MathCraft Celebrates Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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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The GCC High Preparation Guide

Everything You Need to Know Plus Answers to FAQs 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.  Those demands prompted the…

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What is Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) & How Does it Impact Security Compliance?

Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) is a status or situation in which a contractor with access to classified information has some foreign investment or association with foreign interest. It’s used by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) to manage our national security interests without denying defense contractors, specifically those with foreign interests, access…

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Safer Federal Workplace – Why Screening is Getting More Difficult

Whether you’re talking about individual facility security teams or the Federal Protective Service as a whole, there’s no question that their responsibilities for screening federal buildings are becoming exponentially challenging. The constantly evolving landscape of new threats, risks, and patron expectations puts these teams in formidable positions of trying to reactively create a safer federal…

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What is the Zero Trust Security Model

The Zero Trust Security Model, coined just over a decade ago, is a framework organizations can use to construct or enhance their cybersecurity program. It was formulated by considering the modern-day infrastructure challenges that now consist primarily of cloud and hybrid environments — making it difficult to define precisely where a network of servers, applications,…

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Infographic: The Story of MathCraft

Winter 1980: With a background in computer science, Imo Etuk leaves a prominent defense contractor to start a consulting business. After seeing the chaos surrounding the management of security clearances, MathCraft – named for the algebraic precision needed to design enterprise architecture – is born. Spring 1992: The MathCraft team is invited to a military…

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Everything FSOs Need to Know About CMMC 2.0

In November 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) introduced a major update to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): CMMC 2.0. According to the original announcement, this update included significant changes from the previous version of CMMC (1.02), including reduced dependence on third-party assessment, and the elimination of security controls unique to CMMC. In December 2021,…

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How CMMC is Changing Facility Security in 2021

It’s been nearly a year since the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) went into effect. Announced by the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2019, the program is an ambitious effort to consolidate security regulations across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and supplant the more familiar NIST SP 800-171. Now, implementation is well underway, and the certification…

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FSO Tip of the Month: Find Information Quickly with Data Drilldown

MathCraft’s products are designed to make life easier for FSOs and other security officers who are tasked with safeguarding our nation’s most sensitive information in accordance with NISPOM. With so many tasks to complete on a daily basis, data organization, entry and retrieval are among the most cumbersome tasks an FSO can perform. When visit…

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Why Facility Breaches Happen, and How to Prevent Them

In July of 1982, a British man named Michael Fagan climbed a drainpipe in London, broke into Buckingham Palace, and triggered several alarms on the premises. Readers might imagine that he was quickly spotted and apprehended by the Queen’s Guard; that Scotland Yard was called onto the scene before quickly apprehending and arresting the intruder.…

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