ExpertOps Federal: Managed Services in a FedRAMP Certified Cloud Has Arrived

According to its own website, FedRAMP serves three different of partners: federal agencies, Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and third-party assessment organizations. This article will focus on CSPs and how a good CSP can provide services that provide monetary savings for your agency. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and FedRAMP FedRAMP’s defines ... Read More

Are You Ready for the Remote Work’s Toll on Corporate Security?

Given the situation that many companies, organizations and government agencies have been forced into working remotely due to COVID-19, it is imperative to give some thought about corporate security. Using a VPN for New Stay-at-Home Workers Millions of employees are now working from the confines of their own homes in ... Read More

Staying Safe when Shopping this Holiday Season: Bricks and Clicks Edition

| | Security Awareness
The shopping season is upon us, and like it or not there are lots of individuals who would love to replace your happiness with their sadness. Thus, at this festive time of the year, it is imperative to give some thought and prep time to you and your family’s shopping ... Read More

How Does Tripwire Map to the NIST SI-07 control?

| | government, NIST, SI-7
Keeping sensitive data and assets safe is the goal of regulatory cybersecurity frameworks like NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). But for government agency security professionals, staying compliant can feel like a Sisyphean task due to the complexity of applying the controls themselves. It’s especially difficult to attempt to ... Read More

Rooted in Security Basics: The Four Pillars of Cyber Hygiene

The term “cyber hygiene” pops up frequently in articles, blogs and discussions about cybersecurity. But what does it really mean? Some say it is an ill-defined set of practices for individuals to follow (or ignore). Others say it is a measure of an organization’s overall commitment to security. Still others ... Read More

If Firm Implies Secure, Does That Imply My Firmware Is Secure?

How is firmware defined today? According to the Tech Terms dictionary, firmware is a software program or set of instructions programmed on a hardware device. It provides the necessary instructions (at startup) for how the device communicates with the other computer hardware. The post If Firm Implies Secure, Does That ... Read More