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The Facts about Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

January 24, 2019

By: Molly Shepard, Sec+ and Tim Schwamb, CISSP

Heard of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), but not sure if it applies to you or what is required? Our CMMC experts are here to guide you through it with all the facts, and none of the fluff.

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Understanding Agile Framework

December 26, 2019

By: Tim Schwamb, Colorado Operations Lead

Many government programs are looking to go Agile, but there are so many Agile Frameworks and terms floating around out there, that it’s hard to make sense of it all – Scrum, Kanban, Lean, DevSecOps, XP…Which one is best?  Where do I start? 

That feeling of being overwhelmed reminds me of looking for a shelter system for backpacking.  A couple of years ago, I was looking for a backpacking shelter, and I quickly felt overwhelmed:  Do I want a tent, or a tarp, or a mid, or maybe a hammock.  Or…wait…what’s a mid??  And what material is best?  Sil-nylon?  Cuben Fiber?  How do I decide?  I felt like my head was about to explode!  Finally, I found a “backpacking shelters for dummies” that put it in language I could understand and make the necessary tradeoffs. 

So, let’s try that with Agile.  Let’s break down each one so you can make sense of it all. 

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New Research Shows Smart Devices May Make You More Vulnerable to Hackers - But, Don't Panic

Nov 15, 2019

By: Zach Casper, CNO Director

I’m sure by now many of you have read one of the recent articles discussing the ability to control voice assistants with lasers that easily pass through windows. Research Hackers have proven that they can – essentially – replay voice commands silently by simply having them ‘vibrate’ the microphone via the photo-acoustic effect.

Pretty fascinating. But it also can sound pretty scary. I think these articles can be a bit alarmist. There are some practical things we can do to protect our home and family.

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