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4 Ways an MSP Can Help You Ensure All Compliance Requirements Are Met

4 Ways an MSP Can Help You Ensure All Compliance Requirements Are Met

November, 2022 | Foster Charles

  Businesses of all industries and sizes must comply with relevant state, federal, and international laws, regulations, and standards. This is extremely important for any business that is regulated [...]

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

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

October, 2022 | Foster Charles

No organization wants to do business with a high-risk vendor. In today’s increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, companies routinely demand trust and transparency so that they can be confident [...]

SOC 2 Compliance: 5 Issues an External Vulnerability Scan Can Reveal

SOC 2 Compliance: 5 Issues an External Vulnerability Scan Can Reveal

October, 2022 | Foster Charles

Most data breaches are easily avoidable if you take a proactive approach to manage your IT environment. Unfortunately, many businesses have historically relied only on reactive measures, such as [...]

Why A Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Is Vital To SOC 2 Compliance

Why A Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Is Vital To SOC 2 Compliance

October, 2022 | Foster Charles

If you manage a business, you already know that there are many ways your business can be exposed to cyber threats. This is why businesses must conduct a variety of security measures to remain secure, [...]

4 ways a backup and disaster recovery solution determines SOC 2 audit success

4 ways a backup and disaster recovery solution determines SOC 2 audit success

October, 2022 | Foster Charles

SOC 2 is an auditing procedure for service providers that's designed to evaluate data-management measures across five trust service principles. These include security, availability, processing [...]

SOC 2 Requirements: 5 of the Most Common Mistakes to Avoid

SOC 2 Requirements: 5 of the Most Common Mistakes to Avoid

September, 2022 | Foster Charles

Passing a SOC 2 audit validates your efforts to achieve a high standard of security and privacy. It can be a powerful tool in demonstrating your company’s commitment to keeping customer data safe and [...]

NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Small Business: 5 Useful Resources

NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Small Business: 5 Useful Resources

September, 2022 | Foster Charles

True or False: Cyber criminals would rather target large enterprises instead of small businesses.  Answer: FALSE! One of the most pervasive myths about cybersecurity is the assumption that small [...]

How External Vulnerability Scanning Can Help with SOC 2 Data Security

How External Vulnerability Scanning Can Help with SOC 2 Data Security

September, 2022 | Mike Bailie

The System and Organization Controls (SOC) compliance framework sets the standards of a secure information architecture. By design, the framework leaves a high degree of flexibility to allow [...]

Can You Name the Cybersecurity Regulations That Apply to the Financial Industry?

Can You Name the Cybersecurity Regulations That Apply to the Financial Industry?

August, 2022 | Sal Marino

Charles IT · Can You Name the Cybersecurity Regulations That Apply to the Financial Industry? Financial services is one of the most heavily regulated sectors in the world as it plays a vital role in [...]

NIST CSF Profiles for Ransomware Risk Management

NIST CSF Profiles for Ransomware Risk Management

July, 2022 | Foster Charles

Ransomware is an ever-present risk these days, which is why businesses are constantly seeking ways to bolster their defenses. One excellent way of doing this is by using a robust cybersecurity [...]

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