Tag: cyber security

school IT security
MSPs have to outsmart wily students

MSPs have to outsmart wily students

There was a time when a teacher using an overhead projector was considered high-tech, but now smartboards, student tablets, smartphones, laptops, and campus-wide networks have turned schools into hubs of connectivity that are often too much for an in-house staff...

/ May 9, 2018
Artificial intelligence cyber warfare
Weaponizing artificial intelligence

Weaponizing artificial intelligence

Fending off ransomware and other malware attacks has already become part of the daily MSP landscape. But in the ever-evolving world of threats, a new one will begin to emerge with greater frequency in the months and years ahead: weaponized...

/ May 3, 2018
Ask an Expert: How can I make sure SMB default settings are aligned with best practices?

Ask an Expert: How can I make sure SMB default settings are aligned with best practices?

Q: We’ve run into issues where clients create their own workaround to try to get something done faster. For example, we’ll see that firewall settings changed or antivirus has been disabled. How can we manage this to ensure that our...

/ April 30, 2018
malvertising
Malvertising morphs into cryptotising

Malvertising morphs into cryptotising

In the early days, malvertising was simply about slipping some code into an ad to induce more clicks to drive up a higher ad payout from an unsuspecting advertiser. It almost seemed like a childish prank (unless you were the...

/ April 11, 2018
cryptojacking
Threat Watch: Cryptojacking

Threat Watch: Cryptojacking

If one of your customers calls or texts you to tell you their system is slow or overheating or gobbling up a lot of power, you need to add a new possible diagnosis to your checklist — cryptojacking. Cryptojacking is...

/ April 5, 2018
cybersecurity attacks
IT service providers are now focus of cybersecurity attacks

IT service providers are now focus of cybersecurity attacks

Most IT service providers are used to being the defenders of the cybersecurity realm. But, a new report published today by Trustwave, a managed security services provider (MSSP), suggests services providers themselves are increasingly becoming the targets of cybersecurity attacks....

/ April 5, 2018
cyberattack on CPAs
2018 will be the year of the targeted cyberattack on CPAs

2018 will be the year of the targeted cyberattack on CPAs

April tax deadlines are looming, and that means accounting firms are neck-deep in returns as everyone races to file on time. While accountants are focused on deductions and earned income credits, bad actors are watching and waiting, ready to pounce...

/ March 28, 2018
More organizations starting to come to terms with need for cybersecurity help

More organizations starting to come to terms with need for cybersecurity help

When it comes it cybersecurity an increasing percentage of IT organizations are starting to realize they are pretty much sitting ducks. A survey of 1,300 IT and security professionals conducted by CyberArk, a provider of privileged account management software, finds...

/ March 6, 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
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