems to overwhelm and place systems into a failure state. This can be accomplished by exhausting its resources or exploiting vulnerabilities to stop system processes.

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Many customers are taking advantage of strong resources from our managed service providers. We evaluate various managed service providers through our Request for Proposal (RFP) contracting processes.

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Below is a list of the top five security risks from ICN’s Security Bureau.

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