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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 Training Schedule
ITAR News

ITAR Training Schedule: Online Export Compliance

CVG Strategy, a trusted name in ITAR and Export Compliance consulting and training announces its current ITAR Training Schedule.  CVG Strategy has been providing ITAR compliance training programs now for over a decade.  Our classes are informative, engaging, and provide time for your questions. CVG Strategy  ITAR Compliance Training Webinars, presented by CVG Strategy’s Senior

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Interim CMMC Version Released
Cyber Security

Interim CMMC Version Released After Leadership Change

An Interim CMMC version was released on September 29, 2020 finishing off a tumultuous month at the organization.  On September 2, 2020 two members of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Board were voted off in the midst of a conflict of interest controversy involving a pay to play strategy.  Karlton Johnson is now the

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Trends in Quality Manufacturing
Quality News

Trends in Quality Manufacturing – Innovation & Integration

Trends in quality manufacturing are emerging in reaction to Covid-19 and various international political issues.  Industries are having to rethink products, processes, markets, and strategies to remain competitive and viable.  Many analysts have suggested that at this time a fundamental paradigm shift is required for many businesses to achieve resiliency.  This view is echoed in

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IoT Device Cybersecurity
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. Internet of Things (IoT) 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 IoT

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Canada suspends exports to Turkey
ITAR News

Canada to Suspend Exports to Turkey

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has announced that Canada will suspend export of arms to Turkey over concerns of human right violations.  Champagne stated on October 5, 2020 that “Canada continues to be concerned by the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting in shelling of communities and civilian casualties.”  The suspension will allow Canada’s export regime

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supply chain quality management
Quality News

Supply Chain Quality Management in Uncertain Times

Recent events have illustrated the need for effective supply chain quality management.  Industries in any sector are vulnerable to unforeseen changes in global economic and political forces.  Indeed, the veracity of supply chains are even subject to microscopic viruses that can render entire companies inoperable. The Role of a Quality Management System in Supply Chain

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Preparing for EMI Testing
Product Testing News

Preparing for EMI Testing – Important Considerations

Preparing for EMI Testing can save time and money. Most EMI tests do not provide the news we want to hear on the first trip, therefore preparing to go the lab then is a task that should be thought out.  Emissions and immunity testing is an important part of your product development.  Successful testing can

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Cuban Asset Control Regulations
ITAR News

Cuban Asset Control Regulations Amended

The U.S. Department of Treasury released amendments to Cuban Asset Control Regulations on September 24, 2020.  The amendments pertain to 31 CFR Part 515 and have been released as a final ruling to further implement President Donald Trump’s foreign policy towards Cuba.  The ruling is effective immediately. Specific Prohibitions of the Regulations The Office of

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Employee Cybersecurity Negligence a Risk
Cyber Security

Employee Cybersecurity Negligence a Risk

Employee cybersecurity negligence is still a major cause of risk for businesses.  Despite an increased emphasis on training people, human error and bad habits continue to endanger sensitive information. Data Breaches on the Rise Institutions of all types have seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber attacks.  This has been especially the case

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Ransomware Possible Cause of Death
Cyber Security

Ransomware Possible Cause of Death

Ransomware may have been the possible cause of death of a patient in Dusseldorf.  A ransomware attack on thirty servers at the Dusseldorf University hospital on September 9, 2020 prevented immediate emergency treatment and resulted in the patient having to be transported to a facility 20 miles away where she died from a delay of

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EMC Testing and Risk Management
Product Testing News

EMC Testing and Risk Management

It wasn’t long ago that EMC Testing and Risk Management wouldn’t have appeared in the same sentence.  Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing has normally been performed to meet the criterion established for a desired label.  Once compliance testing has been passed, it’s off to market. Medical Equipment Safety Concerns A modern medical

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Wassenaar Changes to CCL
ITAR News

Wassenaar Changes to CCL Implemented by BIS

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has implemented Wassenaar Arrangement changes to the Commerce Control List (CCL).  These changes were agreed upon in the Wassenaar 2018 Plenary meeting.  The changes to the CCL will place additional controls on the export of certain emerging technologies.  It is therefore important that exporters make themselves aware of

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forced labor goods banned
ITAR News

Forced Labor Goods Banned by DHS from Xinjiang

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on September 14, 2020 that forced labor goods from China are now banned.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued Withhold Release Orders on products produced in China’s Xinjiang province.  In a statement Acting CBP Commissioner Mark A. Morgan stated that the forced labor goods banned

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Video Conferencing Application Vulnerabilities
Cyber Security

Video Conferencing Application Vulnerabilities an Issue

Video conferencing application vulnerabilities have been frequently in the news during the Covid-19 pandemic.  During this time the use of these apps has skyrocketed due to remote work and schooling.  This has presented a tempting target for cyber criminals to steal information and disrupt activities. Zoom Bombing Incidents AL.COM reported that Saturday night Jewish prayer

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Health Effects of RF Energy
Product Testing News

Health Effects of RF Energy and Microwaves

The health effects of RF energy have been a concern voiced by many in recent years.  Questions have been raised about the use of cell phones and the introduction of 5G.  Now the military has raised concerns about the cognitive effects of radio frequency energy on pilots. U.S. Military Concerns About RF Noise Exposure A

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