CMMC Certification Is Coming. Are You Ready?

U.S. Contractor

Cybercrime could cost the world up to $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. Already, we know that will reach across most sectors, including federal contracting and national defense. To verify the cybersecurity of its supply chain, in 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) launched the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. It’s currently being rolled out and … Read more

Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Advancing Cybersecurity Training and Skills in an Industry Faced With a Talent Shortage The cybersecurity skills gap is a real and growing challenge in the United States. The total employed cybersecurity workforce in the U.S. consists of 1,53,468 people – with nearly 600,000 currently unfilled positions, according to Cyber Seek, a project sponsored by the … Read more

7 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Organization

7 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Organization

Last month was Cybersecurity Awareness Month. How did you recognize it at your organization? If you didn’t know about it, don’t worry. It’s never too late to raise awareness about being cyber smart. Cybersecurity should be emphasized throughout the year — not just in October. Below are seven cybersecurity tips to share with your organization … Read more

SSL Certificates: Why Are They Important?

SSL Certificates

Does your website have a current SSL certificate? You may have noticed a little closed padlock icon next to the domain name of the website you’re visiting. This little lock displays whether or not the website you’re visiting is secure via an SSL certificate. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, which is a security protocol … Read more

AISN Joins the Cybersecurity Awareness Month Campaign

AISN Joins the Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the United States. Led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month shares messages and weekly themes of the importance of staying safe online. The evergreen theme – Do Your Part. … Read more

5 Tips for Protection and Prevention Against Ransomware

Prevention Against Ransomware

If you are looking for tips for protection and prevention against ransomware, then you’ve come to the right place. In last week’s blog, we defined what ransomware is and why it’s a serious threat, so go back and have a look. Now, we’re going to help you understand what you can do on your own … Read more

What Is Ransomware and Why Is It a Threat?

What Is Ransomware

What Is Ransomware? Ransomware dominated the news cycle this past week with cybercriminals’ attack on the Colonial Pipeline, which resulted in a disrupted gas supply and widespread gas shortages along the East Coast. Let’s define what ransomware really is and explain why it is a threat. Next week, return to this blog. We will help … Read more

Ransomware: Best Practices for Critical Infrastructure Companies

Ransomware Best Practices

This month, the Colonial Pipeline paid a $4.4 million ransom to malicious cyber actors who hacked their information technology network to steal data. Would you have done the same? The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report that these criminals deployed DarkSide ransomware against the pipeline company’s network. … Read more

Ransomware Is Getting Worse. Here’s Why You Need Pen Testing.

Why You Need Pen Testing

Ransomware just became all too real for the whole East Coast. And it’s about to get worse. The fuel giant, Colonial Pipeline, was hacked on Friday by ransomware cybercriminals, and it’s impacting everyone on the East Coast. From rising fuel prices and lines at the pump to the specter of a widespread gas shortage and inflation, … Read more