Security: The Most Important Factor Impacting the IoT in 2020 and Beyond

By Jeremy Louise | March 30th, 2020 | Project & Contracted Services

As someone who has been in the technology business for over 25 years, it’s safe to say that I’ve seen a lot of so-called tech trends come and go. But one that I find truly exciting is also one that is very much here to stay: IoT, also known as, the Internet of Things. In … Continued

COVID-19 – TSI’S COMMITMENT

By Chris Souza | March 16th, 2020 | Project & Contracted Services

During this time of uncertainty, we, at Technical Support International, Inc. want you to know that we will continue to provide you with the support you need to operate your business. As we all are aware, COVID-19 and its impact is not yet fully understood and it is a global issue.  In the United States, … Continued

The Most Important CMMC Takeaways That We Learned at a Recent Industry Event

By Jeremy Louise | January 30th, 2020 | Project & Contracted Services

As many long-time readers are undoubtedly aware, staying up to date on everything going on with DFARS/NIST 800-171 compliance makes up a big portion of my responsibilities here at TSI – especially recently. Not only is the DoD actually going to start enforcing these compliance requirements in the very near future, but they’ve even introduced … Continued

TSI is celebrating its 30th anniversary

By Jeremy Louise | January 27th, 2020 | Managed Services

TSI just celebrated its 30th  anniversary, so we wanted to share this article from 1990 when most people had no clue what the Internet was, when every service call was performed on-site (phone support was free ?), and our hourly rates were $55.00/hr.! It’s been a remarkable journey thus far and we want to sincerely … Continued

New CISA recommendations following recent Iran hostilities

By Jeremy Louise | January 23rd, 2020 | Network Security

Due to recent events surrounding the increased hostilities between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a notification outlining their recommendations to safeguard against a potential state-sponsored cyber-attack. The notification contains the following recommendations: 1. Adopt a state of heightened awareness. This includes minimizing … Continued

Staying Safe during the 2019 Holiday Season

By Jeremy Louise | December 18th, 2019 | Business Operations

As always, the best security precaution is to be aware of your surroundings and ensure you’re adequately equipped to address some of the more hostile aspects of that environment. Today, this not only applies to your actual physical surroundings but extends to the cyber world as well. This fact should be kept in mind year-round, … Continued

2019 TSI Annual Shopping Outreach

By Jeremy Louise | December 13th, 2019 | Project & Contracted Services

With the winter holidays fast approaching, people start thinking more and more about their loved ones, spending a lot of time looking for that perfect little gift that makes them smile. Unfortunately, this is also a very stressful time of year for many local area families that struggle to make the holiday special for their … Continued

Why Contractors with CUI Don’t Really Need Gov’t Software Licensing for DFARS Compliance

By Chris Souza | December 11th, 2019 | Governance & IT Compliance

With the recent news that DFARS compliance requirements will start being enforced, we’ve seen a significant increase of questions concerning the role and application of ‘Government’ licensing- such as Office 365 Government or AWS GovCloud- for contractors possessing Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Aside from adhering to DFARS compliance itself, Government licensing- notably for Office 365 … Continued

Think You’re Too Busy to Get Ready for That Big Thanksgiving Meal? Technology Has Something Different to Say

By Jeremy Louise | November 25th, 2019 | Project & Contracted Services

If I had to make a list of all the things I deeply love, “barbecue” and “technology” would undoubtedly be right at the top. In my position as an IT project manager at TSI, naturally my job takes care of the latter on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not totally dedicated … Continued

The CMMC Compliance Guide: Prepping, Paying and Implementing It

By Jeremy Louise | November 14th, 2019 | Governance & IT Compliance

Believe it or not, the day that many of us thought would never arrive is finally here: the Department of Defense is actually going to start enforcing the DFARS/NIST 800-171 compliance requirements. If the conversations that I’ve been having with a lot of my managed IT services clients are of any indication, there’s certainly a … Continued

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