Month: July 2021

Tech Time Warp: Sneaky SirCam worm slithers through inboxes

Tech Time Warp: Sneaky SirCam worm slithers through inboxes

When it comes to use of social engineering in malware, the SirCam worm must be among the most insidious. The worm propagated itself in the usual way via email attachment. But SirCam didn’t carry a new email attachment—the typical “invoice”...

/ July 16, 2021
SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

For much of ransomware’s evolution, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have failed to embrace the idea that they are ransomware targets. After all, why target an SMB when Fortune 500 companies have the much deeper pockets? Seemingly, a hacker...

/ July 15, 2021 / 1 Comment
Prepare for the next cyberattack with a cybersecurity checklist

Prepare for the next cyberattack with a cybersecurity checklist

From the supply-chain attack at the beginning of the year, to the ransomware attack that took down a major pipeline in the United States, cyberattacks have been doing significant damage in recent times. Now, the latest supply-chain attack that some...

/ July 14, 2021
How Barracuda’s acquisition of SKOUT Cybersecurity helps MSPs

How Barracuda’s acquisition of SKOUT Cybersecurity helps MSPs

We have some exciting news to share! Barracuda has completed its acquisition of SKOUT Cybersecurity, a Melville, NY-based leader in cyber-as-a-service software for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and provider of an extended detection and response (XDR) platform and service. Making SKOUT...

/ July 13, 2021
MSP achieves growth from selling cybersecurity solutions

MSP achieves growth from selling cybersecurity solutions

Natrix Technologies got its start in 1998 as a systems integrator selling, implementing and supporting servers, switches, and routers. The company evolved into a managed services provider (MSP) in 2009 and today holds certifications with Barracuda, Microsoft, and Cisco. The...

/ July 12, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Margaret Hamilton’s moonshot

Pioneers in Tech: Margaret Hamilton’s moonshot

NASA estimates 400,000 individuals contributed to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s ability to land on the moon on July 20, 1969. One of them was Margaret Hamilton, a 32-year-old software engineer working at MIT. Hamilton developed the software system that...

/ July 9, 2021
Ransomware attacks drive increased DRaaS opportunities for MSPs

Ransomware attacks drive increased DRaaS opportunities for MSPs

Disaster recovery (DR) is the only real defense against ransomware attacks. However, a recent survey of 150 technical and business decision makers from organizations with more than 150 employees, conducted by cloud hosting services provider iland, suggests most organizations are...

/ July 8, 2021
A look at cybersecurity halfway through 2021

A look at cybersecurity halfway through 2021

We are midway through 2021, so now is an excellent time to stop and take stock in the cybersecurity landscape, both where we’ve been and where we are going. I talk to scores of cybersecurity experts each month, which has...

/ July 7, 2021 / 5 Comments
How to write a sales email to prepare prospects to talk

How to write a sales email to prepare prospects to talk

Despite a wave of technology-driven sales tactics, email still remains an effective marketing tool in terms of return on investment (ROI) for small to medium-sized MSPs. Even though any MSP can say they know How to Write a Sales Email,...

/ July 6, 2021
Remote work cybersecurity: Choosing between VPN and ZTNA

Remote work cybersecurity: Choosing between VPN and ZTNA

With many businesses accepting remote and hybrid work models, businesses are now looking to MSPs to evaluate the long-term sustainability of their existing cybersecurity infrastructure to ensure their businesses are protected. For many, this means turning from existing cybersecurity protections...

/ July 5, 2021 / 6 Comments