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CMMC & The Effect on Small Business

Dec 9, 2019

Happy Monday! Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Defense posted an article regarding the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) and discussed how they will be helping small companies meet the cybersecurity requirements. Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said “We are not going to put small companies out of business. We need them.” She also discussed the fact that the DoD is looking to the primes to help the small companies. NeQter Labs has been helping small businesses like these with their cybersecurity posture since the NIST SP 800-171 went into effect in 2017. No matter the size of your company, or where you fall in the supply chain, the CMMC and cybersecurity are critical in order to keep the DoD’s data safe.

In other news, the Lazarus hacking group has struck again, as they created a new Trojan for Apple MacOS computers. Discovered by Patrick Wardle, the Trojan is spread through a fake cryptocurrency application on GitHub. The application appears trustworthy due to the creation of fake software companies using legitimate certificates.

Lastly, hundreds of thousands of Facebook user accounts were allegedly compromised by a Chinese company recently, in an attempt to run deceptive ads to promote counterfeit goods. Facebook has since sued the company, ILikeAd Media International Company Ltd., along with the Chinese software developer, Chen Xiao Cong, and marketing director, Huang Tao. Facebook has paid out $4 million to the victims as a reimbursement for the unauthorized ads purchased using their accounts.

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. Enjoy your week!

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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