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Teleconferencing Guidance
Cyber Security

Teleconferencing Guidance for Education

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released Teleconferencing Guidance for education.  Remote classroom teleconferencing has continued to grow.  As a result it has been a tempting target for cybercrime. Recommendations for K-12 Schools School districts are increasingly using teleconferencing tools to deliver their services.  These tools have increased in availability and capability.  Their

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export control training
ITAR News

Export Control Training Recommended by BIS and DDTC

Export Control Training Export control training is an essential part of an effective export compliance program.  Both the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Directorate of  Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) recommend regular training for all employees involved in exports.  For businesses that are involved with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) this includes

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Remote Workforce Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Concerns Grow

Business Executives Have Concern About Remote Workplace Cybersecurity Remote Workforce Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses who are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Although many tools are available to secure vital data, the remote employee still poses the greatest threat.  The challenge therefore is to train employees how to regularly use effective cybersecurity practices.

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Training for Export Compliance
ITAR News

Training for Export Compliance – ITAR and EAR

Regular training for export compliance is more important than ever.  This is due to dynamic changes in export regulations and increased enforcement of those regulations.  CVG Strategy offers up to date training for Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  Our classes are engaging, interesting, and informative.  Best of all these

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International Bans on Huawei
Cyber Security

International Bans on Huawei Increasing

International bans on Huawei technologies are increasing in the midst of rapidly changing world opinion.  The United States has long held that Huawei products are a threat to information security.  Now the United Kingdom and members of the European Union are voicing those concerns as well.  Because Huawei is a leader in emerging 5G technologies

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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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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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