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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 …
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Internal Audit and Cybersecurity: A Guide to Worki…

In this three-part webinar series, our Internal Audit team will sit down with leading cybersecurity experts to explore the different facets of a cybersecurity program and practical ways internal audit can work alongside cybersecurity teams to manage risk.
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How to Get Started on the DoD’s CMMC Certifi…

Updated July 15, 2020 With more than 300,000 Department of Defense (DoD) companies and subcontractors essential to military operations, the defense industrial base (DIB) is a frequent and valuable target for malicious cyberattacks. Potential breaches of intellectual property in this sector could weaken U.S. defense cap…
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Building Operational Agility in Healthcare: Focus …

If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s that healthcare organizations need to be able to scale – quickly, securely, and with patient care at the forefront. The key is operational agility. Operational agility is the ability to respond quickly to changing external conditions, without compromising long-te…
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The Name of Your SOC Matters: Tips for Picking a N…

Focal Point has worked with a number of security operations teams, helping them advance their capabilities, execute on their strategies, and strengthen their skills. More often than not, we’re brought in because stakeholders don’t feel like their security operations are meeting the needs of the organization. When w…
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The Countdown to CCPA Enforcement

The Covid-19 pandemic brought much of the world to a standstill, but one thing it has not impacted is the enforcement date for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA, which went into effect on January 1 of this year, grants California residents new privacy rights for their personal information and is cons…
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An Interview with Cisco’s Mike Scheck: Cyber…

Mike Scheck, Sr. Director of Incident Command at Cisco Systems, graciously sat down with Focal Point's Justin Avery to discuss his strategy on hiring, training, and retaining employees on his cybersecurity team.
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A Free Covid-19 Cyber Awareness Email Template

Since the end of February, phishing emails have spiked by over 600% as cyber attackers look to capitalize on the stress and uncertainty generated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The attackers behind these malicious emails typically pose as a trusted organization or a legitimate source (i.e., World Health Organization (WHO), …
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An Interview with Gary McIntyre: Why SOCs Suck and…

In this interview, Gary McIntyre, Managing Director of Focal Point's Cyber Defense practice and leading expert on SOC maturity, sits down with Justin Avery, our VP of Sales for Workforce Development, to discuss why many SOCs don't meet performance expectations.