Month: December 2022

Tech Time Warp: Ringing in the new year and waiting for Y2K chaos

Tech Time Warp: Ringing in the new year and waiting for Y2K chaos

Do you remember holding your breath on New Year’s Eve 1999, wondering if technological balls would start to drop after the ball dropped in Times Square? After governments and corporations spent an estimated $300 billion to $600 billion worldwide to...

/ December 30, 2022
Top 12 posts from SmarterMSP in 2022

Top 12 posts from SmarterMSP in 2022

It’s safe to say that 2022 was full of both new and old cybersecurity trends and threats. SmarterMSP shared many cybersecurity threat advisories, new security updates and guidelines, marketing recommendations and best practices, and much more. It hasn’t been a...

/ December 29, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: LastPass’ security incident update

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: LastPass’ security incident update

LastPass provided an update to their August incident where an unauthorized access occurred in their cloud storages. The incident involved storages that contain production data and certain metadata of LastPass subscribers.  LastPass recommends businesses to review and update their passwords,...

/ December 28, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Linux Kernel Vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Linux Kernel Vulnerability

The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) has disclosed a new Linux Kernel Vulnerability that could lead to code execution in the context of the kernel. The security flaw is a bug in the new Linux 5.15 SMB3 server, ksmbd. The ZDI...

/ December 27, 2022
Ten significant data breaches from 2022

Ten significant data breaches from 2022

2022 saw more cybercrimes than ever and they were more costly than ever. Data breaches can have significant impact to organizations. According to the FBI’s cybercrime unit in 2022, data breaches cost businesses an average of $4.35 million – up...

/ December 27, 2022 / 6 Comments
Cybersecurity stays at the top of the IT priorities list

Cybersecurity stays at the top of the IT priorities list

As another year comes to close, most managed service providers (MSPs) are already squarely focused on the next. After all, there is little to be done now that could have a meaningful impact on financial results for 2022.

/ December 26, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The first text message sent 30 years ago carried a timeless sentiment

Tech Time Warp: The first text message sent 30 years ago carried a timeless sentiment

Most of us send dozens of meaningless texts every day: ETAs, LOLs, emojis and snarky screenshots. With unlimited data plans, it’s easy to be fast and loose with SMS messaging. But the first text message—sent just over 30 years ago,...

/ December 23, 2022
Ask an MSP Expert: How to convert website visitors into leads  

Ask an MSP Expert: How to convert website visitors into leads  

In a recent webinar with Barracuda MSP, Kendra Lee, president and founder of KLA Group, shared 5 steps that can help convert website visitors into leads. During the webinar, Kendra highlighted strategies that MSPs can leverage to generate traffic to...

/ December 22, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Best practices for the holiday season

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Best practices for the holiday season

Barracuda MSP would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season! As organizations around the world are getting ready for some well-deserved time off, hackers are ramping up their infiltration efforts. Threat intel data indicates we will experience a sizable...

/ December 22, 2022
MSP cybersecurity stocking stuffers

MSP cybersecurity stocking stuffers

With the holiday season in full swing, MSP employees and their clients are gearing up for parties, travel, shopping and well-deserved time off. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones gearing up. Hackers are heading into a busy season themselves, and...

/ December 21, 2022