Month: July 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
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler

Threat Update Last week, security researchers accidentally published proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code which has now been dubbed “PrintNightmare”. The vulnerability exploits a critical flaw in Microsoft’s Print Spooler service. Microsoft has issued out-of-band security updates to address the flaw and...

/ July 7, 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 / 6 Comments
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: 07-06-2021 Kaseya VSA Follow-Up Threat Advisory

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: 07-06-2021 Kaseya VSA Follow-Up Threat Advisory

Threat Update This Threat Advisory acts as a follow-up to our previously released Advisories “0048-21” and “0049-21”. Kaseya has scheduled an urgent patch for July 6, 2021, between 4:00PM EDT – 7:00PM EDT. The Kaseya VSA vulnerabilities are still un-remediated...

/ July 6, 2021
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 / 12 Comments
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Kaseya VSA Ransomware Update

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Kaseya VSA Ransomware Update

NOTE TO CLARIFY ON AN EARLIER COMMUNICATION: SKOUT Cybersecurity’s product offerings do not use Kaseya in any means and are not impacted by this incident. If you have any questions, please contact the Security Operations Center. Threat Update Kaseya has...

/ July 3, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Kaseya VSA Supply Chain Exploit Distributing Ransomware

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Kaseya VSA Supply Chain Exploit Distributing Ransomware

Threat Update On July 2nd, 2021, Kaseya’s Remote Monitoring and Management Platform “Kaseya VSA” was exploited with signs of a sophisticated Supply Chain attack. Kaseya VSA is now actively being used by threat actors to distribute ransomware. Kaseya has taken...

/ July 2, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Buffer Overflow Leads to Partial Memory Leak

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Buffer Overflow Leads to Partial Memory Leak

Threat Update On June 23, security researchers reported that SonicWall’s stack-based Buffer Overflow vulnerability from late last year was only partially patched, yielding another attack vector for unpatched systems. A threat actor can send malicious requests to the firewall to...

/ July 2, 2021