Thanksgiving Hours of Operation

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, NWRDC will transition to our normal after-hours operations at 5:00PM on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.  We will resume our regular business hours on Monday, November 26, 2018.   As always, technical support is available 24x7 by contacting the NWRDC Operations Team at (850)645-3500 or it_support@nwrdc.fsu.edu.

In this time of gratitude, we are thankful for our customers’ patronage and appreciate their confidence is our services. From all of us here at NWRDC, warm wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

NWRDC Responds to Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, approximately 100 miles southwest of the Northwest Regional Data Center, as a Category 4 storm early Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2018.  The storm’s heavy rain, high winds, and extreme storm surges caused massive destruction in its path and spawned numerous tornadoes. Hurricane Michael was the first Category 4 storm in recorded history to make landfall in the northeast Gulf Coast.

NWRDC Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, numerous NWRDC staff members participated in our Go Pink Day on the 4th to show support for survivors, those who are still fighting this disease, and those who have lost their battle.  The data center also hosted a pink lemonade and cookie stand to collect donations for the fight against breast cancer.  

NWRDC Presents at ISACA Conference

On August 23, 2018, NWRDC's Executive Director, Tim Brown, and Compliance Officer, Sam Gardner, participated in the Tallahassee ISACA Chapter's 2018 Cybersecurity and Technology Summit.  Their presentation, “Developing an Effective Risk Management Program” can be viewed here.

Watch Now: Visibility as a Service Webinar

If you can’t see every device on your network, you can’t defend against it, nor can you track it. Visibility as a Service from NWRDC, by ForeScout, is a device visibility platform that lets you see devices the instant they connect to your network, without requiring software agents or previous device knowledge. Our unique, agentless approach makes a comprehensive range of devices visible:  managed and unmanaged, corporate and personal, wired and wireless, even rogue hardware, IoT devices and operational technologies. In this session, you’ll learn how ForeScout CounterACT® is able to see devices when they connect, what properties are gathered from those devices, how you can leverage those data elements in determining compliance, and ultimately how to mitigate any device-based risks by restricting or eliminating the access to the network.

 

NWRDC Adds City, County and Local Gov’t Representative to Policy Board

Chair Mehran Basiratmand welcomed new City, County and Local Government Representative Sandra Stevens to the Policy Board at their annual meeting in July.  Ms. Stevens is the IT Director for the City of Boca Raton, where her consolidated technology team supports the city’s police, fire, utility services and administration.  Boca Raton is one of the center’s offsite backup service customers.  Ms. Stevens is the first board member to represent a cohort of cities, counties and local governments. Welcome Sandra!

Policy Board Approves FY 2018/19 Rates

On July 27, 2018, the NWRDC Policy Board unanimously approved a $14,761,930 budget for FY 2018/19. An additional $6,481,968 was established for the Contract Management budget, which includes all pass-through reseller services such as ForeScout, CenturyLink, TelaForce, and SecureWorks.  All proposed rates for FY 2018/19 were adopted.  Please visit our updated service catalog to view our current rates.

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