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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
Acronis SCS State and Local Industry Spotlight

State & Local Spotlight

In an effort to keep all digital workloads protected and up- to-date, whether they sit in offices or employees' homes, state and municipal CIOs and IT teams must choose future-proof, affordable, and easy-to-manage cyber protection and imaging solutions tailored to fit their unique needs.

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% ransomware attacks in the past

MSPs Should Reduce Vendor Sprawl to Increase Savings

New Research Shows Significant Savings by Integrating Tools New research conducted by Vanson Bourne shows that consolidating and integrating cybersecurity, backup, and disaster recovery services produces $229,159 in savings on average and reduces the time required to recover from a breach or data loss incident by an average of five hours. 

Healthcare Spotlight

The cyber stakes are incredibly high for healthcare. In an industry where one minute of downtime or one lost patient record could have life or death consequences, hospitals and medical centers face unique challenges – and have unique needs – when it comes to cyber
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K-12 Spotlight

From IT inefficiencies and data security threats to new learn-from-home vulnerabilities, the cyber landscape for K-12 institutions is complex. Adding to that complexity is the fact that schools and districts must often make due with limited IT staffs and budgets, leading to lost productivity and

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