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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 [...]

Backup & Disaster Recovery's role in the CMMC framework

Backup & Disaster Recovery's role in the CMMC framework

February, 2022 | Foster Charles

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework is the basis for Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to safeguard controlled unclassified information (CUI) across its vast worldwide [...]

NIST Categories: 5 Important Things to Understand

NIST Categories: 5 Important Things to Understand

October, 2021 | Foster Charles

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework serves as a baseline for organizations seeking to achieve the highest standards of information security and privacy. It spans the entire security incident management [...]

5 IT New Year's Resolutions Your Company Should Have

5 IT New Year's Resolutions Your Company Should Have

December, 2020 | Foster Charles

  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 [...]

A New Year: Peek into a Managed Service Provider's 2021 Initiatives

A New Year: Peek into a Managed Service Provider's 2021 Initiatives

December, 2020 | Foster Charles

If there’s only one thing you can truly rely on in the world of technology, it’s the constant pace of change. That change is all around us in the form of disruptive emerging techs like artificial [...]

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 [...]

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