Part 2 of a 2-part series on Crypto-ransomware By Andrew Paulette As discussed in Part I of this series, crypto-ransomware is quickly becoming the extortion tool of choice for cybercriminals. Even when an organization trains its employees to guard against social engineering, disables macros and configures ad-blockers, and takes an array of other steps to […]
NetCentrics’ President, Cynthia Barreda, was interviewed the week of June 20th by Hannah Lang of Washington Technology. The interview touched on NetCentrics’ growth and strategy and its transition from a small business. The article was first published Friday, June 24th. Read the Washington Technology article.
By Marcus Norman History For years, Assessment and Authorization (A&A) analysts have held an important job – deciding which applications and systems can connect to a network by assessing the potential risks new systems introduce. A security assessment consists of reviewing a system security plan (SSP), contingency plans, network topologies, vulnerability and compliance scans, manual […]
Part 1 of a 2-part series on Crypto-ransomware By Andrew Paulette By now most people who follow IT in any way know that encryption is used to scramble and lock data so that cyber thieves cannot gain access to it. But how many of us thought cyber thieves would use that very security method for their […]
Herndon, Va., June 14, 2016—NetCentrics Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise systems management and cybersecurity for the U.S. government, has led the Department of Defense’s (DoD) first full implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) for the U.S. Coast Guard. The transition to RMF, a risk-based cybersecurity program, was completed February 18, 2016. Developed by […]
Our own Marvin Marin was interviewed for an article in GovTechWorks about cybersecurity. The article focused on balancing security on one hand and user convenience on the other hand when thinking about encryption. Marvin’s quote was used to sum up the piece: Usability is paramount, or users will seek work-arounds and the security will be […]
NetCentrics cybersecurity expert Marvin Marin has written a new paper, focused on cybersecurity within the Risk Management Framework (RMF). Marin and his NetCentrics colleagues were part of the team that implemented the risk management framework at the Coast Guard. In this paper, Marin proposes how to use the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Cyber Command […]