What is a Managed Security Service Provider?

A managed security service provider (MSSP) is a third-party organization contracted by a business to manage and monitor security devices, protecting the companies’ digital assets and infrastructures. MSSP technology offerings include secure web application firewalls, intrusion detection, spam blocking, Virtual Private Networks (VPN) system management, virus protection, as well as identity and privileged access management.

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How to Ensure Your IT Systems are GMP Compliant

Good manufacturing practices. It’s a simple name for a far-reaching standard. The language sounds straightforward enough; after all, who wouldn’t want their manufacturing processes to be “good”? The reality of adherence is a little bit more complex, though. And maintaining compliance is important. On a legal level, compliance is necessary in order to pass inspections,

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What to Look for in a Great Healthcare IT Consulting Firm

As the risks of a cyberattack on various healthcare organizations increase, the pressure to find the best healthcare IT consulting firm also increases. Your choice of IT firm can directly impact how secure your network is, how patient data is handled, and your stress level when it comes to working with your IT systems. Everyone

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Why You Should Use a Managed Service Provider

Your IT network is down for the second time this quarter. Now you find yourself footing the bill for an emergency technician to come out and fix it as time and money slip away. When your IT network goes down, you can’t serve your clients. When you can’t serve your clients, your business loses money.

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DFARS Compliance

The Consequences of DFARS Non-Compliance

DFARS compliance. As a contractor for the federal government, you’ve probably heard the phrase. For those who don’t know, DFARS stands for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. In August 2015, DFARS enacted NIST 800-171, a regulation designed to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) from being hacked while in the hands of government contractors.   The

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Top 5 Network Security Tips for Medical Offices

How can medical offices keep data secure in the digital age? It might seem like a straightforward question, but it’s one that all medical providers need to be asking – and, unfortunately, it’s one that too many aren’t. Cybercrime has been a growing sector since the inception of the internet, and, if 2018’s mid-year cybercrime

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Should You Allow Remote Work on Personal Devices?

When Martin Cooper first invented the handheld cell phone in 1973, there was no way he could have predicted the extent to which it has taken over the modern lifestyle. For many people, your cell phone is akin to another limb. If you leave the house without it, you may feel cut off from the

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Five Ways Cheap IT Creates Unnecessary Costs for Columbia, Maryland Businesses

It’s always tempting to go with the cheapest option. Partly, that’s because the upfront price tag is one of the easiest factors to measure when you’re making a decision. Price is a clear, hard number – and if one option is more affordable, it can seem like an obvious advantage. You probably know from personal

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5 Ways Technology Should Be Working for Your Business

There are two sides to everything – including tech’s benefit to business. On the one hand, it’s really difficult to imagine how businesses functioned before the IT systems and cutting-edge tech we have today. Can you picture a modern service business without smart phones? A doctor’s office without digital data? A manufacturing floor without mission-critical

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How to Set an IT Budget

Budgets are difficult things. At their hearts, budgets are about allocating resources – determining what expenditures will provide the most value, and then planning to make them. That can be complex in its own right, but for businesses juggling the demands of growth and the politics of different departments, allocating budgets can be even more

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