What Is CMMC? The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a new five-level cybersecurity framework that contractors must attain if they want to do business with the Department of Defense (DoD). To comply, defense contractors must engage with an independent, certified third-party assessor to verify...

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...