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Cybersecurity Compliance: The Role in 2020

Data breaches cost about $4 million. Cybersecurity is no longer an option — it’s a necessity. This is why there are various cybersecurity compliance standards. Today, more businesses are focusing on cybersecurity and cybersecurity compliance. Cybersecurity compliance constantly changes and hackers continue outsmarting the system. It’s difficult for businesses to stay compliant with the latest cybersecurity standards. So what should businesses expect in the cybersecurity world this year? The Role of Cybersecurity Compliance in 2020 Cybersecurity compliance ensures all members of

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CMMC compliance

CMMC Readiness: A Brief Guide to the 5 Levels of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Does your business contract with the government to provide products or services? Have you assessed your organization’s readiness for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)? If you’re unfamiliar with this certification your government contract may be in jeopardy. Continue reading this overview of the five tiers of certification. The Importance of Cybersecurity Security on every front is key to our U.S. defense stance. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment rates this as a priority. The USOD-AS works

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NIST compliance

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework

as originally circulated and printed by the MEP National Network The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “NIST Cybersecurity Framework”) helps organize the processes and tools you should consider in protecting your information. This is not a one-time process, but a continual, ongoing set of activities. There are some common practices you and your employees can implement to help keep your SMM firm safe.  The specific mitigation activities in this section are grouped into the five broad categories of

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Could Outdated Operating Systems Lead to Vulnerabilities?

Do you have a machine in the corner of your operations that runs a specific legacy application?  Maybe it’s only used once a quarter, that might be running Windows 95? You may just have identified the risk.  Next steps, evaluating and making sure the budget and resources are spent reducing the right risk. Could outdated operating systems lead to system vulnerabilities at your company? If it’s office machines, the path to upgrade is easier and should be taken.  But the challenge

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