Month: November 2021

Barracuda named a Visionary in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for network firewalls

Barracuda named a Visionary in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for network firewalls

Gartner has named Barracuda as a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. This is the first year Barracuda has been recognized as a Visionary in this report based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. According...

/ November 15, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Mary Golda Ross, Native American aerospace engineer

Pioneers in Tech: Mary Golda Ross, Native American aerospace engineer

In 1958, the panel and host of the game show “What’s My Line?” didn’t know what to make of Mary Golda Ross. Through a series of yes or no questions, the panelists—which included the actor Jack Lemmon—deduced that Ross had...

/ November 12, 2021
Rate at which applications shift to the cloud accelerates

Rate at which applications shift to the cloud accelerates

A survey of 2,834 subscribers to the Programming and Infrastructure & Ops newsletters published by O’Reilly Media finds that nearly half of respondents plan to migrate 50 percent or more of their workloads to the cloud in the coming year....

/ November 11, 2021
Cybersecurity talent shortage poses cybersecurity risk

Cybersecurity talent shortage poses cybersecurity risk

Many MSPs are in the same boat as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and funeral homes: not enough workers. Some estimates point to 500,000 vacancies in cybersecurity-related jobs, and MSPs represent a share of those vacancies, lacking the cybersecurity talent to fill...

/ November 10, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BlackMatter Ransomware

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: BlackMatter Ransomware

The FBI, CISA, and NSA have released a joint advisory about the BlackMatter Ransomware gang. This group has been gaining traction with their attacks since July 2021 and claims to be the successor of the Darkside and REvil ransomware groups....

/ November 9, 2021
Get ready for Scams Awareness Week 2021!

Get ready for Scams Awareness Week 2021!

Scams Awareness Week is an annual national campaign by the Scams Awareness Network, a group of Australian and New Zealand government agencies with responsibility for consumer protection. This year, the theme is ‘Let’s talk scams’ and will take place from...

/ November 8, 2021
Tech Time Warp: SCA virus infects the Commodore Amiga

Tech Time Warp: SCA virus infects the Commodore Amiga

The Commodore Amiga offered many firsts to computer users of the mid-1980s: 256 kilobytes of RAM, a 256-color display, and preemptive multitasking, not to mention a splashy celebrity debut (Andy Warhol used the Amiga to create a portrait of Debbie...

/ November 5, 2021
Faster shift to the cloud creates more gaps for MSPs to fill

Faster shift to the cloud creates more gaps for MSPs to fill

A survey of 500 IT leaders from organizations with over 500 employees in the United States and United Kingdom suggests IT teams are now more than halfway over the proverbial fence as an increasing number of workloads shift to the...

/ November 5, 2021
Don’t give hackers a happy holiday season!

Don’t give hackers a happy holiday season!

Many people worldwide are beginning to prepare for the rush of shopping, festive gatherings, and visiting in-laws as the holidays ramp up. Previously, SmarterMSP has written about the cybersecurity dangers that holiday weekends pose, and the end-of-year holiday season is...

/ November 3, 2021
The importance of online marketplaces to MSPs

The importance of online marketplaces to MSPs

The rise of the hyperscaler clouds (e.g. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform) has changed how many organisations work. In addition to providing a basic platform for organisations to install and run their own applications, these platforms have...

/ November 2, 2021