C3 Returns to Microsoft Ignite The Tour

C3 Returns to Microsoft Ignite The Tour February 6-7, 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC C3 is excited to announce that we will again be a sponsor of Microsoft Ignite The Tour on February 6th and 7th, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Microsoft Ignite is a free technical training event for system administrators and developers, as well as a great opportunity to network and...

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The C3 Team Supports “Wreaths Across America”

On December 14th, the C3 team gathered bright and early on a cold, soggy Saturday, bundled up in coats and gloves, filled coffee cups and headed over to Arlington National Cemetery, where we joined over 38,000 Americans to participate in Wreaths Across America. The annual event is a day of service in which volunteers lay wreaths on thousands of veteran’s graves at Arlington National Cemetery as ...

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CMMC Version 0.7 Released

CMMC Version 0.7 Released – Some Initial Thoughts The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment [OUSD(A&S)] released version 0.7 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification last week. Keeping with the trend of continual refinement, version 0.7 shed light on Level 4 and 5 as promised. Here’s our takeaways: On Time, On Target If ...

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GCC High Update: EM+S E5 Is Now Fully Available

GCC High Update: EM+S E5 A couple of important releases last month mark a major milestone for the GCC High program. Most notably, Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is now in general availability. This, combined with Microsoft Defender ATP, rounds out the Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 license. Until now, we’ve been reluctant to recommend the E5 licens...

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NIST 800-171 It’s Not Scary, It’s Just Security. Part II – Access Control

NIST 800-171 – Access Control In my last blog post about NIST 800-171, I wrote about how meeting the requirements of 800-171 is more attainable than most would assume. Some of the controls required by 800-171 are security measures already in place courtesy of most modern systems or are already considered best practices within the Information Technology community. For example, anti-virus protect...

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Our Top Announcements from Microsoft Ignite

Top Announcements from Microsoft Ignite The C3 team was at Microsoft Ignite in force at the beginning of the month, and there is a lot to share. The annual event features a slew of product releases, some of which are rolling out and some of which are “coming soon.” We counted, and there were about 175 separate releases, but rest assured you probably don’t need all 175 (yet). So, here’s a ...

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CMMC Version 0.6 Released … Some Initial Thoughts

CMMC Version 0.6 Released The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment [OUSD(A&S)] released Version 0.6 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification last week. Some aspects have changed, and still, others seem to still be on hold. Here’s our takeaways: We’re all Taking CMMC Seriously Over the last few years, C3 has been trackin...

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C3 Sponsors Kennedy-Krieger Institute Golf Tournament

The Kennedy-Krieger Institute Golf Tournament As part of its ongoing commitment to the community around us, the C3 Cares program recently sponsored a charity golf tournament for the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord ...

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CMMC Update: Version 0.4 Released

What Is CMMC? CMMC stands for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. But first, lets back up a little. Nation-states don’t just attack our military to steal information. Significant losses of intel have come from contractors, and much of it was unclassified data. The Department of Defense (DoD) has responded to this problem with cybersecurity requirements such as DFARS 252-204-7012 a...

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What Are The New Features In GCC High’s Update?

GCC High Update – More Features Rolling Out This regular blog post from @James Lucier will bring you all the latest news and updates on GCC and GCC High. Got any news about GCC or GCC High? Message me @James Lucier. With the end of summer and the turn to fall also comes another release cycle of features and services throughout Microsoft. GCC High is no exception as multiple services are rol...

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