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The new CUI FAR will not be published until the beginning of FY ’19, but begin working on your plans now to get ahead of your competition!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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Looming Deadline for Cybersecurity Regulations

Looming Deadline for Cybersecurity Regulations – December 31, 2017: DFARS Subpart 204.73 & DFARS 252.204-7012. The Anneal Initiative team just returned from the Wichita Cyber Security Forum where professionals convened to learn, share,…

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…

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…

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…