Category: Security

Email threat types: Domain Impersonation

Email threat types: Domain Impersonation

Domain impersonation, also known as typosquatting, is often used as part of a conversation hijacking attempt. Attackers target legitimate domains, such as Barracudamsp.com, by creating domains that appear similar. Such a domain might be accessed by a user typing the...

/ October 26, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Credit card companies put PCI compliance in place

Tech Time Warp: Credit card companies put PCI compliance in place

We were headed toward a nearly cashless society anyway, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of “contactless” transactions is likely the final push over the edge. Every time you place a takeout order via a mobile app, you’re putting...

/ October 23, 2020
MSPs and election cybersecurity

MSPs and election cybersecurity

MSPs have emerged as central players in the democracy machinery. And after a rash of recent attacks on MSPs, some worry that MSPs may face a new challenge in election cybersecurity for the United States’ upcoming Presidential elections. Tim Davis,...

/ October 19, 2020
Email threat types: Data exfiltration

Email threat types: Data exfiltration

Data exfiltration, sometimes referred to as data theft, is the unauthorized transfer of data from your computer, network, or other devices. The stolen data is transferred from the victim to a control server or some other device that is controlled...

/ October 19, 2020
The Creeper and the Reaper make cybersecurity history

The Creeper and the Reaper make cybersecurity history

“I’M THE CREEPER. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.” This eerie message is the equivalent of “hello, world!” in cybersecurity history. In 1971, Bob Thomas, an engineer at BBN Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, developed the first computer worm, dubbed the “Creeper.”

/ October 16, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: Overcoming human error to secure the cloud

Ask an MSP Expert: Overcoming human error to secure the cloud

Data breaches in the cloud are becoming more common, impacting industry giants and small players alike, and MSPs now have to dig deeper to prevent them.

/ October 12, 2020
Pioneers in Tech: Becky Bace, the “Den Mother of Computer Security”

Pioneers in Tech: Becky Bace, the “Den Mother of Computer Security”

Picture a “cybersecurity expert” in your mind, and then catch yourself if you imagine a stereotype. Not every cybersecurity expert is a white male—as proven by the influence and impact of Rebecca “Becky” Bace, an intrusion detection pioneer who passed...

/ October 9, 2020
Cybersecurity trends to know in 2020

Cybersecurity trends to know in 2020

Cybersecurity is one of the major constants in our 21st century lives. However, did you know that one of the world’s first laws designed to fight malicious internet activity was passed in 1990? The United Kingdom’s Cybersecurity Misuse Act preempted...

/ October 6, 2020
Email threat types: Malware

Email threat types: Malware

Email attacks often come in the form of a harmless-looking email with malware attached as a .zip file or embedded in an email attachment. This malware could install ransomware, spyware, and other damaging programs. Malware is short for ‘malicious software’ and...

/ October 5, 2020
Tech Time Warp: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month turns 17

Tech Time Warp: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month turns 17

For the past 17 years, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) have used the month of October to educate Americans about the importance of good cybersecurity habits. Much has changed since the...

/ October 2, 2020