Beachhead Releases ‘MSP Guide to Compliance and Regulation’

Beachhead Solutions, a provider of cloud-managed PC and mobile device encryption, security, and data access control for managed service providers (MSPs), releases today the MSP Guide to Compliance and Regulation report.

Featuring advice from MSP-industry leaders and covering FTC Safeguards, HIPAA, cybersecurity assessments, CMMC, and cyber insurance, the report guides MSPs through protecting their practices and clients from security and compliance risks.

The paper focuses demystifying the complexities of evolving cybersecurity mandates with first-hand knowledge and offers thoughts on how MSPs can develop and harness compliance expertise to win more customers.

The report includes incisive subject matter primers and expert Q&As on five of the most nuanced and potentially advantageous compliance topics facing MSPs, including:

  • FTC Safeguards – Expert Jon DePerro, Chief Compliance Officer at Visibility MSP, explains the recently implemented FTC Safeguards Rule that has thousands of SMBs seeking out MSP expertise. The FTC now calls for any business under its jurisdiction that transfers money to and from customers to maintain an information security program that complies with detailed practices, such as continuous security testing, data encryption, access controls, employee security training, and more. DePerro outlines the opportunity for MSPs, and why MSPs that understand compliance will win away customers from those that don’t.
  • HIPAA – Paul Redding, Vice President Channel, Engagement & Cybersecurity of the Compliancy Group, provides a thorough primer on the requirements and strategies for MSPs with healthcare industry clients that must maintain HIPAA compliance.
  • Cybersecurity Assessments – Frank Gurnee, Channel Director at Security Studio, imparts an understanding of cybersecurity assessments’ role in enabling MSP clients to win business in regulated industries. Gurnee makes it clear how MSPs should use cybersecurity assessments to inform a holistic approach to risk reduction and how MSPs can help clients flip security from a pain point to a competitive asset by doing so.
  • CMMC – Aaron Wyant, President of Dispatch Tech, walks MSPs through the specific cybersecurity requirements for each level of CMMC 2.0 compliance. To be eligible to bid on defense contracts, organizations must submit the results of a Basic Contractor Self-Assessment and provide a detailed Plan of Action and Milestones outlining a complete process for implementing all necessary cybersecurity improvements.
  • Cyber Insurance – Larry Meador, Channel Chief at DataStream Cyber Insurance, immerses MSP readers in the specifics of cyber insurance policies and how their requirements are based on those of major compliance mandates. MSPs can offer clients value by ensuring their cybersecurity protections meet the detailed terms and conditions of their policies and by producing the documentation required for claims to be paid.

“This unique report assembles a treasure trove of expertise from accomplished MSP-industry leaders, sharing current strategies that continue to prove successful across major facets of the cybersecurity regulatory mandate landscape,” said Cam Roberson, VP Sales & Channel Developmen at Beachhead Solutions.

“Today’s MSPs face a swelling pressure to understand and meet their responsibilities and opportunities associated with clients’ compliance requirements. We’re glad to share these expert insights with MSPs, and to offer a roadmap for achieving marketplace differentiation by delivering the correct cybersecurity compliance capabilities and support,” Roberson said.

The report also details the many compliance controls the BeachheadSecure platform satisfies, including NIST, CMMC, ISO 27001, and others.

Get the full report here.