Month: May 2023

Global MSP Day 2023: Q&A with our thought leaders

Global MSP Day 2023: Q&A with our thought leaders

It’s an exciting week for the managed service provider (MSP) community – Global MSP Day 2023 is tomorrow! On June 1st, we’ll be celebrating, networking, and learning alongside MSPs around the world. This day would not be possible without the...

/ May 31, 2023
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: AWS exploited for crypto mining operation

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: AWS exploited for crypto mining operation

Indonesian cybercriminals are exploiting Amazon Web Services (AWS) instances to carry out illicit crypto mining activities. The GUI-vil group has been identified as the threat actors on this exploit. What is the threat? GUI-vil, a financially motivated threat actor, leverages...

/ May 31, 2023
A look into IT service provider spending habits

A look into IT service provider spending habits

A survey of nearly 400 IT service providers, MSPs, and other professional service companies finds well over half (58 percent) have increased their suppliers over the past three years, with 26 percent keeping the number of vendors they work with...

/ May 30, 2023
AI
View of AI: an expert’s take on its impact

View of AI: an expert’s take on its impact

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a slowly growing part of the cat-and-mouse game between cybercriminal and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)/Managed Service Provider (MSP) since the first crude AI tools became available decades ago. But AI has exploded into the...

/ May 29, 2023
Tech Time Warp: Burning questions about Flame’s origins

Tech Time Warp: Burning questions about Flame’s origins

The Flame virus first flickered publicly in May 2012 when the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union requested the hacking of Iranian computers be investigated. Although not widespread — only a few hundred targeted computers were thought to have been infected...

/ May 26, 2023
Global MSP Day 2023: The secret to thriving and growing in the MSP industry

Global MSP Day 2023: The secret to thriving and growing in the MSP industry

How does a full day of networking and learning with your fellow MSPs around the world sound? If you want to know the latest trends and challenges facing IT professionals, then don’t miss this year’s annual Global MSP Day 2023,...

/ May 25, 2023
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Three Apple zero-day vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Three Apple zero-day vulnerabilities

Apple released security updates to address three new zero-day vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild. These vulnerabilities are associated with WebKit and covers different intrusion methods. Barracuda MSP recommends applying the latest security updates from Apple to resolve these vulnerabilities....

/ May 24, 2023
Report: 2023 spear-phishing trends

Report: 2023 spear-phishing trends

Cybercriminals continue to barrage organizations with targeted spear-phishing attacks, and many companies are struggling to keep up. In fact, Barracuda market research finds that 50% of surveyed organizations were victims of spear phishing in 2022 — and 24% had at least...

/ May 24, 2023
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Cisco Small Business Switches remote attack vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Cisco Small Business Switches remote attack vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Cisco Small Business routers, allowing bad actors to remotely execute arbitrary code with root privileges on an affected device and cause a denial of service (DoS) condition. These vulnerabilities are due to improper validation of requests...

/ May 23, 2023
How to use ChatGPT for MSP outbound prospecting

How to use ChatGPT for MSP outbound prospecting

What an exciting time to be in business development for MSPs! The advent of ChatGPT has quickly improved our process. It’s given us back some time while providing us with good quality sales enablement copy that’s already getting marginal results....

/ May 23, 2023