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SOC 2 Requirements Checklist with IT Managed Services

SOC 2 Requirements Checklist with IT Managed Services

A system organization controls (SOC) audit is an important standard and regulation that every service provider must adhere to. If your organization stores or transmits potentially sensitive data on behalf of clients, earning a SOC 2 certification isn’t just a legal necessity, but a crucial competitive advantage in a time when service reliability and information security are at the top of people’s ...

4 Ways An IT Security Assessment Prepares You For SOC 2 Compliance

4 Ways An IT Security Assessment Prepares You For SOC 2 Compliance

No organization wants to do business with a high-risk vendor. In today’s increasingly complex cyberthreat landscape, companies routinely demand trust and transparency, so they can be confident handing over their sensitive data. This may involve asking for an SOC 2 audit report, which you will need to be able to secure and maintain more valuable contracts.

Know The Difference: SOC 1 vs. SOC 2

Know The Difference: SOC 1 vs. SOC 2

Keeping up with the constantly evolving compliance landscape can be demanding, especially if you’re relying entirely on in-house resources to conduct IT security assessments. That said, it’s important to view compliance not as a burden, but as a competitive advantage that can earn you more lucrative contracts, as well as retain existing ones.

Managed Detection and Response: No More Devastating Malicious Attacks

Managed Detection and Response: No More Devastating Malicious Attacks

The cyberthreat landscape is constantly changing as attackers find new and innovative ways to get into your network. Indeed, some attacks are now so complex that they go undetected until it’s too late. Most businesses simply don’t have the resources necessary to keep a close eye on every single endpoint and communication channel throughout their IT infrastructure, so they need to turn to external ...

How a Managed Services Provider Can Keep Your Business Safe in 2021

How a Managed Services Provider Can Keep Your Business Safe in 2021

Businesses in Connecticut and around the world will be planning out their IT budget for 2021 over the next several days. For many companies that still rely on a work from home setup, ensuring the security, connectivity, and productivity of their employees is a top priority. With new technological innovations coming in 2021, businesses need to adjust quickly to remain competitive. 

5 IT New Year's Resolutions Your Company Should Have

5 IT New Year's Resolutions Your Company Should Have

  In the dynamic world of technology, the only thing you can count on is change. Your business always needs to be one step ahead when it comes to protecting your assets against the rising tide of cybercrime and innovating quickly to capitalize on new opportunities. And with the end of the year just around the corner, now is a great time to reevaluate your technology strategy.

Reasons Security Awareness Training Is Important for Your Business

Reasons Security Awareness Training Is Important for Your Business

With COVID-19 infections in Connecticut soaring by 6.1% in recent weeks, Gov. Ned Lamont recently issued a statewide advisory ordering businesses to revert to Phase 2 restrictions. This means that some businesses will have to cancel their reopening plans, while others will have to continue their remote operations to contain the spread of the virus. The governor is also urging people to stay home.

5 Ways Managed IT Services Can Help You Protect Your Email

5 Ways Managed IT Services Can Help You Protect Your Email

Cyberattacks can strike at any time and without relent. Though there are countless systems that criminals may try to exploit, the universal reach of email makes it one of the most popular targets of all.

How A Managed Services Provider Keeps Your Company in Compliance

How A Managed Services Provider Keeps Your Company in Compliance

Today’s businesses handle enormous amounts of customer data, much of which is subject to government-mandated compliance regulations. For example, protected health information is subject to HIPAA compliance, while controlled unclassified information pertaining to the US Department of Defense must be protected according to CMMC and DFARS compliance.

Ways IT Managed Services Can Help Your Business Run More Efficiently

Ways IT Managed Services Can Help Your Business Run More Efficiently

These days, it's not just large enterprises that rely on technology to push their business forward. Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are also leveraging the latest technological trends to enhance their processes. However, maintaining one’s IT infrastructure is a different story altogether. If you run an SMB, you'll need highly trained IT professionals who can quickly resolve any problems ...