CyberNINES is a veteran-owned small business, our president, Scott Singer, along with several other employees are retired Navy veterans. So, this month we decided our cybersecurity focus would be "Loose Lips Sink Ships!" an old-time navy reference to "beware of unguarded talk". We thought this idiom funnily represents one of the biggest cyber threats today known as Social Engineering.
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What is Ransomware?
What if a hacker assumed your identity and defrauded your customers, friends, and family? Just the thought is enough to give you sleepless nights.
Scott Singer, CyberNINES President & CEO was invited to speak on the Wisconsin Veterans Forward Podcast hosted by the WI Veterans chamber of commerce last week! In the 2-part podcast Adam and Scott discuss what tech and cybersecurity compliance has to do with getting the good DoD Contracts.
In this month's episode we will be discussing the pros and cons of using an IT Managed Service Provider to help companies with CMMC. We will be speaking with Todd Streicher, VP of Business Development at CyberNINES.
Who is CyberNINES?
I have been doing cybersecurity for over 25 years now; CyberNINES has been around for a year and a half. The talent that makes up CyberNINES® is not new. As a retired navy officer and having spent the last ten years as a practitioner with a defense contractor learning how to get compliant, I have something to offer.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Interim Final Rule that went into effect on 30 November 2020, requires both primes and sub-contractors to submit their NIST SP 800-171 assessment score to the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS). While the rule will only impact new contracts, the DoD plans to do 148 Medium Assessments and 81 High Assessments over the next three years, with an estimated 8,823 basic assessment scores to be uploaded on SPRS each year to award new contracts to small businesses. At CyberNINES, we are aware of these changes and committed to helping small and medium-sized businesses accept purchase orders from the DoD and Prime Contractors.
For 18 years, CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) continue to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that we all have the resources we need to be safer and more secure online. The following tips would be great to share with employees, family, and friends to raise their cyber awareness to further our protection. Send out one or two tips a week for employee engagement and training.