Building Cyber Resilience: Unraveling NIST 800-171’s Awareness and Training Family

August 15th, 2023

Introduction In the fast-paced digital universe, as threats to data security multiply, organizations race to strengthen their defense mechanisms. Yet, while technology and infrastructures play vital roles, the human factor cannot be underestimated. Here’s where the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Special Publication 800-171 comes into focus. Designed to safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information […]

Unlocking NIST 800-171: A Deep Dive into the Access Control Family

August 15th, 2023

Introduction In the age of increasing digital threats and expanding data repositories, it’s no wonder that regulations and frameworks are ever-evolving to match the pace. The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Special Publication 800-171 is one such framework, designed to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) within non-federal systems and organizations. Among its core […]

Extended Detection and Response (XDR)

August 15th, 2023

In the digital age, the scope and sophistication of cyber threats are rapidly evolving, making traditional security measures often seem like mere speed bumps for determined adversaries. As the cybersecurity landscape shifts, a new player has emerged to address these multifaceted challenges: Extended Detection and Response, or XDR. So, what exactly is XDR, and why […]

Appian Security: A Comprehensive Guide to Peace of Mind

August 15th, 2023

Security has always been a cornerstone of business operations, and in our digitally connected world, it’s more critical than ever. One platform that has been on the forefront of integrating robust security measures is Appian. Here’s a detailed look at Appian’s security, which offers a compelling blend of flexibility, agility, and assurance. Appian is a […]

Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assesments – A Key Element in Bolstering Defenses

August 15th, 2023

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape of the 21st century, cybersecurity has become a crucial concern for organizations across the globe. Data breaches and cyberattacks can result in substantial financial loss, compromise sensitive information, and tarnish reputations. To guard against these threats, cybersecurity vulnerability assessments are invaluable. They provide an organization with a comprehensive understanding […]

Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercises

August 15th, 2023

The Role-Playing Game Your Business Needs Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercises strengthen your business. In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, threats to cyber environments loom larger than ever before. Cyber-attacks are not just problems for tech giants; every business, big or small, is a potential target. But how do you prepare for threats that can mutate faster […]

Digital Forensics Incident Response

August 15th, 2023

Unraveling Cyber Mysteries with Digital Forensics Digital Forensics: In the digital age, where our lives are intricately woven with the internet, cybersecurity breaches are no longer an ‘if’ but a ‘when’. When such breaches occur, organizations need a methodical approach to understand, mitigate, and prevent further attacks. This is where Digital Forensics Incident Response (DFIR) […]

Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator: The Digital Detective

August 15th, 2023

In the realm of the digital era, cryptocurrencies have emerged as a groundbreaking financial trend. With the likes of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and thousands of altcoins making waves, the need for safeguarding and scrutinizing these digital transactions has never been more pressing. This is where the Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator steps in. Understanding the Role A Cryptocurrency […]

Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity: A Symbiotic Revolution

August 15th, 2023

The advent of the digital age has presented the world with a dual-edged sword: unparalleled access to information and communication, paired with a Pandora’s box of cyber threats. However, as cyber adversaries become more sophisticated, the defenders aren’t far behind, leveraging the prowess of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their arsenal. In this blog, we’ll explore […]

NIST 800-172: Enhancing Security to Counter Advanced Cyber Threats

August 15th, 2023

Introduction In the rapidly evolving realm of cybersecurity, staying a step ahead of potential threats is paramount. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays a pivotal role in shaping cybersecurity guidelines to ensure data protection. Building on its established framework, NIST Special Publication 800-171, the institute introduced NIST 800-172, designed to enhance defense […]

Navigating the 110 NIST 800-171 Controls: Ensuring the Security of Controlled Unclassified Information

August 15th, 2023

Introduction The increasing importance of data security has ushered in various cybersecurity frameworks. Among the most prominent is the NIST Special Publication 800-171, which focuses on the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in non-federal systems. Boasting 110 controls spread across 14 families, this guideline offers a comprehensive approach to safeguarding sensitive data. A Deep […]

Managed Cybersecurity Provider

August 15th, 2023

Managed Cybersecurity Providers keep you secure. In today’s interconnected world, where data forms the backbone of many businesses, cybersecurity is no longer a luxury but a necessity. As cyber threats grow in number and sophistication, many organizations are turning to managed cybersecurity providers to safeguard their digital assets. But what is a managed cybersecurity provider, […]

CMMC v2.1

August 15th, 2023

Elevating Cybersecurity Maturity for Defense Contractors The digital realm is a double-edged sword: while innovations have propelled industries to new heights, the accompanying cybersecurity threats have grown in tandem. Recognizing this, the Department of Defense (DoD) initiated the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). With the recent rollout of CMMC v2.1, defense contractors are required to […]

NIST 3.13.12: The Keystone of Use Session Protection

August 15th, 2023

Introduction Cybersecurity, in our digitized era, is akin to a game of chess. As the opponent evolves, so too must the defenses. Among the various guidelines and controls stipulated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, Control 3.13.12 stands out for its emphasis on session protection. This often-overlooked aspect […]

AI and Penetration Testing: A Future-Forward Synergy

August 15th, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized numerous domains of the modern world, from healthcare to finance. One of the areas seeing considerable advancements due to AI’s power is cybersecurity, specifically in penetration testing. Let’s delve deep into how AI is reshaping the realm of penetration testing. Penetration Testing: Setting the Stage Penetration testing, often called “ethical […]

Updates, Failed Patches, & More Updates

June 2nd, 2022

Just a few weeks ago, we asked how many more patch Tuesdays we had left before pieces of the cookie began to crumble a bit. Microsoft answered the question by issuing an out-of-band update when one of their patches recently failed, and left users unable to authenticate. For this specific situation, you must manually download […]

Learn More about XDR

May 24th, 2022

Being Human is hard, because no one gave us a handbook. How to process emotions, how to tap-in to Potential, how to have a BulletproofPC?  We don’t really understand ourselves as a species, and certainly don’t understand how our perspective frames our viewpoint…and how our viewpoint presents our experience. Take this idea, and apply it […]

Cybersecurity Tips: Big Mistakes Made By Small to Medium Size Business Owners

May 6th, 2022

The past two years have handed small and medium-sized businesses a whole host of problems, such as supply chain issues, recruiting woes, and staff retention difficulties. Unfortunately, while dealing with these urgent challenges, the vast majority of those companies have been failing to prepare for a threat that’s been grabbing headlines with increasing frequency at […]

Stringent Cyber Insurance Rules 

May 1st, 2022

Businesses of every size and in every sector are at risk from growing cyber threats—those are just the facts. With awareness of the danger growing, more and more companies are looking at ways to protect themselves when they’re hit with a malware attack or data breach (and I do mean when, not if), which is […]

How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used to Protect the Internet

April 26th, 2022

There is an increasing trend in the development of new technologies that will have a significant impact on the way we live, work and communicate. The internet has become the primary means of communication between people and businesses, and this trend is only set to continue as more and more people get online. With the […]