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How to Achieve the CMMC Level 1 Certification

Each year, roughly $600 billion is lost because of cyberattacks. In a push to protect the U.S. defense supply chain from both foreign and domestic cyber threats and security risks, the Department of Defense (DoD) created the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). This new unified standard will ensure the mo…
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The Final Countdown: The CCPA’S Employee Informa…

Updated October 19: On September 30, 2020, the California Attorney General signed AB 1281 into law extending the exemption on employee rights until January 1, 2022. In October 2019, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 25, an amendment that exempts employers from complying with certain CCPA requirements when…
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The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA): Is it th…

Companies have barely had time to catch their breath since the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect this year, and California is already looking to pass a second, possibly tougher law. Many considered the CCPA to be the strictest privacy law ever in the U.S., which may not be true soon. Instead, the Calif…
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Choosing the Right Approach for Upgrading to SAP S…

After rebuilding their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, SAP launched S/4 HANA, its fourth-generation business suite to help businesses transform their digital needs. S/4 HANA is the successor to SAP ERP Control Center (ECC) and SAP R/3, delivering more advanced data compression technology, a simplified plat…
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Identity Governance in Healthcare

Use cases for building a practical, strategic approach to identity governance within a healthcare organization
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Internal Audit and Data Privacy

In our new white paper, our experts further explore the role of internal auditors in data privacy and practical ways the two teams can work together to mitigate risk.
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An Interview with Expedia Group’s Aaron Shan…

Aaron Shanas, Director of Cyber Defense at Expedia Group, graciously sat down with Focal Point's Justin Avery to discuss his personal philosophy on cybersecurity workforce development, how he trains his employees, and why some certifications may be overrated.
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Privacy Shield Is Gone: Now What?

In a highly anticipated ruling on July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) announced the immediate invalidation of the Privacy Shield agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.). Privacy Shield was a trans-Atlantic mechanism that allowed U.S. companies to freely transf…
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Debunking Common Myths Around the DoD’s CMMC…

Which of these statements is true? Bananas grow on trees. The Great Wall of China can be seen from space. CMMC compliance won’t impact your work with the Department of Defense. The answer: none of them. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the DoD’s new cybersecurity standard, and certification …