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Cybersecurity: Real vs. Checking the Box

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Feb 28, 2019 3:38:00 PM

The reason we wear our seat belts is not to avoid getting a ticket from the police, but rather to avoid a potential injury in a car accident. This analogy is an easy way to describe the difference between box-checking security and real security, and it's instantly understood regardless of technical knowledge. This message resonates with executives, because they typically prefer to “get to the point” and correctly protecting their data is “the point” of cybersecurity.

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Topics: HIPAA, Information Security, consumer security, Data Security, Data Protection, Vulnerability Assessment, it risk assessment, DFARS, cybersecurity plan, NIST

DFARS Made Easy

Posted by Brandon Blankenship on Nov 29, 2018 1:29:22 PM

The hot topic for contractors in the DoD supply chain these days is DFARS compliance. DFARS regulations increase our cybersecurity maturity as a country, to better protect ourselves from threats that can disrupt the DoD supply chain.

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Topics: DFARS, NIST

A Simple Primer on DFARS NIST 800-171a Regulations

Posted by Solomon Smith on Mar 8, 2018 11:48:00 AM

As of Dec. 31 2017, contractors that store, transmit, or process certain types of government information were required to comply with DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) regulations.

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Topics: DFARS

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