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An Open Letter to Arizona’s US Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Sen. Mark Kelly

Dear Senator Sinema and Senator Kelly,  On behalf of Arizona’s defense coalitions, we applaud you both for your efforts to help secure enactment of the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA provides $768 billion in military installations and defense community funding. Arizona is proud to have two Senators

The Importance of US-Based Tech Support and Data Centers

Whether you are a small municipality in rural Mississippi or a large Managed Service Provider (MSP) with a state contract, quality technical support should be at the top of the list as you evaluate different cyber protection solutions. Why? Because the quality of the support

The Public Sector Speaks: Certifications and Compliance in the Cloud Age

The Public Speaks: Certifications and compliance in the cloud age  In October, Acronis SCS hosted a couple of US public sector breakout sessions at the Acronis #CyberFit Summit. One session included a lively panel discussion on Certifications and Compliance in the Cloud Age. Moderating the session was John Zanni, CEO of Acronis

Understanding What Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 Means to Your Agency

On January 31, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the creation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC is a certification procedure developed by the DoD to certify that contractors who work with the Department have the necessary controls to protect their data by enhancing cyber protection standards and increasing assurance on the DoD that

Key Cybersecurity Initiatives Within the New Infrastructure Bill

Improving State and Local Government Cyber Resilience   Cyberattacks and ransomware plague the state and local governments and cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Cyberattacks cost organizations about $18.88 billion in recovery costs and downtime in 2020, and municipal governments were subject to 45% of ransomware attacks in the

How Federal Agencies are Using Technology Modernization Funds to Implement Zero Trust Architecture

The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 authorized the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). US federal agencies apply for loans with “approved projects receiving incremental funding and technical expertise to ensure project success.”  The TMF board previously awarded eleven grants with the additional $1 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan.    On September 30, 2021, the
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Ransomware Still Threatens the Healthcare Industry

Ransomware, widely considered the fastest-growing malware hazard of the 21st century, continues to threaten the healthcare industry’s uptime, profits, and brand reputation.  Famous ransomware victims like Universal Health Services (UHS) and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center only partially reflect the magnitude of the threat, which is global in scope and continues to