The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain is an interconnected ecosystem of agencies, partners, contractors and subcontractors. This increased collaboration obliges government entities to operate beyond their protected IT environments. Working in cyber infrastructures of unknown security and maturity amplifies risks to the department’s...

As more organizations upload their data into cloud computing environments, MSPs should look to evolve their traditional cybersecurity practices accordingly. They must shift focus from primarily on-premise security to services that also protect hybrid and pure-cloud networks. Microsoft's cloud platform, Azure, has grown 59 percent in...

When MSPs are called to function as a client’s IT department, they need a complete picture of the organization’s unique environment. To achieve this, they need to conduct comprehensive IT assessments. An IT assessment provides critical details about a client’s network that must be addressed in...

The need for HIPAA compliance will never wane. As more Wi-Fi-connected medical devices and apps enter the market and patient data becomes universally digitized, the need for data privacy measures will continue to expand. Since medical organizations are ultimately accountable for that privacy, MSPs should...

According to a Forrester’s 2019 report, insiders commit 53 percent of all data breaches. A Ponemon report also discovered that the frequency of insider-related breaches surged by 47 percent in just two years, with 60 percent of organizations suffering more than 30 incidents each year. What’s...

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” This common sentiment suggests that one should not focus on people’s outward appearance but rather what’s in their hearts and in their minds – what’s on the inside. MSPs could also apply this philosophy, with a slightly different...