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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NIST 800-171 Compliance - What, Why, Who & How?

If you have contracts with the United States Department of Defense (DOD), NASA or GSA, or are a subcontractor to a prime contractor with those contracts, your organization had until December 31, 2017 to begin your journey towards NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 800-171 compliance


What is NIST 800-171?

If you're in need of a nap, you can read the full NIST Document 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Information Systems and Organizations

If you need to remain awake, here's the short of it... 

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What you need to know about the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Peter Bright, Technology Editor at ARS, authors a series of especially informative, albeit technically complicated, explanations of the two vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre.

In this post,  we will include some excerpts as we attempt to simplify the vulnerabilities and key takeaways in the interest of satisfying your curiosity or concern, and saving you from reading the plethora of technical articles that have justifiably been a part of the recent news cycle.

At BizTech, we empower each client to accomplish their mission through technological innovations and operation improvements. This includes anticipation and response to technical issues that might impact user productivity. 

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Posted by Bill Wass at 01:26 PM No Comments

Labels: security, cybersecurity

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Year, New You. Are your passwords healthy?


It's a new year, and remembering to reset your passwords can be just as important as that new gym membership.

At the beginning of a new year, many people are focused on change. But one thing people don't think about changing is their passwords. Think about it. How long have you been using the same password? Is it weak or strong? Do you know the difference? These are some of the questions you should be asking yourself to keep your cyber-self healthy and secure in 2018.

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Posted by Jen Scherer at 01:10 PM No Comments

Labels: cybersecurity, hackers


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