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

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 New cyberthreats emerge every day, taking advantage of outdated technology and the latest emerging innovations alike. When creating an information technology budget sample to present to the boardroom, you need to take into account both the risks and opportunities, and strive to align your budget and ...

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

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 data is transmitted across unsecured mediums like the internet. However, encryption is also important for data in storage, whether it lives in the cloud or on endpoint devices, such as smartphones, ...

Information Technology Budget Examples: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Information Technology Budget Examples: Common Mistakes to Avoid

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, organizations are steadily rebuilding, re-budgeting, and planning to return to a scalable state.

IT Budgeting Best Practices: Include A Vulnerability Scanning Program

IT Budgeting Best Practices: Include A Vulnerability Scanning Program

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 infrastructures and the rising tide of cyberthreats, doing so is anything but easy. However, all too often is information security considered a cost center, rather than an investment in growth. Instead of viewing ...

Starting Budgeting Now To Improve Your IT For Next Year

Starting Budgeting Now To Improve Your IT For Next Year

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 to start thinking about early on, while also accounting for the many unknowns. Every IT budget needs a degree of flexibility, but by carefully considering your needs and aligning IT to your operational ...

Top Security Tools to Budget for in 2021

Top Security Tools to Budget for in 2021

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 prepared them for what was to come in 2020. The onset of the pandemic caused many companies to switch to a work-from-home setting, making them even more vulnerable to hackers. Since most homes don't have ...

Why an Average IT Budget for Companies Needs a DFARS Assessment

Why an Average IT Budget for Companies Needs a DFARS Assessment

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 of the nation. With a global supply chain counting over 300,000 organizations, the DoD faces a monumental task to counter threats posed by state-sponsored attackers and the many other threats it ...

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

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

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 which currently has contracts with the DoD or wishes to bid on requests for proposals (RFPs) in the foreseeable future will need to earn the appropriate certification.

Why Security Awareness Training Should Be in Your IT Budget for 2021

Why Security Awareness Training Should Be in Your IT Budget for 2021

Many people still think of cybersecurity as being a technical problem and the sole responsibility of the IT department. But the truth is, cybercriminals aren’t always the skilled hackers like those portrayed in popular culture. Instead of targeting vulnerabilities in technology, they go after the weakest link – which is usually people themselves.

Why You Should Budget to Work with a Managed Services Provider