Month: June 2021

Rising travel brings increased cybersecurity risks

Rising travel brings increased cybersecurity risks

With the pandemic easing considerably in the United States and receding in other countries, business travel is starting to return to pre-pandemic levels. But normal travel can also bring with it a host of cybersecurity dangers. Forbes Magazine illustrated the...

/ June 16, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ransomware is on the rise. This form of malware is designed to encrypt a victim’s network data and hold it hostage until the requested ransom is paid. Over the past year alone, we’ve seen a steady stream of ransomware attacks...

/ June 15, 2021
Podcast: Securing a remote workforce with RMM, Episode 5

Podcast: Securing a remote workforce with RMM, Episode 5

In our previous episode, we turned our focus to managed security services, including zero-trust network access (ZTNA), which is quickly becoming a layer of protection used to bolster a security services offering. In the fifth episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast,...

/ June 14, 2021
Q&A: Barracuda named 2021 RMM Vendor of the Year

Q&A: Barracuda named 2021 RMM Vendor of the Year

Each year, the very best service offerings and the top vendors are recognized at the annual North American MSP Innovation Awards, hosted by Channel Partner Insight. This year, Barracuda is being honored as the RMM Vendor of the Year for...

/ June 11, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Remembering the life of Alan Turing

Pioneers in Tech: Remembering the life of Alan Turing

The life of Alan Turing —the man who broke the Nazi Enigma code in World War II, providing the intelligence that led the Allies to victory—is one of many wrenching stories to be remembered during Pride Month, the annual remembrance...

/ June 11, 2021
Rise of data monetization bodes well for MSPs

Rise of data monetization bodes well for MSPs

When it comes to data management, a full 96 percent of IT organizations are now operating at or over capacity, with not much relief in sight, at a time when more organizations than ever are evaluating data monetization opportunities. A...

/ June 10, 2021
Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

With a rash of ransomware attacks on high-profile American companies in recent weeks, the government is urging businesses to fortify their defenses across all verticals. Ransomware has recently gone beyond holding a single business’s data hostage and is now creating mayhem...

/ June 9, 2021
Getting uncomfortable to succeed with MSP marketing

Getting uncomfortable to succeed with MSP marketing

MSP marketing isn’t a shot in the dark. It’s not a guess or a gut feeling. Successful client acquisition methods are all about discipline, consistency, and coping with ambiguity. I recognize that most business owners are in business to deliver...

/ June 8, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: Bridging the BYOD security gap

Ask an MSP Expert: Bridging the BYOD security gap

Q: BYOD has become a requirement for many of my customers. With the growth of cyberattacks, we need to implement an official BYOD policy that is flexible yet protects our customers. We are finding this to be a hard balance...

/ June 7, 2021 / 1 Comment
Tech Time Warp: ExploreZip worm cleans out Microsoft Office files

Tech Time Warp: ExploreZip worm cleans out Microsoft Office files

Just a few months after the Melissa virus attacked computers, wreaking an estimated $80 million in damage, the ExploreZip worm began zipping through computers across the globe, destroying any Microsoft Office files in its path. First detected in June 1999,...

/ June 4, 2021