Category: Security

data management regulations
GDPR Promises to Forever Change How Data Gets Managed

GDPR Promises to Forever Change How Data Gets Managed

Given the rise of both Donald Trump and Theresa May, there’s never been more focus on regulations in recent memory. But the regulation that is starting to loom largest in the minds of business executives emanates from Brussels rather than...

/ March 14, 2017
advanced threats
Threat Watch: Resume Files containing Advanced Persistent Threats

Threat Watch: Resume Files containing Advanced Persistent Threats

As cybercriminals become more duplicitous by the day, businesses and individuals alike need to be more aware than ever of their digital surroundings. One example of this was recently highlighted on the Barracuda blog: Resume files containing Advanced Persistent Threats...

/ March 14, 2017
shared security model
Ask an MSP Expert: Why is it important for me to secure the public cloud?

Ask an MSP Expert: Why is it important for me to secure the public cloud?

Q: My SMB customers are slowly starting to embrace the public cloud. Cloud service providers have built-in security features, though. Is this enough to protect my customers’ data? Are there any additional precautions I should take to make sure their...

/ March 6, 2017
Quiz: How much do you really know about ransomware?

Quiz: How much do you really know about ransomware?

Ransomware has quickly evolved from simply blocking users from gaining access to their files to encrypting files and even attacking servers. Cybercriminals are also becoming savvier when it comes to disguising attacks, making it harder for businesses to avoid them....

/ February 20, 2017
it security fatigue
Growing IT security fatigue bodes well for MSSPs

Growing IT security fatigue bodes well for MSSPs

The size of the opportunity for managed security service providers (MSSPs) has always been constrained by one dominant factor. Far too many IT organizations believe they can adequately defend their organizations despite all evidence to the contrary. But, a new report...

/ February 14, 2017
Ransomware is now a $1 billion industry

Ransomware is now a $1 billion industry

A new ransomware report from IBM Security finds that nearly one in two business executives have experienced ransomware attacks in the workplace, and 70 percent of those executives said their company has paid to regain access to encrypted data. In...

/ December 20, 2016
cost of ransomware
Calculating the cost of a ransomware attack

Calculating the cost of a ransomware attack

On average, it takes an organization 33 man hours to recover from a ransomware attack. That’s the benchmark identified by a survey of 500 IT security professionals conducted by the market research firm Vanson Bourne on behalf of SentinelOne, a...

/ November 29, 2016
targets
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I get my customers to prioritize email security?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I get my customers to prioritize email security?

Q: I’m having a hard time getting my customers to invest in email security. So I constantly worry about what threats might be leaking into their inboxes because I’ll be the one stuck cleaning up the mess. How can I...

/ November 14, 2016
healthcare ransomware
Ransomware’s growing impact on healthcare security and HIPAA compliance

Ransomware’s growing impact on healthcare security and HIPAA compliance

Ransomware skyrocketed in 2016, with the FBI reporting an average of 4,000 ransomware attacks per day — a 300-percent increase since 2015. This has been especially bad news for healthcare organizations, which have been hit hard by this type of...

/ November 9, 2016
iot
Why MSPs need to worry about the IoT security

Why MSPs need to worry about the IoT security

There has been plenty of buzz recently about the Internet of Things (IoT), which is defined as any device that can wirelessly connect to the Internet. This includes products like cell phones, Amazon Dash buttons (to order a product from...

/ November 7, 2016