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IOTSSA Security Blog
February 5th, 2021 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
Securing data has become a critical requirement for organizations around the globe. Governments and industries are modernizing existing consumer protection and breach notification laws while establishing new standards of security. The last 12 months have seen records shatter in not only the volume - Read More
February 1st, 2021 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
If there is one good takeaway from the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic, it has to be the increased value of the IT services community. Even the clients who had the occasion to question your firm’s value, usually during contract discussions, are surely seeing your managed services team in a new - Read More
November 16th, 2020 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
As we enter the final stretch of November and prepare for the final month in what has been an unparalleled year for the IT industry (and the world), the negatives of 2020 are fresh in everyone’s minds. Millions have been affected by the pandemic, from those suffering directly from the virus to - Read More
November 5th, 2020 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
For managed services providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs), adding or improving security tools in your stack is time-consuming and often challenging. The evaluation process can be overwhelming, and the final decision has a long-lasting impact. The choice is more difficult - Read More
October 27th, 2020 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
Today, MSPs are in the driver’s seat when it comes to tailoring an endpoint security solution to best protect themselves and their client’s from harmful malware and data loss. However, this hasn’t always been the case. Many of us can remember a time when finding MSP creature features like multi- - Read More
October 15th, 2020 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
Over the past several months, you’ve likely heard the term “Managed Detection and Response” (MDR). And while the term is often used, it is seldom defined, and, when it is, the service description is usually vague. It’s hard to tell if the vendor is using proprietary technology or if the solution is - Read More
October 13th, 2020 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
We wish you the very best of luck and congratulations on spring boarding your career in technology! Greg Kladakis, I find that the technology field is always evolving, and to me that is fascinating, there will always be new tools, designs, and concepts to explore and improve at. That is why I - Read More
September 29th, 2020 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
“It’s a small project.  We don’t need an agreement for that.” Yeah, right. If you forgo formal agreements for so-called “small projects”, then you are unnecessarily exposing your company to significant (and potentially company-ending) liability. Let me tell you a few things about liability: It - Read More
September 22nd, 2020 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
As most industry professionals understand, IT capabilities and insight are not the only vital piece of the equation. MSPs need a more comprehensive set of competencies to excel in today’s rapidly shifting business environment, including the essential ‘soft skills’ for implementing and managing and - Read More
August 31st, 2020 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
It’s been one crazy summer. As a matter of fact, it’s been one heck of a year and when you talk to MSPs, most will tell you it’s all been kind of a blur. But as summer turns to fall, a somewhat clearer picture has begun to emerge across the managed services landscape. MSPs weren - Read More