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At American Technology Services (ATS), we understand that navigating differing IT solutions can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve dedicated our resources page to being a repository of information that can serve as a compass for understanding how technology can help your organization reach its goals. Our commitment goes beyond offering top-tier technology services and IT support; it’s about empowering you with the knowledge and insights to make informed decisions that drive your organization forward.

 

Our team writes every article, case study, eBook, and advisory to enhance your understanding of the latest IT advancements, cybersecurity threats, and strategic solutions. From the nuances of cloud computing to the intricacies of cybersecurity, our resources are designed to provide comprehensive insights.

 

Here, each piece of content is crafted to equip our readers with the knowledge they need to make smart choices about their technology stack, providers, and cybersecurity posture. The expertise that shapes our resources is rooted in a deep understanding of technology’s role in business and society.

 

We don’t just stop at providing information. ATS is committed to fostering a community where learning is a shared journey. Our resources are meticulously crafted by experts who not only understand the technical aspects of IT but also appreciate the impact of technology on businesses and society. Whether diving deep into the depths of data privacy, learning best practices regarding technology implementation, exploring the value of collaborating with cloud services or seeking guidance on IT strategy, our resources serve as your guide.

First Steps when Executing a Cyber Incident Response Plan

The initial stages of incident response are frequently the most important. Incidents always involve elements of the unknown and unexpected. If this weren’t the case, then the events causing the incident should be prevented outright. This inevitable, initial lack of full understanding of the incident can cause panic and disorganization, which reduces the effectiveness of […]

How to Future Proof Your Information Security Strategy with PenTesting

What cyberthreats will your organization face in the next few years? Can you protect your business’s critical data? Do you know what would happen if trained hackers attempted to break into your systems? Your organization could invest in best-of-breed security technologies such as endpoint detection, SIEM, and firewalls. Still, without a stellar cybersecurity team, those

An Introduction to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework? The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 amended the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to include the identification and development of cybersecurity risk frameworks. Through this act, NIST was tasked with identifying a “prioritized, flexible, repeatable, performance-based, and cost-effective approach, including information security measures and

Evolving Threats and Standards for Defense Contractors: An Introduction to CMMC 2.0

The Pentagon is encouraging defense contractors to adhere to the new cybersecurity practices illustrated by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies. According to a Defense Department official, about 40,000 companies will still require a third-party assessment under the revamped Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, called CMMC 2.0. CMMC 2.0 has an updated program structure

TDR, NDR, ETD, EDR: Concepts of Threat Detection and Response

What is Threat Detection and Response (TDR)? Threat Detection and Response (TDR) is the practice of deep analysis of security ecosystems to identify bad actors or irregular behaviors that could lead to compromises on the network. TDR helps Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and Security Operation Centers (SOC) teams detect malicious network activity and stop

The Keys to CMMC Compliance

The Department of Defense (DOD) has published a new set of cybersecurity requirements for doing business with the Department: The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). By 1 October 2025, every DOD contractor will be required to obtain a CMMC certification. CMMC compliance is critical to DoD contractors, but the CMMC compliance process can be complex

Data Compromise in a Pandemic World

As organizations continue to shift their workforces to remote and hybrid work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, data breaches also continue to rise in cost, with 2021 being coined as the most active year for cyberattacks. Download Infographic

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