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This is the blog for MindPoint Group's Information Security & Privacy (ISP) division. We hope to use this to contribute to and debate ideas among the ISP community.
25
Nov
2019

5 Tips for staying secure while online shopping for the holidays

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The holiday season is officially upon us. If you’re like me, you’ve long given up the days pushing through the crowded malls during the holiday season to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Online shopping has saved us the hours waiting in line and the obscene amounts of coffee needed to get through

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21
Nov
2019

Getting started with DFARS and FISMA compliance

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There’s an easier way to accelerate compliance If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably already aware of how difficult it is deploying hardware or software into the Federal Government. Just for table stakes, you may have to ensure your product is compliant with DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) and FISMA (Federal Information Security Management

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05
Nov
2019

It’s past time we modernized security hardening procedures

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Security baseline automation of STIG and CIS controls with Ansible is improving resource management and compliance With an ever-growing workload to accommodate, IT is deploying cloud services and automation to help keep pace with its line-of-business demands. A factory-like mentality towards IT infrastructure operations has allowed businesses to improve upon its SLAs while increasing the

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17
May
2019

MindPoint Group Named One of Washington Business Journal’s 2019 Best Places to Work

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When we started MindPoint Group over 10 years ago, the executive team recognized that the key to success lay in our ability to recruit and retain employees. In short, it was all about the people. Our focus was on collaboration, strength, knowledge, and diversity. We treat people with kindness and respect, holding each other accountable. 

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15
May
2019

Even with automation, security baselines like STIG or CIS remain a challenge to manage. But there is hope.

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Ever ask a sysadmin what they find most tedious about their job? If they’re being honest, keeping up with security patching and compliance causes the most headaches. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Patching continues to be a labor-intensive job with dire consequences for misconfigurations that could down a system or expose parts of the environment to

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