NIST 800 -171 3.1.5

Employ the principle of least privilege, including for specific security functions and privileged accounts. What is the principle of least privilege? It is when you give a person’s account the bare minimum of permissions and capabilities they need to do their job. You basically lock their account down to the point that they can’t access […]

The Benefits of 24/7 Monitoring

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Downtime is one of the biggest losses a company can take. To large corporations, network downtime could mean millions of dollars lost. While smaller companies don’t lose as much money, it still makes a significant impact on their bottom line. One of the best ways to avoid this problem is to work with a managed […]

How to fill out your POA&M

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Your POA&M is your Plan of Action and Milestone document. Here are some key strategies and best practices that you need to observe when you are filling out your POA&M document. Through the course of your audit and your security analysis or your compliance audit, information system audit or any other IT-based audits you are […]

Is Your Company Available 24/7?

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Any company with a website is technically available 24 hours a day. The problem with this is it’s sometimes difficult to assemble an in-house staff willing to be available for around-the-clock support. A white label managed security service provider is not only available to your customers as needed, but they can also monitor your client’s […]

How to create a NIST System Security Plan

In order to be compliant with NIST 800 and several other organizations, like DFARS, you are going to be asked for your System Security Plan. The long and short of it is you are going to need to identify all the systems that have access to the CUI and then fill out the System Security […]

NIST 800 -171 3.1.4

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Separate the duties of individuals to reduce the risk of malevolent activity without collusion Malevolent Activity is when someone is trying to inflict harm on an entity like a person, government or company. Organizations must separate CUI handling and processing based tasks that employees work on in order to minimize the chance that they could […]

4 Important Factors in Cloud Security

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Cybersecurity awareness has become a major priority for companies around the world. When the cloud was created several years ago, there were plenty of concerns about security, and rightfully so. However, now the cloud has evolved into one of the most secure platforms organizations can use. You should never take security for granted, though, and […]

A MSP Can Never be Replaced by One IT Position

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As a small business owner, being smart about cutting costs is essential for long-term success. One of the biggest expenses for any organization is IT security. Whether it’s the programs and software or paying the salaries of IT staff members, the cost of protecting your networks and servers is expensive. Hiring a managed security service […]

NIST 800 – 171 3.1.3

3.1.3 Control the flow of CUI in accordance with approved authorizations CUI is Controlled Unclassified Information. This is the data that needs to be protected and you need to protect how it arrives, who has access to it, who might have access to where it is stored, how it is stored, etc. You need to […]

Top 3 Tips For a Successful PPC Campaign

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Driving traffic to your website is essential, but you also want to make sure you’re bringing in the right kind of traffic. Targeting your customer base is important so you have a better chance of turning a visitor into a conversion. Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising campaigns can get costly if you don’t set it up properly […]