Month: March 2022

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: “TLStorm” vulnerability found in APC Smart-UPS devices

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: “TLStorm” vulnerability found in APC Smart-UPS devices

The security firm Armis has located three vulnerabilities in Schneider Electric’s APC Smart-UPS devices. These flaws are being tracked under the name “TLStorm.” This vulnerability can enable remote attackers to control the power of millions of enterprise devices to conduct...

/ March 16, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Dirty pipe Linux vulnerability provides privilege escalation

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Dirty pipe Linux vulnerability provides privilege escalation

Security researchers have discovered and released information on new vulnerabilities and kernel level exploits to the public. The vulnerabilities: CVE-2022-049 and CVE-2022-0847 are some of the highest severity exploits and affect out-of-date Linux distros. Due to the similarities with the...

/ March 15, 2022
blockchain for msps
Does Blockchain fit in with being an MSP?

Does Blockchain fit in with being an MSP?

Mention Blockchain and most people’s minds jump straight to cryptocurrencies. In many cases, the second thought that comes to mind is massive resource requirements. Cryptocurrencies are built on top of blockchains – and it is the mining activity to solve...

/ March 14, 2022
Pioneers in Tech: Annie Easley, “human computer” to diversity champion

Pioneers in Tech: Annie Easley, “human computer” to diversity champion

As we transition from Black History Month to Women’s History Month, it’s hard to think of a more inspiring group of technology pioneers than the Black women who worked as “human computers” at NASA. Only a few of their stories...

/ March 11, 2022
MSPs should emphasize securing Guest User Accounts within SaaS apps

MSPs should emphasize securing Guest User Accounts within SaaS apps

Guest User Accounts that SaaS application providers make available to organizations, are becoming a major security issue that managed service providers (MSPs) are arguably in the best position to resolve. A report published this week by SaaS Alerts, a provider...

/ March 10, 2022
Beware the toads

Beware the toads

It is nearly Spring, and as the weather turns warm, one must watch out for TOADS. No, not the kind that catches flies and hops into ponds. These TOADS are more sophisticated, standing for Telephone Oriented Attack Delivery (TOAD). There...

/ March 9, 2022
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Q: With the increase of cyber attacks and the growing remote workers, what are some best patch management practices to better protect my customers? Patch management serves as a key defense against cyber threats and is also required to ensure...

/ March 8, 2022
The importance of DLP and DRM to an MSP

The importance of DLP and DRM to an MSP

As organisations struggle to come to terms with a hybrid workplace where people are working on a spectrum from full-time in the office to full-time at home, there is one area that should be top of mind for them –...

/ March 8, 2022
How MSPs can defend against escalating cyber warfare

How MSPs can defend against escalating cyber warfare

The mounting pressure of ongoing political conflicts has made its way into cyberspace, impacting organizations around the world. With new phishing campaigns targeting aid donations to victims and new malware and denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against government departments, it’s important to...

/ March 7, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The great Michelangelo scare

Tech Time Warp: The great Michelangelo scare

Thirty years ago, PC users around the world were left saying “Huh?” after the much-hyped Michelangelo virus turned out to be, well, not much. The virus’ enduring legacy might say more about the media than about a security risk, as...

/ March 4, 2022