HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Template

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule requires that covered entities and their business associates conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare organization. A risk assessment helps your organization ensure it is compliant with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. A risk assessment also helps reveal areas where your organization’s protected health […]

Common Cyber Attacks and 5 Tips on How to Stop Them

Do you remember iconic films like Hackers, WarGames, or The Matrix? In each, we watched computer whiz after computer whiz work magic on a keyboard to hack some corporation, win a game, or download extra Kung Fu knowledge and beat the bad guys. Movies about cybersecurity and computer hacking seem to have slipped into the […]

3rd Element Recognized on CRN’s 2022 MSP 500 List

3rd Element Consulting Recognized on CRN’s 2022 MSP 500 List Mechanicsburg, PA, February 15, 2022 — 3rd Element Consulting, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 3rd Element Consulting to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2022. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies […]

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How To Implement Zero Trust in Small Business

What is Zero Trust? Tennessee Williams once said, “We have to distrust each other.  It is our only defense against betrayal”.  This is the foundational idea of Zero Trust.  It eliminates the concept that a simple password can ensure identity, or that users will act responsibly and can be trusted implicitly.  Zero Trust assumes that […]

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The Secret to Time Management is as Easy as Connecting Microsoft 365 Apps with Clockify

Time Management is a soft skill that many people struggle with.  Efficient work habits are skills that you can easily build with the right tools.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a lifelong perfectionist, procrastinator, or “oh, look there’s a squirrel”, person.  This article gives you the secret to time management and makes it as easy […]

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5 Tips to Find the Right Office 365 Subject Matter Expert

Subject Matter Experts or SME’s can boost your project’s success. Subject matter experts are a source of knowledge, insight, advice, and typically can teach you to understand it as well.  They will be able to communicate effective and explain things to you like you’re five, making it very easy to understand. An SME will have […]

The Future of Managed IT Services

3rd Element CEO, Dawn Sizer, Guest on State of Managed Services Podcast

CEO of 3rd Element Consulting, Dawn Sizer, was recently a guest on the “State of Managed Services: Where We Are and Where We Are Going” podcast series by MSP Insights. The 4-part series brings together some of the brightest minds in the space to discuss the future of Managed IT Services from an MSPs perspective. […]

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3rd Element Consulting’s Dawn Sizer Interview with Authority Magazine

3rd Element Consulting’s CEO, Dawn Sizer, was recently interviewed by Authority Magazine. The interview focuses on how to successfully navigate the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur. The interview was also featured on Thrive Global. Here’s the introduction: Being a founder, entrepreneur, or business owner can have many exciting and thrilling moments. But it […]