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How Better Cybersecurity Can Increase Client Confidence

How Better Cybersecurity Can Increase Client Confidence

November, 2022 | Aaron Bandzes

As a business owner, you should know that your clients' data is essential to your success and that it's important to have the proper safeguards in place to protect their information, and your [...]

Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks: Are You Working to Full Potential?

Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks: Are You Working to Full Potential?

December, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

Microsoft Teams has proven an invaluable platform for maintaining workforce productivity in the era of remote work. One of the reasons for its huge popularity is that it is deeply integrated with the [...]

What Is a Private Cloud? 3 Things You May Not Have Heard

What Is a Private Cloud? 3 Things You May Not Have Heard

November, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

Despite the fact that cloud computing is still a relatively young technology, it feels like a long time ago when business leaders were making the decision of whether to move to the cloud or not. [...]

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Case Study: Learn 5 Best Practices

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Case Study: Learn 5 Best Practices

November, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework provides a systematic methodology for managing risk in your organization across the entire incident lifecycle. Although the framework is not intended to replace an [...]

Benefits of NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Defend Against Ransomware

Benefits of NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Defend Against Ransomware

October, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

Many organizations are adopting cybersecurity based on the NIST cybersecurity framework, now a globally recognized standard for helping counter new and emerging cyber threats. More recently, the NIST [...]

Building a CMMC Compliance Checklist for Level 3 Certification

Building a CMMC Compliance Checklist for Level 3 Certification

August, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

Most organizations wanting to contract or subcontract with the Department of Defense should aim for CMMC level 3. This is the minimum required level for handling controlled unclassified information [...]

How Can a Gap Assessment Prepare You for CMMC Compliance?

How Can a Gap Assessment Prepare You for CMMC Compliance?

July, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

It may be tempting to put off your journey towards CMMC compliance, given that the regulation is not due to be fully implemented until October 1, 2025, but this would be a mistake. Earning a CMMC [...]

A HIPAA compliance checklist for IT teams

A HIPAA compliance checklist for IT teams

April, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

As the digital transformation of healthcare continues to gain ground, adherence to the health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA) is more important than ever. The threats are real, [...]

Why a HIPAA Risk Analysis is Essential to Achieving Compliance

Why a HIPAA Risk Analysis is Essential to Achieving Compliance

April, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations are nothing new. In fact, there has been a 45% increase in the number of cyberattacks on healthcare companies since November 2020. Since then, the weekly [...]

HIPAA Privacy Rule: How Telehealth Is Affecting IT Regulations

HIPAA Privacy Rule: How Telehealth Is Affecting IT Regulations

March, 2021 | Aaron Bandzes

Since the onset of COVID-19, healthcare providers have been dealing with the challenges of implementing protocols to protect their staff and patients from possible exposure to the virus. One [...]

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