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5 Steps to Creating a Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Jul 29, 2021 9:40:18 AM

Incident Response (IR) is the way your team reacts to an occasion of data insecurity. In the least ambiguous sense, an "incident" is an occurrence that actually or potentially jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures, or acceptable use policies. 

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Data Classification

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Jun 15, 2020 2:07:40 PM

One of the more difficult and time-consuming projects in info-sec is data classification.   It’s especially difficult if you’re on a budget - which every company is.   When an organization is fairly new to the security and risk driven mindset and must prioritize their efforts to achieve the most bang for their buck; Data Classification is often near the bottom of the list.

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Normalization of Deviance in InfoSec

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Mar 10, 2020 2:13:57 PM

Before a company starts down the path of information security, there’s often a looming feeling that something isn’t right and that the steps to fix it will take effort. I liken it to a messy room that they’ve simply closed the door on, so they can try to forget there is a mess to clean up. Every time they walk by the room, they feel a twinge of embarrassment or a spark of motivation to tackle the problem; however, that emotion lessons every time they walk by until the feeling evaporates. Now the messy room has been “normalized.”

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Getting Ready for CMMC – Capability Maturity Model Certification

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Dec 20, 2019 6:45:00 AM

If you’re in the Department of Defense supply chain, you’ve become familiar with DFARS and the corresponding NIST SP 800-171 r1 over the last few years. It is a list of 110 controls that you need to be compliant with in order to continue supplying certain contracts.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Information Security, DFARS, cybersecurity plan, NIST

Incident Response Planning 101

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Jun 27, 2019 4:42:15 PM

Cybersecurity breaches are becoming more and more prevalent. In fact, it’s been estimated that there were almost 5 billion records breached in 2018. Many organizations spend thousands of dollars on security breach prevention tools, but won’t take the time to create a formal process of identifying, responding to, and communicating an incident.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Security, Incident Response, security incident handling, security incident response

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