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The Flaw that Affects Us All

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Happy Monday! Early next month our CEO, Richard Astle, is going to be a panelist at the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity event. The event will take place on September 12th at 4:00 P.M, at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown, RI. If you’d like to attend, register online here. In other news, […]

DFARS Cybersecurity Audits: What to Expect

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As cybersecurity compliance becomes more top-of-mind and breaches become a common pit-in-the-stomach reality, the industry is learning an important lesson: An audit is not just a vague and unlikely possibility. It is happening to companies at almost every tier in the defense supply chain.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity Audits Are Coming…

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Happy Monday! Last week we saw very interesting signals coming out of the Department of Defense, and the actions it’s exploring to instill accountability measures for DFARS cybersecurity requirements. In case you missed it, here are the highlights.

New DoD Guidance for Evaluating Compliance

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Happy Monday, Cyber World! The Department of Defense has just made public their final two guidance documents on assessing compliance with NIST SP 800-171. I’m going to put the highlights into plain English here.

The Significant Threat of USB Devices

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Happy Monday to all of you readers! I have two interesting pieces of cyber news to share today: USB Devices… Are They Safe?
A research study done by Honeywell was just released on Friday, and it shows that removable USB devices (flash drives) are a significant threat to industrial facilities.

What Should NIST Compliance Actually Cost?

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Cyber compliance is now, quite simply, a cost of doing business in the defense sector. And it’s the thousands of small businesses working on specialized solutions that the government worries about most. But in creating our solution, we asked ourselves the hard question: “How is a small business ever going to be able to afford what’s required for compliance?”

Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

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Happy Monday, Cyber-World! As most of you may know, it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this week’s topic is “Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure.” Although they are all important, this is one of the more important topics being featured in NCSAM. The critical infrastructure of our nation is what our daily lives rely on. This includes food and water supply, power, public health, financial services, networks, etc. All industries must have cybersecurity plans in place to ensure the critical systems, which are extremely important to us, remain safe.

What We Learned: Our Compliance Story

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As the CEO of Scientific Solutions, Inc. (SSI), a small, highly specialized engineering firm in the defense ecosystem, I work with a team of eight of the best and the brightest engineers. We develop sophisticated SONAR solutions that protect critical assets.

IoT Law & Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Happy Monday, Everyone! Some cybersecurity news is coming out of California this week…

First IoT Cybersecurity Law Passed
California has just become the first state to pass a cybersecurity law that covers smart devices. Beginning on January 1st, 2020, all devices manufactured in California that connect to the internet must be equipped with reasonable security features that will “prevent the unlawful access, alteration, or information disclosure.”

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