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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

From a quick assessment on what has been published thus far on the CMMC regulation and its overall goal, it appears that contractors lack of information security will no longer be tolerated by the DoD. Beginning with the introduction of the new regulation to the public in January of 2020, it is expected that new […]

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AWS Metadata Endpoint - How to not get pwned like Capital One

One of the greatest, yet seemingly unknown, dangers that face any cloud-based application is the deadly combination of an SSRF vulnerability and the AWS Metadata endpoint. As this write up from Brian Krebbs explains, the breach at Capital One was caused by an SSRF vulnerability that was able to reach the AWS Metadata endpoint and extract the […]

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Understanding HIPAA: PHI and Covered Entities

Medical community challenge: In a business environment where resources are limited, compliance requirements abound, and budgets are constantly challenged to meet cost containment targets, the complexity of the regulations your business is obligated to comply with can present a challenge. This challenge becomes even more difficult within the dynamic environment of hospitals, doctors’ offices, and […]

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Understanding HIPAA: Starting with the Rules

Medical community challenge: In a business environment where resources are limited, compliance requirements abound, and budgets are constantly struggling to meet cost containment targets, the complexity of the regulations your business is required to comply with can present a challenge. This challenge becomes even more difficult within the dynamic environment of hospitals, doctors’ offices, and […]

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Why Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score Isn't Enough

Microsoft Secure Score. If you’re an IT administrator or security professional in an organization that uses Office 365, then you’ve no doubt used the tool or at least heard the term. It started as Office 365 Secure Score, but it was renamed in April 2018 to reflect a wider range of elements being scored. What […]

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How to approach the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with a security framework

GDPR has been in place since May 25th, 2018 and has already been used in legal actions against companies, with over 200,000 cases reported within this first year. The law is expected to make a notable impact on companies, as it has considerable fines and penalties. Even when compared to HIPAA and FISMA, GDPR has […]

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