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Templates for a Best Practices Cybersecurity Assessment

If you have not heard about cybersecurity online, in print, or on the news in the last 10 years, exactly how safe are your customers? Cybersecurity has become a serious topic for businesses and consumers. And unfortunately, cyber threats are set aside in favor of other initiatives and become a bigger problem in the long run.

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| Author TruMethods Standards Manager, Brian Dappolone, tagged in IT standards, IT security, MSP security, cybersecurity

Is Your MSP Compliant?

In a COVID-19 world there is a lot to think about and focus on.  The most important thing to always keep in mind is the safety of our family and friends, but for better or worse we still have to think about being business owners.  Clients need to be able to work from home and MSPs need to make sure we can pay the bills and stay on track with processes.  Economic, emotional, and social instability like this is something that nefarious groups can easily exploit.  We have already seen an upshift in hacking, ransomware, and malware attacks on everyone those people can reach, and it is likely to get worse.  What do we do to make sure we are protected?

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| Author TruMethods Member Success Advisor, Heather Caporaso, tagged in top managed service provider, managed service provider, vCIO, MSP security, cybersecurity

End User Cyber Security Risks and Training Options

In today’s IT environments productivity is necessary, uptime is essential, and security is critical. The latest hardware and software provide layers of protection in hopes of preventing cyber attacks. The newest technology causes most IT providers to forget the weakest link: the end user.

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| Author TruMethods Standards Manager, Brian Dappolone, tagged in MSP training, cybersecurity risk management, email security, cybersecurity

Why Compliance Supports the vCIO Process

I worked as a vCIO for an established MSP in my area. I had the traditional vCIO responsibilities: onboarding new clients, detailing service plans, generating proposals, planning meetings, discussing budgets, consulting, and so on. It was about 6 months into the role when I shifted exclusively to a Health Care vCIO and relied on HIPAA as my compliance backbone.

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| Author TruMethods Standards Manager, Brian Dappolone, tagged in vCIO, IT standards, IT security, MSP security

Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Companies often struggle to create and enforce robust cybersecurity strategies, partly because compliance varies among employees. This inconsistency could be caused by the specifics of job roles within the company that might make policies more or less inconvenient to employees based on their position. In addition, different levels of security awareness and technical skills across an organization can create further security challenges.

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| Author Nathan Bradbury, Manager, Systems Engineering Barracuda MSP, tagged in top managed service provider, cybersecurity risk management, MSP advice, MSP security

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