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Matthew Hreben
As COVID-19 impacted operations for many businesses across the world, a work from home environment has quickly become a new normal for many employees. In WFH scenarios, company and client data is exchanged between desktop devices and servers that reside in corporate facilities or the cloud. How that data is managed in transit and at...
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It can feel overwhelming to know where to start when it comes to protecting your staff from security threats. That’s why we created this infographic to explain three steps that you can take right now to keep your employees safe from exploitation. Following these steps will help to create a questioning culture where your employees...
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Everyone Using These Tools Should Consider How Secure They Are With the rapid transition to work from home environments…it’s no wonder that the use of web meeting technologies has grown exponentially. Everyone using these tools should consider how secure they are as revelations about Zoom have highlighted potential risks.  With an easy to use interface and...
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Protecting Important Data in a Work from Home (WFH) World In true American spirit, companies nationwide have quickly adapted to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and transitioned employees to a work from home (WFH) model. This approach is critical to limiting the impact of the virus, and for many organizations, it is a viable workaround....
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A health care provider has closed unexpectedly due to a ransomware attack. ENT & Hearing Services in Battle Creek, Michigan, is the first health provider in the nation to close due to cybersecurity flaws. Since HIPAA is based on NIST 800-53, father to NIST 800-171, ENT & Hearing Services demonstrates the importance of maintaining diligence...
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Should you be in compliance with NIST SP 800-171 but decided to put this process on hold? Now is a good time to start since the DoD recently announced that within the next 18 months, they will start auditing companies’ cybersecurity procedures that want to win contracts. Access the full article here – https://federalnewsnetwork.com/defense/2019/03/dod-to-start-crackdown-on-contractors-not-complying-with-cybersecurity-standards-will-also-add-more-compliance-rules/  ...
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News, that was revealed this year of a defense contractor losing sensitive data to China, has heightened the focus on NIST 800-171compliance. Protecting military data is a top priority for the DoD, and China is just one of many entities focused on nefariously obtaining this this information. Without critical defenses in place to safeguard data...
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Cybersecurity Compliance by Department of Defense Contractors  By Michael S. Khoury Originally published in the Michigan Business Law Journal (Vol. 38, Issue 2, Summer 2018, pp. 10-11). Archive located HERE.
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The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Notice and Request for Comment on draft guidance that DoD proposes for assessing contractors’ System Security Plans (SSPs) and their implementation of the security controls in NIST Special Publication 800-171. DFARS 252.204-7012 requires defense contractors to provide security for networks where covered defense information is processed, stored, or...
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An audit was recently created to determine whether existing Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contractors implemented proper security controls and processes to protect classified and unclassified ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) technical information from internal and external threats. The audit includes MDA responses and recommendations for each comment. This is the first of two audits to...
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