Month: February 2022

MSP legislation in the UK, part 2

MSP legislation in the UK, part 2

If you saw my most recent post here on Smarter MSP, you probably remember that we were discussing new MSP Legislation in the UK and how it might affect you and your clients. Staying updated and informed will be crucial...

/ February 28, 2022 / 4 Comments
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Malware and Ransomware Attacks For Ukrainian organizations

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Malware and Ransomware Attacks For Ukrainian organizations

Threat Update In the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, security experts have been observing cyberattacks targeting Ukrainian government departments with overwhelming levels of Internet traffic and data-wiping malware. Upon further analysis, the Ukrainian government has found software and tactics...

/ February 28, 2022
MSP legislation in the UK, Part 1

MSP legislation in the UK, Part 1

It’s no secret that MSPs (Managed Service Providers) are cybersecurity’s ace in the hole: providing services in network, application, infrastructure, and more. Whilst they have been around for some time, they are becoming more prominent in the frontal lobe of...

/ February 27, 2022 / 4 Comments
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: “Wiper” malware emerges amid Russia-Ukraine conflict

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: “Wiper” malware emerges amid Russia-Ukraine conflict

Amid the escalating geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine, multiple Ukrainian organizations have fallen victim to a destructive “wiper” malware operation that damages a system’s master boot record (MBR) and destroys the contents of targeted files. These attacks are ongoing,...

/ February 25, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Heightened threat activity expected as global conflicts surge

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Heightened threat activity expected as global conflicts surge

As tensions continue to rise between Russia and Ukraine, threat actors have targeted both the Ukrainian government and other Ukrainian organizations. Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks took down the Ukrainian Defense Ministry and Military’s websites. Similar attacks were deployed against PrivatBank and...

/ February 24, 2022
Survey sees 5G driving edge computing opportunities for MSPs

Survey sees 5G driving edge computing opportunities for MSPs

A survey of 466 business and IT leaders conducted by the market research firm Omdia, finds that 70 percent of respondents will invest in some form of edge computing within the next 12 months. About 80 percent of respondents are...

/ February 24, 2022
MSPs and AVs
MSPs and AVs: The opportunities that lie ahead

MSPs and AVs: The opportunities that lie ahead

I recently had the opportunity to tour a factory in Youngstown, Ohio, and was mesmerized by the fleet of small self-driving trucks, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), that crisscrossed the factory floor. One of the supervisors, who had worked at the...

/ February 23, 2022
Hiring an expensive videographer is not the solution to your MSP’s video marketing problem

Hiring an expensive videographer is not the solution to your MSP’s video marketing problem

Not too long ago, an MSP owner came to me asking for some advice. He was thinking of investing in a professionally shot company overview video and wanted to know if it was a good use of his marketing budget....

/ February 22, 2022 / 13 Comments
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Malicious PowerPoint Files Used to Take Over PCs

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Malicious PowerPoint Files Used to Take Over PCs

Threat Update Threat actors are creating socially engineered emails containing PowerPoint file attachments with the extension “.ppam” to hide malicious executables which can rewrite Windows registry settings to gain control over end user’s computers. It is one of many stealthy...

/ February 18, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The history of the indestructible QR code

Tech Time Warp: The history of the indestructible QR code

In the hazy “before times” of late 2019 and early 2020, the QR Code was the butt of many jokes. A QR Code seemed passé—almost like putting “e” or “I” at the beginning of a new device’s name and considering...

/ February 18, 2022 / 1 Comment