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Revised NIST Standard Might Impact Your Compliance

1/12/2018 - BY: ELLIOT FORSYTH
The information security standard set forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), known as NIST SP 800-171, has experienced multiple revisions since its original publication in June 2015. Following these changes, many individuals are left wondering where their company stands with compliance and what steps they must take next.


Cyber-Attacks Are Here to Stay – Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Your Business

10/27/2017 - BY: ELLIOT FORSYTH
Clearly, cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and frequent, with a reported 4,000 attacks on small businesses each day. These attacks take many forms, from ransomware to spoofing to phishing, among others, and for most manufacturers, just one cyber-attack could be catastrophic.


Small-Business Cybersecurity is Twice as Nice as Pumpkin Spice

10/13/2017 - BY: PAT TOTH, NIST
Many larger companies in the U.S. have dedicated resources—including people, technology and budgets—to protect against cybersecurity threats. As a result, they have become much more difficult targets for malicious attacks from hackers and cybercriminals. Consequently, hackers and cybercriminals are now successfully focusing more of their unwanted attention on small companies, including manufacturers.


Are Your Employees Making Your Business Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks?

8/4/2017 - BY: ELLIOT FORSYTH
Cybersecurity is no longer optional—it’s a necessity for business survival. As cyber-attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and the frequency continues to escalate at breakneck speed, it’s imperative that your business has a plan to combat these dire threats. After all, it’s no longer a question of “if” a cyber-attack will occur, it’s now a matter of “when.”


New Cybersecurity Requirements Impact Michigan Manufacturers

1/13/2017 - THE CENTER
The risks are enormous and potentially devastating. According to IBM, small and mid-sized businesses are hit by cyber-attacks about 4,000 times a day. The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60 percent of small companies are unable to sustain their businesses over six months after a cyber-attack.


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