CMMC V1.0 – Level 1 Compliance – AC.1.002 – Limiting System Access to Types of Transactions

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 18, 2020
In this and succeeding entries, we will review one or two Practices per article, focusing on the description of the practice and the clarifying statement and examples provided within Appendix B of CMMC V 1.0.  The second practice required to achieve Level 1 compliance under the CMMC standard falls under the second capability, Control internal […]
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CMMC V1.0 – Level 1 Compliance – Understanding the Resources and Appendices

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 13, 2020
So, as a Department of Defense contractor (Prime or Sub), you have determined that you need to achieve at least Level 1 certification within the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) V1.0, though are unsure as to what Level 1 compliance entails.  This article marks the first of several that will dive into each of the […]
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Achieving CMMC Level 1 Certification – Basic Cyber Hygiene

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 10, 2020
Are you a small business currently fulfilling a Department of Defense (DoD) government contract or do you plan to bid on a contract solicitation in the coming years?  Are you a subcontractor to a larger prime that has secured a DoD contract?  Are you aware of the current cybersecurity requirements expected of DoD contractors and […]
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Small Business DoD Contractors – Be Alert, CMMC Has Arrived

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On December 17, 2019
Many reading this post are aware there are significant changes coming for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors (prime or subs) in 2020 and it is essential to be getting ready for these if you intend to continue with existing DoD contracts or obtain new ones.  Currently, DoD allows a business to self-certify compliance to controls […]
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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – A Game Changer for DOD/Government Contracting Businesses

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On October 16, 2019
Here is a brief update on something called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).  This is a game changer for government contractors dealing with DOD in either a prime or sub contracting capacity and goes into effect January 2020 (timeline below).  For those aware of the significance of CMMC, there is a true sense of […]
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Effective Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On July 9, 2019
We recently closed out the 1st half of the year and many small businesses are currently in the process of forecasting for the balance of 2019.  Many savvy small businesses understand the value of revisiting their strategic plan at the mid-year point. Those small businesses are asking themselves relevant questions such as what went right during […]
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UGA SBDC OMBD Director Co-Authors Latino Entrepreneurship Study

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On May 3, 2019
Carolina Ramón, the director of University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) co-authored the 2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study. In collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI), the study looks into needs and opportunities for Latino entrepreneurs. It also includes recommendations for the […]
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Sound Business Planning Produces Runaway Sales In Global Markets

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On April 22, 2019
Roswell equipment makers Andal and Balu Balasubramanian are feeding the foodie revolution now raging from coffee shops to craft breweries: an explosion of bean-to-bar dark chocolates. And their equipment empowers chocolate makers to control the process every step along the way, from the single origin, ethically traded cocoa bean to the final chocolate bar. After […]
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