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Beware of the growing software supply chain attacks

Beware of the growing software supply chain attacks

Software supply chain attacks have been increasingly bedeviling the IT space. Recent statistics bear out the dangers of these attacks. According to a study by Israel-based Argon security: Supply chain attacks grew by more than 300 percent in 2021 over...

/ December 7, 2022
Software Bills of Material (SBOM) – the next managed services opportunity

Software Bills of Material (SBOM) – the next managed services opportunity

There’s a lot of focus these days on the security of open source software that is shining a spotlight on how dependent organizations have become on code created by third-parties that finds its way into multiple applications. Most of that...

/ December 7, 2022
Set your MSP up for success by ‘building with the end in mind’

Set your MSP up for success by ‘building with the end in mind’

As an MSP owner or manager, regardless of whether you are currently planning an eventual exit, you should always be looking at ways to improve the business, processes, and add value to your MSP where you can. In my MSP.blog,...

/ December 6, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Apple, Quicktime, and the long-forgotten San Francisco Canyon Company

Tech Time Warp: Apple, Quicktime, and the long-forgotten San Francisco Canyon Company

Apple’s business strategy includes software and hardware innovations, intuitive user experiences, and attractive product design that is catnip to the creative set. But another arrow in Apple’s quiver is the hard-fought intellectual property lawsuit. Let’s get into this week’s Tech...

/ December 2, 2022
2023 outlook – The future looks bright for MSPs

2023 outlook – The future looks bright for MSPs

As 2022 comes to an end, we are seeing that the “Great Resignation” due to the pandemic has turned into the “Great Layoff” as the global economy adjusts to current world events. Organizations are now preparing to ride out the...

/ December 2, 2022
Podcast: Don’t miss these timely software security tips

Podcast: Don’t miss these timely software security tips

A 2021 Harvard Business Review article, “Is Third-Party Software Leaving You Vulnerable to Cyberattacks?” posits that when companies buy digital products, they expect them to be secure and typically don’t test for vulnerabilities down the digital supply chain. Hackers have...

/ November 30, 2022
Cyber insurance carriers exerting greater influence over security services

Cyber insurance carriers exerting greater influence over security services

Providers of managed security services may soon find themselves working more often for cyber insurance companies that are getting involved in cybersecurity both before and after a breach. To begin with, the requirements for renewing cybersecurity policies are becoming more...

/ November 29, 2022 / 1 Comment
SMBs need to invest in cybersecurity

SMBs need to invest in cybersecurity

A raft of recent reports highlight the threat SMBs face from ransomware and other lurking cyber dangers. Much of the attention has been focused on critical infrastructure: dams, power plants, utilities, and election systems. But for SMBs, essential infrastructure backbones...

/ November 28, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The malware RAT known as Regin

Tech Time Warp: The malware RAT known as Regin

On Nov. 25, 2014, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) issued an alert about Regin, a “sophisticated backdoor Trojan used to conduct intelligence-gathering campaigns.” Journalists reported the entities affected by Regin included airlines, telecom companies, energy companies and private individuals....

/ November 25, 2022
holiday cybersecurity
Top cybersecurity tips for this holiday season

Top cybersecurity tips for this holiday season

Many people worldwide are beginning to prepare for the rush of shopping, festive gatherings, and visiting in-laws as the holidays ramp up. Previously, SmarterMSP has written about the cybersecurity dangers that holiday weekends pose, and the end-of-year holiday season is...

/ November 24, 2022