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Lessons from the CDK Outage: Is Your Business Ready for a Crisis?

The recent cyberattack at CDK Global, a leading software provider for  the automotive industry, was a jarring wake-up call for many business leaders. Analysts from Anderson Economic Group estimated dealer financial losses stemming from the outage at $944 million over the first three weeks following the attack due to business interruptions.  In today’s digital age,

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Strengthening Nonprofit Cybersecurity: Essential Strategies to Safeguard Your Mission

Nonprofits, beholden to trust and goodwill, find themselves uniquely and unexpectedly exposed to cyber threats. But what practical steps can leaders take to mitigate such risks? This no-frills guide to nonprofit cybersecurity confronts the reality of cyber dangers for nonprofits and provides straightforward protective strategies every organization should know.  Why Nonprofits Are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks  

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SPRS Scores Explained: Defining a Good Score for CMMC Compliance 

The Role of SPRS Scores in CMMC Compliance  For companies engaging with the Department of Defense (DoD), adherence to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework ensures alignment with the DoD’s information security standards as the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) continues to be the target of more frequent and complex cyberattacks. CMMC 2.0 introduced the

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Is CMMC 2.0 Certification Required for Your Business? Discover Through Our In-Depth Assessment Guide

In today’s defense contracting landscape, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 stands as a critical element for companies engaged with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with forthcoming enforcement through the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). This guide offers an overview of the CMMC 2.0 framework, helping businesses understand its importance, navigate its

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Protecting Donor Data: How Nonprofits Can Build Trust in an Age of Cyber Threats

Nonprofits rely heavily on donations to function efficiently. In 2022, U.S. individual donors provided the largest source, having contributed $319.04 billion to nonprofit organizations, accounting for 64% of total giving in the country. Nonprofits collect information about their donors, both individuals and organizations, that helps them tailor fundraising and build long-term relationships. However, with the

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Securing the Hybrid Workforce: Essential Cybersecurity Tips for Businesses

Adopting a hybrid workforce isn’t just a trend – it’s the future. While this approach provides increased flexibility and efficiency, it also introduces unique cybersecurity challenges. Safeguarding a distributed workforce necessitates implementing robust, flexible security measures to meet these new threats head-on. To secure a hybrid workforce effectively, businesses must ensure the security of remote

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Unlocking the Benefits of Cybersecurity for Healthcare in 2023

In today’s increasingly interconnected and digital world, healthcare organizations face an ever-growing challenge: protecting sensitive patient data and ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of vital services. With cyberattacks on the rise and cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated, there has never been a more critical time for healthcare providers to prioritize cybersecurity. By understanding the significance of cybersecurity,

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5 Things Manufacturers Can Learn from the Clorox Breach 

On September 18, 2023, household cleaning product giant, Clorox, sent shockwaves through the industry when it revealed a cyberattack that had occurred a month earlier was still causing significant production disruptions. The attack had damaged critical parts of Clorox’s IT infrastructure, resulting in extensive operational upheaval, despite the implementation of their business continuity plans. Although

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Top Cybersecurity Considerations for a Resilient Human Services Organization

As cyberattacks increase and evolve, human service organizations must adapt and develop resiliency. And while some aspects of cybersecurity translate across industries, human services organizations have distinct challenges to consider when building resiliency from online threats. To move from reactive responses toward a proactive and holistic program, start by identifying your organization’s top cybersecurity risks

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