Month: February 2022

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility

This post is part of our ongoing conversations with industry experts about the ever-present problem of data breaches. These breaches usually trace back to the security teams, but everyone, even the average user, is considered a stakeholder in cybersecurity. IBM...

/ February 15, 2022 / 1 Comment
Rising data breaches require extra vigilance and awareness training

Rising data breaches require extra vigilance and awareness training

Data breaches increased by 69 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) in its annual report on data breaches. According to the report, the most common causes of data breaches were phishing or...

/ February 14, 2022
Pioneers in Tech: Jerry Lawson, pre-Atari game console designer

Pioneers in Tech: Jerry Lawson, pre-Atari game console designer

In the nascent days of video games, gaming consoles had limitations — namely, users were limited to one game, such as Al Alcorn’s groundbreaking Pong. But a group of engineers at the semiconductor company Fairchild — including the subject of...

/ February 11, 2022
Q&A with 10-time Channel Chief, Neal Bradbury

Q&A with 10-time Channel Chief, Neal Bradbury

Earlier this week, CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, announced its 2022 list of Channel Chiefs. For the 10th year in a row, Neal Bradbury, SVP of Barracuda MSP was named to the prestigious list, which is published annually...

/ February 10, 2022
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Hybrid remains dominant approach to cloud computing

Hybrid remains dominant approach to cloud computing

A global survey of 256 IT and security professionals conducted by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) finds just shy of two-thirds of respondents (61 percent) are employing some form of hybrid cloud computing.

/ February 10, 2022
Ask an Expert: How can I measure my MSP marketing success?

Ask an Expert: How can I measure my MSP marketing success?

Q: We are investing more money in our MSP marketing, but we’re looking for ways to track our success. What marketing metrics should we measure? First of all, congratulations! Measuring the effectiveness of your campaigns is a great way to...

/ February 7, 2022 / 10 Comments
Moving from BYOD to BYOO: the opportunities for MSPs

Moving from BYOD to BYOO: the opportunities for MSPs

Organisations have long struggled to manage the pivot from the use of employer-provided devices to those being sourced and purchased by the employee. The sheer diversity of devices and the lack of the means to monitor, manage, and secure them...

/ February 7, 2022 / 8 Comments
Tech Time Warp: Hungarian hacker attempts to extort a job

Tech Time Warp: Hungarian hacker attempts to extort a job

Most people seeking employment dust off their resumes, respond to listings on Indeed, and wait to be called in for interviews. But, the subject of this week’s Tech Time warp, the Hungarian hacker Attila Nemeth, took a more colorful approach.

/ February 4, 2022
Survey surfaces increased reliance on MSPs

Survey surfaces increased reliance on MSPs

A recent survey of 1,000 IT decision-makers from small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) across a variety of industries conducted by JumpCloud, a directory platform provider, suggests that managed service providers (MSPs) are now accounting for a much larger share of...

/ February 3, 2022
Partner Spotlight: How one MSP reduced phishing-related calls by 20 percent

Partner Spotlight: How one MSP reduced phishing-related calls by 20 percent

Based in Toronto, Tuor Networks is an IT managed services provider (MSP) serving customers nationally across Canada. The company provides comprehensive solutions in IT infrastructure, cloud, and outsourced IT managed services to small, medium and large businesses across a variety...

/ February 2, 2022