Best Practices in Technology

A blog for understanding best practices in technology

The Difference Between Policy and Inventory Updates in Jamf Pro

As an Apple Certified Professional with countless Jamf Pro implementations under my belt, I've witnessed several areas that can trip up an IT administrator using Jamf Pro to manage Apple devices in the IT environment. One of these areas is how synchronization works between Apple devices in the network and the Jamf Pro console.
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3 Reasons to Use an Outside Mac Help Desk

To maximize employee effectiveness and retention, companies are offering a choice of Apple devices to perform their job functions. Giving staff the option to use the system with which they are most comfortable has numerous advantages; however, this choice can present a problem when technical support is needed.
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Corserva Launches Premium Access Control for the Hospitality Industry, Powered by Amadeo

With this announcement, Corserva becomes the exclusive distributor of Amadeo cloud based access control systems in the US.
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NIST 800-171 versus CMMC

Since the end of 2017, all subcontractors working within Department of Defense (DoD) supply chains were required to comply with the NIST 800-171 mandate. Since then, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has been published. Suppliers need to understand the differences between NIST 800-171 and CMMC and how they impact DoD contracts under which they are working.
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NIST Compliant File Sharing

Today's business environment requires collaboration. Your employees need to be able to share files within the organization as well as with clients and partners. But only if it's done securely.
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What is CMMC Compliance?

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was created to enhance the cybersecurity posture of companies participating in US government supply chains. As of December 31, 2017, defense and government suppliers had to comply with NIST 800-171. Starting in 2020, the DoD will gradually transition federal contract information to include CMMC instead of NIST 800-171.
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Microsoft Renames Office 365 Plans

Effective April 21, 2020, Microsoft has renamed some of the Office 365 subscription plans for small and medium businesses. There are no price, feature, or business model changes to commercial subscriptions. The changes are in name only.
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Work from Home Securely During the Coronavirus Outbreak

It seems like the world spun around and turned upside down in the blink of an eye. While some businesses are going to struggle in the coming months, others will pivot and find creative ways to get work done successfully and maintain cybersecurity best practices.
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The Benefits of Microsoft 365 Security Features

Microsoft 365 is an integrated solution that includes Office 365 and Windows 10 Enterprise, plus enterprise-level mobility and security features. Because of the included security features of Microsoft 365, you can save money by upgrading from Office 365 to Microsoft 365.
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Revision 2 of NIST SP 800-171 is Released

As of December 31, 2017, companies that provide parts and services for suppliers serving federal and local governments must comply with the NIST 800-171 mandate. There have been some recent changes in how compliance is managed for this mandate.
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