Category: Security

ransomware
Locky malware creates potential IT security nightmare

Locky malware creates potential IT security nightmare

Most IT service providers that have any experience with IT security knew it was only a matter of time before a ransomware exploit wound up taking an organization’s data hostage in a way with no known remediation. Taking advantage of the...

/ February 23, 2016
cybersecurity attacks
Cybersecurity attacks against IT service providers get more advanced

Cybersecurity attacks against IT service providers get more advanced

Like any pirate, most cybercriminals prefer easy targets. So, while the number of attacks continues to increase, the majority of them are looking to exploit vulnerabilities that are easily defended. A new report from Arbor Networks suggests that the number of...

/ February 2, 2016
ransomware
Ask an MSP Expert: How do I recover a customer after a CryptoWall 4.0 attack?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do I recover a customer after a CryptoWall 4.0 attack?

  Q: My team has been dealing with a worst-case scenario. One of our customers was hit with CryptoWall 4.0, and their systems need to be restored. We’ve paid the ransom, and the ordeal is over, but none of us...

/ January 25, 2016
cyber security
3 reasons your SMB customers don’t want to talk about cyber security

3 reasons your SMB customers don’t want to talk about cyber security

Does it feel like your small business customers try to change the subject whenever you bring up cyber security? Well, you’re probably not imagining things. Data breaches, malware, and other cyber threats are scary subjects, and they can have serious...

/ November 12, 2015
CryptoWall returns for another round with CryptoWall 4.0

CryptoWall returns for another round with CryptoWall 4.0

The gold standard in ransomware, CryptoWall, is making the rounds again with a new 4.0 release. In this revision, there are some pretty important changes that are going to make life more difficult for both infectees and security researchers looking...

/ November 6, 2015
Top 5 things we learned during National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Top 5 things we learned during National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month has been busy here at Intronis. We hosted two webinars on cyber security and produced an e-book, a quiz, and multiple blog posts to help MSPs talk to their customers about cyber security. Now, as...

/ October 29, 2015
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10 Twitter accounts MSPs need to follow to keep up on cyber security

10 Twitter accounts MSPs need to follow to keep up on cyber security

When it comes to cyber security, things change quickly. New threats emerge every day, and you need to stay current on the latest security news to make sure your customers are properly protected. In the age of social media, Twitter...

/ October 28, 2015
cyber security
The 3 worst data breaches of all time (and what we learned from them)

The 3 worst data breaches of all time (and what we learned from them)

On the occasion of October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month, we revisit three of the largest data breaches ever to make the headlines. Data breaches happen. The more the data under your management, the greater the price you’ll pay in lost...

/ October 19, 2015
cyber security
Cyber Security Awareness Month – 31 Tips for IT Service Providers

Cyber Security Awareness Month – 31 Tips for IT Service Providers

Since 2004, the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security and the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance have sponsored National Cyber Security Awareness month every October as a way to encourage individuals and businesses alike to be...

/ October 1, 2015
Ransomware threats
Ask an MSP Expert: What do I need to teach my customers to keep them safe from ransomware?

Ask an MSP Expert: What do I need to teach my customers to keep them safe from ransomware?

Q: One of my customers was recently hit with Cryptowall. They ultimately paid the price, coughing up a ransom totaling almost a thousand dollars (plus the added cost of downtime) to regain access to the encrypted files. How can I...

/ August 24, 2015