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By not complying with the requirements laid out in NIST SP 800-171, your government contracts may be at risk. Even though the deadline for compliance was 12/31/17, it’s not too late to protect your business. Get started here

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What Is VPNFilter and Why Do I Have to Reset My Router?

By: Jonathan Stone
May 31st, 2018

Earlier this week, the FBI urged thousands of small business and home office internet users to reboot their routers to prevent the impact of VPNFilter, the latest malware threat to businesses and consumers. Hours after the story broke, I was invited to WTNH News 8's studios to do a Facebook live Q&A.

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So You Missed the NIST 800-171 Deadline: Now What?

By: Adam Stahl
May 8th, 2018

If you're a supplier, contractor or subcontractor with the federal government, you or your colleagues have no doubt heard of NIST 800-171. If you haven't, check out "Everything You Need to Know About NIST 800-171." for all of the details, and how it may affect your business contracts.

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The Big Lesson For Businesses in the Facebook Scandal

By: Jonathan Stone
April 11th, 2018

Facebook is the latest highly recognizable company to make headlines for a data scandal with a staggering number attached. This time, it’s the profile data of 50 87 million users that was given without their consent to a third party who used their data to influence an election. In the cannon of major data breaches—Equifax, Target, Anthem, etc.—Facebook’s is a unique case with its own set of takeaways for businesses.

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Defense-in-Depth Cybersecurity on the Basketball Court

By: Matt Kozloski
March 20th, 2018

Post-season college basketball is in full swing, and as a sponsor of UConn Athletics, it’s something we get very excited about. Of course, we also get pretty revved up about layered cybersecurity pretty much any day of the week. Watching so much hoops this time of year, we’ve noticed that the principles of a good cybersecurity defense are reflected on the basketball court.

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Everything You Need to Know About NIST 800-171

By: Matt Kozloski
March 15th, 2018

Improving record keeping and data handling is critical to keeping the trust of partners, vendors, contractors, and customers. The importance is magnified when the federal government is involved, with the goal of creating a national culture of cybersecurity that protects the information of our businesses, citizens, and government. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created Special Publication 800-171 to help protect Controlled Unclassified Information. But what does that actually look like? How will you know you’re meeting the standards laid out in NIST 800-171? What is CUI?

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Why Hackers Love Tax Season (And What You Can Do About It)

By: Matt Kozloski
March 6th, 2018

During tax season, personal information is being exchanged at a much higher rate than any other time of year. Documents like W2s with Social Security numbers on them are just par for the course. It’s also a time of year when employers and employees engage in tax-related tasks that aren’t routine to them. There’s often a bit of chaos getting everything in order and even a bit of anxiety over doing it right. For hackers and scammers who rely on human error and deception, all of this combines to create ideal conditions. I was recently on WTNH’s Good Morning Connecticut alongside Michelle Seagull, Commissioner of the CT Department of Consumer Protection talking about tax hacks and scams targeting companies in Connecticut. Commissioner Seagull and I were also guests on the MetroHartford Alliance’s “Pulse of the Region” radio show with Brian Newman from CohnReznick discussing this same topic.

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