HIPAA IT compliance is primarily concerned with ensuring all provisions of the HIPAA Security Rule are followed and all elements on the HIPAA IT compliance checklist are covered. Identifying risks via ongoing assessments and documentation is critical to HIPAA IT security and compliance. Failure is not an Option Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can result in...

Cyberattacks have skyrocketed by more than 400 percent since the early part of 2020. And small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) were a big part of this number. Some sources report up to 71% of cyberattacks hit SMBs. Yet, 43% of SMBs lack cybersecurity defense plans, and one in five SMBs fail to use endpoint security.     Why this lack...

Many MSPs find their smaller clients reluctant to invest their meager IT budgets in formidable cybersecurity. Although reports of cyber breaches seem to perpetually spread through the internet like dandelions, many clients are still resistant to paying for comprehensive security. It can be a challenge to get them to consider more than the basics. It’s all too common to hear clients say they’re “too small”...

We conclude our MSP Client Lifecycle for IT Assessment series discussing client retention and contract renewal. If you haven’t already, check out the previous four segments: acquisitions, onboarding, optimization, and expansion. Client retention is a cornerstone of your business. And though it seems easier than scouting for and securing new clients, it still takes work. Clients need constant care, not only to provide...

Welcome to part 3 of our MSP Client Lifecycle series. First up, we reviewed acquisitions, then we followed up with onboarding. For our next segment, we discuss optimization to improve profitability.  Once you’ve secured a client and have everything set up with your services, it’s time for fine-tuning and maximization. You must be certain...