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Security and Compliance Part 2: Compliance Means We’re Secure, Right?

Welcome to part 2 in our 3 part series about security and compliance. For those of you who missed part one, feel free to give it a quick read here. When the need for compliance hits your organization, many things can be involved, such as hiring outside consultant help, purchasing new hardware and software, even...
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Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says cybersecurity should be a top priority for its contractors.
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Security Vitals Secures Contract with Haymarket Media, Publisher of SC Magazine

Security Vitals will be collaborating with Merit Network, Inc.’s cyber range to conduct product reviews for SC Magazine Pontiac, MI – Security Vitals has been awarded a new contract with Haymarket Media, publisher of SC Magazine. After an extensive search and review process, Haymarket Media selected Security Vitals as the firm to conduct SC Magazine...
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Security and Compliance Part 1: Related but Not the Same

Welcome to part 1 of our 3 part series which dives into complicated relationship between security and compliance. There are many misconceptions about information security’s relation to compliance. Compliance does not equal a sophisticated information security system, nor does having a sophisticated security posture mean you are 100% compliant with a regulation or industry standard...
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Intel Vulnerability: Are You Vulnerable to Attack?

Last month, a Wi-Fi vulnerability called the KRACK Attack was brought to the surface that potentially affects billions of devices. Now this month, Intel announced a security alert for their processor platforms that could possibly affect millions of devices. How bad is it? Intel’s Management firmware on many recent PC, server, and Internet-of-Things are vulnerable...
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KRACK Attack: the Global W-Fi Vulnerability No One Wanted

Last month in October, security researchers announced perhaps one of the biggest vulnerabilities discovered in the past decade.  Say hello to the KRACK vulnerability, which is the clever acronym for what’s known as the Key Reinstallation Attack. KRACK likely affects billions of home and enterprise Wi-Fi devices around the world and is all because of...
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U.S. Department of Defense letter confirms year end NIST 800-171 compliance deadline

    A letter regarding the NIST 800-171 compliance deadline from the Director, Defense Pricing/Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, in collaboration with the DoD Chief Information Officer and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Systems Engineering, has developed the enclosed guidance for acquisition personnel in anticipation of this December 31, 2017 implementation deadline.  
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Compliance vs. Information Security

There is some confusion in the information technology industry at times between compliance and information security. Being compliant with a certain set of standard controls such as PCI DSS, HIPPA, or NIST 800-171, is completely different than having an effective information security posture. Compliance does not equal security, and in turn, security does not equal...
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Don’t Overlook the Simple Solutions

Building an information security program in a business can be a daunting task. It can easily become over complicated and out of control. A lot of companies starting from scratch usually do not have an expert in the security field on staff. This can also lead to an increased amount of time to put this...
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Macomb-OU Incubator Invests in Pontiac Tech Company Security Vitals with Business Accelerator Fund Award

Pontiac, MI – Security Vitals is one of the newest clients of the Macomb OU-Incubator as a recent award recipient of a grant from the Business Accelerator Fund (BAF). BAF awards are an initiative of the State of Michigan’s 21st Century Jobs Fund Program and are distributed by the Michigan Small Business Development Center through...
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Understanding the Value of Awareness and Ongoing Training

Train your employees One of the best defenses against information breaches to a company is its employees, and they may not even know it. Some common breaches that have occurred in companies have been linked to opening an email or not following proper security procedures.  In these cases, the best and most cost-effective way to...
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Cyber Security is an Ongoing Process

Companies targeted by cyber-criminals Whether your company is a big or small enterprise, there is a good chance that it could be a target for hackers and cyber-criminals. An important operating item many enterprise companies do not budget into their annual costs, and most notably spend time on is cyber security. This is usually due...
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