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What exactly is the CMMI Scale?

Oct 15, 2020 11:40:00 AM / by Jamie Aquila posted in cybersecurity, enterprise, cmmi

Clients of all shapes and sizes receive inbound assessments from much larger organizations with something strikingly similar to one another: they all use this 5 point scale that makes no sense to smaller companies. Initial? Managed? What do these all mean?

Let’s help explain to you what these are.

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Special Announcement! Upcoming Blog Series-All About Assessments

Jul 13, 2020 10:58:48 AM / by Jeffery Ratliff posted in CEO, compliance, cybersecurity, assessments, 3rd party

            Regulatory compliance can be a daunting task for small companies for a variety of reasons. For some, it could be that they do not have the necessary staff to commit to such a project. For others, it may be the lack of capital to pay an expensive consultant to do it for them. Another issue that plagues small companies is the lack of knowledge required to navigate the treacherous waters of regulatory compliance. While JustProtect may not be able to provide your company with more employees or extra money, something we can give you is knowledge. And Knowledge is Power.

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Preparing to return to work after COVID-19 Crisis

Jun 12, 2020 2:30:00 PM / by Vikas Bhatia posted in cybersecurity, Strategy, assessments, telework, working remotely, COVID-19

 

Preparing for Risk

JustProtect is known for our ability to make cybersecurity and vendor risk assessments easier.  But we, just like everyone else, have broader concerns from a risk perspective.  

When COVID-19 arrived on our shores, it forced a large portion of the country's employees to work from home. While the majority of our team already worked remotely, we still needed to advise one of our office locations to work from home. 

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Managing Remote Access Security Risks During the COVID-19 Crisis

Jun 10, 2020 10:37:07 AM / by Jeffery Ratliff posted in cybersecurity, Strategy, assessments, telework, working remotely, COVID-19

Before this pandemic, many employees seldom worked outside of the office environment. Therefore, the main focus of InfoSec and Cyber Security was on the organization’s on-site communication infrastructure. The majority of company policies on this subject were centered around internal conduct and practices. That begs the question of whether or not companies were prepared for this unforeseen transition. Chances are that many businesses were caught off-guard by this recent development, and that is why the Information Technology Laboratory released a special bulletin for March 2020 that addresses Security for Enterprise Telework, Remote Access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Solutions. 

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The Equifax Enforcement - Simplified....

Jul 23, 2019 2:07:13 PM / by Jeffery Ratliff posted in compliance, cybersecurity

On July 22, 2019, Equifax agreed to pay around $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New York State Department of financial services (DFS) for the 2017 data breach that jeopardized sensitive information from nearly 150 million Americans. This will be the largest settlement ever paid for a data breach, almost twice the cost of the Target Breach in 2013.

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