Controlled Unclassified Information: What DoD Contractors MUST Know About CUI – Part 1

According to the Department of Defense, Controlled Unclassified Information (also referred to as CUI) is any unclassified information or other data that meets the standards for both security and distribution controls that is applicable to statute and government-wide policies under Executive Order 13556. Previously, this type of information was commonly referred to as Sensitive But…

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Secure Calling App : What You Need to Know

two women making a secure call

You need a secure calling app, but it’s hard to know which one to choose. This article will walk you through what you need to know and how to evaluate your choices. What’s Important: End-to-End Encryption Verification of Encryption Platform Reliable Connection Regional Servers for Low Latency Easy Contacts End-to-End Encryption End-to-End Encryption is the…

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Are Text Messages Encrypted?

are text messages encrypted?

Are Text Messages Encrypted? The simple answer is No. Some mobile providers claim their service is encrypted, but in reality you are still left unprotected. In this article, I will explain: That text messages are NOT encrypted or protected Mobile Carrier Encryption and why it doesn’t protect text messages What you can do to protect…

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Secure Texting App or Secure Messaging App: Which should you use?

Secure texting or secure messaging app

You need to protect your text messages and a secure texting app seems like the way to go. However, there’s a difference between secure texting apps and secure messaging apps. In this article, we’ll explain: Secure Texting Apps vs Secure Messaging Apps What Secure Texting should mean to you What mobile providers can collect even…

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5 Things You Need to Make a Secure Call

5 things you need to make a secure call

If how to protect and make a secure call has been on your mind recently, you’re not alone! If you’re going to secure your calls, you need an application or service you can trust. Today we’ll review five things the app and secure call service need to have, which are: Platform End to End Encryption…

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Is your phone call private?

Is your phone call private? Can someone else listen in on voice conversations that you have over your mobile phone? The answer you’ll get from your mobile phone provider might not make you happy. In this article we will walk you through how private your normal phone calls actually are. Are You Sure Your Phone…

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Why you need Encrypted Text Messaging

graphic about encrypted text messaging applications

Thankfully, the Department of Defense has laid out a clear set of cybersecurity recommendations that all government contractors must adhere to in order to properly protect both Sensitive But Unclassified and Controlled Unclassified Information at all times. Called DFARS NIST 800-171, all contractors that interact with CUI in any way had to meet these minimum…

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