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CMMC Just Changed Drastically – Here’s What We Know About CMMC 2.0

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October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

Key Terms Audit – the process of assessing an organization’s cybersecurity maturity in order to achieve CMMC compliance. CMMC evaluates contractors on a range of five compliance levels used to assess the risk they pose when they use, store, and transmit data. Assessment – the process organizations use to identify their CMMC readiness gaps with […]

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government

October 5, 2021 | DataLocker Blog

CMMC Frequently Asked Questions What Is CMMC? The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is a unifying standard for the implementation of cybersecurity across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). It is designed to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Does My Business Need To Be CMMC Compliant? Only if you handle contracts with […]

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most secure encryption

September 15, 2021 | Shauna Park

Which Form of Encryption is the Most Secure? Remember back when data breaches were something we heard about every once in a while? Nowadays, reports of them are as reliable as sports scores on the daily news. The constant threat has companies scrambling to not only protect information clients trust them with, but also to […]

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September 15, 2021 | Shauna Park

What is an Encryption Certificate? The National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, defines an encryption certificate as “a certificate containing a public key that can encrypt or decrypt electronic messages, files, documents, or data transmissions, or establish or exchange a session key for these same purposes. Key management sometimes refers to the process […]

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password encryption

September 15, 2021 | Shauna Park

Are Passwords Encrypted? Passwords are one of the most important security features available today. Creating secure and unguessable passwords is becoming more complex, let alone remembering the many passwords we use daily. Many websites are programmed not to allow easily guessable passwords, but strong passwords aren’t enough to keep cyber thieves away from your information.   […]

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hashing and hash functions

September 15, 2021 | Shauna Park

What Are Cryptographic Hashes? If you’ve found yourself wondering what exactly hashing is, it’s essentially a mathematical algorithm mapping and compressing data. This can be any data – a name, date of birth, a file, or a transaction. The data can be any size during this process, from something as big as 200 megabytes to […]

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AES vs other forms of encryption

September 15, 2021 | Shauna Park

As cyber threats become a daily occurrence, it’s more important than ever to understand the different types of encryption. In past weeks, we’ve covered several topics around encryption, and now we’re going to take a closer look at the various encryption types. Quick Encryption Recap – Encryption is the process of making readable data unreadable […]

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AES Encryption

September 1, 2021 | Shauna Park

Developed in 1998 by Vincent Rijmen and Joan Daemen, two Belgian cryptographers, Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, has been around for several decades. Originally referred to as Rijndael, AES is symmetric encryption, meaning it uses the same key to encrypt and decrypt data. By using the substitution permutation network algorithm (SPN), it encrypts through multiple […]

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Asymmetric vs Symmetric

September 1, 2021 | Shauna Park

Encryption is critical to protecting sensitive information. A lack of encryption has led to massive data breaches, including a Microsoft customer support database of over 280 million customer records, a 500K breach of Zoom accounts, and much more. In previous articles, we shared the basics of encryption, but you also need to know about the […]

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Data at rest vs. in transit.

September 1, 2021 | Shauna Park

Many people assume that when information isn’t being transmitted, it’s safe. But to effectively encrypt personally identifiable information, many variables must be considered, including the state the data is in. In order to understand how to encrypt data in various states, we first need to look at the differences between the three states of data: […]

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