DoD Mandates Cybersecurity NIST Requirements for Contractors

We want to share a critical memorandum (to read the full article please click here) that affects all Department of Defense (DoD) contractors. It was released on June 16, 2022, to several agencies within the DoD Acquisition and Sustainment regarding cybersecurity mandates.   The memorandum rules the enforcement of the implementation of cybersecurity safeguards according to […]

What is CMMC Compliance & Why You Should Care

CMMC compliance is intended to keep sensitive national security information protected by determining how mature an organization’s current cybersecurity posture is. This includes whether the organization has the capacity to maintain its security and adapt to new and evolving cyberthreats.

What is a Security Operation Center (SOC)?

Your business has been forced to turn to a number of security solutions to mitigate the cyberthreats that have grown exponentially both in number and sophistication. These solutions generate high volumes of threat data that need to be monitored and quickly acted upon to prevent an incident from occurring. Is this something your business struggles […]

What is a Cybersecurity Posture and How to Strengthen it.

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), security posture is defined as: The security status of an enterprise’s networks, information, and systems based on information security resources (e.g., people, hardware, software, policies) and capabilities in place to manage the defense of the enterprise and to react as the situation changes. So what […]

CyberSecurity New Year Resolutions

Cybersecurity New Year Resolutions    The beginning of a year means a time for planning and making those new year’s resolutions. You may be focusing your business’ resolutions on increasing sales and reducing expenses. However, your business should review its cyber-security posture and set goals for improving it. If you read last year’s headlines, you […]

Strong & Secure Passwords

Strong & Secure Passwords How many password-protected accounts and devices do you have? That’s a lot of passwords to remember, yet they are needed to keep your information protected. Your personal information cannot be kept secure unless access can be restricted to it. Here’s where passwords come in- they are a simple and convenient way […]

All You Knew to Know About a Data Breach

What is a Data Breach? A data breach occurs when the confidential, sensitive, or protected data for which your company is responsible suffer a security incident resulting in unauthorized access to the information and a breach of confidentiality, availability, or integrity.  Anyone can be at risk of a data breach, from individuals to international companies and […]

How to Fix a Slow Computer

Keeping your computer working fast shouldn’t be complicated. Here are some helpful tips you must follow: 1 – Restart your computer often – The most common way to fix and refresh your computer is by restarting it. Putting your computer on sleep mode might be more time-efficient, but it doesn’t allow the computer’s system to […]

Q&A with Safety Detectives

Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission. Empowered IT Solutions: Empowered IT Solutions was born from the merging of two concepts that occurred during our founder’s Joaquin Hernandez career while working with the largest telecom manufacturer company in the world. Understanding the full benefits of the “Managed Services” concept as […]