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Tech Thursday: How To Develop a Unified IT Policy

As your organization grows, you may find yourself growing from an IT department of one to working with a small team -- or more. With that growth will come the need to document processes and procedures that were previously ad-hoc, or “oral tradition” -- answers given in the moment in response to one-off questions.

Tech Thursday: What is the DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?

In June 2019, Dawn Greenman of Johns Hopkins University and Liz Hogan of E-N Computers sat in on a briefing. The Department of Defense announced that it is introducing a new cybersecurity standard for contractors -- the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). With cyberattacks and cyber-warfare in the news week after week, it’s no surprise that the Department of Defense is ready to take a harder line on enforcing cybersecurity standards for defense contractors handling sensitive information.

Tech Thursday: How To Configure Microsoft Certificate Services PKI (Part 2)

For the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at Microsoft AD Certificate Services PKI. Last week, we went over how to set up an offline Root CA. This week, we’ll get an intermediate Issuing CA set up and ready to issue certificates.

Setting Up the Issuing CA

For the issuing CA, you’ll need a domain-joined server running Windows Server 2016. Go ahead and log on to that server with domain admin credentials.