Author Archives: Ian Model

Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® 2019

We Won: Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® 2019

For the second consecutive year, we’ve been recognized as one of the top employers in the Metro Detroit area. We here at Brightline are honored that, for the second year in a row, we’ve been designated as one of Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2019. This initiative is part of […]
Security Automation: Understanding the Risks and Benefits

Security Automation: Understanding the Risks and Benefits

When does security automation help businesses, and when does it cause more problems than it solves? The rise of automation has been a common theme in stories that touch almost every business sector—including IT. In fact, one of the places where automation has shown the most value has been in IT security, where it can […]
How to Prepare for Next Gen Enterprise IT Infrastructure

How to Prepare for Next Gen Enterprise IT Infrastructure

Next Gen IT will require corporations to move away from siloed systems and toward integrated solutions. Sometimes it feels as though your corporation has only just successfully adapted to the latest and greatest tech innovation when a newer version is already at your door, demanding to be accepted as the next big thing. That impression […]
New DoD Memo Requests DCMA to Begin Validating 800-171

New DoD Memo Requests DCMA to Begin Validating 800-171

Suppliers will need to show documentation of their own contractor relationships. While the defense industry is still recovering from the recent shutdown, the Under Secretary of Defense released a new memorandum requesting that the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) validate contractor compliance in several key areas. Leveraging the criteria outlined in DFARS 252.244-7001, DCMA will […]
DoD Ramps Up Compliance Checking of NIST 800-171

DoD Ramps Up Compliance Checking of NIST 800-171

On November 6th, 2018, DoD’s Acting Principal Director for Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) issued a broad-ranging memorandum titled, “Guidance for Assessing Compliance and Enhancing Protections Required by DFARS Clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.” This memorandum highlights two new guidance documents, slated for integration into DFARS PGI 204.73 in 2019: […]
Does Your Business Need Network Automation

Does Your Business Need Network Automation?

Network automation can improve the efficiency of your organization, but is it worth the investment? As businesses expand and their internal networks become more complex, sustaining manual network optimizations becomes less and less feasible. To cope with the rising workload, many organizations have turned to network automation, which offers the benefits of improved efficiency and […]
Data Security for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Data Security for Hybrid Cloud Environments

How should businesses handle hybrid cloud data security? As businesses move onto the cloud, many are choosing to adopt a hybrid strategy, where some of their cloud services are handled by a public cloud, and others on a private cloud environment. There are advantages to this approach, which is why it is so popular. Public […]