NIST SP 800-171 CUI Compliance

How to stay compliant with NIST SP 800-171 If you’re part of the US federal government supply chain, at some point you’ll have heard of NIST. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sets out data security mandates for government departments and agencies. In 2017 it implemented a sweeping set of new data protection…
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Big data, heavy data & DCAP

Big data, heavy data & DCAP With information volumes surging and compliance burdens growing, enterprises need a new approach to data security   By 2025 humans will have generated 180 zettabytes of data [i]– or 180 trillion gigabytes. That’s a lot, and well up from the mere 10 zettabytes we’d created back in 2015. Managing…
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 2019

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 2019 Where is it? It’s spring 2019, so where is the latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention (DLP)?  It turns out that the last and final Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention (DLP) report was published early Feb. 2017.[i] That dated report is…
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Dangerous Cyber Attack Techniques Part 2

Dangerous Cyber Attack Techniques Part 2 Password Reuse and Weak Passwords The weak password is far the most common factor resulting in the compromise of networks worldwide   Research has shown than over 80 percent of all data breaches are caused by stolen passwords. And hackers manage to get their hands on passwords mostly by…
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The Most Dangerous Cyber Attack Techniques and How to Confront Them

The Most Dangerous Cyber Attack Techniques and How to Confront Them   Numbers on global trends in cyber attacks are pretty clear: hackers are making it big.   Over the past year, the rates of many forms of cyber attacks increased dramatically, in some cases doubling or even tripling in size, leading to widespread penetration…
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