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What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?

What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) newest verification mechanism designed to ensure that cybersecurity controls and processes adequately protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) that resides on Defense Industrial Base (DIB) systems and networks.

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Top Tips for Effective Audit Preparation

Top Tips for Effective Audit Preparation

For any organization that stores, interprets and manages sensitive data, complying with cybersecurity requirements is of utmost importance. The most comprehensive way to test the strength and effectiveness of these systems is through a compliance assessment. Beginning this process, however, is no easy feat.

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The Importance of Cybersecurity for Executives

In today’s technologically-driven business world, it is imperative for executives of all kinds to understand the importance of cybersecurity and how to protect the organization from threats

In today’s technologically-driven business world, it is imperative for executives of all kinds to understand the importance of cybersecurity and how to protect the organization from threats.

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Featured Climber:
Sean Delaney

Featured Climber Sean Delaney

CLIMBERS at A-LIGN take many different paths throughout their journey. Going the extra mile and demonstrating A-LIGN’s core values for our clients and fellow CLIMBERS is celebrated through the annual value awards at CLIMB, A-LIGN’s annual employee team-building event.

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How to Know if an MSP is PCI DSS Compliant

MSP is PCI DSS Compliant

Managed service providers (MSPs) provide a valuable service by outsourcing information technology services, but they need to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) – and just because they say they’re PCI DSS compliant doesn’t mean they’re a good fit. Below are our tips to go beyond the PCI DSS […]

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Don’t Get Reeled In: How to Prevent Phishing Scams

Avoid Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are a serious threat to an organization, and they’re increasing in scope, complexity and number – but that doesn’t mean you’re helpless to defend yourself. In fact, it’s easier than ever to proactively protect your organization from threats by following some simple tips.

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Protecting the Nation: How to Achieve Federal Compliance

FedRAMP, FISMA and NIST Federal Compliance A-LIGN

Federal assessments like FedRAMP, FISMA and NIST 800-171 help mitigate the risk of data breaches to important federal government agencies and departments, making them mandatory assessments used for federal security standards.

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A-LIGN Announces Expansion to Denver’s Silicon Mountain with Opening of New Office

A-LIGN New Office Denver Colorado

TAMPA, Fla. – June 17, 2019 – A-LIGN, a cybersecurity and compliance solutions provider that specializes in helping businesses navigate the complexities of regulatory and business-driven security and compliance needs, today announced the opening of a new office in Denver, Colorado.

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The Ultimate HITRUST Resource

Since its inception in 2007, the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) has been used by organizations of all sizes around the globe. Originally designed specifically for the healthcare industry, today the HITRUST CSF enjoys success across all industries thanks to its robust and scalable systems that unify multiple recognized frameworks.

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Featured Climber: Deirdre Smith

Featured Climber Deirdre Smith

Employees at A-LIGN take many different paths – that’s why we spent time sitting down with Manager of Quality and Training, Deirdre Smith, to talk about how her path from intern turned into a management role.

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