MNS Group has been selected as a Candidate Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) by the CMMC Accreditation Body. Only C3PAOs are authorized to conduct CMMC assessments. MNS Group has the C3PAO Candidate designation until the DoD performs a Level 3 audit of our company. We will be able to conduct a CMMC Assessment as an Authorized C3PAO for the Organization Seeking Certification (OSC) after receiving our audit.Read More »
The US Government is urging organizations to mandate MFA (Multi-factor Authentication) to protect against threat activity by Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have put out a special joint advisory warning government agencies, information technology companies and other policy analysis groups to prepare for against attacks from APT29, a threat group that they describe as working for the SVR. This notice comes on the heels of the Biden administration’s formal attribution of the SolarWinds attack and targeted attacks on COVID-19 research facilities to SVR.
MNS Group advises organizations to implement MFA as an integral part of a unified cybersecurity program. The increase in complexity and sophistication of cyber-attacks on businesses and organizations of all sizes warrants the analysis and expansion of cybersecurity policy to mandate MFA as a bare minimum. If you are curious about ways to implement MFA into your programing, join us on May 27 or June 22 in our Security Basics Webinar series, MFA: The Biggest Bang for your Security Buck. Sign up today.Read More »
There is a great deal for businesses in the commercial space to glean from the CMMC standards to apply to their organization’s cybersecurity. Securing your data, defending the integrity and infrastructure of your business from cyberattacks and disruption is undeniably one of the most important roles for business leaders. Even if your business is not part of the DIB supply chain as a government contractor, or as a cybersecurity professional, businesspersons have a responsibly to fellow employees, clients, and their country to remain cyber-safe, cyber-secure and cyber-resilient.Read More »
As vaccines roll out across the world, we are all getting a little more optimistic that we will be able to travel (remember that?) and see friends and family again. But don’t get your wheelie suitcase out just yet. How will you PROVE, in an acceptable way, that you are vaccinated?Read More »
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security feature offered by many websites, applications and devices that dramatically improves account security by requiring multiple pieces of evidence (your credentials) when logging into an account. There are three main categories of credentials: something you know, like a password or pin number, something you have, like a security token, verification text, call or email, or something you are, like your fingerprint, your voice or your face. Using our wall metaphor again, MFA is like having a second and third very high, slick wall. All good, right? Safe and secure! Or maybe not…Read More »