Month: September 2022

Cloud security incidents on the rise

Cloud security incidents on the rise

As more workloads are deployed in the cloud, it’s become increasingly apparent that most organizations are struggling with security. A recent survey of 400 cloud engineering and security practitioners and leaders by the market research firm, Propeller Insights on behalf...

/ September 22, 2022
Cybersecurity summits and tools to improve training

Cybersecurity summits and tools to improve training

Anytime an MSP can expose its engineers and technicians to free training and education, it’s an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up. One such opportunity is the upcoming “5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit” hosted by CISA and Morehouse College in Atlanta....

/ September 21, 2022 / 6 Comments
MSP marketing part 3: Special operations marketing

MSP marketing part 3: Special operations marketing

In part 3 of our journey in the land of MSP marketing, we look at MSPs with full specialization. In this scenario, using mining lingo, you have a very narrow specialization focus. You mine only for diamonds and are willing...

/ September 20, 2022
Higher salaries make IT hiring for MSPs more challenging

Higher salaries make IT hiring for MSPs more challenging

IT labor is still the most expensive cost any managed service provider (MSP) is going to incur, and a new report suggests those costs will only continue to rise. The report, based on an analysis of 907,000 interview requests involving...

/ September 19, 2022 / 10 Comments
Tech Time Warp: Fondness and appreciation for the floppy disk

Tech Time Warp: Fondness and appreciation for the floppy disk

The BBC recently reported Japanese digital minister Taro Kono had “declared war” on floppy disks. Approximately 1,900 Japanese government activities still require the use of floppy disks, along with CD-ROMs and other outdated technology. Kono vowed to seek regulatory updates...

/ September 16, 2022
MSPs should prepare now for a quantum computing leap

MSPs should prepare now for a quantum computing leap

Quantum computing has the potential to disrupt many industries with its, until now, unimaginable speed and ability to parse and interpret data. This gradual proliferation of quantum computing will not only result in unprecedented efficiencies, but also create both opportunity...

/ September 15, 2022
Safeguarding education customers against ransomware attacks

Safeguarding education customers against ransomware attacks

Last week, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that it was hit by a devastating ransomware attack. LAUSD—the second-largest school district in the country, with more than 1,000 schools and 640,000 students—suffered the disruption just two weeks after the...

/ September 15, 2022
Expanded XDR capabilities strengthen Barracuda’s security offering

Expanded XDR capabilities strengthen Barracuda’s security offering

The rise in cyberattacks such as ransomware, spear phishing, and the overall intensified cyberthreat landscape, continues to raise concern for businesses across the globe. With these evolving concerns and threats in mind, Barracuda has announced new enhancements to the Barracuda...

/ September 13, 2022 / 7 Comments
Identity theft and identity fraud: What they are and how to fight back

Identity theft and identity fraud: What they are and how to fight back

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) does not spell out any distinction between identity theft and identity fraud, saying only that they: “…are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s...

/ September 12, 2022
Pioneers in Tech: Charles Simonyi, the brain behind Word and Excel

Pioneers in Tech: Charles Simonyi, the brain behind Word and Excel

It’s estimated at least 1.2 billion people worldwide use Microsoft Office products. The tech pioneer behind the flagship Office programs Word and Excel is the fascinating Charles Simonyi, whose Microsoft success has enabled him to become the first repeat space...

/ September 9, 2022