Preparing for CMMC: A Guide to Getting Certified

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

  2020 saw a lot of changes, and not just in the personal sector of our lives. At the beginning of the year, the US Department of Defense (DoD) – recognizing a growing need for increased cybersecurity – released a new certification system for all of its contractors and subcontractors. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification…

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Vendor Management – The Importance of Actively Managing 3rd Party Vendors

Vendor Management | Importance of Actively Managing 3rd Party Vendors

Organizations rely on third-party vendors for a variety of services, from payroll processing to HVAC maintenance to information technology services. Every vendor relationship brings potential security risks, and shortfalls in one vendor can compromise sensitive data throughout the supply chain. Vendor management programs, service level agreements, and long-term monitoring are valuable tools for managing vendor…

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Ensure Cyber Risk Management Doesn’t Impede Business Performance

Risk Management

Cyber security has become a priority for most organizations, and rightly so. Data breaches are a real risk, and cybercriminals aren’t going away. The “prohibition” approach (or “zero trust”), which limits access to web pages and applications, is a go-to model for data protection. But are security programs interfering with business performance? Research suggests that…

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Your Credentials Have Been Compromised – Now What?

Password Security

You’ve just discovered there are compromised employee credentials or other sensitive data of your company exposed and available on the Dark Web. The reality is, once exposed on the Dark Web, your information cannot ever be completely removed or hidden. You cannot file a complaint or contact a support line to demand your data be…

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Cyber Security – A Top Business Risk….and Opportunity in 2021

Cyber Security | A Top Business Risk and Opportunity in 2021

Cyber security remains a critical element to any organization as cyber threats continue to become increasingly sophisticated, expensive, and disruptive.  As detailed below, there are many high-profile examples of cyber breaches, however it’s very important to understand that the same risk level applies to every company equally – regardless of size, industry etc. According to…

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Build a Corporate Privacy Program

Build a Corporate Privacy Program | Interactive Security

In this age of rapidly evolving technology, a corporate privacy program is indispensable to a large organization. Regulations that govern personal data collection and storage are becoming more stringent worldwide. An organization needs a dedicated team to keep everyone up to date on the latest rulings and risks. A formal privacy program establishes leadership and…

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Now is the Time to Get Ready for CMMC

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

On January 31, 2020, the US Department of Defense (DoD) rolled out the long-awaited Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). So if you’re a DoD contractor, how does the CMMC affect you, and what should you do now to prepare for implementation? Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know. What is the CMMC? The CMMC…

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Remote Workers – Implementing a Risk Based Cyber Security Plan

Remote Workers Security

The COVID-19 era has succeeded in making remote work mainstream, mainly because of quarantine and social distancing policies. While some companies and employees have been able to make the change quite easily, remote work is not without its complications and risk. Many corporate networks are protected by layers of security. However, with most companies having…

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Email Phishing – Your Organization’s Biggest Cyber Threat

Email Phishing Cyber Threat

All it takes is a single email for hackers to gain access and steal company data. Whenever an email lands in your inbox, there’s a chance it’s a phishing scam. This is because email phishing scams are extremely common. In fact, studies suggest that phishing scams cause 90% of all company data breaches. So how do…

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CMMC – Cyber Security Requirement for all DoD Contractors

CMMC compliance

The DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is now in force, but what does this mean for DoD contractors? Well, every company must now prove they have sufficient cyber security in place to protect sensitive data before they can work for the DoD. So if you plan on bidding for DoD contracts, here’s a brief practical guide…

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