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“What Classifies as UCTI?”

DFARS 252.204-7012 (Implementing NIST 800-171) is a hefty regulation to wade through on your own. That's what we're here for! Let's start with the first question burning in your mind, "What is UCTI?" There are two terms thrown around that are synonymous with contact-sensitive, but unclassified information -- UCTI (Unclassified Controlled Technical Information) & CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information). Whether the contact-sensitive information is at rest in your network (data stored in files, databases, emails, [...]

By |2018-06-02T17:16:02-05:00February 27th, 2017|Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

DFARS 252.204-7012 (Implementing NIST 800-171)

DFARS 252.204-7012 (Implementing NIST 800-171) compliance is a hot, albeit confusing and vague, issue for defense contractors, especially with the recent extensions and updates the government has made to the ruling. To recap what we know so far: If you're a Defense Contractor, THIS APPLIES TO YOU! Compliance Deadline: December 2017 Average time to obtain compliance: 12 Months DFARS Compliance Timeline Infographic The road-map to compliance involves a LOT of data capture. [...]

By |2018-06-02T17:30:00-05:00February 13th, 2017|Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

NAICS Code Update

Yesterday, we received an alert from MDA that the NAICS Code 541712 was no longer valid. The U.S. Census Bureau published the NAICS Code 5 year update and this one directly affected us! Since that was the case, we wanted to make sure you were aware in the case that it affects you as well. As you probably are already aware, the 541712 NAICS Code is a classification for government contractors who perform work [...]

By |2018-06-02T17:55:45-05:00February 3rd, 2017|News, Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

New FAR 52.204-21 Update

Check out the update in its entirety by clicking the button below. We want you to be as prepared as possible for the inevitable deadline for these changes to be implemented. For further clarification fill out the contact form or give us a call at (256) 704-0234 and speak to one of our Subject Matter Experts. They will answer any questions you have. FAR 52.204-21 Update

By |2018-06-02T17:57:51-05:00February 3rd, 2017|News, Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

UPDATE: Final Publication of NIST SP 800-171, Revision #1

29 Dec 2016 -- we were recently notified of an update to (ever-changing) NIST 800-171. As is the norm with regulations like this, regular updates are to be expected, but an update this late in the game is something you should be aware of and planning for. NIST released the summary of changes and final version of SP 800-171, Revision #1 on December 20th.  SP 800-171 – Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems [...]

By |2018-06-02T17:58:49-05:00December 29th, 2016|News, Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Techni-Core Welcomes New Team Member!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Techni-Core has hired a new Team Member!  Huntsville, AL - 28 Dec 2016 26 December 2016 -- Techni-Core is pleased to announce the addition of Trent Dutton to the Techni-Core team! Trent will be serving as a Network Security Analyst and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) - he will be working as a Network Engineer supporting our commercial clientele as well as providing Subject Matter Expertise and consulting to our Defense [...]

By |2018-06-02T17:59:35-05:00December 28th, 2016|News, Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: New Reseller Partnership!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Techni-Core has been granted Partner Status for Duo Huntsville, AL - 12 December 2016 We are pleased to announce that Techni-Core Network Services has been granted Partner status for Duo – a leading security company specializing in Trusted Access solutions, including Multi-Factor Authentication (commonly referred to as Two-Factor Authentication). With Duo’s partner program, we have become a Duo Managed Service Provider which will allows us to manage multiple customers from a [...]

By |2018-06-02T18:00:31-05:00December 1st, 2016|Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

Techni-Core is now a Forcepoint Partner!

In case you missed the news on our social media, Techni-Core is now a Forcepoint Global Partner! Forcepoint is a Raytheon company offering the industry's leading suite of cybersecurity, data protection and compliance tools for business and government sectors. We will be posting a lot more information in the weeks/months ahead, but below is a handy summary of what products Forcepoint has to offer. Don't be surprised if you find one that fits your [...]

By |2018-06-02T17:54:07-05:00September 20th, 2016|Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

Updated NIST Guidelines on Password Policies

Recently, we found a very worthwhile article explaining the NIST Guidelines regarding passwords. Here are a few excerpts from the article that we found especially useful. The link to the full article is below. Let's start with what's new and what you should do in the world of the NIST password guidelines: "Size matters. At least is does when it comes to passwords. NIST's new guidelines say you need a minimum of 8 characters. [...]

By |2018-06-02T17:53:08-05:00September 13th, 2016|Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments

Why Managed Services Saves Time & Money

While you can easily replace your server hardware, you can't easily (or cheaply) replace your data. Your data is the lifeblood of your business! Managed IT Services are the backbone of what keeps your Network, and your data, running efficiently. Not to mention, they dramatically reduce downtime and recovery costs during a catastrophe. Managed IT Services are the exact opposite of "firefighting" IT services - they are preventive maintenance services that MUST be performed [...]

By |2018-06-02T17:51:38-05:00September 7th, 2016|Techni-Core Blog|0 Comments