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

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… read more

How Microsoft Office 365 Empowers the Modern Workplace

How Microsoft Office 365 Empowers the Modern Workplace

Work has changed. Here’s how Microsoft Office 365 is helping offices keep up. For decades, the workplace has undergone gradual changes as businesses have moved from analog systems to digital systems, and then from local networks to cloud-based networks. Each new stage has required new investments in IT infrastructure, and businesses have thrived or floundered… read more

New Phishing Attacks on the Rise in 2021

New Phishing Attacks on the Rise in 2021.

Organizations are noticing an increase in targeted phishing attacks. Here’s how to prepare your staff. If you’ve noticed an increase in phishing attacks lately—in your email inbox, on your social media profiles, and especially as texts to your cell phone—you’re not alone. Back in September, Security Magazine posted an article describing research that showed a… read more

4 Protections for Businesses with Microsoft 365 Enterprise Mobile + Security

4 Protections for Businesses with Microsoft 365 Enterprise Mobile + Security

The security protections offered by Microsoft 365 give businesses new tools to safeguard data, even on remote workstations. As any IT professional will tell you, IT security is an ever-evolving landscape, with new threats emerging each year, and new tools being developed in response. While the security arms race often feels like it is escalating… read more

Cybersecurity Trend Alert: Insider Attacks on the Rise

cybersecurity trend alert insider attacks on the rise

One of the most significant cybersecurity threats of 2020 came from within. Here’s how your company can respond. In August 2020, a major ransomware attack was thwarted at Tesla in a story so outlandish that it reads like the script of a Hollywood film. It began in 2016, when a Russian man named Egor Igorevich… read more

Top 6 Cybersecurity Hacks and Data Leaks of 2020

Top 6 Cybersecurity Hacks and Data Leaks of 2020

In a year when businesses around the world took their operations fully online, cybersecurity is more important than ever. It seems that every year brings with it a new list of major cybersecurity failures, from successful phishing schemes to exploited vulnerabilities to accidental leaks of customer information to the public. This year has been no… read more

Brightline Wins Workplace Award 3rd Year in a Row!

Best and Brightest

Brightline once again named among “Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” Each year, Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Programs awards businesses in southeast Michigan for their work in creating a workplace environment that supports its employees through development programs, benefits packages, and generous compensation. Now, for the third year in a row,… read more

5 Reasons Why All SMBs Need a Well-Rounded IT Partner

5 Reasons Why All SMBs Need a Well-Rounded IT Partner

Small- to mid-sized businesses looking for a managed service provider need to consider their capabilities. In today’s modern business world, it would be hard to find an organization that didn’t require specialized IT support for some portion of their business needs. These tech needs may be as simple as putting in place some basic security… read more