Category: Security

Ask an MSP Expert: How can MSPs strengthen their clients’ defenses from cryptominers?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can MSPs strengthen their clients’ defenses from cryptominers?

Q: I have some customers with fairly large networks, and one of them is a business college. It seems like all those latent CPUs would be an attractive target for cryptominers. We’ve been taking steps to protect them, but I’m...

/ December 17, 2018
8 MSP security trends that emerged in 2018

8 MSP security trends that emerged in 2018

For MSPs, 2018 was anything but a dull year. Change is constant in the world of cybersecurity and the year delivered on that truism in spades. Before 2018 slips into the rearview mirror, let’s look back at some of the...

/ December 5, 2018
Traditional Trojans meet cryptos

Traditional Trojans meet cryptos

Students at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia were caught off guard recently as they logged online to check their grades and work on projects as they headed towards semester finals. To their surprise, the school’s network was shut-down...

/ November 29, 2018
Preparing clients to be resilient in the face of ongoing security threats

Preparing clients to be resilient in the face of ongoing security threats

Most companies understand that at some point they are going to be the victim of a hack or data breach. Just days ago, we saw that even Amazon isn’t immune, when Amazon admitted it had lost names and emails in...

/ November 26, 2018
MSPs warned that they are becoming targets

MSPs warned that they are becoming targets

MSPs are accustomed to safeguarding systems from breaches and attack. But in a recent brief, the Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) warned that MSPs themselves have been targeted and will continue to be targeted by bad actors....

/ November 21, 2018
FTC resources to help protect SMBs

FTC resources to help protect SMBs

You (or your customers) might not be aware, but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to help make small businesses more secure. It offers a number of products, resources, and tools to help small businesses better protect themselves.

/ November 19, 2018
Spending on Managed Security Services expected to jump in 2019

Spending on Managed Security Services expected to jump in 2019

The fact that organizations will be spending much more on cybersecurity in 2019 shouldn’t come as a surprise given the continued increase in both volume and sophistication of the attacks being launched.

/ November 15, 2018
Gone phishing

Gone phishing

When you have ransomware, cryptocurrency miners, and polymorphic malware to battle, it’s easy to put phishing education on the back burner. In fact, a new study shows that 95 percent of IT professionals underestimate its impact and fail to adjust...

/ November 14, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we better protect SMBs who use IoT devices?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we better protect SMBs who use IoT devices?

Q: IoT devices have added more attack surfaces to protect and hardware to maintain, which is why we’re trying to adjust our business plans and pricing models accordingly. What are some businesses that will be transformed by IoT and what...

/ November 5, 2018
For goodness’ sake, get a web filter

For goodness’ sake, get a web filter

This week, news emerged about a government agency being infected with malware because one of its employees apparently liked to watch porn on his work computer. This is a classic case of an organization not putting safeguards in place that...

/ November 1, 2018