The Importance of IT Asset Management for Compliance

IT assets are the gears that keep modern organizations running. But as organizations grow and embrace all kinds of productivity-enhancing technologies, such as cloud and mobile computing, it becomes easy to lose track of them and, consequently, fail to comply with regulations and license agreements, which is where IT asset management comes in.

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The CMMC Accreditation Board (CMMC-AB) has approved Aligned Technology Solutions as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO)

Aligned Technology Solutions (ATS), a top ranked managed IT services provider headquartered in the Washington DC Region, is pleased to announce the CMMC-AB, has approved it as an RPO. This achievement officially marks the entry of ATS into the CMMC ecosystem and is part of the firm’s ongoing expansion of offerings to defense contractors and […]

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What Is a CMMC Audit and How to Prepare for It?

The Defense Supply Chain (DSC) is exposed to increasingly sophisticated cyber threats coming from nation-states and non-state actors alike. To better protect it, The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) developed the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), unifying various cybersecurity practices into a single standard and creating a new […]

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Are Cybersecurity Risk Assessments Worth the Money for SMBs?

Even today, it’s still possible to find small-business owners who believe that cybercriminals target only large enterprises with massive quantities of data on their servers and equally large piles of money in their bank accounts. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case for quite some time.

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Top Cybersecurity Threats to Businesses in 2021

According to the latest Official Cybercrime Report published by Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. The sharp increase can be attributed to our growing reliance on digital technology, which motivates cybercriminals to find new ways to exploit businesses and the people they employ.

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Managed IT Services Providers Help Ensure CMMC Compliance 

Cybersecurity should be one of the top concerns of all companies that handle sensitive information, but it’s especially important for companies that work with the US Department of Defense (DoD) because they will soon be required to comply with the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). What Is the CMMC? After being in development for […]

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