Preparing Arizona for DoD's Cybersecurity Maturation Model Certification To be CMMC compliant at the highest level (level five), companies must have 171 policies and controls in place across seventeen different domains. Those figures can seem daunting, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. As a cyber protection
Purpose Built for Air Gapped Environments In the backup and recovery software market, there is a troubling gap for US public sector customers operating in ‘no internet’ environments, including Department of Defense weapons testing sites, development labs / centers, training simulators, deployed tactical elements and
A Thanksgiving State-of-Mind As families across America prepare to gather around the dinner table and nurse some turkey and pumpkin pie-induced food comas in the coming days, our country has much to appreciate. This time of year provides a welcome opportunity to remember the unique
As the Department of Defense (DoD) and other US federal agencies seek to better protect themselves from pervasive and growing cyber threats, how can they maintain a security-oriented mindset when sourcing commercial off the shelf (COTS) products from outside vendors for use on sensitive networks?
Last month, I attended one of the stops on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturation Model Certification (CMMC) listening tour to gain a better understanding of future cyber hygiene expectations for the defense industrial base (DIB). The CMMC, which was first announced in June, is the Department’s fresh
The Origins of Zero Trust If you keep pace with cybersecurity trends, you have undoubtedly heard the term “zero trust” with increasing frequency in recent years. The term, first coined by Forrester analyst John Kindervag in 2010, and popularized by Palo Alto Networks in years since, refers to a
Last month, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2019 Digital Modernization Strategy – a roadmap for updating and streamlining its digital processes and shifting the Department from an “opt in” approach to an enterprise one. The Strategy is ambitious in its scope as the Department seeks