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Composite applications and microservices vs. hosted applications

Composite applications and microservices vs. hosted applications

There is a move in the MSP space to replace monolithic hosted applications with more dynamic composite applications built from a collection of microservices. While this approach provides a number of positive outcomes, it also comes with its challenges. Let’s...

/ October 27, 2020
Email threat types: Domain Impersonation

Email threat types: Domain Impersonation

Domain impersonation, also known as typosquatting, is often used as part of a conversation hijacking attempt. Attackers target legitimate domains, such as Barracudamsp.com, by creating domains that appear similar. Such a domain might be accessed by a user typing the...

/ October 26, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Credit card companies put PCI compliance in place

Tech Time Warp: Credit card companies put PCI compliance in place

We were headed toward a nearly cashless society anyway, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of “contactless” transactions is likely the final push over the edge. Every time you place a takeout order via a mobile app, you’re putting...

/ October 23, 2020
Helping your clients understand their customers better

Helping your clients understand their customers better

The pandemic has changed the way we do business. Most of your clients probably aren’t meeting customers in person, or if they are, it’s with minimal contact as possible. As this new way of conducting business takes hold, much of...

/ October 22, 2020
Survey unveils edge computing opportunity for MSPs

Survey unveils edge computing opportunity for MSPs

A global survey of 1,652 individuals from a broad set of industries and organizations published this week by Eclipse Foundation, a consortium that promotes adoption of open source tools and platforms, shows the level of diversity among edge computing platforms...

/ October 21, 2020
Perfect your LinkedIn profile, generate more leads

Perfect your LinkedIn profile, generate more leads

Previously, I wrote a piece called “Can MSPs really use LinkedIn for lead generation? Absolutely – and here’s how.” It’s something I still feel incredibly strong about, and it’s also a perspective that I think has been reinforced by everything currently...

/ October 20, 2020
MSPs and election cybersecurity

MSPs and election cybersecurity

MSPs have emerged as central players in the democracy machinery. And after a rash of recent attacks on MSPs, some worry that MSPs may face a new challenge in election cybersecurity for the United States’ upcoming Presidential elections. Tim Davis,...

/ October 19, 2020
Email threat types: Data exfiltration

Email threat types: Data exfiltration

Data exfiltration, sometimes referred to as data theft, is the unauthorized transfer of data from your computer, network, or other devices. The stolen data is transferred from the victim to a control server or some other device that is controlled...

/ October 19, 2020
The Creeper and the Reaper make cybersecurity history

The Creeper and the Reaper make cybersecurity history

“I’M THE CREEPER. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.” This eerie message is the equivalent of “hello, world!” in cybersecurity history. In 1971, Bob Thomas, an engineer at BBN Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, developed the first computer worm, dubbed the “Creeper.”

/ October 16, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: Overcoming human error to secure the cloud

Ask an MSP Expert: Overcoming human error to secure the cloud

Data breaches in the cloud are becoming more common, impacting industry giants and small players alike, and MSPs now have to dig deeper to prevent them.

/ October 12, 2020