What Is Proactive Cybersecurity? Preparing for Threats Before They Strike

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Modern cybersecurity is about more than just reacting to threats as they emerge. Adopting proactive cybersecurity measures is not just a strategic advantage; it’s an operational necessity that can spell the difference between business as usual and breaches that erode customer trust and shareholder value.

Whether you’re a cybersecurity veteran or new to the domain, understanding the urgency and advantages of proactive cybersecurity can help your organization stay ahead of emerging threats and avoid the significant costs associated with data breaches and compliance failures.


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CMMC 2.0, NIST, and Risk Management

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Cyber threats continue to grow in complexity and sophistication. To address this evolution, the Department of Defense has introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 to ensure that defense contractors maintain robust cybersecurity practices to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). 

To address one of the most important processes in modern security (risk management), CMMC 2.0 includes some risk assessment requirements. 

This article will explore risk management’s vital role in achieving CMMC 2.0 compliance and its connection to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, specifically NIST SP 800-171. We will delve into the various control families of NIST 800-171 and 800-172, their impact on risk management, and the steps organizations can take to address potential risks effectively.

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What Is OCTAVE and OCTAVE Allegro?

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The importance of risk management cannot be overstated… and yet, many enterprises struggle with the practice due to a lack of standardization or expertise. And while the challenges that businesses face implementing risk management are understandable, they are no longer acceptable. 

This article will provide an in-depth overview of OCTAVE Allegro, a framework developed to help small and mid-sized businesses effectively approach risk management. Whether you are an IT professional, security analyst, or business owner, understanding the capabilities of OCTAVE Allegro can help you better protect your organization from cyber threats.


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