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The Importance of IT Support for a Hybrid Workspace

With the continued effect of COVID-19 on the business world, many companies are searching for ways to maximize company and employee safety, while also increasing productivity and customer satisfaction. With this in mind, many businesses are switching to some form of hybrid workspace. But, if your business is looking to transition to a hybrid workspace, […]
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Understanding Compliance: Which Regulations Apply to My Business?

When it comes to understanding compliance, there are a lot of different regulations that can apply to your business. It can be difficult to keep track of them all, and even more challenging to ensure that your business is compliant with them. In this blog post, we will go over some of the most common […]

How to Find a CMMC Compliance Consultant

The murky world of compliance can be overwhelming for many small and medium-sized businesses, especially in strictly controlled industries with continual updates made to government controls. How do you really know that your current compliance practices are adequate to protect your business from a data breach and comprehensive enough to pass an audit? How can […]

What’s The Difference Between Compliance and Ethics?

What’s The Difference Between Compliance and Ethics? As we celebrate Compliance and Ethics Week, we have been thinking about some of the confusion that many people have about the roles that ethics and compliance play in organizations. In this article, we discuss the difference between compliance and ethics, and how they work together and separately […]
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Many of us understand that outdated software has known security vulnerabilities.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 […]