Newsletter | October 13, 2020

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Providing Your Clients With Improved Microsoft Cloud Security

Your clients may be oblivious to the cybersecurity risks and productivity problems that they create when they use Microsoft 365’s cloud services and applications, like Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. That’s why it’s up to you as the MSP to run regular assessments of the Microsoft Cloud environment for all your clients with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) and/or Azure. New tools are out there to help.

What To Look For In Cyber Risk Insurance

As an MSP, you can play a key role in making sure your clients get a good cyber risk policy at a reasonable rate. But even more important, it’s up to you to ensure they won’t be denied a payout on any subsequent claims. Know what to look for in a cyber risk insurance policy for your clients and how to monitor the hidden IT security terms.

An Inside Look At Insider Data Breaches

How are your clients’ employees putting so much at risk? What acts are causing data breaches? The consensus among IT leaders points at sharing business data to personal devices. The growing number of remote workers is increasing the volume of personal devices and computer-issued laptops used in an already highly mobile business world. MSPs need to know the ins and outs of insider security threats.

IT Compliance Documentation: Worth More Than Gold When You Need IT!

If your clients have an incident or someone files a complaint, they will be investigated. If they suffer a breach, they will almost certainly be sued. MSPs will be asked to provide proof that “Due Care” was exercised to protect the compromised date. Regulated businesses know they are required to have written policies and procedures. But policies, without evidence you are following them, are meaningless. There are tools that can help.

Why NIST CSF Is So Valuable For MSPs

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) is packed with value for MSPs looking for guidance on setting up security best practices for a wide range of client types. The framework is scalable, attainable, flexible, and includes common-sense recommendations and industry best practices. The NIST CSF guides MSPs through security processes but lets them tailor the details to fit the unique needs of their various clients.