January 9, 2020 | Lizzie Danielson

5 Tips for Dealing with Employee Departures

Does Your Business Have a Plan in Place for an Employee Departure? I read a sentencing brief recently that included a laundry list of fraudulent actions an employee engaged in that eventually led to their termination and criminal prosecution. While the employee’s actions were astounding, the level of access they still had in the organization following their termination was even more […]

January 7, 2020 | Lizzie Danielson

The Alert Who Cried Malware

  What Exactly Is Malware? Malware is any software that is designed to cause damage to your computer, server, or computer network. Viruses, ransomware, and spyware are all forms of Malware. Malware has been around and a threat since the early 1970s when the Creeper Virus first appeared. Malware steals personal data and can hold […]

January 2, 2020 | Lizzie Danielson

DoD Ramping Up Cyber Requirements for Contractors

Is Your Organization Prepared for the New Cyber Requirments for DoD Contractors? If your organization is in a position to bid on DoD contracts, take note: the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is on the horizon. DoD contract bidders are already familiar with requirements such as documenting a System Security Plan (SSP) and Plan of […]

December 23, 2019 | Lizzie Danielson

NIST & DFARS Compliance – What You Need To Know

What Exactly is NIST? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and now is part of the U.S Department of Commerce. Congress established the agency to remove a major challenge to U.S industrial competitiveness at the time. In today’s world NIST works with any company acting as a government contractor. […]

July 16, 2019 | Lizzie Danielson

La Porte County pays $130,000 in Bitcoin as ransom to hackers

Two organizations in Indiana are recovering from cyber-attacks, but their recoveries are looking very different. Here’s why.   La Porte County was hit with ransomware that locked up part of the government’s computer system. After talking with FBI cyber experts, county leaders determined that decryption keys would not work, so the La Porte County government ended […]