Undoubtedly a great film for its day, the 1982 classic Poltergeist might not have aged as well as the filmmakers had hoped. But the vivid imagery, jump scares and creepy marketing the PG-rated “family” movie employed remain burned into the minds of many. For those unfamiliar with the Spielberg classic, a “poltergeist” is largely understood as a ghost or other supernatural being responsible for physical disturbances such as loud noises and thrown-around objects. As seasoned Government contractors know all too well, the same could be said of cybersecurity regulations. Don’t believe us? Just ask your information technology and information security professionals about the coffee mug shards scattered in the corner or the stapler embedded into the computer monitor. Constantly evolving cybersecurity regulations, arriving seemingly out of nowhere, are a fact of contractor life and are as sure to strike as that creepy clown doll in the rocking chair. As if on cue, more have arrived. Was that a crash we heard?

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