5 Reasons To Include A CMMC Assessment In Your IT Department Budget

5 Reasons To Include A CMMC Assessment In Your IT Department Budget

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified standard for implementing and standardizing information security controls across the enormous Defense Industrial Base. Every company which currently has contracts with the DoD or wishes to bid on requests for proposals (RFPs) in the foreseeable future will need to earn the appropriate certification.

Why Security Awareness Training Should Be in Your IT Budget for 2021

Why Security Awareness Training Should Be in Your IT Budget for 2021

Many people still think of cybersecurity as being a technical problem and the sole responsibility of the IT department. But the truth is, cybercriminals aren’t always the skilled hackers like those portrayed in popular culture. Instead of targeting vulnerabilities in technology, they go after the weakest link – which is usually people themselves.

Why You Should Budget to Work with a Managed Services Provider

Why You Should Budget to Work with a Managed Services Provider

  On October 8, 2020, Connecticut entered Phase 3 of its reopening plan. While most people in the state are still encouraged to work from home, many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are slowly returning to the office. For SMB owners, one of the challenges of returning to the workplace is how to get their IT systems up and running again. With many SMBs suffering massive financial losses ...

Why You Need Continuous Vulnerability Scanning to Uphold CMMC Compliance

Why You Need Continuous Vulnerability Scanning to Uphold CMMC Compliance

  With over 300,000 defense contractors, the DoD has one of the biggest supply chains in the world. The Defense Industrial Base (DIB) is constantly exposed to a wide variety of threats, including state espionage and state-sponsored attacks. To counter these threats in the age of cyberwarfare, the federal government is starting to enforce the DoD CMMC regulations. The framework is design to ...

5 Tips For Implementing A System Security Plan For The DoD CMMC Framework

5 Tips For Implementing A System Security Plan For The DoD CMMC Framework

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a universal cybersecurity standard, which applies across the entire supply chain of the US Department of Defense. This includes over 300,000 companies. CMMC builds upon the established NIST SP 800-171 documentation to identify five levels of cybersecurity maturity. Most importantly, it requires that all DoD contractors obtain third-party ...

DFARS Cybersecurity: Requirements and Compliance

DFARS Cybersecurity: Requirements and Compliance

Businesses that work with the Department of Defense (DoD) understand that there are precise controls for systems that utilize classified data. What might not be as well known are the specs for DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) and the compliance that applies to unclassified information. 

5 Tips for Maintaining Security and Compliance in the Cloud

5 Tips for Maintaining Security and Compliance in the Cloud

More and more companies are leveraging cloud computing to cut down costs, avail new services, and benefit from the flexibility and scalability it offers. But if your small- to medium-sized business (SMB) is looking to follow suit, you have to be ready for a new set of challenges to maintain security and compliance in the cloud.

What You Need For a Secure Remote Work Setup

What You Need For a Secure Remote Work Setup

Social distancing is one of the important ways of limiting the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Because of this, more businesses are asking their employees to work from home (WFH). However, the transition toward distributed team setups is increasing vulnerabilities to cybersecurity threats.

Methods to prevent breaches on employees’ devices

Methods to prevent breaches on employees’ devices

While data breaches are known to be caused by cybercriminals who deliberately attempt to break into a system, we actually have human error to thank. In fact, employee negligence brought about by carelessness or lack of knowledge is why cybercriminals choose to resort to trickery. It simply makes it easier for them to infiltrate a system without using complex methods.

How cybersecurity assessments save your business money

How cybersecurity assessments save your business money

In most organizations, cybersecurity is perceived as a concern of the IT department alone. Unfortunately, small businesses rarely have a dedicated security team. Instead, businesses often set and forget simple defenses like antivirus and firewalls. Even some large enterprises are guilty of the same approach.