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Why Implementing a Strong Password Policy is Important for Your Business’s Data

Cybersecurity awareness month is here, and there’s no better time to remind employees about the importance of implementing a strong password policy. While it may seem like a no-brainer, statistics show that weak and easily guessed passwords are still one of the leading causes of data breaches. In fact, according to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach […]
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What is Employee Security Awareness Training and How Can It Protect My Company Online?

Cybercriminals are getting better at what they do. They’re constantly finding new ways to exploit security vulnerabilities and trick employees into giving them access to sensitive data. About 90% of data breaches are caused by human error. That’s why it’s crucial for companies to have a robust employee security awareness training program in place. This […]
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Brightline IT’s Key Takeaways from CISA’s “See Yourself In Cyber” Theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is basing this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign on people. The campaign, called “See Yourself in Cyber” is focused on demonstrating that while cybersecurity can seem complex, at the end of the day it’s really just about people. The campaign encourages people to “see themselves taking action to […]
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How to Find a Security-Savvy IT Company in Michigan

There are few things more important to the success of a business than cybersecurity. Unfortunately, many businesses take it for granted and don’t stay up-to-date on all the threats facing them. These days, it’s not enough to have a firewall and antivirus software – you need to be proactive about your cybersecurity. One way to […]
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CMMC Levels Explained

Companies in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector must comply with the requirements of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) in order to bid on and win contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD). CMMC has gone through several revisions and is currently on version 2.0. This article explains what the updates are, and what […]
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How to Achieve HIPAA Compliance in Michigan

With the highly sensitive information that gets shared between patients and their healthcare providers, the healthcare industry is a goldmine for cybercriminals. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was designed to protect this data from being mishandled or stolen. If you are a Michigan-based business that deals with protected health information (PHI), then […]
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Who Needs to Be CMMC Compliant?

Every industry has codes they need to stick by—and the Department of Defense is no different. In order to ensure the safety and security of all information that could potentially fall into enemy hands, the DoD requires certain businesses to follow the guidelines in the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC. What Is CMMC? The […]