Month: January 2022

Executive predictions for 2022: CTO Fleming Shi

Executive predictions for 2022: CTO Fleming Shi

As 2022 gets underway, we’re looking ahead to the changes, developments, and trends the coming year will bring to the cybersecurity industry and the threat landscape. To help you prepare for 2022, we recently spoke to three Barracuda executives, each...

/ January 12, 2022
Is your MSP ready for inbound marketing?

Is your MSP ready for inbound marketing?

Recently, I was having a coffee with a fellow MSP marketer who built (and sold) his own MSP business. He didn’t build his business alone. He had a partner, who handled the technical side of the equation, while he managed...

/ January 11, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Google Releases First Patches for 37 Chrome Vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Google Releases First Patches for 37 Chrome Vulnerabilities

Threat Update In response to a critical use-after-free vulnerability and 36 more potential exploits, Google has released a series of updates to its Internet browser, Chrome. Barracuda MSP recommends that you update your browsers immediately to prevent cyber criminals from...

/ January 10, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: VMware Patches Bug Affecting ESXi, Workstation and Fusion

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: VMware Patches Bug Affecting ESXi, Workstation and Fusion

Threat Update VMWare has released patches and workarounds for various products (including ESXi 6.5, 6.7 and 7, Fusion 12.x, Workstation 16.x, and VMware Cloud Foundation) to address a key security vulnerability that could be exploited by threat actors to gain...

/ January 10, 2022
Tech Time Warp
Tech Time Warp: Happy 59th birthday to Sketchpad

Tech Time Warp: Happy 59th birthday to Sketchpad

Your Apple Pencil or Surface Pen hardly seems remarkable now—but did you know the ancestor of these styli was first introduced 59 years ago? So begins our Tech Time warp back to January 7, 1963, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...

/ January 7, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Continued Log4j Scanning Activity

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Continued Log4j Scanning Activity

Threat Update In recent weeks, Microsoft has observed continued attempts by nation-state adversaries and commodity attackers to exploit security vulnerabilities uncovered in the Log4j open-source logging framework. Barracuda MSP’s Security Operation Center (SOC) is also observing scanning activity and exploit...

/ January 7, 2022
2022 Cybersecurity trends: Social engineering, remote work, and training

2022 Cybersecurity trends: Social engineering, remote work, and training

Today, Smarter MSP is continuing its exploration of cybersecurity trends expected to emerge in the year ahead, as well as some surprises from 2021.

/ January 6, 2022
observability
Managed observability services will pick up steam in 2022

Managed observability services will pick up steam in 2022

One of the biggest growth opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs) in 2022 will be the transition away from simply monitoring IT environments to providing true observability based on all the metrics, logs and the distributed traces that can be...

/ January 5, 2022 / 5 Comments
Sales team presentations
Ask an MSP Expert: How can my sales team get better at presenting?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can my sales team get better at presenting?

Q: I have recently onboarded a few new hires to our sales team. One area I’d like to provide some training on is giving presentations to clients and prospective clients. Are there tips I can share to help them be...

/ January 4, 2022
Security is the foundation of an MSP’s relationships with its customers

Security is the foundation of an MSP’s relationships with its customers

Everything’s moving along quite nicely: your customer is happy with the service you are providing, there have been no significant service interruptions, costs have remained in line with inflation, and so on. The relationship between the MSP and customer is...

/ January 3, 2022