Screening Your Supply Chain: How Far Will You Go For Cybersecurity?

Supply Chain

Cybersecurity is like a game of “telephone” where you whisper a phrase to the next person in line. One mistake in the chain passes to others, changing the outcome. While the slip-ups are fun for a party game, no one is amused by a breach or hack in their extended network. With serious consequences on […]

How First-Person Stories Can Make Cybersecurity Lessons More Memorable

Cybersecurity Training

Despite working in cybersecurity and hearing about all types of incidents, I was riveted as my friend described how the attack rolled out and how employees reacted. In fact, I thought about the story several times during the next week and shared it with multiple people. It turns out the story was a teachable moment. […]

DTS Founder Edward Tuorinsky Proposes ‘Robust Response’ to Ensure Compliance With NIST SP 800-171 Revision

A “robust response” to the upcoming release of the third revision of National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 must feature three elements, according to Edward Tuorinsky, the founder of and managing principal at cyber, consulting and management services provider DTS. Organizations must first evaluate the compliance of their security posture with the […]

What does DoD’s CMMC Requirement Mean for American Businesses

CMMC v3 Impact

Since 2016, we been hearing about the impending impact of CMMC. But so far, it’s only been words. That looks to be changing. Edward Tourinsky, Founder & Managing Principal at DTS, joins Business Security Weekly to discuss the coming impact of CMMC v3. Edward will cover: The background of CMMC Standardization of CMMC CMMC v3 […]

The next security update: What you need to know about the newest version of NIST 800-171

NIST Standards

Federal contractors were just getting familiar with Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements when the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced Special Publication 800-171 Revision 3, further advancing cybersecurity requirements. According to NIST, the new updates are the result of months of data collection, technical analyses, customer interaction, redesign and development of the security […]

The CMMC Requirement And What It Mean For American Businesses

CMMC Cybersecurity

Recently, the Department of Defense (DoD) released the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) proposed rule. I expect the CMMC program to impact hundreds of thousands of DoD contract awards annually once fully implemented and millions of business relationships in the private sector. After years of breaches, hacks and harmful viruses that spread through connected computer […]

WT 360: CMMC Lessons From the Voluntary Assessment Program

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Derek Kernus explains how his company went through the Defense Department’s assessment process for complying with the standards at the heart of CMMC, the rule that will lay out how contractors protect information on their systems. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification regulation may not be final for at least another year, but the Defense Department has […]

What will CMMC mean for the rest of us?

CMMC mean - Cybersecurity, Small Business, Article

When the Department of Defense released a Proposed Rule for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, it intended to shore up the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) by asking contractors to prove that their cybersecurity was up to standards. A much bigger impact, however, will be felt throughout American business. In essence, it’s a brand-new era […]

Five lessons learned as you prepare for CMMC

Cybersecurity expert Derek Kernus explains what was learned when a small-business client went through a voluntary DOD assessment of how it protects controlled, unclassified information, meeting many of the CMMC requirements. With CMMC requirements on the near horizon, those in defense contracting are asking important questions about the timing, process, and preparation for their assessments. […]

How This Professional Services Firm Is Paving The Path To Achieve Compliance With Scalable Cybersecurity Solutions

DTS is a professional services firm providing cybersecurity, management, and consulting services. Based in Arlington, Virginia, DTS employs talented individuals with a passion for excellence and surrounds them with the resources they need to excel. For over a decade, the company helped public sector and commercial clients respond to changing environments and daunting challenges by […]