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MSSPs will be at forefront of wave of security platform consolidation

MSSPs will be at forefront of wave of security platform consolidation

Managed security services providers (MSSPs) are going to soon be at the forefront of a wave of consolidation of cybersecurity platforms as more organizations not only look to reduce overall costs but also streamline security operations. A survey of 280...

/ August 11, 2022
Cutting through the complexity of MSP profitability

Cutting through the complexity of MSP profitability

Do you know if any of your customers are losing you money? It is often reported that any organisation’s profits follow the Pareto principle: 80 percent the profits come from the top 20 percent of the customers.  Although this is...

/ August 10, 2022
Hackers head back to school

Hackers head back to school

Every August, across the United States orange school buses rumble from their summer slumber, school cafeteria workers put on their hairnets and march back into the kitchen, and students grab their backpacks and books and make their way to their...

/ August 9, 2022
Zero Trust, XDR, and digital transformation: Interview with Fleming Shi

Zero Trust, XDR, and digital transformation: Interview with Fleming Shi

For anyone involved in tech and security, it’s hard to avoid a blizzard of messaging and advertising around Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR). But it can be remarkably difficult to understand exactly what a...

/ August 8, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The truth about shatter attacks

Tech Time Warp: The truth about shatter attacks

In this week’s Tech Time Warp, we’re looking back at August 2002, when security researcher Kristin Paget published a whitepaper on the dangers of “shatter attacks,” and Microsoft had more than a few quibbles with it.

/ August 5, 2022
IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

As a self-professed cybersecurity data nerd, I look forward each year to IBM’s annual Cost of Data Breach report. It’s a “fun” read if you like this sort of thing. And just in time for summer beach reading, the report...

/ August 3, 2022
Why MSPs are attractive cyberattack targets

Why MSPs are attractive cyberattack targets

Once again, government watchdogs have issued an alert to managed service providers (MSPs), encouraging them to implement new security guidance in response to increasing levels of cyberattacks. MSPs are a prime target for cybercriminals – they have direct access to...

/ August 2, 2022
AWS adds raft of security competencies for MSP partners

AWS adds raft of security competencies for MSP partners

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has raised the cloud security bar for managed service providers (MSPs). At the AWS re:Inforce conference, the leading provider of cloud services added six AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Specialization Categories spanning identity behavior monitoring; data...

/ August 1, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Koobface Worms Its Way Through Facebook

Tech Time Warp: Koobface Worms Its Way Through Facebook

For this week’s Tech Time Warp, we’re going back to August 2008—when you were still juggling Facebook and MySpace profiles—unsuspecting social networkers found their machines infected by Koobface, a particularly nasty computer worm. Koobface (an anagram for Facebook) caught its victims...

/ July 29, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: SonicWall critical vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: SonicWall critical vulnerability

SonicWall has recently addressed the critical vulnerability, CVE-2022-22280, that has a severity rating of 9.4. This vulnerability impacts SonicWall Global Management System (GMS) and its Analytics On-Prem. Upon exploit, the vulnerability allows malicious actors to perform unauthenticated SQL injection due...

/ July 25, 2022