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Assessing the Usefulness of the NIST 800-53 Appendix J Privacy Controls

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Contractors to the federal government and information security professionals are no doubt familiar with NIST Special Publication 800-53. Provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the 800-53 is a set of controls intended to protect federal information systems from “hostile cyber attacks, natural disasters, structural failures, and human error.” Since their inception, these controls have gone through ...

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Meet the Hackers

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“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” This is one of the most often repeated quotes from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, a classic work of military strategy that has become a source of inspiration across disciplines, far outside the literal battlefield. Certainly, in the ongoing cyber war, ...

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5 Things You Need to Know About BYOD and Cyber Security

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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies can be a boon for organizations that implement them. Employees can use the same device for both personal and business uses to work from anywhere, which can result in increased productivity. Tasks that employees once had to leave in limbo once they left the office can now be finished outside the workplace and completed without delay. By ...

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