Entries by Amy Billinger

CUI Program Update

The new CUI FAR will not be published until the beginning of FY ’19, but begin working on your plans now to get ahead of your competition! Defense contractors are already on the hook for meeting NIST SP 800-171! The federal government has responded to concerns over a growing number of cyber threats by pushing […]

Check out Anneal Initiative in the Topeka Capital-Journal!!

Morgan Chilson, from the Topeka Capital-Journal, recently interviewed us on the innovative approaches we take to help businesses become more competitive, innovative, and resilient. The article can be found here. Our primary goal is to bring resiliency to Kansas businesses. Developing this resiliency comes in the form of helping businesses strategize on how to minimize […]

Kansas Small Business Development Center Cybersecurity Conference

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 60% of small businesses that experience a breach go out of business within 6 months. The average cost to a small business attempting to clear up a cyber breach is $117K. The Kansas SBDC Cybersecurity Forum brings together experts to help educate business leaders and small business owners […]

TK Radio Interview

Jeremy was interviewed on the TK Radio Show where he explained more about Anneal Initiative and what we do. Click here to check it out!!

Background Part 2: Medicare/Medicaid Emergency Preparedness Rule

A few weeks ago, we posted on the background behind the new Medicare and Medicaid Emergency Preparedness regulation. Now we would like to provide more detail on the specific requirements. Again, these requirements very slightly between the different providers, but these four are common to all 17 providers and suppliers. A Plan While each of […]

JumpStart Kansas Entreprenuer Grant

Anneal Initiative is excited to have won a competitive JumpStart Kansas grant for innovative entrepreneurs! This award will help us develop more innovative approaches to help businesses improve cyber regulatory compliance, find competitive advantages, and be more resilient. Thank you to Washburn University and Kansas Department of Commerce for this opportunity! Check it out here: […]

Background Part 1: Medicare/Medicaid Emergency Preparedness Rule

In 2016, a new requirement was issued that affects Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers resulting in more stringent guidelines of their emergency preparedness plans. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognize that emergency preparedness requirements already exist, but claim they do not go far enough in comprehensively addressing preparedness needs. They also do […]

Fitting Business Continuity into Business Operations

“The real problem is that the activities and processes involved in creating business continuity programs are too often seen as something different, foreign, and almost mutually exclusive of other practices businesses engage in to enhance their productivity and relevance.” At the October 4th Wichita Cyber Security Forum, Anneal Initiative participated in a general session panel […]