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Let us guide you through becoming compliant with DFARS, NIST SP 800-171, and preparing for CMMC Certification in as little as 2-3 days. Don't waste 6-18 months trying to figure this out yourself. CMMC Certification and the NIST SP 800-171 compliance standard consists of hundreds of pages of highly technical requirements, 110 different controls you must comply with, and requires knowledge of IT, Cyber Security, HR, Legal, and more. Give us a call now at 757-320-0550 or fill out the contact form to talk with one of our certified compliance experts right now to see how we can help save you months of time and in many cases 5 or even 6 figures in excessive spending trying to become compliant and ready for CMMC Certification without expert guidance.

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On Call has experience successfully completing CMMC Certification Preparation Assessments, NIST SP 800-171 Compliance Assessments, IT Security Audits, and delivering Cyber Security best practices consulting in both private and public sector environments of all sizes. We understand and can help you comply with NIST SP 800-171, DFARS, CMMC, and ITAR compliance requirements. Best of all, we can help you do it your self (DIY) by providing YOUR desired level of assistance. We also offer fully “Done For You” programs that instantly allow you to achieve compliance while we manage everything for you. From a one-time NIST SP 800 171 GAP Analysis with as needed follow up to fully managed “done for you” compliance solutions On Call Compliance Solutions is here to help you achieve complete compliance YOUR way.

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Do you need to get NIST SP 800-171 compliant now for existing contracts? Are you afraid of the cost to find out where your Compliance Gaps are because you are a small or medium sized office and think compliance may be too expensive for you? Don't risk losing your government contracts over not being NIST SP 800-171 compliant. We can help. Give us a call now to learn about our NIST SP 800-171 GAP Analysis Program. Have one of our compliance experts travel to or work remotely with your office to complete a NIST SP 800-171 compliance analysis to find out where your compliance gaps are AND get expert help on exactly how to resolve any compliance issues we find. We know time is critical especially if you already have contracts in place or are about to sign one. Our experts are available on short notice to help you rapidly get a Plan of Action in place and start executing your path to compliance now. 

  • Get a real analysis of what it takes to become compliant with a complete facility review, IT Systems review, and personnel policy review specific to your company.

 

  • Get real answers based on YOUR office needs to become compliant faster. NIST SP 800-171 compliance is not something that can be achieved with a boxed solution. Each organization has unique Facility, IT, and Personnel needs which must be addressed. By conducting an on-site or virtual review we are able to see exactly what any auditor would see if they came on-site to conduct an audit. This allows us to help you fully close the gap on compliance and rest easy knowing that before we make any suggestions to help you become compliant, we get to know you and your unique needs first.

 

  • Save big money and months of time by mitigating risk associated with NIST SP 800-171, DFARS, CMMC, and ITAR regulated information and procedures. One of the biggest reasons so many DoD contractors choose to pick up the phone and call us is because we  save our clients time and money achieving compliance and helping to improve their cyber security posture. Best of all we save our clients an average of 6-18 months of time understanding and implementing all of the controls required by these various standards.

 

  • Not everything in your organization must meet the NIST SP 800-171 standard! Our compliance experts can show you where to invest in meeting compliance standards and where you can save money by separating NIST SP 800-171 covered information. Not all information in every company doing business with the Department of Defense must meet this standard. We can show you what must meet compliance and what does not in order to reduce long-term costs while meeting your obligations as a Department of Defense prime contractor or sub-contractor.

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  • Continuing compliance assistance as needed to help you stay compliant and be there for you if a compliance issue or breach– occurs.

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With NIST SP 800-171, it's the contractor's responsibility to safeguard all data and information related to any work performed including:

  • Controlled technical information (CTI)
  • Information that would be described as controlled unclassified information (CUI)
  • Covered defense information (CDI)

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Included in this guide you will be able to learn exactly how we help our clients understand and comply with these laws, why a failure to comply  is the #1 threat to your business and it's future sales, how you can leverage being compliant to win more contracts, what is required, why it's required, how we help you become compliant, what the SPRS score is, how we help prepare you for CMMC Certification, and how we do all of this with a completely risk free guarantee so that you never have anything to lose by working with us. With so much misinformation in the market today our goal is to help you get educated with real quality information from a team of CMMC Registered Practitioners that have been exclusively focused on the information security needs of DoD contractors since before NIST SP 800-171 was even a standard. Our company's mission is to defend those that help play a part in defending our country. This free guide is a great place to start with no cost or obligation to ever interact with us.

