Month: March 2021

MSPs (and SMBs) can benefit from zero trust cybersecurity

MSPs (and SMBs) can benefit from zero trust cybersecurity

The way network security has tended to work is you have a set of people you trust like employees, who you usually let in via username and password. This approach worked great when everyone was inside the firewall, but we...

/ March 18, 2021
MSPs should bet on all platforms to win

MSPs should bet on all platforms to win

There’s been an ongoing debate about the relative strategic importance of public clouds versus on-premises IT environments for several years. The general consensus today is that the deployment of on-premises servers will continue to decline as more workloads shift to...

/ March 17, 2021
The long-term cybersecurity legacy of COVID-19

The long-term cybersecurity legacy of COVID-19

COVID vaccines are starting to be distributed and administered, cases have dropped, and a real sense of post-pandemic optimism pervades the planet as springtime begins in the northern hemisphere. Despite all of the real-world and cybersecurity challenges that came about...

/ March 16, 2021
Q&A: A new security opportunity for MSPs in ZTNA

Q&A: A new security opportunity for MSPs in ZTNA

Barracuda MSP recently introduced a new security solution, Barracuda CloudGen Access, to its MSP partners. The solution can help MSPs protect their customers’ resources and data regardless of what device users are using and from where. The innovative Zero Trust...

/ March 15, 2021
Podcast: Educating untrained end-users, Episode 2

Podcast: Educating untrained end-users, Episode 2

In the first episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast, we talked about the cyberthreat landscape trends to watch out for in 2021. In Episode 2 of the SmarterMSP Podcast, we invited Kevin Williams, journalist and author at a variety of publications...

/ March 12, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Frances Allen, first female Turing Award winner

Pioneers in Tech: Frances Allen, first female Turing Award winner

Legendary IBM computer scientist Frances Allen, who passed away on her 88th birthday in August 2020, is an exemplary technology pioneer to recognize during Women’s History Month. Allen grew up on a dairy farm and attended a one-room school in...

/ March 12, 2021
Reliance on open source software expands opportunities for MSPs

Reliance on open source software expands opportunities for MSPs

One of the most attractive things about open source software is that it’s free. Many IT professionals routinely download it simply because they don’t have to get approval from anybody. And quite a few IT organizations have even gone so...

/ March 11, 2021
Barracuda enhances service offering for security-centric MSPs

Barracuda enhances service offering for security-centric MSPs

Managed service providers (MSPs) are facing a perfect storm. The expanded remote workforce, acceleration of digital transformation, increased rate of cloud adoption, and rapidly evolving threat landscape are all driving a laser-focus on MSP cybersecurity. On top of all this,...

/ March 11, 2021
Threat Spotlight: Vaccine-related phishing

Threat Spotlight: Vaccine-related phishing

Beware of phishing campaigns that use the COVID-19 vaccination as a hook. In the same way they’ve capitalized on the global pandemic with coronavirus-related phishing attacks, cybercriminals are now trying to leverage the vaccine to steal money and personal information. The FBI issued a...

/ March 9, 2021
Marketing CMMC compliance services as an MSP

Marketing CMMC compliance services as an MSP

In my 18 years as an IT support company executive, I’ve learned a lot about the client’s needs. I can rattle off solutions to common problems and give you a laundry list of ways to proactively move your business forward....

/ March 9, 2021