Large public and private organizations are comprised of big, medium and small organizational components. Sharing a common understanding and unified messaging is critical to delivering business/mission value and security. Small and mid-size businesses constitute the largest grouping of employers in national and global economies Thinking of large organizations separately from small- and mid-size organizations ignores very important opportunities to increase business value and security as we are all connected and interdependent.
The Federal Trade Commission easy to follow guidance for small businesses.
Note: The FTC is going to update and release new guidance Oct 18th.
When an emergency strikes, your business’s most vulnerable asset may not be in the stockroom or warehouse. It could be the data that has been central to your success. The FTC has six steps you can take to help protect your company’s information from the unpredictable.
High-profile hackers grab the headlines. But some data thieves prefer old school methods – rifling through file cabinets, pinching paperwork, and pilfering devices like smartphones and flash drives. As your business bolsters the security of your network, don’t let that take attention away from how you secure documents and devices.
FTC law enforcement actions, closed investigations, and experiences we’ve heard from businesses demonstrate the wisdom of adopting a 360° approach to protecting confidential data. As Start with Security suggests, securing paper, physical media, and devices is an important part of that strategy.
Cyber Actors use Internet of Things devices as proxies for anonymity and pursuit of malicious cyber activities.
The National Institute of Standards announced the final public draft of Special Publication 800-37, Revision 2, Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations–A System Life Cycle Approach for Security and Privacy.
The protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) resident in non-federal systems and organizations is of paramount importance to federal agencies and can directly impact the ability of the federal government to successfully conduct its assigned missions and business operations.
By clarifying that our standard is one of “reasonableness” rather than strict liability, we address one of the major concerns that providers—including small providers and their associations—raise in this proceeding.
“Each of us can contribute by requesting more security from the products and services we use; using multi-factor authentication on our digital accounts and devices; leveraging private, protected, and secure networks; limiting how much personal information and location data we share; and taking other actions to secure the applications we use every day,” the proclamation states.
“I also encourage every American to learn more about how to protect themselves and their businesses through the Department of Homeland Security’s STOP.THINK.CONNECT. campaign and the Department of Commerce’s NIST Cybersecurity Framework,” President Donald Trump
On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in coordination with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is hosting an informational workshop providing an overview of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting Clause, and NIST Special Publications 800-171 and 800-171A.
Charlie Tupitza presented to the American Bar Association CyberSecurity Task force at their annual meeting August 5 in Chicago. Conversations addressed how the insurance industry can help support small and solo law practices in the United States and how taking advantage of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is helpful to establish a common lexicon enabling the sharing of good practices.
He also addressed the importance of all organizations to establish a clear policy regarding the sharing of cyber hygiene information. One example is the request from the insurance industry for this information when it is not necessary.
The 38th Annual America’s SBDC Conference takes place September 4-7, 2018, in Washington, DC, at the Washington Marriott Marquis. Every year our conference attracts 1,300+ SBDC professionals from all over the nation. These advisers, trainers and directors come together for professional development and networking.
“Every organization, regardless of size, must have a policy addressing the sharing of cyber related information.” Charlie Tupitza, CEO, National Forum for Public and Private Collaboration and President of RightExposure.
“No private data should be copied to a Blockchain.” Anil John, program manager for the identity management project in the Cyber Security Division of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
“To think large organizations should be thought of as separate from small and midsize organizations may miss some very important opportunities. To think they are more secure also misses opportunities.” Charlie Tupitza
“Definition of Competition: Come together to seek improvement. When we come together with like purpose we naturally do better. When we come together with an attitude of improvement we make great progress towards our common desired outcomes.” Charlie Tupitza
Small and Mid-Size Organizations: RightExposure works closely with both the public and private sector in support of small and mid size organizations within the United States.
Supply Chain: Helping them understand their cybersecurity responsibilities.
Insurance Industry: Helping them understand the needs of small and mid-sized organizations for sustainability and cyber protection. Identifying products and services they can bring to support cyber hygiene by taking advantage of large numbers.
Charlie Tupitza is a licenced insurance consultant. He was a charter member of the presidential directive working group to determine needs of the US government procurement community in support of cyber security. He participates regularly in working groups regarding supply chain cyber security and sustainability and other related topics. He communicates regularly with the FTC, NIST, GSA, DHS, DoD, SBA and associations representing large groups of small and mid-size companies. As the CEO of the National Forum for Public Private Collaboration he led a study to help understand the value of cyber liability and data breach insurance for small organizations.
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