Category: Security

View from Australia: Is 2020 the year of the deepfake?

View from Australia: Is 2020 the year of the deepfake?

Malware and hackers do not recognize international boundaries. Human-made viruses quickly sweep across the globe like sneeze-passed cyber versions of their biological namesakes. The good news is that security precautions don’t stop at the borders either. Some of the most...

/ January 17, 2020
A threat to watch in 2020

A threat to watch in 2020

Each year brings new threats, evolutions of old ones, and the typical arms-race between the good guys and the bad guys. One of the virtual battlefields expected to be active this year based on end-of-2019 trends: online advertising.

/ January 8, 2020
Identity access management emerges as major opportunity for MSPs in 2020

Identity access management emerges as major opportunity for MSPs in 2020

Managed service providers (MSPs) are keeping an eye out for any opportunity to expand the portfolio of services they offer. The challenge is determining what pain point affects a broad enough range of customers to financially sustain a practice. At...

/ January 7, 2020
2020 brings mounting pressure to MSPs’ defense against social engineering

2020 brings mounting pressure to MSPs’ defense against social engineering

In 2020, attackers using social engineering techniques to deliver payloads of malware will continue to adopt mainstream business practices – becoming as professional in their operations as the organizations they attack. In turn, businesses are seeking to become harder targets...

/ January 6, 2020
MSPs need to get business leaders more involved in cybersecurity decisions

MSPs need to get business leaders more involved in cybersecurity decisions

Managed service providers (MSPs) have been benefiting from increased spending on security software and services throughout the past year. However, while industry analysts report that spending on security has, on average, increased by 9 percent on a year-over-year basis, a...

/ January 2, 2020
Cybersecurity opportunities for MSPs in 2020

Cybersecurity opportunities for MSPs in 2020

Buckle up because 2020 promises to be quite a ride for MSPs that offer cybersecurity services. The MSP Expo, the annual gathering of stakeholders from across the spectrum, has declared that “2020 will be the year of MSP cybersecurity.” We...

/ January 2, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Father Christmas worm visits NASA

Tech Time Warp: Father Christmas worm visits NASA

Even hackers get into the holiday spirit. The Santy worm brought unwelcome gifts in December 2004, and the CHRISTMA EXEC brought a charming ASCII tree to screens in 1987. On December 22, 1988, the Father Christmas worm traveled to NASA...

/ December 27, 2019
The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The eggnog is freshly made, the presents are wrapped, and holiday cheer is here. Meanwhile, the MSP maintaining the North Pole network has been busy keeping the servers from crashing and hackers from breaching the wish lists. So now is...

/ December 25, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I explain new cyberthreats to my customers?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I explain new cyberthreats to my customers?

Q: We often have a hard time explaining new cyberthreats to customers. What tips do you have for helping us be more effective in this area? As security solutions have become more robust, cybercriminals have been forced to adapt their...

/ December 23, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How do I persuade my client to invest more in cybersecurity?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do I persuade my client to invest more in cybersecurity?

Q: I have a client with a complex network, but they spend almost nothing on cybersecurity. How do I persuade them that allocating some of their operating budget for cybersecurity expenses is worthwhile? That’s a good question and the answer...

/ December 16, 2019 / 1 Comment