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CMMC 2.1 — What We Know Now

Some of you have been following the evolving CMMC process closely. Others have intentionally avoided thinking about it, or started seeking therapy. Either way, let us borrow a moment of your holiday week to share why the next few days are going to be exciting no matter where you fall on the spectrum. This is the week we’ve been “waiting” for… Odds are, sometime this week, we are going to be gifted with details of

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The Criticality of CMMC Certification for DoD Contractors

Understanding the Landscape of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) In today’s digitized defense landscape, the Department of Defense (DoD) contractors (also known as the Defense Industrial Base or DIB) are increasingly becoming targets for cyber threats. To fortify the defense supply chain, the DoD has introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), which is now on version 2.0. This framework sets a stringent standard for cybersecurity practices, ensuring that contractors can adequately protect sensitive defense

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Your Greatest Threat of Being Hacked: Your Employees (And How to Avoid Having a 17-Year-Old Outwit You)

Just a few months ago, a 17-year-old hacker bypassed the cybersecurity protections of one of the largest video game manufacturers, Rockstar Games, the creator of Grand Theft Auto 6. Not long after, a 90-minute video of the not-yet-released game was posted on social media.  Just days earlier, the same teenager single-handedly penetrated Uber’s security protections using a similar technique.  What was the secret to his success, considering his targets were tech-savvy behemoths? The youthful transgressor used an

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