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How Everbridge Mass Notification Services Help Your Business

Clear communication can mean the difference between life and death during an emergency. Even if the situation isn’t that serious, it can save your business the time and productivity that’s lost during a crisis. That’s where Everbridge comes in. They are the global leader in critical event management, providing powerful software that helps organizations automate […]
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What Changes Did CMMC 2.0 Introduce?

As an IT company, we understand the need for tight cybersecurity measures and standards. But sometimes, all the compliance regulations can blend together in a giant mess! That’s why we’re here to help you understand the changes to CMMC 2.0 and how the expectations have been streamlined. In November of 2021, the Department of Defense […]
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A Beginner’s Guide to NIST Compliance & the Steps Businesses Need to Comply

Every industry has a set of suggestions or guidelines that they recommend businesses follow in order to help ensure the safety and security of their products or services. For example, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce that provides recommendations for how businesses […]
Urgent: DOJ to Start Pursuing Government Contractors who Falsify Cybersecurity Practices

URGENT: DOJ to Start Pursuing Government Contractors who Falsify Cybersecurity Practices

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that it will start holding companies that have government contracts—and receive federal funding—accountable if they’ve put US information or systems at risk.  Using the False Claims Act, the Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative will seek out cybersecurity fraud committed by companies receiving federal grants and contracts. This announcement […]
Why Old Hardware Is a Security Threat

Why Old Hardware Is a Security Threat

Many of us understand that outdated software has known security vulnerabilities. What about hardware? When most of us think about cybersecurity vulnerabilities, the threats that come to mind are those that target software. These are not only the most apparent to the average user, they’re also the ones that frequently make headlines. For many businesses, […]
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Brightline Named Best and Brightest for Fourth Time

Brightline is a 2021 Winner in Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For program. For the fourth consecutive year, we at Brightline Technologies are proud to announce that we’ve been named a winner in the Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition. Each year, we strive to provide a workplace […]
Do You Know Your NIST SP 800-171 SPRS Score

Do You Know Your NIST SP 800-171 SPRS Score?

Posting an accurate self-assessment of your Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) score is the new DFARS requirement as the DoD reviews CMMC compliance standards. Ever since NIST SP 800-171r2 requirements were published, businesses across the country who want to continue filling DoD contracts have been steadily updating their security controls in order to meet the […]