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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Why Should My Organization Migrate to Microsoft Office 365?

Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Office 365 has been wildly popular since it first hit the market and currently has over 180 Million active users worldwide. Constantly evolving, this cloud-based productivity suite brings something exciting and innovative to the table for everyone. Do you want to improve your employee's productivity and efficiency? Need a good solution for data security...

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NIST 800-171: It’s Not Scary…It’s Just Security

NIST 800-171 “It’s not scary, it’s just security,” may seem like the understatement of the year. But really, security doesn’t have to be scary. Yes, there are over 100 controls, and yes, they can appear overwhelming. But compliance with NIST 800-171 is attainable. Over the next several weeks I will be writing a mini-series on NIST 800-171 and will take the tech talk out of the complianc...

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4 Reasons Why You Need An Office 365 Backup Solution

Keeping Your Data Safe: 4 Reasons Why You Need An Office 365 Backup Solution Microsoft Office 365 has become the core communications and collaboration service for businesses today. Its bundle of services provides an integrated, single solution for many common workplace functions. With over 180 million users, it offers anytime, anywhere access to your data in a secure manner with an excellent trac...

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