Leveraging Managed Security Service Providers for NIST 800-171 and CMMC Compliance in the Defense Supply Chain

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The complex relationships between government agencies, third-party vendors, and managed service providers form a challenging web of connections that comprise the DoD digital supply chain. Both NIST 800-171 and CMMC address these at various points, expecting providers to adhere to complex security requirements. These requirements can become so complex that they may turn to Managed Service Providers (especially those in the security space) to help them maintain compliance. 

This article will cover how an MSSP can help you streamline compliance across frameworks like NIST 800-171 and CMMC. 


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What Is ISO 27017 and How Does it Inform Cloud Security?

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As cloud computing continues gaining popularity, organizations increasingly turn to cloud services to store and process their data. However, with this increased reliance on cloud services comes a heightened risk of data breaches and cyber attacks, making cloud security a critical concern for businesses of all sizes.

To address these concerns, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a code of practice for information security controls for cloud services–ISO 27017. This standard provides guidelines and general principles for securing cloud-based systems and protecting against potential security threats.

This article will explore the critical components of ISO 27017 and their importance in securing cloud-based systems. We will also discuss some of the best practices for implementing ISO 27017 in your organization and the benefits that it can provide. Finally, we will examine some challenges organizations may face when implementing ISO 27017 and guide them on overcoming them.


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What Managed Service Providers Should Know About SOC Compliance

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Some security regulations and recommendations, like FedRAMP, FIPS, or HIPAA, are required of any managed service providers working in specific industries like government or healthcare. Others, like Service Organization Control (SOC) compliance, are not always necessary but help demonstrate that security controls are in place to protect client data. Because of this fact, they are an essential part of an MSPs auditing structure.

Learn more about why your MSP should be using SOC auditing and compliance as part of its business model.

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