Control Origination Demystified

Control Origination can be confusing. Get it wrong and your System Security Plan (SSP) control definitions will not be attestable or certifiable. This series of illustrations provide an explanation to guide you through Control Origination requirements present in all NIST and FISMA assessments such as FedRAMP, 800-53, HIPAA, CJIS, DFARS, 800-171 and others.All controls originate… Read More

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Companies that collect data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is expected to set a new standard for consumer rights regarding their data, but companies will be challenged as they put systems and processes in place to comply.Find… Read More

Government Ransomware Is Everyone’s Problem

The word “ransomware” has become synonymous with the healthcare industry, but government ransomware attacks are a growing threat. Over the past year, the healthcare industry has been battered by an epidemic of ransomware attacks. The problem has become so ubiquitous that it is making their way into works of fiction: A ransomware attack on a… Read More