New DoD Compliance Regimens Two major compliance regimens, DFARS and NISPOM, ratchet up this month, for all DoD contractors and sub-contractors. Many defense contractors are SMBs. These regulations break some new ground in terms of the level of cyber security investment and types and protection levels expected of contractors. Different compliance regimens, in particular PCI,
I just read the article, "U.S. says cybersecurity skills shortage is a myth". To me, this just doesn't seem to mesh with the countless other articles on the skills gap. It definitely doesn't apply to SMBs in light of my previous post which asked the question, "What's a small defender to do?" without skilled expertise. That
Do SMB staffing needs count? There's been no shortage of articles about the shortage of IT security expertise. This issue didn't appear overnight. It started to get real attention after a report by CISCO estimated one million unfilled positions globally back in 2014. Current estimates cite the figure of 200+k vacancies in the U.S.A alone.