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CMMC as a Standard for Non-Defense Contractors in the Future

Apr 20, 2020

Happy Monday – I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there! Last week, Katie Arrington, the Pentagon’s CISO for acquisition and sustainment, said that the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) could eventually become a standard for non-defense contractors. Arrington also said that CMMC could also eventually become a part of international standards.

In other news, there has been an uptick of cyber-attacks and scams on hospitals since the Coronavirus pandemic began. During this stressful time, it’s become easier for hackers to lure healthcare workers and hospital employees into email scams, as well as convincing them to pay ransom for their data.

Lastly, while most of us are working from home nowadays, Zoom meetings have become extremely popular. With this, vulnerabilities have been found within Zoom and hackers have found a way to disrupt live meetings, often called “Zoom bombing.” The FBI put out alerts recently telling users to set their meetings to private, stop sharing meeting links on social media, and to update Zoom software.

That’s all for today! Thank you for tuning in to this week’s segment of “Mondays With Miranda!” Keep up to date with current news by following NeQter Labs on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. We love comments and questions, so drop me an email info@neqterlabs.com.

About the Author: Miranda Simpson

Miranda Simpson is a Technical Writer & Support Representative at NeQter Labs, in Middletown, RI. She is extremely passionate about technology and cybersecurity. She enjoys long walks on the beach while listening to punk rock with her mobile walkman.

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