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Many of us understand that outdated software has known security vulnerabilities.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, […]
Brightline named best and brightest

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 […]
How to Prepare Your Team for Cloud-Based File Sharing

How to Prepare Your Team for Cloud-based File Sharing

What you need to know as you prepare to move your organizations files into Microsoft 365. In the past year, the Covid pandemic has highlighted for many businesses the various weak points and soft spots in their IT infrastructure. As businesses have come to take remote work for granted, systems that used to be accommodations […]
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 […]