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ISMS System
Cyber Security

ISMS System – 27k1 Ltd appoint CVG Strategy LLC

17th February 2020 – Company Announcement       27k1 Ltd Appoint CVG Strategy LLC as First, US Reseller of 27k1 ISMS System According to the latest ISO 2018 Survey, demand for ISO/IEC 27001 certification in the US has increased by 37% since 2017. Given this growth trajectory and recognizing that ISO 27001 is the

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ITAR News

ITAR Training Seminars Online

VIERA, FL USA – Jan 05, 2020 – CVG Strategy, a trusted name in ITAR and Export Compliance consulting and training announces new ITAR Training Seminars for 2020.  CVG Strategy has been providing ITAR training seminars now for over 6 years and is adding more online web based training seminars. CVG Strategy is hosting several

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Witnessing EMI Testing
Product Testing News

Witnessing EMI Testing Properly Adds Value

Witnessing EMI/EMC testing is a complex task.  Conducting this task properly can add value to your product development efforts.  More often than not products fail their initial testing.  Because of this, iterations of redesign and retest are required.  This can result in budgetary and scheduling issues for your design team and delay getting your product

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Organizational Cyber Resiliency Report
Cyber Security

Organizational Cyber Resiliency Report

IBM Security has released its organizational cyber resiliency report for 2020.  This year’s report, based on research from the Ponemon Institute is based on a survey of IT and cybersecurity experts from around the world.  The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) defines cyber resiliency as a merging of systems engineering, resilience engineering, and

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Hong Kong Special Status
ITAR News

Hong Kong Special Status Suspended by Commerce Dept.

Commerce Department regulations that gave Hong Kong Special Status have been suspended.  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross made this announcement on June 29, 2020.  This change will effect the export of sensitive U.S. technologies to Hong Kong.  It will also effect the availability for export license exceptions. Mr. Ross also mentioned that further actions

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Cyber Security

IoT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for Manufacturers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a baseline guidance for IoT device Cybersecurity.  IoT or Internet of Things refers to computing devices that integrate physical and/or sensing capabilities and network interface capabilities.  Providing security for these devices becomes more challenging as they become smaller, more prevalent, and capable. The Growth of

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Export Regulations Due Diligence
ITAR News

Export Regulations Due Diligence and Best Practices

Export regulations due diligence is a somewhat vague term given the gravity of maintaining an export compliance program.  It is no easy task to determine product classifications, obtain licenses, and screen potential customers. Bureau of Industry and Science and Export Administration Regulations The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) manages Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The

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quality and human factors
Quality News

Quality and Human Factors in Consumer Products

Manufacturers of consumer products should incorporate human factors into their Quality Management Systems (QMS).  Because human factors are directly connected to product safety, it is important that it be considered in all phases of product development and life cycle.  The Division of Human Factors, U.S. Consumer Product Safety and Health Canada’s Consumer and Hazardous Products

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Tech Standard Development Open
Product Testing News

Tech Standard Development Open to U.S. Companies

The US Department of Commerce has announced that tech standard development is open to participation by U.S. companies.  This new rule is designed to allow U.S. technology companies to influence the future of cutting edge technologies. The Role of Standards in Technology Standards are created to establish minimal criteria for functionality, interoperability, and safety.  They

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Mobile Banking Apps Warning
Cyber Security

Mobile Banking Apps Warning from the FBI

Mobile Banking Apps Warning The FBI issued a mobile banking apps warning on June 10, 2020.  Many people are now switching over to mobile bank apps to limit visits to the bank during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The agency is concerned that this increased usage presents opportunities for exploitation from cyber actors.  The chief concern is

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Quality News

Effective Quality Management Documentation

Creating Effective Quality Management Documentation Effective Quality Management Documentation is the backbone of a ISO 9001:2015 quality program.  The documentation created therefore should be clear, concise, and targeted for its intended audience.   Documents serve to explain and instruct all stakeholders on policies, procedures, and work instructions.  They also provide the basis for evaluation for continuous

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Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Practices

Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Guidance for Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity was released on May 22, 2020.  This two page infographic is a joint release from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).  This release addresses the urgent need for owners and

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Product Test Management Services
Product Testing News

Product Test Management Services Help During Pandemic

CVG Strategy Offers Product Test Management Services Product Test Management Services can assist in keeping product development schedules on track during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many product developers are already behind schedule due to lock downs.  Sending engineering staff on travels to laboratory may not be a desirable option at this time.  CVG Strategy can help

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report
Cyber Security

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report Urges Action

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report – March 2020 The Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report, released in March 2020, paints a grim picture of the level of cyber vulnerability in the United States.  It stresses the need for immediate action from both the public and private sectors to deter looming catastrophe.  The report focuses on strategic approaches to

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U.S. Restricts Huawei's Semiconductor
ITAR News

U S Restricts Huawei Semiconductor Technology Usage

The U S Restricts Huawei’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Capabilities The U S will Restrict Huawei semiconductor manufacturing by limiting the use of technologies for design and manufacture.  This planned action was announced by the Bureau of Industry and Science (BIS) on May 15, 2020.  The BIS is implementing this action to protect national interests by preventing

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cybersecurity alert for healthcare
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Alert for Healthcare and Essential Services

Cybersecurity Alert Issued by United States and United Kingdom A cybersecurity alert for healthcare and essential services was filed jointly by the United States and the United Kingdom.   The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued the alert on May 5, 2020.  These agencies have detected

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FEMA Ruling on Medical Resources
ITAR News

FEMA Ruling on Medical Resources for Domestic Use

FEMA Temporary Ruling on Allocation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) A Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA ruling on medical resources will be effective until August 10, 2020. This action has been taken in response to the immediate need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.  Recent studies have shown that COVID-19 is

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