Category: Security

Passwords in a pandemic

Passwords in a pandemic

World Password Day was celebrated earlier this month with some sobering statistics that may have people rethinking the use of their daughter’s middle name or favorite Italian dish as the basis for all of their security. MSPs can only hope...

/ May 28, 2020
Jumping the air gap

Jumping the air gap

With everyone wearing masks and wincing each time someone coughs, airborne viruses have captured the attention of the world. Your client’s network can’t catch COVID-19 from a sneeze, but it can catch other airborne viruses.

/ May 21, 2020
SMBs’ security vs. headcount decision creates MSP opportunity

SMBs’ security vs. headcount decision creates MSP opportunity

Business executives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are now wrestling with some critical decisions that are likely to define their relationships with managed service providers (MSPs) for many years to come. A survey of over 1,000 business decision...

/ May 20, 2020
Protecting remote workers from COVID-19 phishing attacks

Protecting remote workers from COVID-19 phishing attacks

Q: One of our customers’ remote workers recently clicked a phishing link. While we were able to prevent the attack from ultimately being successful, this is quite concerning, especially since remote workers are not within a secured network. How can...

/ May 18, 2020 / 1 Comment
Tech Time Warp: Hack shuts down PlayStation Network for 3 weeks

Tech Time Warp: Hack shuts down PlayStation Network for 3 weeks

Video games have been a godsend during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing those “staying at home” with diversion and a chance at safe social interaction (Animal Crossing, anyone?). It’s worth remembering, however, that even the big guys in digital gaming and...

/ May 15, 2020
Protecting the cyber-classroom from its users

Protecting the cyber-classroom from its users

Last week, we discussed how vulnerable online classrooms can be to attempts from external actors and what routes they may take to get there. But as is the case most of the time in cybersecurity, the easiest entry method for...

/ May 14, 2020
Beware as COVID-19 is bringing out spammers and scammers

Beware as COVID-19 is bringing out spammers and scammers

I was going through one of my email accounts the other day and I noticed a bunch of 1990s-style spam emails. There was the promise of sharing some uncollected inheritance with me from some deceased African royalty if I only...

/ May 13, 2020
Cyber-campus during COVID-19

Cyber-campus during COVID-19

We all know that most office workers have spent the past two months working from home trying to carve out a secure work environment with pets, kids, and spouses coming and going. Zoom meetings are conducted from closets and kitchen...

/ May 8, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: How do we protect our healthcare clients’ data?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do we protect our healthcare clients’ data?

Q: We have a growing number of healthcare clients. Maintaining their security used to be not that much different from our other customers, but with the explosion of IoT, there are so many more threats that they are susceptible to....

/ May 4, 2020 / 3 Comments
COVID-19 continues to impact the MSP community

COVID-19 continues to impact the MSP community

Up until mid-March, 2020 was shaping up to be a banner year for MSPs: a robust economy, new opportunity, and the typical menu of cyberthreats. What a difference a month or two makes! Now, much of an MSP’s fortune depends...

/ April 30, 2020