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 […]
How Frequently Should You Backup Your Hard Drive

How Frequently Should You Backup Your Hard Drive?

Frequent data backups help keep your business secure and operational. In the digital age, when it often seems as though nothing is ever lost for good, it can be tempting for businesses to fall behind on their backups. This can happen either as businesses are lulled into a sense of complacency, or simply because they’ve […]
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Brightline Technologies, Inc. Has Been Named One Of Metro Detroit’s Best And Brightest Companies to Work For® In 2018!

Brightline Technologies, Inc. Has Been Named One Of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For[icon name=”registered” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] In 2018! Brightline Technologies Wins Award The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For[icon name=”registered” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association. Their slogan is Better Business. Richer Lives. Stronger […]
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5 Ways Mobile Technology Helps Your Business Adapt

Businesses who take advantage of mobile technology have more flexibility to adjust to market changes. Mobile technology—and the cloud-based services that enable it—has become one of the most revolutionary forces in modern business. But, for all its reputation as a disruptor in business, mobile technology has also helped businesses adapt. From streamlined communications to increased […]
Costs and Benefits of Cloud Migration for Your Business

Costs and Benefits of Cloud Migration for Your Business

How to weigh the costs and benefits of cloud migration for businesses. Many businesses have heard of cloud migration, and many more have begin transitioning some of their services to the cloud. However, others are reluctant to begin the move. The systems they have in place serve them well enough, and moving to something different […]
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Is Remote Access Safe? When to Allow Remote Control of Your PC

Remote Managed IT Ann Arbor professionals access your computer to resolve your problem. But is remote access safe? Most people who own computers have granted remote access to a computer technician at one point or another. However, watching someone take over your computer and begin accessing files and system configurations can be a disconcerting experience. […]