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What is CMMC Compliance, and Why Does It Matter to You?

November 1st, 2022

CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) is a system of compliance levels that helps the government, specifically the Department of Defense, determine whether an organization has the security necessary to work with controlled or otherwise vulnerable data.

Companies that are interested in working with the DoD will need to be CMMC rated and follow specific CMMC regulations. Generally, this is done by building and following a CMMC framework and using CMMC best practices.

The CMMC is designed to assess the maturity of an organization’s current cybersecurity initiatives. This includes whether the organization is capable of not only maintaining its security but also of improving its efficiency and optimization. It also includes whether an organization manages its security proactively or reactively, as well as how involved its security measures are.

Compliance with CMMC is important for all organizations. Let’s glance at what in-house advisors should know about compliance.

HOW Do we Get CMMC?

This can be a lengthy process; many organizations require the assistance of an expert partner to determine where they stand on the CMMC level system and whether there are discrepancies in their system or improvements that can be made.Creating the Best Logo by eManagerSite
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WHO NEEDS CMMC CERTIFICATION?

Organizations working with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and organizations that work with any level of classified DoD information need to be CMMC certified. If the company is handling high-value information, then it will likely need a Level 4 or higher clearance. However, clearances are set by individual projects.

HOW DO YOU GET CMMC CERTIFICATION?

Companies cannot certify themselves for the CMMC. Going through a third-party certification process is what those who work with government entities, as well as government contractors, will need to do. CMMC certification is overseen by the DoD and will have to be performed by a CMMC-certified company. The company performing the CMMC will need to verify that the company has all of their policies, procedures, and security processes in place. CMMC certification is one of the most popular types of security certification for a company to pursue.

With CMMC certification, the company will be able to pursue government contracts and deal with privileged information.

WHAT IF YOU DON’T WORK WITH THE GOVERNMENT?

If you’re interested in working with the government, your organization may find that CMMC compliance improves your chances. The contracts that require higher CMMC certification levels typically offer more benefits.

But that doesn’t mean you don’t need CMMC compliance if you aren’t working with government or DoD contracts. The fundamental ideas behind CMMC compliance revolve around consistent and proactive security best practices. Every organization should be able to achieve CMMC compliance, if only for their own peace of mind and security.

Are you interested in finding out whether your business meets CMMC compliance?

Contact the professionals at The Computer Company for a consultation.

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Email Encryption – Protect your Business from Hackers!

June 29th, 2022

Often, businesses gather customer information and exchange emails with private information with customers, including details such as names, addresses, phone numbers, bank account details, and credit card numbers.

The problem is that many companies conduct business through unsecured email.

What does this mean to you?

It means that when you email a company, you’re putting your data at risk.

If you use an unsecured email account, those emails can be accessed by other people. Whether they are hackers or foreign government agents, they could intercept the messages and gain access to sensitive information.

  • They can steal your personal and financial data. Big problem!
  • Also, the stolen data can be used by criminals for online purchasing or total identity theft.

For example, a few years back…

Target customers were hit by a major credit card security breach (imagine if that was YOUR business?)

Payment card information was stolen from an unknown number of Target Corp. customers starting on the busiest Black Friday weekend. The Secret Service is investigating, according to a spokesman for the agency, which safeguards the nation’s payment systems. Target officials did not respond to requests for comment.

  • The breach involved nearly all of Target’s 1,797 stores in the United States!
  • The report said that at least 1 million payment cards were thought to have been stolen before Target uncovered the operation, but that the number could be significantly higher.

When all is said and done, this one will put its mark up there with some of the largest retail breaches to date. As noted, this has already happened to larger companies such as Target, Citibank, and Sony, and should cause small business owners to think seriously about email security.

  • The Hacking Team was just one of many security vendors that sold or gave away hacking tools to criminals. In 2014, the FBI uncovered evidence that the Chinese government had been selling hacking tools to criminal groups for years. It wasn’t just the Chinese government either, security vendors were also selling their hacking tools to criminals. The problem with this is that it could be anyone out there buying or selling these tools. It’s not as if there’s a shortage of hackers wanting to attack others, there’s always someone out there that wants to ruin your day.

So, what can you do?

One of the easiest options is email encryption. Did we mention it is easy? Yes, it’s really easy.

Why do it?

Email encryption offers you an extra layer of security, as the data inside the email is secured and cannot be opened or read by anyone who is not authorized to do so.

The email software is available today from The Computer Company, and it is a good investment as it offers the necessary protection. The software is easy to install and use, and not only does it offer you encryption, but also the ability to easily access your email from any computer in the world.

For a free evaluation or a demonstration of our email encryption solution, please contact us today.

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Why it’s Time to move Your business to the Cloud.

May 12th, 2022

The cloud has become an increasingly popular destination for businesses of all sizes in recent years. Cloud computing can save businesses money in a number of ways. For example, by using the cloud, businesses can reduce or eliminate the need to purchase and maintain their own hardware and software.

In addition, businesses can take advantage of economies of scale by sharing resources with other organizations in the cloud. This can result in lower costs for everyone involved.

Reasons Why it’s Time to move Your business to the Cloud.

There are many other good reasons to move your business to the cloud. Here are some of the most important:

  1. Increased Efficiency: Moving your business to the cloud can increase your efficiency by allowing you to work from anywhere in the world with internet access.
  2. Reduced Costs: Cloud-based services typically have lower costs than traditional IT solutions, making them a good choice for small businesses.
  3.  Greater Flexibility: With cloud-based solutions, you can easily add or remove resources as needed, giving you greater flexibility in how you use technology. As your business grows, so do your needs for more storage, bandwidth and processing power. With the cloud, you can easily add more resources as needed without having to invest in costly infrastructure upfront.
  4. Extraordinary Back Up Protection and Disaster Recovery. Our self imposed demand for unmatched backup is key to your protection and our success. (Ask us for details when you’re ready to buy.) The Computer Company’s Cloud Service provides an easy and definitive pathway for data recovery solutions.
  5. Work from any where, any time, any device

With cloud computing, if you’ve got an internet connection, you can be at work. Improves communications, work efficiency and effectiveness. Allows you to fill blank spots in your workday, become more responsive, builds more controlled “think time” and/or “your time” when you want it!

Not moved to the cloud yet?

It’s no secret that businesses are rushing to move their operations to the cloud. The cloud offers a number of benefits, including cost savings, flexibility and agility. But it’s not just businesses that are benefiting from the cloud; consumers are too.

Call The Computer Company at 800.418.2358 

We are happy to answer any question you may have.