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The DoD will begin including CMMC cyber security requirements in select solicitations beginning in 2021. Are you ready? It’s really not surprising that the DoD is concerned, especially if you have been following along with our last few blog posts about the massive breach that has compromised major US Governmental departments. As you probably know, … DoD Gets Ready for First CMMC Audits Read More » The post DoD Gets Ready for First CMMC Audits
Everyday, the information we learn about the FireEye hack just keeps getting increasingly worse. Last week we wrote about the hack occuring; yesterday we reported that not only was FireEye impacted, but the US government was, as well… Along with businesses and other governments across the globe; and today, we are starting to understand the … The Hack that Keeps on Hacking Read More » The post The Hack that Keeps on Hacking appeared first…
We wrote last week about the irony of FireEye being successfully infiltrated by hackers, and we cut them some slack because we realized that the attack was highly sophisticated…  FireEye is a $3.5 billion Cyber Security firm that has some big and important clients, like the US government, and though Russia is saying that the … Russian Attack on Cyber Security Firm Impacts US Government Read More » The post Russian Attack on Cyber Security
Well, isn’t that ironic? It’s not a good look… You peddle in protecting businesses from cyber attacks, only to fall victim to a successful cyber crime, yourself. But to be completely fair, this was a highly sophisticated and systematic attack (payback, perhaps?  That’s pure speculation, by the way!) by what appears to be a concentrated … Cybersecurity Firm Hacked Read More » The post Cybersecurity Firm Hacked appeared first on Petronella Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics
GoDaddy employees were the target of a sophisticated (and successful) cyber attack… Again. GoDaddy is THE biggest domain registry across the globe.  In this scam, hackers were able to lure GoDaddy employees into transferring control and/or ownership of specific domains over to them, closely mimicking a ploy conducted in March, in which bad actors used … GoDaddy Employees Tricked ONCE AGAIN Read More » The post GoDaddy Employees Tricked ONCE AGAIN appeared first on Petronella
I’m not sure who exactly needs to hear this?  But for those in the back: Hackers.  Have.  No.  Shame. They not only give zero flips that there’s a deadly pandemic raging here in the US, but they are using the vulnerabilities created by virtual class- and boardrooms to their advantage… To extreme degrees. Just ask … Hackers Leave Top Law Partner Functionally Homeless Read More » The post Hackers Leave Top Law Partner Functionally Homeless
In “news-that-comes-as-a-surprise-to-absolutely-nobody-paying-attention-but-is-still-noteworthy,” Chris Krebs (who has been telling anyone that would listen for over a week now that he knows it’s only a matter of time before he is let go), respected Head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was fired last night around 7 p.m. via tweet… exactly two weeks to the … Chris Krebs, Respected Director of CISO, Fired via Tweet Read More » The post Chris Krebs, Respected Director of
Based on some confusing and potentially conflicting information we have found, we thought it was extremely important to clarify all expectations that the DoD has of its primes, subs and vendors. From listening to podcasts, watching and attending webinars, and reading any and every publication and white paper we can get our hands on, one … Must I Comply with the New DFARS Interim Rule? Read More » The post Must I Comply with the
Penalties: Case Studies (An Excerpt from Craig’s newest book: “Ultimate Guide to CMMC: How to Access Millions in Government Contracts”) As we have established, it is clear that the “self-reporting” and “honor system” for government contractors who are required to abide by NIST 800-171 to gain government contracts is NOT working. But just because everyone … NIST Dishonesty: What Happens When Contractors Aren’t Truthful Read More » The post NIST Dishonesty: What Happens When Contractors
“CMMC certification is your Driver’s License on the Information Superhighway.” -Katie Arrington And if that’s the case (which it is), then the self-assessment required by the new DFARS Interim Rule is your permit… One that you must attain before December 1st, 2020 if you want to keep your car on the road- or your contract … URGENT DFARS UPDATE: Do Not Lose Your Contract! Read More » The post URGENT DFARS UPDATE: Do Not Lose