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Tech Time Warp: The history of Patch Tuesday

Tech Time Warp: The history of Patch Tuesday

Mondays are manic, Wednesday is Hump Day, Thursdays are thirsty, and TGIF. What about poor Tuesday? Well, for the past 20 years, Tuesday has been the responsible workday, thanks to Microsoft. In this edition of Tech Time Warp, we see...

/ February 23, 2024
MSP marketing
Inbound vs. outbound marketing: Which is right for your MSP?

Inbound vs. outbound marketing: Which is right for your MSP?

As a small to mid-sized managed service provider (MSP) owner, you’ve probably relied heavily on word-of-mouth referrals. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this. Word-of-mouth is the best lead generator – it shows you do great work, prospects are already excited...

/ February 22, 2024 / 2 Comments
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Active exploitation of Microsoft vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Active exploitation of Microsoft vulnerability

Microsoft announced that a recently disclosed security flaw had been exploited just one day after it released fixes for the vulnerability. CVE-2024-21410, an Exchange Server vulnerability, with a CVSS score of 9.8, allows threat actors to escalate privileges of the...

/ February 21, 2024
XDR Threats
XDR round-up 2023: High-severity threats on the rise, peak during holidays

XDR round-up 2023: High-severity threats on the rise, peak during holidays

In 2023, Barracuda XDR, including its team of SOC analysts on 24-hour watch, cut through nearly two trillion (1,640 billion) IT events to isolate tens of thousands of potentially high-risk security threats. Security researchers have analyzed the most prevalent XDR detections...

/ February 21, 2024
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: ConnectWise critical vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: ConnectWise critical vulnerabilities

Two critical vulnerabilities have been discovered with ConnectWise ScreenConnect’s on-premises instances. These vulnerabilities could result in compromise of sensitive data, unauthorized system modifications, and potential lateral movement within the network. To minimize your exposure, apply the recommendations from this Cybersecurity...

/ February 20, 2024
Ongoing skills shortage drives demand for managed services

Ongoing skills shortage drives demand for managed services

Savvy managed service providers (MSPs) realize that any type of ongoing IT skills shortage creates opportunities for them. According to a recent online survey of IT managers conducted by the recruitment firm Robert Half, there are primary areas where IT...

/ February 20, 2024
Cybersecurity priorities
Cybersecurity priorities for MSPs to focus on this year

Cybersecurity priorities for MSPs to focus on this year

Many organizations conduct surveys every year about the evolving threats and cybersecurity concerns that enterprises are faced with. Info-Tech Research Group’s report is a must-read for all security stakeholders, chief information security officers (CISOs), and managed service providers (MSPs). Some...

/ February 19, 2024
Tech Time Warp
Tech Time Warp: No one is sending you pics of Anna Kournikova

Tech Time Warp: No one is sending you pics of Anna Kournikova

As your mother told you, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. And that’s as true today as it was 23 years ago when “OnTheFly,” a 20-year-old Dutch programmer/hacker, used a computer virus to proclaim his adoration...

/ February 16, 2024
email
How to help your clients comply with new Google and Yahoo email requirements

How to help your clients comply with new Google and Yahoo email requirements

When it comes to email security, most of the focus is on what happens when a malicious email is received. Optimally, a multi-layered approach will help filter out phishing emails and other attacks via technology and user training. But some...

/ February 15, 2024
AI
Knowing your AI from your GenAI

Knowing your AI from your GenAI

For better or worse, artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic right now. However, two main forms of AI are being written and spoken about, and it’s essential to understand the difference between them. Note that you may find extra...

/ February 14, 2024