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The Role of Third-Party Assessors in CMMC Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes For defense contractors seeking Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance, understanding the role of third-party assessors is crucial. Third-party assessors play a pivotal role in the CMMC certification process, providing independent evaluations of contractors' cybersecurity practices. In this blog post, we'll delve into the importance of third-party assessors in CMMC certification and address common questions contractors may have about their role. The Role of Third-Party Assessors Independent Evaluation   Third-party assessors are independent entities authorized by the CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) to conduct assessments of contractors' cybersecurity practices. They provide unbiased evaluations, ensuring that contractors meet the necessary security requirements outlined in the CMMC framework. Expertise and Experience Third-party assessors possess specialized expertise and experience in cybersecurity and compliance. They are trained to assess contractors' adherence to specific CMMC levels and provide recommendations for improving cybersecurity posture. Validation of Compliance Third-party assessors validate contractors' compliance with the CMMC framework by conducting thorough assessments of their cybersecurity controls, processes, and practices. Their assessments help contractors demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity and eligibility for DoD contracts. Continuous Monitoring Third-party assessors may also play a role in ongoing compliance monitoring and validation. They can conduct periodic assessments to ensure that contractors maintain compliance with the CMMC framework and address any emerging cybersecurity risks or vulnerabilities. FAQs Q: Why do defense contractors need third-party assessors for CMMC certification? Third-party assessors provide independent evaluations of contractors' cybersecurity practices, ensuring compliance with the CMMC framework. Their assessments validate contractors' cybersecurity posture and eligibility for DoD contracts. Q: How do third-party assessors assess contractors' cybersecurity practices? Third-party assessors evaluate contractors' cybersecurity controls, processes, and practices based on the requirements outlined in the CMMC framework. They may conduct interviews, review documentation, and assess technical implementations to validate compliance. Q: How can defense contractors select a reputable third-party assessor …

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Enhancing Data Security in Aerospace Manufacturing: Best Practices and Compliance Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the aerospace manufacturing industry, safeguarding sensitive data is paramount to ensure the integrity, safety, and competitiveness of aerospace products and systems. With the increasing digitization of manufacturing processes and the growing threat of cyberattacks, aerospace manufacturers must prioritize data security. In this blog post, we'll explore best practices and compliance tips for enhancing data security in aerospace manufacturing. Best Practices Implement Robust Access Controls Limit access to sensitive data only to authorized personnel who require it for their job functions. Utilize role-based access control (RBAC) mechanisms to assign permissions based on employees' roles and responsibilities. Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) for accessing critical systems and data to add an extra layer of security. Encrypt Sensitive Data Encrypt all sensitive data both at rest and in transit to protect it from unauthorized access or interception. Utilize strong encryption algorithms and cryptographic protocols to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data. Implement encryption for communication channels, storage devices, and databases storing sensitive information. Conduct Regular Security Training Train employees on cybersecurity best practices, data handling policies, and procedures to raise awareness and promote a culture of security. Provide specialized training for personnel handling sensitive data, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding information and recognizing potential security threats, such as phishing attacks or social engineering tactics. Implement Security Monitoring and Incident Response Deploy robust security monitoring tools and intrusion detection systems to detect and respond to security incidents in real-time. Establish incident response procedures and protocols to contain, mitigate, and recover from data breaches or cyberattacks promptly. Conduct regular security audits and assessments to identify vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with security standards. Compliance Tips Understand Regulatory Requirements Familiarize yourself with relevant regulations and industry standards governing data security in aerospace manufacturing, such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), …

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Safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information in Aerospace Manufacturing

