Why Do We Need to Do So Many Chrome Updates!?!

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Sep 16, 2021 10:38:00 AM

On Monday, September 13th Google released security updates for the Chrome web browser to address a total of 11 security issues, two of which are zero-days actively being exploited in the wild. Chrome users are advised to update to the latest version (93.0.4577.82 or later) for Windows, Mac, and Linux by heading to Settings > Help > 'About Google Chrome' to mitigate the risk associated with the flaws. 

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Topics: security, cybersecurity, Google Chrome

CMMC Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Aug 23, 2021 2:56:34 PM

The Department of Defense recently implemented the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to regulate cybersecurity preparedness across the federal government’s defense industrial base (DIB). Cyber Advisors is an approved Registered Provider Organization (RPO) in the CMMC ecosystem and provides advice, consulting, and recommendations to clients to help you navigate the CMMC. Cyber Advisors helps prepare our customers for CMMC readiness but does not conduct Certified CMMC assessments ourselves. 

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Topics: cybersecurity, Department of Defense, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, CMMC, RPO

Preparing for a CMMC Assessment

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Aug 23, 2021 2:17:15 PM

It's hard to believe that it has been almost one year since the Department of Defense implemented the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to regulate cybersecurity preparedness across the federal government’s defense industrial base (DIB) and implemented it's interim rule to NIST SP 800-171. This is intended as a bridge to get federal contractors out of the inefficiencies of the past and into the new maturity model. The window of time to full compliance is closing fast - If your organization does DoD work for a government contractor, Cyber Advisors is here to help. 

Cyber Advisors is an approved Registered Provider Organization (RPO). The RPOs and RPs in the CMMC ecosystem provide advice, consulting, and recommendations to clients to help you navigate the CMMC. Cyber Advisors helps prepare our customers for CMMC readiness but does not conduct Certified CMMC assessments ourselves. 

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Topics: cybersecurity, Department of Defense, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, CMMC, RPO

Your CMMC Advisors

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Aug 4, 2021 1:54:47 PM

The Department of Defense recently implemented the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to regulate cybersecurity preparedness across the federal government’s defense industrial base (DIB). If your organization does DoD work for a government contractor and didn't know the rules changed in 2020, it is time to get to work.

Although the timeline for CMMC certification will depend on the size of your organization and the requirements listed in the contract with your DoD contractor, if you are dealing with a Prime contractor you may have to achieve CMMC level 3 or higher more quickly than you'd like.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Department of Defense, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, CMMC, RPO

CMMC – Cyber Advisors Interview

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Jun 11, 2021 8:41:21 AM

Tune into our YouTube Channel for a special on CMMC with Paul Beasley and Joe Moline! The interview highlights what CMMC is, who needs it, how Cyber Advisors is positioned to help companies through the process of getting CMMC certified, and breaks down the CMMC framework and levels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_DtvKHCjNY 

Cyber Advisors is an approved Registered Provider Organization (RPO). The RPOs and RPs in the CMMC ecosystem provide advice, consulting, and recommendations to clients to help you navigate the CMMC. Cyber Advisors helps prepare our customers for CMMC readiness but does not conduct Certified CMMC assessments ourselves. Please find our profile below: https://cmmcab.org/marketplace/cyber-advisors-inc/

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Topics: cybersecurity, Department of Defense, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, CMMC, RPO

Colonial Pipeline Breach: Country’s Largest Fuel Pipeline Breach

Posted by Kate Drankoff on May 25, 2021 10:42:27 AM

The country’s largest fuel pipeline was breached resulting in shutting down operations for multiple days. An estimated 100 gigabytes of data were stolen which was used for ransomware. The total effect has yet to be calculated but a surge in gasoline price was in effect in the eastern seaboard after operations were shut down. The FBI confirmed that a threat actor group in Russia identified as Darkside was behind the ransomware.

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Topics: security, cybersecurity, Colonial pipeline

Qlocker Ransomware

Posted by Kate Drankoff on May 25, 2021 10:23:27 AM

A new ransomware strain called "Qlocker" is targeting QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices as part of an ongoing campaign and encrypting files in password-protected 7zip archives. But it appears that “Qlocker” is not the only strain that's being used to encrypt NAS devices, what with threat actors deploying another ransomware named "eCh0raix" to lock sensitive data.

Check out more info on Qlocker Ransomware on our reference link, The Hacker News:

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Topics: security, cybersecurity, breach, Qlocker, cyberattack, randsomware

Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) Highlights

Posted by Kate Drankoff on May 25, 2021 10:17:19 AM

Verizon’s annual data breach investigation report (DBIR) released their report for 2021. A total of 29,207 quality incidents were reviewed, of which 5,258 were confirmed breaches.

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Topics: security, cybersecurity, verizon, DBIR

Differentiating Penetration Testing from Network Vulnerability Scanning

Posted by Kate Drankoff on May 25, 2021 9:12:02 AM

The importance of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning are frequently confused for the same service. Business owners often purchase one when they really need the other, but each are important on their respective levels. Our team of security experts are diving into the differences and how they should fit into your organization's security practices.

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Topics: security, cybersecurity, penetration, vulnerability scanning, pen testing

CMMC – What To Know

Posted by Shane Vinup on Apr 20, 2021 9:37:58 AM

The Department of Defense is implementing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to regulate cybersecurity preparedness across the federal government’s defense industrial base (DIB). Below, we will review the CMMC certification, the DIB, CMMC levels, and how Cyber Advisors is available to prepare you for this critical certification.

Cyber Advisors is an approved Registered Provider Organization (RPO). The RPOs and RPs in the CMMC ecosystem provide advice, consulting, and recommendations to clients to help you navigate the CMMC. Cyber Advisors helps prepare our customers for CMMC readiness but does not conduct Certified CMMC assessments ourselves. Please find our profile below: https://cmmcab.org/marketplace/cyber-advisors-inc/

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Topics: cybersecurity, Department of Defense, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, CMMC, RPO

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