Category: Security

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Ask an MSP Expert: What are the newest trends in ransomware?

Ask an MSP Expert: What are the newest trends in ransomware?

Q: Ransomware seems to be running rampant. A couple of my customers are concerned about how fast it’s growing, and I was able to put some extra precautions in place to protect them. I want to make sure we stay...

/ October 17, 2016
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Ransomware moves into the cloud

Ransomware moves into the cloud

One of the assumptions many people make about cloud services is that someone is responsible for maintaining security of the environment. That’s true as far as the service itself is concerned, but any data loaded onto those cloud services is...

/ October 13, 2016
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How to host your own cyber security lunch and learn

How to host your own cyber security lunch and learn

October has been designated as the month to raise cyber security awareness, helping people avoid potential threats such as phishing scams and malware infections. For MSPs, National Cyber Security Awareness Month is the perfect time to educate your customers about...

/ October 10, 2016
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Ask an MSP Expert: How can I reassure customers after Yahoo’s data breach?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I reassure customers after Yahoo’s data breach?

Yahoo data breach has a few of my customers rattled, and I feel like they need some reassurance to feel completely secure. How can I use the data breach as an opportunity to convince my customers that I’m taking all...

/ October 10, 2016
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Ask an MSP Expert: How can I create an effective cyber security campaign?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I create an effective cyber security campaign?

Q: I’ve started offering more security solutions to my MSP customers to help them be more proactive about cyber security. I know I need to start marketing these new services, but I’m not sure how to approach it. Should I...

/ October 3, 2016
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Time to get real with corporate boards about IT security

Time to get real with corporate boards about IT security

As the number of regulations related to IT security continues to increase, the board of directors of most organizations has taken note of the fact that there’s significantly more financial liability pertaining to IT security. In fact, a new survey 126 such...

/ September 29, 2016
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FTC lays down the ransomware law

FTC lays down the ransomware law

The chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is advising businesses that the FTC might hold them accountable for not fixing vulnerabilities commonly exploited by cybercriminals launching ransomware attacks. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez says the actual ransom demand is usually...

/ September 15, 2016
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Ransomware Highlights the Need to Manage Data Protection as a Process

Ransomware Highlights the Need to Manage Data Protection as a Process

Under the heading of an ill wind always blows some good, the rise of ransomware has certainly moved data protection up the IT agenda. There are very few IT organizations these days that are not at the very least considering...

/ September 8, 2016
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Ransomware driving backup and recovery conversations for MSPs

Ransomware driving backup and recovery conversations for MSPs

Backup and recovery may not have always been the sexiest of IT topics, but thanks to the rise of ransomware it is now one of the hottest. The single most effective defense against ransomware is an ability to recover an...

/ July 26, 2016
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Changes in attack patterns create demand for managed security services

Changes in attack patterns create demand for managed security services

While managed security services providers (MSSPs) have been remotely managing firewalls and anti-virus software deployments for years, it’s become clear over the past 12 months that new classes of threats are doing an end run around those core security technologies. For...

/ July 19, 2016