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the realm of aerospace manufacturing, protecting sensitive information is not just a priority—it's an imperative. With the proliferation of digital technologies and interconnected supply chains, safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) has become more challenging yet more critical than ever before. In this article, we'll explore the significance of CUI protection in aerospace manufacturing and discuss essential strategies to ensure its safeguarding. Understanding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) encompasses a broad range of sensitive but unclassified information that, if disclosed, could adversely affect national security or other vital government interests. This includes information related to defense contracts, technical data, proprietary manufacturing processes, and more. While CUI may not be classified, its protection is paramount to safeguarding national interests and ensuring the integrity of aerospace manufacturing operations. The Importance of CUI Protection in Aerospace Manufacturing Aerospace manufacturers are entrusted with a wealth of sensitive information, ranging from proprietary designs and manufacturing techniques to customer data and supply chain details. Failure to adequately protect this information can lead to severe consequences, including compromised national security, loss of intellectual property, legal liabilities, and damage to reputation. As such, implementing robust measures to safeguard CUI is not just a compliance requirement but a critical aspect of operational security and competitiveness in the aerospace industry. Essential Strategies for Safeguarding CUI Comprehensive Risk Assessment: Begin by conducting a thorough risk assessment to identify and prioritize the types of CUI within your organization. Assess potential threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences to determine the level of protection required for each type of information. Secure Data Management: Implement robust data management practices to control access to CUI. Utilize encryption, access controls, and secure storage solutions to prevent unauthorized disclosure or theft of sensitive information. Employee Training and Awareness: Educate employees about the importance of CUI protection and …

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Understanding The Complexities Of CMMC Certification: Insights From A Certified Assessor

Reading Time: 8 minutes As a certified CMMC assessor and auditor, I have encountered numerous organizations struggling to navigate the complexities of achieving CMMC certification. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a comprehensive framework developed by the US Department of Defense that aims to enhance cybersecurity measures across its supply chain. This article offers valuable insights from my experience in assessing and auditing organizations' compliance with this certification. The process of obtaining CMMC certification can be daunting for many small and medium-sized businesses. It involves identifying gaps in current cybersecurity practices, implementing necessary controls, undergoing audits, and obtaining a third-party assessment organization's seal of approval. However, it is crucial for these organizations to understand the significance of CMMC certification as it could determine their eligibility for future DoD contracts. Through this article, we will explore some key aspects that need careful consideration while navigating through the complexities of achieving CMMC certification. Introduction The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a set of guidelines that contractors must follow to ensure the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The CMMC model consists of five levels, with each level requiring different cybersecurity controls and processes. The Department of Defense (DoD) has mandated that all defense contractors obtain CMMC certification before they can be awarded contracts. Recently, there has been an increase in demand for information on the CMMC certification process. This led to the organization of various webinars aimed at providing insights into the complexities of achieving compliance. These webinars have become popular among organizations seeking third-party assessors who are knowledgeable about the intricacies involved in obtaining CMMC certification. As a certified CMMC assessor/auditor, I understand the challenges that companies face when seeking compliance with this standard. My experience has taught me that it takes more than just knowledge of the controls outlined in each level …

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CMMC Certification: Steps to Achieve Compliance for Defense Contractors

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is rapidly becoming a linchpin in the defense industry's efforts to secure its supply chain. As a defense contractor, CMMC compliance isn't just another hoop to jump through; it's a cornerstone of your eligibility to work on projects vital to national security. This blog post will guide you through the critical steps you need to take to achieve CMMC certification and ensure your business is poised to meet the demands of DoD contracts. Understanding CMMC CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, a unified standard for implementing cybersecurity across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The CMMC framework includes various cybersecurity standards and best practices, with maturity processes and cyber hygiene levels ranging from basic cyber hygiene to advanced. For defense contractors, meeting these standards is no longer optional—it's essential. Steps to Achieve CMMC Compliance Step 1: Familiarize Yourself with CMMC Levels CMMC consists of five maturity levels, and each level builds upon the last. Start by determining which level applies to the information you handle or the contracts you aim to secure. Do you deal with Federal Contract Information (FCI) only, or do you also handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)? The type of information will dictate whether you need to be certified at Level 1 (basic cyber hygiene) or at a higher level (up to Level 5 for the most advanced cybersecurity practices). Step 2: Assess Your Current Cybersecurity Posture Before you can chart a course to compliance, you need to understand where you stand. Conduct a thorough self-assessment against the CMMC practices and processes for your target level. Identify gaps in your current cybersecurity practices compared to the CMMC requirements. Tools and checklists provided by the CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) can be incredibly helpful at this stage. Step 3: Create a Plan of …

