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What is DoD Directive 8570?

Details about the government directivE 8570

In August of 2004 the US Department of Defense (DoD) signed Directive 8570, which requires every part-time or full-time military member or defense contractor with privileged access to a DoD information system to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification.

This measure ensures that those performing information assurance (security) measures have the necessary skills and knowledge to protect important information.

New hires must obtain appropriate baseline certifications within six months of being assigned to information assurance functions.

What is DoD Directive 8140?

Details about the government directive set to replace directive 8570

As the transition from Directive 8570 to Directive 8140 begins, New Horizons Learning Group's dedicated government team is here to guide you along the way. The DoD 8140 model is based on the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) standard. This model will define categories as well as job titles more clearly.

What's New with ITIL v4?

The latest version of the popular ITSM framework will be released in 2019 - what does that mean for you?

ITIL V4, the latest version of the world’s most popular ITSM framework, was  released in February of 2019. Announced nearly two years ago at the itSMF USA Fusion 2017 conference, the new ITIL update focuses on integrating ITIL guidance with best practices from the worlds of DevOps, Agile, and Lean. ITIL V4 was developed by a team of more than 150 industry experts contributors and writers, along with a new ITIL Development Group consisting of more than 2000 members representing many of the largest organizations in the world.

New Microsoft 365 Beta Certification Exams Are Live

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrators Can Now Take Exams MS-100 and MS-101

Are you a Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator who evaluates, plans, migrates, deploys, and manages Microsoft 365 services? Do you perform Microsoft 365 tenant management tasks for an enterprise, including its identities, security, compliance, and supporting technologies? Do you have a working knowledge of Microsoft 365 workloads? Are you an administrator for at least one Microsoft 365 workload (Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, or Windows as a Service)?  If so, let me tell you about the new Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification!

Tips & Tricks: How to Identify Spear Phishing Emails

Our CIO breaks down what to look in a phishing email

This blog isn't just a leisure article, this blog is part of our on-boarding new hire process and intrusion prevention plan at New Horizons Learning Group. With hundreds of employees across four states, we are constantly educating our employees on how they can prevent attacks. 

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