Category: Security

Most MSPs are often conflicted when it comes to selling managed security services

Most MSPs are often conflicted when it comes to selling managed security services

Managed service providers (MSPs) often find themselves caught between two conflicting interests when it comes to cybersecurity. On the one hand they want to deliver cybersecurity services. But on the other hand, MSPs don’t necessarily want to seem to be...

/ March 1, 2018
cyber crime
5 Tips to help keep your SMB customers safe from cyber crime

5 Tips to help keep your SMB customers safe from cyber crime

Data Privacy Day has been and gone; however, its message lives on. As well as being an awareness day, it also commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108: the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and...

/ February 28, 2018
ransomware protection
The never-ending battle against ransomware

The never-ending battle against ransomware

Ransomware has largely faded from the headlines since WannaCry and NotPetya wreaked havoc across the globe in 2017. In some ways, ransomware creators were victims of their own success. The attacks garnered so much attention that, as Malwarebytes’ Chris Boyd told...

/ February 27, 2018 / 1 Comment
network risk
Alex Hoff: Is your MSP exposed to network risk?

Alex Hoff: Is your MSP exposed to network risk?

When offering a network service to clients, managing servers and endpoints—and managing them well—is important. Devices like desktops and phones are the most visible and tangible part of the network to your clients. They’re the parts clients interact with nearly constantly....

/ February 21, 2018
Internet of Things security
Cyber Security: Are you forgetting the Internet of Things

Cyber Security: Are you forgetting the Internet of Things

If you haven’t noticed the huge ransomware risk that has swept the globe in recent months, you must have been living under a rock. You know all about human error and the importance of internal access segregation, and you’ve probably...

/ February 14, 2018
Alert fatigue takes a heavy toll on MSSPs

Alert fatigue takes a heavy toll on MSSPs

The average managed security service provider (MSSP) doesn’t want more tools. Their biggest issue arguably is that there are too many tools. Each piece of security hardware and software they deploy generates alerts concerning various security conditions. Most of the...

/ February 13, 2018
threat detection
Threat detection emerges as major opportunity for MSPs

Threat detection emerges as major opportunity for MSPs

Threat detection appears to be all the rage when it comes to IT security. Both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google are becoming much more focused on providing threat detection services. In the case of AWS, that means acquiring sqrll,...

/ January 25, 2018
Happy99 worm
Tech Time Warp: The Not-So Happy99 Worm

Tech Time Warp: The Not-So Happy99 Worm

The email users of January 1999 were an innocent bunch. Fresh from seeing “You’ve Got Mail” at the box office, they received emails with the attachment Happy99.exe and thought nothing about double-clicking. One rather lame “fireworks” display later, most of...

/ January 19, 2018
data breaches
The most telling cyber-attacks and data breaches of 2017

The most telling cyber-attacks and data breaches of 2017

You’re not imagining things if it feels like you saw more headlines in the past 12 months about massive cyber-attacks and big companies being breached than you did in the past. 2017 was a year that saw ransomware become a...

/ December 29, 2017
Christma Exec
Tech Time Warp: The Not-So-Merry Christmas Tree Exec

Tech Time Warp: The Not-So-Merry Christmas Tree Exec

As an MSP, you might want to remind clients not to let holiday cheer get in the way of smart Internet use and security best practices. Thirty years ago, users of the European Academic Research Network (EARN) and its U.S....

/ December 22, 2017 / 1 Comment