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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0: 3 Big Changes

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0: 3 Big Changes

January, 2022 | Foster Charles

Major changes are underway for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Previewed in an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on November 4, 2021, the revamped program is [...]

Why Security Tools Must Be in Information Technology Budget Categories

Why Security Tools Must Be in Information Technology Budget Categories

November, 2020 | Foster Charles

Many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have benefited from integrating the latest technology into their daily operations. Productivity tools help improve employee output, which helps SMBs [...]

How to Build an IT Budget: 5 Ways an MSP Can Help Manage the Process

How to Build an IT Budget: 5 Ways an MSP Can Help Manage the Process

November, 2020 | Foster Charles

Technology is evolving at a pace that many small business leaders find impossible to keep up with. New cyberthreats emerge every day, taking advantage of outdated technology and the latest emerging [...]

5 Reasons Why Encryption Is Important to Add to Your Annual IT Budget

5 Reasons Why Encryption Is Important to Add to Your Annual IT Budget

November, 2020 | Foster Charles

Encryption is the process of scrambling data to make it unreadable to unauthorized users. It’s one of the most important components of any information security strategy, especially where sensitive [...]

Information Technology Budget Examples: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Information Technology Budget Examples: Common Mistakes to Avoid

November, 2020 | Foster Charles

The COVID-19 pandemic and global economic recession have disrupted the IT budget cycle of businesses in Connecticut and the rest of the world. But with lockdown restrictions gradually being lifted, [...]

IT Budgeting Best Practices: Include A Vulnerability Scanning Program

IT Budgeting Best Practices: Include A Vulnerability Scanning Program

November, 2020 | Foster Charles

By now, most business leaders appreciate the importance of building a strong and adaptable information security strategy. But given the rapidly increasing complexity of today’s computing [...]

Starting Budgeting Now To Improve Your IT For Next Year

Starting Budgeting Now To Improve Your IT For Next Year

November, 2020 | Foster Charles

As businesses become increasingly reliant on technology, it’s getting more difficult to keep up with constant development in the sector. Information technology budget planning is something you need [...]

Top Security Tools to Budget for in 2021

Top Security Tools to Budget for in 2021

November, 2020 | Foster Charles

The rapid development of cyberthreats over the past years has driven small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Connecticut area to take cybersecurity seriously. However, nothing could have [...]

Why an Average IT Budget for Companies Needs a DFARS Assessment

Why an Average IT Budget for Companies Needs a DFARS Assessment

November, 2020 | Foster Charles

The growing threat of cyberwarfare has driven the federal government to enforce much tighter cybersecurity controls across the public sector. In no industry is this more apparent than in the defense [...]

5 Reasons To Include A CMMC Assessment In Your IT Department Budget

5 Reasons To Include A CMMC Assessment In Your IT Department Budget

November, 2020 | Foster Charles

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified standard for implementing and standardizing information security controls across the enormous Defense Industrial Base. Every company [...]

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