Risk. What to Do With It.

By Kathryn Daily, CISSP, CAP, RDRP Recently our regional grocery store chain notified their employees and customers that they had a data breach involving some HR data and pharmacy records. The breach was caused by a vulnerability in the Accellion file sharing system which the grocery chain immediately stopped using. As I was perusing the…

Guaranteed to Run Live Remote Online Cisco Classes

Below is a list of upcoming Guaranteed to Run Cisco classes running in Live Remote Online format that are coming up.  If you are interested, please reach out to Nick@itdojo.com.  Details and pricing provided upon request. CLCOR: Implementing Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies     02-22 to 02-26 ENWLSD: Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks   03-01 to 03-05 SDWADV: Cisco SD-WAN…

Welcome, Step 0

By Lon J. Berman, CISSP, RDRP Q. The Risk Management Framework (RMF) life cycle is comprised of how many steps? A. Oh, that’s easy, it’s six. Well … not so fast. As you probably know, the Risk Management Framework (RMF) has always been described as a six step process, to wit: 1-Categorize, 2- Select, 3-Implement,…

NIST Rev. 5 Supplemental Materials

By Kathryn Daily, CISSP, CAP, RDRP Back in September of last year (2020), NIST finally published the final version of Special Publication 800-53 Revision 5. Most notably, this revision incorporated privacy considerations in the security controls themselves rather than having separate control families for the privacy controls (e.g., AR, AP, IP, etc.). This is a…

DFARS Compliance with CMMC/NIST SP 800-171

By Marilyn Fritz, CISSP, CISA, ITIL, PMP The new DFARS Interim Rule that went into effect November 30, 2020 is a game changer for any entities that have or are pursuing Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contracts or subcontracts. Prior to the new Interim Rule, contractors and sub-contractors could self-attest that they met DoD cybersecurity requirements…

CMMC Is Here!

By Kathryn Daily, CISSP, CAP, RDRP So, in the last edition of the newsletter I wrote about the need for verification of NIST 171 compliance from DoD contractors, suppliers and vendors who process controlled unclassified information (CUI). Well, the DoD sure delivered on that request. A mere days after the last article was published, DoD…