• Have you entered your SPRS score yet? Don’t be caught off guard!

    Many think they can put off entering a score into the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) until they get a new DOD contract.  This is not true, as any modification or renewal to your contract will require that a score be entered before it can be awarded.  In addition, Prime contractors are now coming after their ... Read More →


    BSC has over 15 years of experience helping organizations navigate NIST 800-53 and 800-171 to attain their government client’s Approval to Operate. Our CMMC Registered Practitioners perform independent CMMC assessments including SPRS score calculation, understanding the data entry process and providing a formal POA&M to satisfy contract requirements. In addition, this enhances your organizational security ... Read More →

  • NIST 800-53 Revision 5 Security and Privacy Controls for Systems and Organizations

    NIST 800-53 Revision 5 is Hot off the Press!

    As we have continually reported on our BSC Security Blog, it has been many years since the last update to NIST 800-53.  NIST 800-53 revision 5 is a major update to the security standard, both technically and structurally.  The big question most of you likely have is when do I need to be compliant?  You ... Read More →

  • NIST 800-53 Rev. 5 Update is Coming Soon…

    NIST 800-53 Revision 5 Security and Privacy Controls for Systems and Organizations is under final review which was just extended to May 29, 2020. The draft version is available at https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-53/rev-5/draft. We recommended that you start reviewing it now so you can predict how the new standard will impact your current implementation and documentation. We ... Read More →

  • SMS-Messaging Patients is Easy – But is it HIPAA Compliant?

    Mr. Bedman, a new homecare patient, isn’t feeling well.  So his daughter texts a nurse at his physician’s office. The nurse texts back with questions about symptoms and activity levels, and receives a reply prompting the nurse to consult with the doctor. After a few moments the nurse returns a text to the daughter with ... Read More →