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NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Small Business: 5 Useful Resources

NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Small Business: 5 Useful Resources

One of the most pervasive myths about cybersecurity is that small businesses are less popular targets for malicious actors than large enterprises. However, even though it’s usually only the major data breaches that make the headlines, small businesses are actually a favorite target for attackers. Cybercriminals often view them as relatively easy targets who nonetheless have plenty of data worth ...

How Can the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Help Small Businesses?

How Can the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Help Small Businesses?

Many small businesses do not consider themselves worthy enough targets for more advanced attacks, such as advanced persistent threats (APTs). As such, they often have only minimal cybersecurity controls in place to protect them against everyday threats such as mass phishing scams and common forms of malware.

What is NIST Cybersecurity Framework?

What is NIST Cybersecurity Framework?

The NIST cybersecurity framework is a globally recognized standard that offers guidance on how organizations can mitigate information security risks. It is updated regularly to reflect the most pertinent challenges facing today’s business leaders and cybersecurity teams. It is widely viewed as the gold standard for best practices in the sector, and it is the basis for a range of government- and ...

3 Ways Dark Web Monitoring Helps Ensure a Successful CMMC Assessment

3 Ways Dark Web Monitoring Helps Ensure a Successful CMMC Assessment

While the cybersecurity maturity model certification (CMMC) framework makes no mention of the dark web, it is essential that security leaders understand the risk it presents.

CMMC Certification: Why Managed Detection and Response is Critical

CMMC Certification: Why Managed Detection and Response is Critical

The cybersecurity maturity model certification (CMMC) requires a multilayered approach to information security. Of the 171 practices listed in the CMMC cybersecurity framework, 16 fall into the domain of identification and authentication (IA), which deals with user credentials like usernames and passwords.

How Can Security Awareness Training Help with Your CMMC Certification?

How Can Security Awareness Training Help with Your CMMC Certification?

The cybersecurity maturity model certification (CMMC) framework first introduces the need for security awareness training in level 2. The value of training employees to become more aware of everyday security risks is especially vital given the constantly evolving threat landscape and the fact that people, rather than technology, are usually the first targets for attackers. After all, security ...

CMMC Certification: Why SIEM Should Matter to You

CMMC Certification: Why SIEM Should Matter to You

The cybersecurity maturity model certification (CMMC) is a journey towards proactive security, whereby organizations ultimately shift their focus to preventing security events from occurring in the first place.

Do You Know Which of the CMMC Levels You Should Choose?

Do You Know Which of the CMMC Levels You Should Choose?

Prior to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, defense contractors were responsible for implementing, maintaining, and assessing their own cybersecurity practices in accordance with the NIST Special Publication 800-171. CMMC aims to improve upon those measures and unify them in a single framework that applies to all defense contractors and subcontractors. It also introduces a number of ...

What Are the CMMC Level 5 Controls?

What Are the CMMC Level 5 Controls?

Level 5 is the highest of all the CMMC levels, and the most time-consuming and complicated to achieve. While this level only adds 15 new CMMC controls, they are far more complex and burdensome to implement and manage than most of those from previous levels. Furthermore, there is the cumulative challenge of implementing all the controls from previous levels for a grand total of 171. In other ...

What Are the CMMC Level 3 Controls?

What Are the CMMC Level 3 Controls?

While the controls introduced in CMMC levels 1 and 2 present the bare minimum of adequate security, the third level is where things culminate. This is also the level that most organizations should be aiming for, not least because it presents the minimum baseline security standards required for an organization to legally handle controlled unclassified information (CUI).