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Francis Knott

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19 05, 2020

    What is the Lifetime Cost of Hardware-Based VPN?

    By | | Categories: Maintenance, Hardware VPN

    One of the most common questions organizations have to answer when selecting a secure VPN solution is how much that solution costs over the lifetime of its use.  [...]

    29 04, 2020

      How CMMC Requirements Apply to Remote Work

      By | | Categories: CMMC, remote work

      Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of Defense is moving ahead with its push to ensure Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors have implemented strong cybersecurity programs through the Cybersecurity Maturity. [...]

      20 12, 2019

        Compliance Challenges Facing Government Contractors

        By | | Categories: Government, Blog, Security, Supply Chain

        In the United States Defense Industrial Base (DIB), government contracts are rarely fulfilled by one organization alone. Generally, a primary contractor bids on a project in partnership with a team of subcontractors, each of which provides specific. [...]

        20 11, 2019

          Potential Fines on Prime Contractors for Subcontractor Data Breaches

          By | | Categories: Government, Blog, Security, Supply Chain

          Defense contractors have been victims of a series of high-profile data breaches in recent years.  Interestingly, the prime contractor on a Department of Defense (DoD) contract is often not the direct cause of the data breach. Most prime contractors. [...]

          05 11, 2019

            Cyber Attacks Are Putting Small Companies Out of Business

            By | | Categories: Enterprise, Blog, Security

            Small business owners worry about sales, cash flow, competitors and sometimes government regulation, but perhaps a bigger concern should be cybersecurity. A recent study by Accenture found that 43% of all cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses. [...]

            31 10, 2019

              Mitigating the Cyber Risks Facing Medical Device Manufacturers

              By | | Categories: Enterprise, Blog

              The market for connected medical devices was valued at $18.9 billion in 2018, and is forecasted to reach $63 billion by 2024. The growth of this market has not escaped the notice of cyber criminals, lured by the temptation of easy access to patient. [...]

              30 09, 2019

                IoT Security: Hardware or Software?

                By | | Categories: Information Security, Enterprise, Blog

                The global market for the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, with new devices connecting to the Internet every day in virtually every industry and geographic area. IoT devices can be monitored and managed from a smartphone or computer,. [...]

                03 09, 2019

                  The Risk of Industrial IoT Sensor Compromise

                  By | | Categories: Information Security, Enterprise, Blog

                  From personal activity trackers to coffee pots that turn on from a smartphone, the Internet of Things continues to make life more efficient in numerous ways. [...]

                  08 08, 2019

                    Data Breaches: Why It's a Bad Time to be a Financial Services Firm

                    By | | Categories: Information Security, Enterprise, Finance, Blog, Privacy

                    Is your data safe anywhere? Apparently not. "For Americans who want to protect their personal information, there is no way, in our current system, to do so," claimed a recent article in the Atlantic. [...]

                    22 07, 2019

                      Implications of the DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

                      By | | Categories: Information Security, Government, Blog

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