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Understanding DFARS Compliance: What It Means for Your Business

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the current global climate where cybersecurity threats loom large, securing sensitive information is paramount, especially for companies that contract with the United States Department of Defense (DoD). DFARS, which stands for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, is a set of regulations that DoD contractors must follow to protect this information. Understanding what DFARS compliance entails is critical for any business involved in the defense supply chain. What is DFARS Compliance? DFARS mandates that private DoD contractors protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). It is a set of controls aiming to ensure that CUI does not fall into the wrong hands. The requirements are specific and stringent, involving safeguarding measures for cyber defense, incident reporting, and ensuring that subcontractors also comply. Why is DFARS Compliance Important? The main objective of DFARS is to keep sensitive defense-related information out of the hands of potential adversaries. Non-compliance can lead to penalties, loss of contracts, and damage to your company’s reputation. On the flip side, being DFARS compliant can open the door to new government contracting opportunities. Key Requirements of DFARS Compliance  –Adequate Security: Implementing protective measures to guard against unauthorized access to CUI. –Cyber Incident Reporting: Reporting to the DoD within 72 hours of discovering a cyber incident. –Subcontractor Compliance: Ensuring that all subcontractors also comply with DFARS. Steps to Achieve DFARS Compliance –Identify CUI: Understand what information needs protection under DFARS. –Review Current Security Measures: Assess whether existing cybersecurity practices meet DFARS standards. –Develop an Incident Response Plan: Be prepared to detect, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity incidents. –Educate and Train Employees: Employees should be aware of their roles in maintaining compliance. –Conduct Regular Audits: Regular audits ensure ongoing compliance and identify potential security gaps. Challenges in Achieving Compliance –Complexity of Regulations: DFARS can be complex, making it difficult for businesses …

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Control and manage physical access devices

Reading Time: < 1 minute At On Call, we desire to be your trusted companion in navigating the intricate world of cybersecurity standards. Today, we're highlighting the paramount importance of Control PE.L1-3.10.5 – a control that focuses on controlling and managing physical access devices. 🔒 Why Control PE.L1-3.10.5 Is Your Key to Enhanced Security Control PE.L1-3.10.5 is all about controlling and effectively managing physical access devices within your organizational premises. It serves as a crucial security measure, ensuring that access to your facilities is controlled, monitored, and secure. 🔐 Strengthen Your Physical Access Security: By mastering Control PE.L1-3.10.5, you're not just complying with regulations; you're reinforcing your security protocols. It's your safeguard against unauthorized access and ensures you have control over who enters your facilities. Unlock Expert Insights with Our Video Lesson We understand that compliance intricacies can be challenging. That's why we've thoughtfully created a comprehensive video lesson dedicated to Control PE.L1-3.10.5. Tailored for hands-on learners like you, it offers practical guidance to help you effectively implement this control. 📺 Click here to watch our full video lesson on YouTube Questions or Need Guidance? Our Compliance Experts Are Here to Assist! Should you have any questions or require assistance in implementing Control PE.L1-3.10.5, our team of compliance experts is merely a click away. We're dedicated to supporting your journey to compliance excellence. 📅 Schedule Time with Our Compliance Experts At On Call, we're unwavering in our commitment to your success. Compliance isn't a roadblock; it's your gateway to seizing opportunities and gaining recognition in the tech industry. Stay tuned for more compliance insights and growth strategies meticulously designed for startups like yours. Remember, compliance isn't just a requirement; it's your strategic advantage, and mastering Control PE.L1-3.10.5 is your next significant stride. Keep innovating, keep securing, and keep thriving!

