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

Service Desk Spotlight: Jeff Virkus

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Aug 10, 2021 9:04:32 AM

There is an incredible crew on the Cyber Advisors Service Desk and we are excited for you to get to know them more. Several times a month there will be individual Service Desk spotlights to highlight the people behind the computer.

 

This week we're featuring Jeff Virkus! Jeff has been on the Cyber Advisors team for almost 5 years and takes pride in not only helping clients, but also serving as a training veteran on the team.

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Topics: Managed Services, Managed IT, MSP

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

Getting Started on the Road to Security

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Jul 27, 2021 8:49:58 AM

Security threats are constant and it's hard to know where to start when it comes to protecting your organization. Taking the first step in the journey of security can be very overwhelming, but our team of security experts are here to help. No matter the size of the organization, we recommend starting with a Threat Assessment followed by a Business Impact Analysis.

Threat Assessment: The first step is engaging our team of security experts to perform a self-assessment survey to understand where your organization currently stands. Our team works with you to conduct a solid inventory of your business and understand key assets to operations. This process evaluates and verifies perceived threats and assesses their likelihood. After the initial assessment, our team reviews the severity of the threats and creates a plan to address the underlying vulnerabilities. Our team works with your organization to prioritize based on impact, cost and likelihood.

Business Impact Analysis: If you had all the money in the world, you could have a lot of security tools in your pocket and the resources to manage them - Unfortunately, in the real world, you have a limited budget and need to prioritize. This is where having a solid Business Impact Analysis (BIA) comes into play.

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Topics: security, Threat Assessment, Business Impact Analysis

Humans of Cyber: Mark Blanco, Project Manager

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Jul 26, 2021 10:16:54 AM

Mark Blanco joined the Cyber Advisors team as a Project Manager in March 2020, just days into the pandemic when work and life changed drastically. 

 

Mark worked hard to streamline many internal processes on the Project Team. His work has allowed the Project Team to be more efficient and create a better client experience. He also works closely with the Cyber Advisors Security Team where he has been an integral component to the growth and success of the department.

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Topics: Managed Services, security, Managed IT, MSP

Nuggets of Advice From the Two Successful Leaders: What Are You Doing Podcast

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Jul 26, 2021 9:29:39 AM

Cyber Advisors co-founders, Shane Vinup and Igor Bogachev, were recently featured on the What are YOU Doing? podcast hosted by Michael Beach. Both Shane and Igor are honored to be a part of such an incredible series. 

 

Michael Beach Coaching and Consulting  prepares clients and their teams to become strong and courageous leaders. Michael's podcast is a series featuring thought leaders who are investing in the next generation of leadership for their organization. These thought leaders are developing the emerging leaders who will take their organization to the next level and the level after that.

 

Listen to the podcast: Direct Download URL or Permalink URL 

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Topics: Managed Services, security, Managed IT, MSP, Leadership, podcast

Cyber Center: Cyber Advisors Dispatch Services & Technical Academy

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Jul 22, 2021 12:17:21 PM

Joe Moline is joined by Brandon Kuehn, the Cyber Advisors Project Coordinator. Cyber Advisors is headquartered in Maple Grove, MN and proudly serves clients all over the United States, many who have locations across serval states. Our dispatch capabilities enable clients to rely on a superior quality of service no matter where they are located. With a network of trusted techs, Cyber Advisors is able to reelevate stress from clients, oversee services and provide technical expertise no matter where the job is located.

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Topics: Managed Services, security, Managed IT, MSP

Service Desk Spotlight: Carlos Sinchi

Posted by Kate Drankoff on Jul 8, 2021 10:45:09 AM

There is an incredible crew on the Cyber Advisors Service Desk and we are excited for you to get to know them more. Several times a month there will be individual Service Desk spotlights to highlight the people behind the computer.

This week we're featuring Carlos Sinchi! Carlos joined the Cyber Advisors team in 2021 and has been eager to learn and is passionate about helping clients.

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Topics: Managed Services, Managed IT, MSP

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