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Strengthening Wisconsin's Supply Chain

Wisconsin DoD manufacturers and federal contractors gathered in Oshkosh on May 18 for the 8TH ANNUAL DOD CONTRACT MANAGEMENT UPDATE to discuss Supply Chain Challenges & Solutions in 2022. It has been a challenging year for the federal government and defense contractors as they face increased challenges – supply shortages, cost escalation, labor shortages, new requirements, and security challenges to mention a few.

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Apache Log4j

Apache Log4j Vulnerability

A severe vulnerability has been identified in the Apache Log4j.  Apache Log4j is very broadly used in a variety of consumer and enterprise services, websites, and applications—as well as in operational technology products—to log security and performance information.  A bug in Log4j Java (Log4j 2.0-beta9 through 2.14.1) library is being used to provide hackers the ability to takeover systems without any form of authentication.

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CyberNINES Expands to California

CMMC & NIST SP 800-171 Compliance & Cybersecurity Consulting Firm, CyberNINES, Expands in California  

MADISON, WIS. (July 30, 2021) — CyberNINES, a cybersecurity consulting company providing high-value and affordable CMMC & NIST SP 800-171 compliance services for small and medium-sized businesses in the Upper Midwest, has recently expanded its presence in California. Scott Singer, President of CyberNINES, Todd Streicher, Vice President of Business Development, and Nick Alaga, Director of Business Development in Western Region, met this past month with businesses and partners in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego to discuss the strategic development in the West region.

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Protect Your Company from a Ransomware Attack

OVERVIEW 

Ransomware has become more prevalent than ever, and predictions are that it will continue to be a major form of cybercrime in the coming years. Ransomware is a type of malware designed to encrypt files or even entire drives so that the business infected can no longer access these files or systems without the key to unlock the encryption, which of course is not available unless a ransom is paid, almost always via a cryptocurrency. This can have a devastating effect on the attacked organization, creating an atmosphere of desperation, that can be mitigated with the preparation or avoided altogether with strategic prevention. 

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DoD’s Interim Final Rule

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Interim Final Rule: CMMC, NIST SP 800-171 & What It Means for You

The interim rule released on 29 September 2020 for public comment and went into effect on 30 November 2020. The rule is not retroactive to existing contracts and will only impact new contracts. The rule actually creates two assessment frameworks:

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