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5 Things You Need to Know About BYOD and Cyber Security


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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FISMA’s Race to the Bottom

FISMA Race to the Bottom

“Security control assessments and privacy control assessments are not about checklists, simple pass-fail results, or generating paperwork to pass inspections or audits—rather, such assessments are the principal vehicle used to verify that implemented security controls and privacy controls are meeting their stated goals and objectives.” This is the first paragraph of the prologue of the National Institute of Standards and ...

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New Private Sector Compliance Requirements on the Horizon?

compliance on horizon

The nation’s cyber security has been high on the Obama administration’s list of priorities since taking office. Its first effort came in late 2008 in the form of the Cyberspace Policy Review, and since then several initiatives have been implemented in an effort to put the federal government, private sector and public in a better position to defend against cybercrime. ...

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The DoD IT Risk Management Framework: A Call to Action


For 16 years, I have been working with the federal government. And in that time, nothing has ever happened efficiently. It’s not that the government’s regulations and laws aren’t well thought out. The problem is the people responsible for interpreting the laws and regulations. Quite often they’re construed in a way that best suits the interpreters and their success. In ...

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