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Knowing When Your Security Policies Need Updating

Knowing When Your Security Policies Need Updating

December, 2022 | Foster Charles

According to Cybersecurity Ventures' 2022 Official Cybercrime Report, cybercrime will cause global damages estimated at $8 trillion in 2023. This alarming statistic proves that having appropriate [...]

Why You Should Budget to Work with a Managed Services Provider

Why You Should Budget to Work with a Managed Services Provider

November, 2022 | Foster Charles

  For many small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners, a big challenge of returning to the workplace post-pandemic has been getting IT systems up and running again. While the pace of work may have [...]

How to Assess and Manage Your Business’ Security Vulnerabilities

How to Assess and Manage Your Business’ Security Vulnerabilities

November, 2022 | Foster Charles

Running a business today means being vulnerable to all sorts of cyberattacks. Hackers are always on the lookout for new targets, and they won't think twice about going after your company's data if [...]

5 Ways an MSP Is Your Biggest Compliance Ally

5 Ways an MSP Is Your Biggest Compliance Ally

June, 2021 | Foster Charles

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Clause 252.204-7012 covers everything contractors must know about safeguarding covered defense information (CDI) and reporting cyber [...]

7 things you need to know about the HIPAA compliance certification

7 things you need to know about the HIPAA compliance certification

March, 2021 | Foster Charles

Privacy is a fundamental human right, especially when it comes to sensitive information, such as patient health records. As digital transformation continues to drive change throughout the healthcare [...]

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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