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The GCC Preparation Guide

Sep 5, 2023

Between constant national-security compliance updates, the increase in cybersecurity incidents, and the need for cleared personnel to remotely access network resources such as applications or sensitive data, there had to be a solution available that balances user accessibility with security and compliance. This prompted the creation of Microsoft 365 Government Community Cloud (GCC) just a…

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The Duties and Responsibilities of Facility Security Officers

Jun 15, 2023

The modern-day Facility Security Officer (FSO) is a versatile machine that allows government contractors to develop and distribute solutions to federal agencies without worrying about the rigorous back-end complexities. If not for the FSO acting as an all-in-one compliance officer, security manager (cyber and industrial), auditor, and human resources (HR) specialist, contractors in the defense…

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Phishing Techniques: How to Keep Your Facility Safe by Looking at Past, Current, and Upcoming Phishing Techniques

Jun 1, 2023

Phishing is THE main culprit of modern-day data breaches. It shows no favoritism by attacking both ordinary people and businesses alike and will only increase in prominence over the next few years. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) estimates that as high as 90% of all cyber incidents are sourced at phishing and believes we…

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Where Are We in the DISS to NBIS Transition? What Security Professionals Need to Know

Mar 22, 2023

In 2016, the defense contracting industry was taken by storm when the Department of Defense (DoD) announced its plans to create the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) system as the replacement solution for clearance background investigations. This was part of the amended Obama administration initiative, Executive Order 13467, to have DoD support the National Background…

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What FSOs Should Know About AI

Mar 6, 2023

The launch of the ChatGPT chatbot system in November 2022 came with a mixed bag of reactions across industries, from excitement to distress and everything in between. Even though artificial intelligence (AI) technology has been around for decades, the recent events really brought to light the true capabilities of the technology, along with a wide…

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Why FSOs Are Becoming Even More Essential to Defense Contracting

Feb 27, 2023

Between federal budget increases, escalating conflicts overseas, and a massive push to enhance our nation’s cybersecurity posture, the defense contracting industry will rapidly grow over the next few years. By default, so will one of the most crucial positions within a defense contractor’s organization — the Facility Security Officer (FSO). What started as a role…

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Top 5 Security Industry Trends for 2023

Jan 30, 2023

What to Expect for Industrial Security Professionals, FSO’s, and Cleared Personnel The world of industrial security is a dynamically evolving machine that never seems to rest. Between added and updated compliance requirements, emerging cybersecurity threats, and exponential advancement of technology capabilities, Facility Security Officers (FSOs) and their teams of cleared personnel can always expect that…

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Top 6 Cybersecurity Threats for 2023

Nov 15, 2022

Without proper threat intelligence and robust security controls, cybersecurity attacks will come without warning and cause detrimental harm to an organization. Depending on the attack, organizations could lose critical data, pay hefty compliance fines, or see their brand reputation diminished for not taking their customers (and their own) data security seriously. A successful attack could…

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MathCraft Celebrates Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Oct 24, 2022

Each year in October, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) team up to promote cyber awareness for a wide range of industry topics in what’s known as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. During this time, cybersecurity training, marketing ads, and events take place to provide education on today’s threats, solutions, and…

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