Month: December 2021

cybersecurity outlook
2022 Cybersecurity Outlook: Stealth breaches, remote work, and human error

2022 Cybersecurity Outlook: Stealth breaches, remote work, and human error

As 2021 comes to a close, Smarter MSP is talking with some of the best and brightest cybersecurity minds to take stock of the past year and get a sense of what to expect in terms of a cybersecurity outlook...

/ December 20, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Second Log4j vulnerability patch released

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Second Log4j vulnerability patch released

As we know, a significant Log4j Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability has had a patch released and tracked as CVE-2021-44228. However, the patch was not entirely effective at mitigating the risk due to CVE-2021-45046, the lack of completion in some...

/ December 17, 2021
Barracuda Networks and Apache Log4j vulnerability

Barracuda Networks and Apache Log4j vulnerability

The Log4j vulnerability has recently made headlines around the world. Concerns around this vulnerability center on the fact that an attacker who can control log messages or log message parameters can execute arbitrary code loaded from LDAP servers when message...

/ December 16, 2021
Internet of things
Tech Time Warp: Linux.Darlloz attacks the Internet of Things

Tech Time Warp: Linux.Darlloz attacks the Internet of Things

What’s on your holiday shopping list this year? Fitness trackers? Smart home hubs? Maybe even a smart coffee mug? No matter how enchanting or convenient a smart device might seem, it never pays to be uninformed about the security risk...

/ December 16, 2021
Metaverse | SmarterMSP
The greatest show coming to town: The metaverse

The greatest show coming to town: The metaverse

Ladies and Gentlemen! Roll up, roll up for the greatest thing you will ever see! Marvel at the way you can live a new life, working from the comfort of your own home. See work as you have never seen...

/ December 15, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Surge in Attacks Against WordPress Sites

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Surge in Attacks Against WordPress Sites

Threat Update WordFence, a WordPress security platform, stated that they have blocked 13.7 million attacks against WordPress sites in the span of 36 hours. The number of attacks reflects a dramatic increase in activity from threat actors, originating from 16,000...

/ December 13, 2021
MSP Marketing | Ask an MSP Expert
Ask an MSP Expert: An overlooked MSP marketing tool

Ask an MSP Expert: An overlooked MSP marketing tool

Q: I want to grow my MSP business, but most marketing tactics appear to be outside of my budget. Do you have any ideas? MSPs have many tools at their disposal to generate new business: word-of-mouth, conferences, websites, trade shows,...

/ December 13, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Critical Java Zero-Day Vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Critical Java Zero-Day Vulnerability

A critical remote code vulnerability has emerged in Log4j, a Java Logging package that is used in a number of software products and platforms from organizations like Apache, Apple, Twitter, Tesla and Steam. This vulnerability impacts almost every Java application...

/ December 10, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: SonicWall Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in VPN Appliances

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: SonicWall Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in VPN Appliances

Threat Update SonicWall, a widely-used network security company, has released patches to address several critical vulnerabilities within their SMA 100 Series VPN appliances. These vulnerabilities could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code, modify/delete files, bypass firewall rules, and even gain...

/ December 10, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Evelyn Boyd Granville, Another Hidden Figure

Pioneers in Tech: Evelyn Boyd Granville, Another Hidden Figure

Although not featured in the popular film, mathematician Evelyn Boyd Granville surely deserves acclaim alongside Katherine Johnson and the other “Hidden Figures” we’ve celebrated in previous installments of Pioneers in Tech. Granville was the second African American woman to earn...

/ December 10, 2021