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Scott Singer Featured in a Bloomberg Article

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).

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Small Businesses Are Especially Vulnerable to Ransomware Trends

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.

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Protect Your Company from a Ransomware Attack

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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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NCAM: Cyber Security Tips for Working from Home

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.

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