Archive | July, 2020

Best Practices Against COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities

29 Jul

Best Practices Against COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities

29 Jul

As of May 26, 2020, nursing homes and their occupants account for more than 43 percent of all corona virus fatalities in the United States.[1] Long term care facilities that had in place, or quickly developed enhanced infection control protocols to combat COVID-19 had greater success in reducing infection rates within their resident population. Ascellon has published a white paper describing some of the best practices employed by Long Term Care Facilities. Download the whitepaper at: https://www.ascellon.com/services or contact us at info@ascellon.com.


[1] “The Federalist” Copyright 2020, a wholly independent division of Federalist Media

CMMC: What You Need to Know

13 Jul

Ascellon has a published a new white paper to augment our “CMMC: What You Need to Know” seminars. You may download a copy of the white paper at https://www.ascellon.com/cybersecurity or contact us at CMMC@ascellon.com.

The DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program was released in January 2020. All Department of Defense (DoD) contractors must be certified at the time of award of any new DoD contract, and all DoD Suppliers will need to be certified by 2025.

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has a tiered-based approach in which contractors must be certified at a maturity level according to the type of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) they manage or handle. Once you know the level of CMMC certification you need/seek, the next step is to understand what requirements are mandatory for compliance.

The journey to a CMMC Certified Supplier starts with understanding CMMC V1.2. The certification process can take up to 6 or more months depending on an organization’s state of readiness for the desired Maturity Level.