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A Guide to CMMC Compliance

September 16, 2022

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) as a method to determine if an organization meets the cybersecurity requirements for storing and handling sensitive data. Whether you are an existing or prospective member of the defense industrial base (DIB) or a managed service provider (MSP) with clients aiming to […]

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What YOU Need to Know About PCI DSS

September 12, 2022
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As our economies continue to transition to cashless and contactless digital systems, it has become increasingly important to protect cardholder data. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported a 44% increase in credit card fraud between 2019 and 2020. In 2021, it increased by a whopping 70%. This increased threat calls for an increased level […]

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Understanding the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

September 01, 2022
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Today’s threat landscape, where cyberattacks have become business-ending events, necessitates steps to protect your organization or clients irrespective of size. One of the best ways to do this is by implementing the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF). The NIST CSF is a highly recommended security baseline backed by governments and industries […]

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Why Complying with Cyber Essentials a Big Opportunity

August 22, 2022

For businesses in the United Kingdom that want to enhance their credibility and expand their customer base, the Cyber Essentials security scheme is a big opportunity. Businesses, regardless of size, should consider obtaining their Cyber Essentials certification. It is cost-effective to obtain, can defend against 80% of cyberattacks and will instill a sense of confidence […]

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5 Steps to Get Cyber Essentials Certified

August 15, 2022

No cybersecurity strategy can guarantee protection against cyberthreats lurking in today’s technology landscape. However, your organisation can implement best practices that could nip the most common cyberthreats in the bud. Certain security standards worldwide include a list of such best practices. One such standard is the Cyber Essentials certification program — introduced and backed by […]

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Cyber Essentials: Your Essential First Step Towards Cybersecurity

August 12, 2022

Smaller businesses naively assume that nefarious rogue elements only target larger corporations. While cyberattacks on large companies may make headlines, it is the smaller businesses that are mostly targeted by cybercriminals. According to a 2022 study, a staggering 58% of small companies in the UK have no cybersecurity plan in place. Besides the lack of knowledge, the […]

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GDPR Compliance: Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

August 03, 2022

eSince its introduction, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has set a precedent for an undeterred approach to data privacy and protection. As a result, it has instilled fear among organizations of all sizes worldwide. Not complying with GDPR can lead to harsh fines or regulatory action. Let’s take a closer look at everything your […]

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HIPAA Compliance: Everything an IT Professional Needs to Know

July 26, 2022

For healthcare organizations, a cyberattack is not just a security issue but the beginning of a slew of financial and criminal penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). With the veritable treasure trove of data they collect, healthcare providers and hospitals have always been attractive targets for cybercriminals. This year alone, out […]

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Choosing the Right IT Compliance Solution is Critical to Your Security Assurance…and Your Success

July 25, 2022

Compliance standards and guidelines continue to gain traction and are being implemented in many industries, as well as across local and national government agencies. While some standards are optional, the majority are required and most levy hefty fines for non-compliance.  Popular opinion is that only companies within regulated industries need to worry about cybersecurity, believing that data protection […]

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Information Assurance (IA): A Detailed Guide

Every business today stores, manages and exchanges sensitive information that must be protected from cybercriminals lurking in the digital landscape. That makes it imperative for them to implement an information assurance (IA) strategy to reduce sensitive information’s exposure to risks and the impact of a given risk in accordance with internal security policies and any […]

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