Cyber hygiene, CMMC, and ransomware – oh my! – we unpack the state of the current cyber threat landscape with Kurtis Minder, CEO and founder of GroupSense, a digital risk protection agency with expertise across a variety of digital risk arenas. A variety of factors contributed to the steep rise in ransomware attacks across the past several years, including the growth in cryptocurrency and a global pandemic creating more lax security procedures for many moving to home networks. Minder discussed how threat actors are expanding their reach into the government’s supply chain, what companies and agencies can do to make themselves less vulnerable, and how to address the current shortage in cybersecurity talent.
In the second half of the program security clearance attorney Sean Bigley and Lindy Kyzer, ClearanceJobs, discuss what to do about all of those ‘shady’ family members you need to report on your SF-86. Moral of the story? You can’t hide who you’re related to, and if you do, you will likely find yourself on the other end of a clearance denial or revocation. The good news is? In general, the government is most interested in your reliability and trustworthiness, not that of your relatives.