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Vulnerability Assessment vs Penetration Test

The terms Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests are often incorrectly used interchangeably due to marketing hype and casual use by non-experts. Regulatory requirements and vendor management expectations also exacerbate this issue as they will often call for...

FISMA Certification Services – NIST SP 800-171

NIST SP 800-171 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 Compliance Services If you are a non-federal organization that operates and maintains systems storing, processing or transmitting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), the...

Up Your Security Game With 3 Steps for Employee Monitoring

By Stefan Dorn, Security Consultant It’s common knowledge that humans are the greatest threat to security, especially for a small business. Employees often possess inside knowledge and levels of access that make them a threat with high potential impact, even if the...

Security – Back to the Basics Series – Part 3

By Evan Francen, CEO FRSecure Article 3: Basic Security Starts Here This is the third and final installment in our three-part series titled “Security – Back to the Basics”.  The purpose of the series was to take you from a state of confusion about information security...

The Future of Meaningful Use for Physicians

Bryan McGowan, Security Analyst On October 14th, Medicare published the final rule on the implementation of MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) which will replace Meaningful Use for Physicians and Providers in 2017. In developing the...

Permission to Simplify

In my time as an analyst for FRSecure, one of the biggest, most consistent traps I’ve seen organizations fall into is making security overly complicated. It’s understandable – security as an industry is still relatively new and most of us feel like...