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Will the New DoD Standard Crush Your Business?

The Defense Department recently released a new draft of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The goal of this certification is to create a simpler and more consistent framework for the cyber demands imposed on government contractors and subcontractors. The CMMC will review and combine various cybersecurity standards and best practices and map these controls […]

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The Scary Truth Behind Phishing Attacks

A company of 50 employees may seem “too small” to be targeted for a cyber attack but to a cyber criminal, there are 50 possible attack vectors to exploit. Inbound spam filtering and outbound web filtering may be helpful. It is recommended to provide periodic cyber awareness training and enforce security policies. But all it […]

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Last week we discovered the biggest reasons to implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework into your current cybersecurity program. If you missed the post, you can read it here. So now that you’ve decided to use the NIST CSF as your guideline framework, the next step is to prepare for implementation. Here are three tips to […]

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework

3 Reasons to Align With the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a government entity with a mission to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness. They created the Cybersecurity Framework as a voluntary set of standards, guidelines, and practices designed to help organizations manage IT security risks. Companies can utilize this framework to […]

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The Government Strengthens Small Business Cybersecurity

Within the past couple months, the government has taken big steps towards addressing cybersecurity in the small business sector. As of August 17, 2018, President Trump has signed the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act into law. The law is designed to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses utilizing guidance from the National Institute of […]

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Take your Cybersecurity Program to the Next Level

Many organizations design their cybersecurity program to conform to a compliance need but when a cyber breach occurs, those same organizations are left wishing they were better prepared. A to-do list without action is just a list. It will sit there taunting you until action is taken. But if you write a to-do list without […]

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