5 Things Your Business Needs to Know about CMMC

5 Things Your Business Needs to Know about CMMC

What does the DOD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification mean for your business? As of this year, the DOD is rolling out a new certification standard for contractors, with the aim of tightening cybersecurity protocols and reducing vulnerabilities to possible cyberattacks. While various other regulations in the past have included cybersecurity components, the Cybersecurity Maturity […]
Tax Security and Data Privacy Tips for Businesses

Tax Security and Data Privacy Tips for Businesses

The IRS has created a “Taxes-Security-Together” checklist to help accountants and tax preparers stay compliant. Should your business follow suit? It’s tax season, which means businesses around the country are pulling together their financial documents and submitting statements to their accountants. These documents are rich in sensitive information that can be exploited by identity thieves […]
6 Benefits of Proactive IT Lifecycle Management

6 Benefits of Proactive IT Lifecycle Management

Effective IT lifecycle management can help your business plan for the future. No purchase lasts forever—especially when it comes to IT. As technology continues to evolve, both the underlying hardware systems and the user-facing software applications need to be regularly upgraded if they are to keep up. However, the timing of these upgrades is hard […]
Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Reaching End of Life

Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Reaching End of Life

Are you still running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008? As of January 14, 2020, both Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 will reach the end of their support cycle. Microsoft will cease to provide critical updates to two widely utilized computer operating systems: Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 after mid-January, 2020. If you have […]
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 […]