Month: June 2021

USB flash drives and their cybersecurity dangers

USB flash drives and their cybersecurity dangers

As cloud storage has grown in popularity, the use of USB flash drives has declined in many settings. The decline in popularity of USB flash drives, however, hasn’t necessarily diminished their threat, as they are still a common tool in some...

/ June 30, 2021 / 2 Comments
Podcast: Celebrating Global MSP Day 2021, Episode 6

Podcast: Celebrating Global MSP Day 2021, Episode 6

In our most recent episode, the SmarterMSP Podcast hosted experienced MSP manager Paul Rainey and Mark Whiffen of Barracuda MSP, as they shared their insights on the significant cybersecurity protection monitoring and management (RMM) tool can provide vital cybersecurity protection...

/ June 29, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: Why should we replace our VPN with ZTNA?

Ask an MSP Expert: Why should we replace our VPN with ZTNA?

Q: With the sudden mass shift to remote working in response to the pandemic, my MSP business set up VPN configurations for each of our clients to meet their connectivity needs. What advantages does ZTNA offer that make it worth...

/ June 28, 2021
Tech Time Warp
Tech Time Warp: The Pikachu virus is not your friend

Tech Time Warp: The Pikachu virus is not your friend

It sounds so innocent: An email appears in your inbox, subject line “Pikachu Pokemon.” The message speaks of friendship and invites you to visit Pikachu on his website. And the attachment (warning bells going off yet?) features an animation of...

/ June 25, 2021
Organizations need MSPs to become cloud security heroes

Organizations need MSPs to become cloud security heroes

When not done right, cloud security can become a bit of a mess. Misconfigurations of cloud services are more widespread than ever at a time when cybercriminals have tools that enable them to discover vulnerabilities in a matter of minutes....

/ June 24, 2021
Summer break for schools means homework for MSPs

Summer break for schools means homework for MSPs

Campuses are quiet, school buses gather dust in maintenance garages, and students visit swimming holes and flip burgers. But while teachers and students can soak in the solace of summer vacation, hackers are not taking a break. School networks are...

/ June 23, 2021
7 questions MSPs need to answer for prospective clients

7 questions MSPs need to answer for prospective clients

If your client’s business made it through the pandemic, chances are that their technological capacities have been tested to the maximum. Scaling a business cost-effectively is a challenging proposition at any time, but the era of remote work and anywhere...

/ June 22, 2021
New eBook: Conversational email security for MSPs

New eBook: Conversational email security for MSPs

Email security is essential for all businesses and a very lucrative managed security service for MSPs. With the many solutions in the market, it can be overwhelming for MSPs to choose the right solution to use for their customers, especially...

/ June 21, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Stuxnet takes malware to the next level

Tech Time Warp: Stuxnet takes malware to the next level

Today’s action movies and thrillers routinely feature some hacker-type who—armed with a laptop in a chunky military-grade case—can infiltrate the most impenetrable of digital fortresses in a few furious keystrokes. But in the real-life case of Stuxnet, first detected in...

/ June 18, 2021 / 4 Comments
MSPs must follow the data to find the money

MSPs must follow the data to find the money

Savvy managed service providers (MSPs) need to be paying more attention to where data is being processed and analyzed because the pendulum is definitely swinging once again. The bulk of enterprise IT organizations today are in the midst of some...

/ June 17, 2021 / 4 Comments