What Every Small Business Needs to Know about Cyber Insurance

Small business. Big cybersecurity risks. We’re continuing to see cyber threats impacting growing companies at an alarming rate. Forty-six percent of all cyber-attacks now affect businesses with less than 1,000 employees, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report.

Hard Truths About Driving a Security Mindset

Working in cybersecurity as a consultant can be eye-opening. We regularly see clients who, despite knowing they need cybersecurity, come to us with little or no real security controls in place.

Making sense of federal cybersecurity critical infrastructure guidance

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The breaches continue despite heightened cybersecurity awareness. To help establish standards, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued best practices around nine cybersecurity goals for control systems in response to a July 2021 Presidential Memorandum.

Navigating Project Management With A Hybrid Team

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Project management has forever been changed by COVID in both subtle and significant ways. In my world – government contracting – it previously would have been unimaginable to work anywhere but at the client’s site. Since the pandemic, change surrounds us. I hesitate to call it the ‘new normal’ because nothing is normal about our […]

Why Your Company’s Compliance Score Is Your New Credit Score

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Who can you trust these days? If you’re about to jump into an agreement with another company, you want to hear the good — and the bad. Pulling a credit report might start the process, as this can help verify basic facts about the company and provide a credit summary and financial history. Is that […]

Knowledge Management Culture and the Government Workforce


It’s been more than a year since the pandemic started impacting work life, and the federal government quickly adopted or refined policies to make large-scale, work-from-home successful. For many government organizations, the pandemic accelerated digital transformation efforts. It also provided a test bed for remote and distributed operations, paving the way for a new, hybrid workforce.

The Best of DTS Issue 15: Disruption! Embracing Change

Disruptive Technology Shifting the Government Landscape

If it seems like innovation is happening faster than ever before, that’s because it is. We’re not just seeing greater efficiency across multiple industries; we’re seeing complete disruption where new models replace the way we think and behave. Are you ready to respond? Can you handle change? In this issue, we explore some of the […]

5 Myths About CMMC

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If the thought of the impending Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) leaves you feeling like there’s a shark in the water, you’re not alone. Many contractors in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) fear losing out on valuable contracts yet feel helplessly afloat.

Strategic Planning in a Pandemic


Your spring plans flew out the window mid-March and haven’t been back on track since. Isn’t that good reason to drop into a holding pattern and maintain the status quo for a few months? Surprisingly, the answer is no. Now is the right time to reassess your plans to adjust for current realities and hit […]