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CMMC Level 3 Compliance Guide

CMMC Level 3 Checklist and Guide Good cybersecurity practices are created through long-term efforts and dedication to digital maturity. Knowing what needs to be done to reach stated goals is only the first step in an ongoing process. Improving existing processes and establishing goals and expectations for others to follow makes strategic management of digital resources much more accessible. This approach ...

2022-09-30T16:15:18-04:00September 30th, 2022|

CMMC Level 2 Checklist and Guide

CMMC Level 2 Checklist and Guide Companies that operate with government data must ensure their cybersecurity capabilities meet specific requirements. Controlled unclassified information (CUI) must be carefully protected to safeguard against misuse or abuse. Standardized security practices for better protection of CUI are outlined in the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The Cybersecurity Maturity Model The CMMC was designed to ensure ...

2022-09-12T21:38:38-04:00September 12th, 2022|

CMMC Level 1 Compliance: A Quick Guide

Contractors working with the Department of Defense (DoD) often have to deal with confidential information. In such cases, they need clear guidelines to make sure the information isn’t lost, stolen, or misused. Businesses that want to maintain their digital safety standards to work as government contractors need to have the proper certification. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) offers a set ...

2022-09-09T17:02:38-04:00September 9th, 2022|

CMMC Compliance: The Complete Guide

The Complete Guide to CMMC Compliance Companies face a lot of responsibilities when working with data. Tracking use, managing backups, and ensuring integrity are all essential for controlling data flows and maintaining best practices. Any companies that want to keep data secure generally follow specific guidelines to ensure they don’t make common mistakes or fail to understand important procedures. When it ...

2022-08-14T14:59:04-04:00August 14th, 2022|

The 5 Key Functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Digital information and assets represent a growing segment across all industries. This growth has led to streamlined operations, greater productivity, and better oversight for managers and organizational leaders.  These QoL improvements, however, have come at a cost. The increased efficiency of modern computing has led to countless vulnerabilities that malicious actors can use to take control of private information. Cybercrime is ...

2022-07-26T16:55:32-04:00July 26th, 2022|

Social Engineering Attacks: 5 Things You Need to Know in 2022

Social Engineering Attacks: 5 Things You Need to Know Modern businesses must go to great lengths to protect themselves against the ongoing dangers presented by cybercrime. The wrong software stack, employee, or website can leave networks and systems vulnerable, compromising the organization’s capacity to deliver service. Understanding potential threats and how to mitigate them is essential for creating resilient business models. ...

2022-06-27T13:29:35-04:00June 27th, 2022|

10 Essential Steps for Data Backups

For many businesses, digital information represents core assets that they rely on for keeping track of users, providing services, and fixing problems. However, these assets can be easily compromised by simple user error or targeted malicious activities. Backups offer IT directors and cybersecurity professionals a means to deal with data loss before it’s too late. According to a University of Maryland ...

2022-06-27T13:28:03-04:00June 27th, 2022|

Dark Web Risks

For the uninitiated, it’s terrifying to learn that the majority of the internet ordinary people use every day makes up only a minuscule percentage of the overall internet.  Websites you see and use contain only 0.3% of the information stored on the internet. The number of existing sites makes it hard to imagine that there can be more out there, but ...

2022-06-17T12:39:33-04:00June 17th, 2022|

Email Phishing Prevention

Hackers never stop their search for new and more sophisticated ways to breach enterprise security measures. Big data presents a target that tempts criminals, who know they can make a lucrative profit off stolen employee credentials and customer information.  Security measures improve more every year to combat cybercriminals, whose technology grows more advanced all of the time.  But no matter how ...

2022-06-06T15:23:10-04:00June 6th, 2022|

Preventing Hospital Ransomware Attacks: A Comprehensive Guide

Ransomware attacks present a huge risk to healthcare providers. When malicious actors can gain control of private information and data, it can be leaked, stolen, or held hostage. This vulnerability means that hospitals that rely on the network infrastructure to provide patient care are often prime targets for cybercriminals. When critical infrastructure comes under attack from cybersecurity threats, hospitals are at ...

2022-05-10T11:26:12-04:00May 10th, 2022|
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