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iranian cybersecurity threats
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Iranian Cybersecurity Threats Continue Worldwide

The Truth About Iranian Cybersecurity Threats Given recent headlines, one might conclude that Iranian Cybersecurity threats were a new development.  In fact, Iran has been a player in the international cyber game since 2002 with the formation of the Ashiyane hacking forum to repress dissidents.  By 2007, government backed organizations had begun to develop sophisticated

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Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms
Cyber Security

Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that they had selected four Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms to address concerns of quantum computer cyber attacks against current encryption technologies.  The selection was made from respondents to a post-quantum cryptography standardization project. The Emerging World of Quantum Computing Quantum computers utilize certain phenomena of quantum mechanics

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florida state cybersecurity act
Cyber Security

Florida State Cybersecurity Act Revision

Amendments were signed into law to the Florida State Cybersecurity Act on July 1, 2022.  These revisions illustrate the gap between desired levels of information security and attained levels in both the public and private sectors. The Act, also known as the Cybersecurity Act applies to the Florida Digital Service (FLDS) and the heads of

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ISO 27001 cybersecurity
Cyber Security

ISO 27001 Cybersecurity Management System

ISO 27001 cybersecurity management is an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS) for organizations and businesses of all sizes.  It provides a means to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information in a system that can be harmonized with other management systems. The ISO Advantage There are numerous cyber security solutions for protecting confidential information. 

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nist cybersecurity for business
Cyber Security

NIST Cybersecurity for Business Applications

Integrating NIST cybersecurity for business applications into existing management system processes requires specialized implementation.  This is of special concern for organizations involved in contracting with the Department of Defense (DoD) that are adopting NIST SP 800-171 to meet Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements.   A major issue in this integration, is that the NIST cybersecurity

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challenges in adopting CMMC standards
Cyber Security

Challenges in Adopting CMMC Standards

Many small businesses owners have expressed concerns about the challenges in adopting CMMC standards.  While the Department of Defense (DoD) has been stressing the necessity for contractors to reach various levels of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for years now, many businesses are at a loss as to how to implement an effective program despite

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IoT Device Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

IoT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for Industry

Internet of Things (IOT) cybersecurity is becoming an issue of increasing concern as these devices continue to secure a larger marketplace presence.  This is due to the fact that IoT solutions are a cost effective means of achieving integration of connected devices.  IoT include smart home products, wearable technology, health monitoring devices, alarm systems, and

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Economic Espionage by China
Cyber Security

Economic Espionage by China Threatens United States

Economic Espionage by China Continues in Every Sector in the United States Economic espionage efforts by China continue to pose a serious threat to the United States in both public and private sectors.  In the public sector hacking groups backed by the People’s Republic of China have infiltrated local and federal agencies.  These persistent attacks

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Understanding CMMC Requirements
Cyber Security

Understanding CMMC Requirements for DoD Suppliers

Understanding CMMC Requirements is critical for businesses of all sizes in the defense industry.  This need is becoming more urgent as final release of CMMC 2.0 is expected to occur in 2023.  Failure to achieve an appropriate level of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification in a timely manner may impede an organization’s ability to participate in

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messaging app security
Cyber Security

Messaging App Security and Information Privacy

Many users take messaging app security for granted when sending text messages, voice messages, photos, and videos.  However, not all apps secure messaging data equally.  This is a concern for both organizations and individuals who wish to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of information transferred between authorized users. Elements of Messaging Security Messaging app

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Infrastructure and Manufacturing Cyberattacks
Cyber Security

Infrastructure and Manufacturing Cyberattacks Continue

Infrastructure and the manufacturing sector concerns pose tempting targets for cyberattacks.  Widespread effects that can harm vast sectors of society can occur when these systems are compromised. When considering Cyber Security first thoughts usually go to computers and information technology, but industrial devices and processes can fall victims as well.  On May of 2021 the

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cybersecurity strategy
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Strategy and Business Management

Having a Cybersecurity Strategy is Essential Having an effective cybersecurity strategy to protect information assets is a necessity in today’s business world.  News stories and alerts appear daily, informing us of yet another threat or data breach that has put at risk the valuable data and security of millions of people.  This endless pressure can

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cybersecurity maturity model certification
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

What is Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification? The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment has released the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.  The program will be made effective in new programs released by the Department of Defense (DoD) and will be a requirement for product and service providers.  This program has

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Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Threats Trending Methods for 2021

Cybersecurity Threats by Industry Sector Cybersecurity threats remain a significant concern for organizations in every sector.  IBM’s 17th Cost of a Data Breach Report provided insights in to the nature of the threat environment in 2021.  This report provides an assessment of risks and strategies for protecting data and responses to data breaches. Among its

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ISO 27001 Prevents Cyberattacks
Cyber Security

ISO 27001 Prevents Cyberattacks – ISMS for Data Security

ISO 27001 Prevents Cyberattacks Implementing an ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) prevents cyberattacks.  The Ponemon Institute in a 2017 study found that a typical firm experiences 130 security breaches each year.  Mitigating these breaches requires more than advanced IT practices, it requires a dedicated management system.  ISO/IEC 27001 is such a system.  It

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