Category: Security

Why MSPs should up their own security game

Why MSPs should up their own security game

Significant breaches and large companies are what grab headlines. If a Colonial Pipeline or a college campus gets hit, that’s what people hear about. Often, behind the scenes are the managed service providers doing the day in and day out...

/ May 18, 2022
Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

MSPs with a portfolio of clients that include nondescript agriculture and food processing businesses, often think they are off the radar of sophisticated international hackers. Yet, this is not the case at all.

/ May 13, 2022 / 4 Comments
Q&A: An MSP’s perspective on Global MSP Day

Q&A: An MSP’s perspective on Global MSP Day

As Global MSP Day approaches (May 20, 2022), SmarterMSP caught up with MSP partner Moss Jacobson, Director of New Business Development at CTN Solutions, to understand what he is seeing in terms of trends, challenges, and opportunities, and what he...

/ May 12, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Threat actors targeting VoIP provides with DDoS attacks

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Threat actors targeting VoIP provides with DDoS attacks

F5 has released a set of vulnerabilities including 17 high and 1 critical which affect the users of BIG-IP application delivery controller. The vulnerabilities provide malicious actors the ability to deploy crypto mining, ransomware, or other malicious files to the...

/ May 11, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: TLStorm 2.0 vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: TLStorm 2.0 vulnerabilities

Up to 5 vulnerabilities were uncovered within the use of the TLS protocol in multiple models of the Aruba and Avaya Network switches. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, can provide threat actors remote access to enterprise networks and to transfer confidential...

/ May 11, 2022
XaaScast by XaaS Journal: Winning the war against ransomware podcast

XaaScast by XaaS Journal: Winning the war against ransomware podcast

  Recently Adam Khan, VP of global security operations at Barracuda MSP, sat down with Jay McCall of XaaS Journal to discuss the constantly evolving threat of ransomware. If you do not know who Adam is, he has more than...

/ May 10, 2022 / 2 Comments
Lack of confidence in network operations creates MSP opportunity

Lack of confidence in network operations creates MSP opportunity

A survey of more than 400 network infrastructure and operations professionals from Fortune 500 companies suggests a growing lack of confidence in internal network operations teams may be creating an opportunity for managed service providers (MSPs). Conducted by Enterprise Management...

/ May 5, 2022
Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware surged in 2021 and is showing no signs of slowing down in 2022 due to the continuing pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine. According to Barracuda Network’s research, attacks on corporations, including infrastructure, travel, financial services, and other businesses,...

/ May 4, 2022 / 7 Comments
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Apache CouchDB critical vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Apache CouchDB critical vulnerability

Apache has released a patch for a critical remote privilege escalation vulnerability in Apache CouchDB 3.2.1 protocol. This vulnerability, if not patched, can allow threat actors to execute code on a targeted server or client without being authenticated. Barracuda MSP...

/ April 29, 2022
Patch management continues to be an MSP opportunity

Patch management continues to be an MSP opportunity

One of the dirty secrets of IT is that even when organizations are aware of a critical vulnerability, they are often unable to do much about it. In some cases, they are unaware if they are using a software component...

/ April 28, 2022