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Frank Smith

Frank Smith
Frank is Manager of Ntiva's cybersecurity and consulting practice, has deep expertise in the government contracting space, and boasts multiple security certificates including CISSP and CMMC-AB practioner.
What Is NIST Compliance?
By Frank Smith | November 5, 2021

What Is NIST Compliance?

There has been a lot of confusion around NIST compliance, now mandatory for federal contractors. This brief overview should provide you with the information you need to...

Is Your Business Ready for a Ransomware Attack?

Of all the malware threats in the world, ransomware remains the number-one choice of cybercriminals. And it’s a growing threat. Cybercrime Magazine estimates that malware...

How Cybersecurity Managed Services Improve and Simplify NIST Compliance

If you are a federal government contractor wanting to land lucrative contracts with the Department of Defense and other large federal agencies, you must up your cybersecurity...

How A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Enables Effective Cyber Defense

A managed security service provider (MSSP) has the potential to be one of your best business investments. Why? The most obvious reason is the escalation of cyber incidents...

5 Ways to Help Your Customers Avoid Account Takeover Hacks in 2021

Thanks to Global Banking and Finance for publishing us in this great article - here’s a sneak peak!

The financial sector has seen cybersecurity threats grow rapidly in...

Cybersecurity in Chicago for Proactive Defense Against Cyberthreats

A single leak can sink a ship, and that’s pretty much what can happen with poor cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is critical for Chicago companies as a single security breach can...

Top Cybersecurity Threats at Financial Service Organizations

Cyber threats against financial service organizations are on the increase, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only served to accelerate this trend.

What Contractors Should Consider with CMMC

Thanks to Help Net Security for publishing us in this great article - here’s a sneak peak!

Q1 2021 has been a tumultuous period in our era of cyber espionage. The Center...

SOC-as-a-Service: Cost-Effectively Improve Your Security Posture

If there was ever a catalyst for adopting SOC-as-a-Service then 2020 was it - the year of the pandemic saw normal life upended.

The unrelenting creep of the virus between...

Identity and Access Management in the Cloud: Policies & Best Practices

What is identity and access management (IAM)? The simple answer is, IAM systems give the right level of data access to people who interact with your organization. Today, most...

How to Achieve a Higher SPRS Score on NIST SP 800-171 To Help With Your CMMC Assessment

CMMC continues to evolve in 2021, and more DoD government contractors are beginning to test their IT systems against the latest scoring metrics, as per DoD's new Interim Rule.