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Hosting a Virtual Holiday Party

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Business Technology

Are You Practicing Good Password Hygiene?

Passwords aren’t new, and over the years, we have developed some bad habits when it comes to creating and updating them. Like doing chores and keeping up with personal hygiene, passwords require continual refreshing and updating to stay effective. How Hygienic are Your Passwords? With so many of us relying on so many passwords every […]

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Business Technology

Microsoft Office 2010 – End of Life!

Microsoft Office 2010 hit a milestone last week, Oct 13, 2020. It was labeled END of LIFE, which is a scary way to say that the software is no longer supported and you can no longer purchase it.  Those of you still using Office 2010 may be asking, “What does this mean for my business?”  […]

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Data Privacy Security Awareness

CyberSecurity Tips For Staying CyberSafe Online

I am an IT professional, and I was recently the victim of a cyber-attack. There I was, standing in line at the cleaners, when I absentmindedly pulled out my phone to check my mobile banking app.  As I opened the app and clicked on my account, I began to see transactions posting from a food […]

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It’s a win-win for Maryland small businesses: Lower taxes and cybersecurity

Every small company seeks to pay lower taxes to increase their profit margins on products and services that they provide. Now in Maryland that opportunity exists and with the added benefit of enhanced cybersecurity.

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Business Technology CMMC

CMMC Update and Emergency Action by the DoD

The CMMC is making progress towards training new CMMC auditors. With the first round of trainees through, they are gearing up to begin the next round. This is an exciting time, and recently we have seen an emergency action that is now included in the finalization of the DFARS rules change.  Approved by the Office […]

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CMMC: The Journey So Far

Let the Games Begin After its announcement in January 2020, we have been anxiously awaiting more information on the implementation of the CMMC standard. Summit Business Technology has been on top of every announcement and preparing for the application process to become a C3PAO certified auditor. Beginning June 20th, the CMMC board began accepting applications. […]

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Security Awareness

The Cybersecurity Threat No One is Talking About: Your Employee’s Kids

When your employees work from the office, their devices are all checking into your network, protected by a company grade firewall and their traffic is monitored from the time they log in until the time they shut down. Since most employees are now working from home, their devices are at the mercy of their home […]

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CMMC Summit

The 5 P’s of CMMC: Why Wait And See Is A Bad Mentality

It is now June, and we are still waiting on the finalization of the audit process and training of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) auditors. This is one of the final steps before members of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) can begin the audit process, and eventually receive the coveted CMMC certification level required […]

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Business Technology CMMC IT Support Security Awareness

Offset The Cost of Your CMMC Assessment

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is redefining the cybersecurity requirements for all companies that work with the Department of Defense (DoD) in any capacity. This means that these companies will need to take the time to analyze their cybersecurity solution and compare it to the listed requirements for each certification level—if you don’t have […]