Category: Security

MSSPs will be at forefront of wave of security platform consolidation

MSSPs will be at forefront of wave of security platform consolidation

Managed security services providers (MSSPs) are going to soon be at the forefront of a wave of consolidation of cybersecurity platforms as more organizations not only look to reduce overall costs but also streamline security operations. A survey of 280...

/ August 11, 2022
Hackers head back to school

Hackers head back to school

Every August, across the United States orange school buses rumble from their summer slumber, school cafeteria workers put on their hairnets and march back into the kitchen, and students grab their backpacks and books and make their way to their...

/ August 9, 2022
Zero Trust, XDR, and digital transformation: Interview with Fleming Shi

Zero Trust, XDR, and digital transformation: Interview with Fleming Shi

For anyone involved in tech and security, it’s hard to avoid a blizzard of messaging and advertising around Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR). But it can be remarkably difficult to understand exactly what a...

/ August 8, 2022
Confidential computing starts to gain traction in the cloud

Confidential computing starts to gain traction in the cloud

A survey of 452 IT and security professionals conducted by the Cloud Service Alliance (CSA) finds more than a quarter of organizations (27 percent) surveyed are already using confidential computing platforms to better protect data, with another 55 percent planning...

/ August 4, 2022 / 6 Comments
IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

As a self-professed cybersecurity data nerd, I look forward each year to IBM’s annual Cost of Data Breach report. It’s a “fun” read if you like this sort of thing. And just in time for summer beach reading, the report...

/ August 3, 2022
Why MSPs are attractive cyberattack targets

Why MSPs are attractive cyberattack targets

Once again, government watchdogs have issued an alert to managed service providers (MSPs), encouraging them to implement new security guidance in response to increasing levels of cyberattacks. MSPs are a prime target for cybercriminals – they have direct access to...

/ August 2, 2022
AWS adds raft of security competencies for MSP partners

AWS adds raft of security competencies for MSP partners

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has raised the cloud security bar for managed service providers (MSPs). At the AWS re:Inforce conference, the leading provider of cloud services added six AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Specialization Categories spanning identity behavior monitoring; data...

/ August 1, 2022
MSPs must keep up with evolving healthcare regulations

MSPs must keep up with evolving healthcare regulations

For MSPs with healthcare clients in their portfolio, there is an ever-growing and sometimes onerous list of rules, regulations, and laws that must be followed. Failure to do so can result in reputational ruin, hefty penalties, or both.

/ July 28, 2022
Ask an MSP Expert: Best practices for cybersecurity hygiene

Ask an MSP Expert: Best practices for cybersecurity hygiene

Many managed service providers (MSPs) already know that cybersecurity is essential in today’s digitally transformed business environment. However, cybersecurity may have a different meaning depending on who you are speaking with inside your customer’s organization. To get the best advice...

/ July 27, 2022 / 5 Comments
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: SonicWall critical vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: SonicWall critical vulnerability

SonicWall has recently addressed the critical vulnerability, CVE-2022-22280, that has a severity rating of 9.4. This vulnerability impacts SonicWall Global Management System (GMS) and its Analytics On-Prem. Upon exploit, the vulnerability allows malicious actors to perform unauthenticated SQL injection due...

/ July 25, 2022