NIST publishes newest update

NIST publishes newest update

NIST just published their newest update to the security control baselines in the 800 series. If you weren't aware, this is really key to the NIST family. The interesting thing is that they've merged a lot of these controls together from 800-53 and its various...

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Can ISO benefit your organization?

Can ISO benefit your organization?

The compliance world is full of different regulations such as ISO, CMMC, HIPAA, FISMA.... You might ask how anyone navigates through government regulations. However, a more valuable question would be… could any of these regulations actually benefit your organization?...

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What CUI means for DoD Contractors and Subcontractors

What CUI means for DoD Contractors and Subcontractors

DFARS 22.204-7012 is a cybersecurity rule issued by the DOD requires all contractors and subcontractors, regardless of size, to comply with two key information security requirements: (1) Adequate Security and (2) Incident Reporting. “Adequate Security” is satisfied by showing compliance with NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171 and be implemented “as soon as practical” but not later than December 31, 2017. It was designed to protect CUI on nongovernment information systems.

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Not all Threats are Vulnerabilities

Not all Threats are Vulnerabilities

What is a vulnerability? When looking for vulnerabilities don't consider technical threats as the only threats to the system.  Your security should include some attention to all threats. A system vulnerability is defined as a weakness to the system.  For example, an...

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NIST Releases CUI Compliance Bulletin

NIST Releases CUI Compliance Bulletin

NIST July Bulletin NIST released its July bulletin summarizing assessing security requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).  Additionally, the DFAR require compliance by federal and nonfederal organizations who handle this...

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