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SharePoint Case Study – AFDW

cFocus Software was tasked to stabilize, manage and support Air Force District of Washington’s (AFDW)’s SharePoint environment as well as perform a major SharePoint migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013. As a result of cFocus’ SharePoint work, AFDW can now operate efficiently and effectively without, frequent SharePoint outages. With the implementation of SharePoint 2013...

RMF, Security Plans, POAMs: All Dynamic

Anyone who has ever used the Risk Management Framework (RMF) in two or more different organizations can attest to how dynamic RMF, Security Plans, and Plans of Action and Milestones (POAMs) are. They are so dynamic, in fact, that no two organizations utilize them the same. That’s one of the things that Information Assurance professionals...

2 Vulnerabilities That Can Affect Your System ATO

The foundation of risk-based cybersecurity using the Risk Management Framework (RMF) is designing, developing and deploying resilient systems.  Resilient systems have the ability to anticipate, withstand, recover from, and adapt to adverse conditions, stresses, attacks, or compromises on your information resources. One of the most important steps toward cyber resilience is practicing good cybersecurity hygiene,...

Check Out The New Azure Government Portal

Over the last year, Microsoft added some useful updates for their Azure Government that makes it continually easier to use. Many of these updates continue making Azure attractive to major governmental organizations for secure cloud services. This last fall, Microsoft offered a new portal allowing simpler access to many of Azure’s features. It also integrated...

No Compromises: Office 365 Government Delivers Solid Security with Cloud Productivity

Some government offices remain reluctant in moving to the cloud. Understandably, their fears about security are greater than any promises of improved productivity the cloud offers. But a growing number of governments realize that Microsoft’s Office 365 Government gives them both: cloud productivity and the level of security they demand. One major concern is that...