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Strengthen Your Defense Line: Endpoint Protection Strategies for Your IT Environment

Reading Time: 2 minutes In today’s connected world, the security of your IT environment is as good as the protection of each endpoint. From laptops to mobile devices, every endpoint is a potential gateway for threats. In this post, we delve into comprehensive strategies to fortify your endpoints against cyber threats. Endpoint Protection Strategies: Your Armor in the Cyber Battle Inventory and Management: Start by cataloging all endpoints in your network, including mobile devices, laptops, and IoT devices. Implement an Endpoint Management System to keep track of these devices and ensure they are all compliant with your security policies. Employ Robust Antivirus and Antimalware Solutions: Equip each endpoint with reliable antivirus and antimalware software to detect and neutralize threats. Regularly update these tools to combat the latest malware variants. Implement Advanced Endpoint Protection (EPP): Go beyond traditional antivirus with EPP solutions that use machine learning and behavior analysis to detect sophisticated threats. Regular Patching and Updates: Consistently update operating systems and software across all endpoints to close security gaps. Automate this process to ensure timely application of updates. Use Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Tools: Deploy EDR solutions for continuous monitoring and response to advanced threats. These tools record endpoint activities, providing valuable data for identifying and investigating security incidents. Practice Least Privilege Access: Ensure users have only the access necessary to perform their job functions. Regularly review and adjust permissions to minimize the risk of insider threats. Strengthen Network Access Control (NAC): Use NAC solutions to control which devices can access your network based on compliance with your security policies. Secure Mobile and Remote Devices: Implement mobile device management (MDM) solutions to enforce security policies on mobile devices. Ensure remote devices connect through secure channels like VPNs. Employee Training and Awareness: Regularly educate your staff about the latest cybersecurity threats and safe computing …

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Maintain audit logs of physical access

Reading Time: < 1 minute At On Call, our foremost priority is to serve as your trusted navigator in the intricate world of cybersecurity standards. Today, we're spotlighting the paramount importance of Control PE.L1-3.10.4 – a control that focuses on maintaining audit logs of physical access. 🔒 Why Control PE.L1-3.10.4 Is Your Guardian for Audit Trails Control PE.L1-3.10.4 is all about keeping comprehensive audit logs of physical access to your organizational premises. It serves as a crucial security measure, providing a detailed record of who accessed your facilities and when. This control is your key to maintaining accountability and transparency. 🔐 Strengthen Your Security: By mastering Control PE.L1-3.10.4, you're not just complying with regulations; you're reinforcing your security protocols. It's your safeguard against unauthorized access and ensures you can track physical access activities effectively. Unlock Expert Insights with Our Video Lesson We understand that compliance intricacies can be challenging. That's why we've thoughtfully created a comprehensive video lesson dedicated to Control PE.L1-3.10.4. Tailored for hands-on learners like you, it offers practical guidance to help you effectively implement this control. 📺 Click here to watch our full video lesson on YouTube Questions or Need Guidance? Our Compliance Experts Are Here to Assist! Should you have any questions or require assistance in implementing Control PE.L1-3.10.4, our team of compliance experts is merely a click away. We're dedicated to supporting your journey to compliance excellence. 📅 Schedule Time with Our Compliance Experts At On Call, we're unwavering in our commitment to your success. Compliance isn't a roadblock; it's your gateway to seizing opportunities and gaining recognition in the tech industry. Stay tuned for more compliance insights and growth strategies meticulously designed for startups like yours. Remember, compliance isn't just a requirement; it's your strategic advantage, and mastering Control PE.L1-3.10.4 is your next significant stride. Keep innovating, keep securing, and keep thriving!

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Stay Ahead: Understanding Emerging Ransomware Threats

