Category: Security

Q&A: Ethical hacking and pen testing to protect against phishing

Q&A: Ethical hacking and pen testing to protect against phishing

Phishing continues to be one of the biggest threats to network security, which has led to “ethical hacking” being used to protect against it. If you’re wondering why methods like ethical hacking and pen testing are necessary to stop phishing,...

/ April 13, 2021
A conversation about ransomware in 2021

A conversation about ransomware in 2021

The year 2021 continues to see a surge in ransomware as the world’s cyber ecosystem begins to ease into a post-pandemic phase. The education and healthcare sectors remain particularly vulnerable to ransomware as hackers attempt to squeeze more out of...

/ April 7, 2021 / 1 Comment
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I meet evolving cloud security needs?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I meet evolving cloud security needs?

Q: Many of my SMB customers have adopted cloud solutions as a result of their shift to operating with a remote workforce. How can my MSP maintain strong cloud security while keeping pace with this shift? According to a recent...

/ April 6, 2021
Tomorrow’s cybersecurity at today’s colleges

Tomorrow’s cybersecurity at today’s colleges

University students in 2021 have a worldview of cybersecurity that has been shaped by the pandemic and forged by immersion in technology from cradle to college. Smarter MSP recently caught up with Bilal Shebaro, an associate professor in the Department of...

/ March 31, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Melissa virus opens eyes to risks of cybercrime

Tech Time Warp: Melissa virus opens eyes to risks of cybercrime

In 1999, the internet seemed like a more innocent place. Few of us were aware of the risks associated with logging on. But then the Melissa virus came along and opened our eyes. Reportedly named after a Florida stripper, the...

/ March 26, 2021
Shift to work from anywhere presents major MSP challenge

Shift to work from anywhere presents major MSP challenge

Most managed service providers (MSPs) today manage a large number of endpoints on behalf of a wide range of clients. So, it makes sense that many MSPs will have a keen interest in understanding how employees might be returning to...

/ March 24, 2021 / 2 Comments
Weak human links and zero-day cyberattacks

Weak human links and zero-day cyberattacks

We’ve been taking a close look at the post-pandemic environment that MSPs are finding themselves navigating in 2021. One of the questions for many is what happens if the new normal doesn’t resemble the old normal? What if corporate campuses...

/ March 23, 2021
MSPs (and SMBs) can benefit from zero trust cybersecurity

MSPs (and SMBs) can benefit from zero trust cybersecurity

The way network security has tended to work is you have a set of people you trust like employees, who you usually let in via username and password. This approach worked great when everyone was inside the firewall, but we...

/ March 18, 2021
The long-term cybersecurity legacy of COVID-19

The long-term cybersecurity legacy of COVID-19

COVID vaccines are starting to be distributed and administered, cases have dropped, and a real sense of post-pandemic optimism pervades the planet as springtime begins in the northern hemisphere. Despite all of the real-world and cybersecurity challenges that came about...

/ March 16, 2021
Q&A: A new security opportunity for MSPs in ZTNA

Q&A: A new security opportunity for MSPs in ZTNA

Barracuda MSP recently introduced a new security solution, Barracuda CloudGen Access, to its MSP partners. The solution can help MSPs protect their customers’ resources and data regardless of what device users are using and from where. The innovative Zero Trust...

/ March 15, 2021