Tag: Compliance

National Science Foundation shows stress is the cause of many breaches

National Science Foundation shows stress is the cause of many breaches

The pandemic has upended the entire field of cybersecurity and a newly released National Science Foundation study is now shedding light on the human error component of cybersecurity breaches. “It’s an important study because anytime we can understand why people...

/ July 18, 2022
Making sure your vendors are secure

Making sure your vendors are secure

We’ve all heard about major breaches and the cascading impact they can have across a variety of services. As an MSP, these upstream breaches are clearly out of your control, but you can and should be questioning whether the services...

/ June 15, 2022
Lost and hopefully not found (by a hacker)

Lost and hopefully not found (by a hacker)

The combination of people gradually returning to offices and corporate campuses and the proliferation of BYOD (bring your own device) during the pandemic is not only causing headaches for CISOs and MSPs, but it’s also resulting in cybersecurity problems. “We...

/ March 30, 2022 / 10 Comments
Cybersecurity implications of PIPL

Cybersecurity implications of PIPL

Idyllic fields of corn and soybeans spread out in all directions from a small midwestern manufacturing campus. Tucked within a town of around 20,000 people, the facility seems worlds away. But a recent data breach on the company’s servers illustrates...

/ September 22, 2021
Partner Spotlight: MSP achieves GDPR compliance using Barracuda RMM

Partner Spotlight: MSP achieves GDPR compliance using Barracuda RMM

SOTEC GmbH, headquartered in Laudenbach, Germany, is one of the leading IT systems integrators and service providers in the Rhein Neckar metropolitan area in southwestern Germany. Serving small businesses and enterprises, the company provides consultancy, security, GDPR compliance, and infrastructure...

/ July 27, 2021
Empowering clients with HIPAA-compliant WFH policies

Empowering clients with HIPAA-compliant WFH policies

For MSPs supporting the myriad businesses under HIPAA’s purview, the pandemic forcibly accelerated work-from-home policies that were, for many, already on the roadmap. Any forward-looking organization had anticipated future expansion of remote work practices. But the pandemic meant implementing such...

/ April 1, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: What are some common HIPAA missteps and how can my MSP avoid them?

Ask an MSP Expert: What are some common HIPAA missteps and how can my MSP avoid them?

Q: My MSP partners with clients that frequently work with sensitive medical data that falls under HIPAA protections. How can my MSP ensure that this data remains protected and that our clients are not subjected to penalties from HIPAA? Despite...

/ March 10, 2020
Compliance mandates provide a boon to MSPs

Compliance mandates provide a boon to MSPs

Most business executives are not especially fond of regulations. However, it turns out the need to comply with a myriad of regulations has been something of a boon to managed service providers (MSPs). A survey of 50 MSPs conducted by...

/ February 12, 2020
Why being secure is not the same as being compliant

Why being secure is not the same as being compliant

While speaking with managed service providers (MSPs) on whether or not they are offering security to their SMB customers, I often end up in a conversation dealing with compliance. The subject of compliance is often at the forefront of partners...

/ January 16, 2020
Long road to achieving GDPR compliance still lies ahead

Long road to achieving GDPR compliance still lies ahead

A survey of 1,263 IT professionals conducted by the Ponemon Institute, on behalf of the law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP, suggests that even some of the best laid plans to comply with the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR)...

/ September 17, 2019