Assured's Cybersecurity Blog

20
Nov

Are you ready for December 1, 2020 and the DFARS change?

Small and medium-sized businesses face a daunting challenge in supporting our nation’s military needs.  Complying with the ever-changing cybersecurity regulatory environment can be painful.  While there are many articles and technical references discussing the change to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARs), it might be helpful to simply address the common sense behind the …

30
Apr

Department of Defense Contractor Cybersecurity Product Suites Now Available from AssuredOne

Vienna, Virginia (April 16, 2020) – AssuredOne (www.assuredone.com), provider of online, self-guided cybersecurity assessments and cyber risk insurance, recently announced the release of the DoD Contractor Compliance Suite, a collection of products geared to streamline and simplify suite cybersecurity compliance for small and medium-sized Department of Defense contractors. The suite includes an appropriately sized assessment, …

29
Apr

Assured Enterprises Adds Martin Graham to Board of Advisors

Vienna, Virginia (April 28, 2020) – Assured Enterprises (www.assured.enterprises), a leading innovator in advanced cybersecurity solutions, products and services, announced the addition of Martin Graham to its Board of Advisors. Mr. Graham, a well-known leader in financial markets and governance of financial exchanges, is recognized as a global champion of intelligent regulation and sound corporate …

3
Feb

Why MSPs Need Robust Cybersecurity Partners

If you’re a Managed Service Provider (MSP), hackers are looking for ways to get into your systems right now. In fact, it’s not unlikely that a bad actor — or two — has already made their way into your network. They’re in there – waiting for the right time to launch their attack. Inside, collecting …

13
Jan

Tensions with Iran Warrant Cybersecuirty Action from American Businesses

You’ve heard a lot about what the rising tensions with Iran might mean for your company. When the analysts talk about the growing Iran conflict, they almost always include cybersecurity. And they’re right. Iran has a long history of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks that target businesses with national security and public welfare implications. But while these …

21
Oct

Cities Under Siege

Late last month Click2Gov was breached – again. Click2Gov processes the utility bills of local governments in all 50 states. In 2017 and again in 2018, the company saw 300,000 of its clients’ credit cards compromised by hackers entering their system. This time, 8 cities in 5 different states were breached. This breach compromised sensitive …

26
Sep

Emotet Malware Attacks Government Contractor

Emotet Malware Attacks Government Contractor The Miracle Systems breach reemphasizes the need for comprehensive cyber risk management and mitigation throughout the defense supply chain. The breach, first reported by KrebsonSecurity, was caused by the Emotet malware strain and compromised information on at least eight internal systems at Miracle Systems. While any company breach is significant, …

13
Jan

The New Social Contract in Cybersecurity

The New Social Contract in Cybersecurity: It’s Just Around the Corner By Steve Soble The Eighteenth Century was marked by two revolutions that destroyed the power of the leader to legislate—The French Revolution and The American Revolution. The Twenty-First Century is comfortably home to The Digital Revolution, which seems to be changing everything—self-driving vehicles, AI …

28
Nov

Lord Daniel Brennan QC Joins Board of Advisors

One of the UK’s foremost voices on homeland security and the role of law in modern society, Lord Daniel Brennan QC, has joined the Board of Advisors of Assured Enterprises, Inc., a US-based cybersecurity company, providing innovative solutions to major corporations, Departments of Defense and medium-sized businesses.