CMMC: Not just your 800-171 anymore!

Much has already been published with respect to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). So, hopefully this introduction will be summarily brief. Let’s start at the beginning. The CMMC was published in 2020 as DoD’s extension to NIST SP 800‑171. The CMMC “certification” is specifically for contractor organizations.  It basically is the same as “authorization to operate”. […]
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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About CMMC

Recent events have highlighted why cybersecurity is crucial, and its cascading effects. The ransomware hack of the Colonial Pipeline sent gas prices skyrocketing in the US Southeast, causing shortages and untold cascading effects.  US companies lose up to $600 billion per year due to lax cybersecurity.  Cybersecurity is not just the purveyance of the US […]
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Update Your Server’s TLS

Everyone wants to browse the web safely. To that end, virtually all web servers use TLS (Transport Layer Security) to encrypt communication with clients. However, older versions of the protocol use insecure encryption techniques and may be weaker protocols, in general. The US NSA has issued guidelines for web administrators to update their servers. It […]
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Real-life Public Key Encryption (And Why It Matters)

One major topic in Learning Tree Course 468 System and Network Security Introduction is that of encryption. It is a core technology in cyber security because it is used to secure confidential data, as well as protect passwords and the integrity of documents. There are two basic families of encryption used to ensure the confidentiality […]
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CISSP Certification Exam Changes: What You Need to Know

Effective May 1, 2021, the CISSP certification exam will be changing as part of (ISC)2®’s effort to ensure continued market relevance for their certifications, as well as align with new knowledge and the latest best practices. As (ISC)2’s first Premier Global Training Partner, Learning Tree and our expert instructors want to help you prepare for […]
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