Reading Time: 2 minutes In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, staying informed about the latest cybersecurity threats is more crucial than ever. We're reaching out to share vital insights on one of the most pressing concerns in the cyber world: Ransomware. Understanding the Latest Trends in Ransomware Protection Ransomware has continuously adapted and evolved, becoming more sophisticated and harder to detect. Here's what you need to know about the latest trends: Targeted Ransomware Attacks: Attackers are moving away from widespread, random attacks to more targeted approaches, focusing on high-value targets that can yield greater returns. This means enhanced reconnaissance and more personalized attack methods. Double Extortion Techniques: Modern ransomware doesn’t just encrypt your data – it also steals it. Attackers threaten to release sensitive information publicly if the ransom isn’t paid, increasing pressure on victims. RaaS (Ransomware as a Service): Cybercriminals are offering ransomware tools and services for hire, making it easier for less skilled hackers to launch attacks. This trend is expanding the pool of potential attackers. Preparing for Emerging Ransomware Threats Regular Backups: Regular, secure backups of critical data are your safety net. Ensure these backups are isolated from your main network. Employee Education: Training your staff to recognize phishing attempts and suspicious links can prevent many ransomware attacks. Conduct regular cybersecurity awareness sessions. Implement Strong Security Measures: Utilize advanced antivirus and anti-malware solutions. Keep all software updated to patch vulnerabilities. Incident Response Plan: Have a clear, tested plan for how to respond to a ransomware attack. Include steps for containment, eradication, recovery, and notification. Network Segmentation: Divide your network into segments to limit the spread of ransomware if one segment is breached. Regular Security Audits: Conduct regular security assessments to identify and rectify vulnerabilities. Staying Ahead of the Curve Staying informed and prepared is key. We recommend regularly reviewing and updating …

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Escort visitors and monitor visitor activity

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome back! It's time to talk about compliance. Today, we're highlighting the paramount importance of Control PE.L1-3.10.3 – a control that focuses on escorting visitors and monitoring visitor activity within your premises. 🔒 Why Control PE.L1-3.10.3 Is Your Guardian for Visitor Management Control PE.L1-3.10.3 revolves around ensuring that visitors are escorted and their activities are closely monitored while they're within your organizational premises. It serves as a crucial defense against unauthorized access and potential security risks. 🔐 Strengthen Your Visitor Management: By mastering Control PE.L1-3.10.3, you're not just complying with regulations; you're reinforcing your security protocols. It's your shield against unauthorized access and secures your sensitive areas. Unlock Expert Insights with Our Video Lesson We understand that compliance intricacies can be daunting. That's why we've thoughtfully created a comprehensive video lesson dedicated to Control PE.L1-3.10.3. Tailored for hands-on learners like you, it offers practical guidance to help you effectively implement this control. 📺  Click here to watch our full video lesson on YouTube Questions or Need Guidance? Our Compliance Experts Are Here to Assist! Should you have any questions or require assistance in implementing Control PE.L1-3.10.3, our team of compliance experts is merely a click away. We're dedicated to supporting your journey to compliance excellence. 📅 Schedule Time with Our Compliance Experts At On Call, we're unwavering in our commitment to your success. Compliance isn't a hindrance; it's your gateway to seizing opportunities and gaining recognition in the tech industry. Stay tuned for more compliance insights and growth strategies meticulously designed for startups like yours. Remember, compliance isn't just a requirement; it's your strategic advantage, and mastering Control PE.L1-3.10.3 is your next significant stride. Keep innovating, keep securing, and keep thriving!

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Protect Yourself from Tech Support Scams

Reading Time: 2 minutes We spend a lot of time talking to business owners and disseminating the methods that can be used to sus out spam and phishing attempts. These sorts of methods are pretty effective at identifying straight-forward attacks. In particular, things like a display name not matching an email address, multiple mis-spellings, or threatening contents can make a malicious email pretty easy to spot if you know the tricks. But how do you identify something as malicious when the email or advertisement doesn't present these indicators? Moreover, what if the communications display a good technical knowledge and offer to help with stubborn tech problems? Is it safe to trust these experts? These attacks require more effort from the attackers to create and launch and seem like they would require more effort from you to identify. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to get more information for those edge cases when you aren't sure whether to click through the link: Best Practices for Protecting Yourself from Tech Support Scams Check Their Documents: Legitimate businesses will have publicly available data that you can use to get crucial details like the country of incorporation, officers, and other information. Check a resource like Dun & Bradstreet, or the tax collector for the location of the businesses' incorporation. Even asking for information like this can often spook malicious actors. Inspect Their Tools: In the same way that our company uses “@on-callsupport.com” at the end of our emails, most companies will have a distinct domain name used for their website and email addresses. Domain names are monitored by a number of different entities who publish records of bad actors. You can use tools like MXToolbox to get a quick rundown of what blacklists a domain may be on for spam or fraud. Hear Their Voice: If you are already exchanging emails, asking for a …

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