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.
NEWS & UPDATES
Scott Singer, President of CyberNINES, was quoted by a reporter from Bloomberg about the Department of Defense’s (DoD) new cybersecurity requirement and its impact on the small and medium-sized businesses. Singer recently testified before the House Small Business Committee on recommendations for making the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance attainable for DoD’s small business suppliers, expressed his concerns about the insufficient number of approved Certified 3rd Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAOs) to satisfy the need to certify the defense contractors by the 2025 deadline. There is a need for roughly 8,000 C3PAOs to certify 300,000 companies in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
Small and medium businesses represent the majority of DoD contractors in the Defense Industrial Base. Unfortunately, for this vital part of the defense industry, the cost of achieving CMMC compliance is a significant challenge as many contractors are already on a tight budget. The DIB needs to find cost-effective solutions to facilitate CMMC compliance.
Small businesses often rely on Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to handle their IT needs including cybersecurity. However, ransomware targets companies of all sizes, and small businesses are especially vulnerable to supply chain attacks. In this July Newsletter of Cyber Security Summit | Minneapolis, MN Scott Singer, President of CyberNINES, shares a few basic strategies for small businesses to protect themselves from ransomware supply chain attacks.
Cyber Security Tips for Working from Home
The current technologies enable us to control our home devices on our smartphones from any location. While many of us are also working from home, phishing, scams, malware and other cyber-related threats are becoming more frequent. Cybercriminals often rely on human error ― clicking on a malicious link in an email or failing to update the antivirus or install software patches. Cybersecurity is everyone’s job and requires everyone’s participation from the top management to the newest employees. #BeCyberSmart and support the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) with CyberNINES. Share these tips with your organization and start securing your home environment.