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Understanding NIST SP 800-171 to Ensure Compliance for Your Business

November 17, 2022

If your business handles sensitive government information, it’s imperative you understand what NIST SP 800-171 is and how it impacts your business. Adequate knowledge of NIST 800-171 will help you evaluate your organization’s state of compliance and identify any deficiencies requiring immediate remediation. What is NIST 800-171? NIST SP 800-171 is a set of guidelines […]

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CMMC Compliance is Mandatory If You’re Looking to do Business in the Defense Industry

November 14, 2022

In order to protect their supply chain and its sensitive data, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) developed a cybersecurity standard, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The original version has been updated to CMMC 2.0, which replaced the original requirements.   While it will take years to completely implement the CMMC standard, contracts are […]

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PCI DSS Compliance: Everything You Need to Know

November 03, 2022
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data shows that credit cards were responsible for 42,545 fraud reports filed in 2022. This alarming statistic clearly points to the importance of protecting cardholder data, especially as economies worldwide move toward cashless and contactless payment systems. If you accept payment cards for goods or services, you must address the […]

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Don’t Let HIPAA Violations Cost You a Fortune

October 31, 2022

If you’re an IT professional that works with or for an organization covered by HIPAA, there’s a lot that you need to know…including some things that upper management may not be aware of.  Health providers are moving to increased automation and computerized operations, including computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems, electronic health records (EHR), and […]

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Cyber Insurance: Benefits, Coverages, Policy Requirements & More

October 11, 2022

Any organization that aims to build robust cybersecurity understands that cyber insurance or cyber liability insurance is an essential component of any information security program. But recently, insurance claims have become increasingly complex and a policy is not a guarantee that when calamity strikes, the insurance companies will pay. An adequate understanding of cyber insurance […]

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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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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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