Category: Security

Good security is about controlling what you can control

Good security is about controlling what you can control

Last year was a terrible year in so many respects, so it’s not overly surprising that there were a number of historic hacks. Some of these were so vast and so all-encompassing, it could make you feel like you can’t...

/ January 19, 2021
Cybersecurity predictions for 2021

Cybersecurity predictions for 2021

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic pretty much dominated everything, which created many challenges for MSPs. What does 2021 hold in the realm of cybersecurity? Unfortunately, perhaps more of the same, according to Hussain Aldawood, Director of Cybersecurity, for Saudi Arabia-based...

/ January 14, 2021 / 1 Comment
MSPs to face cybersecurity challenges in 2021

MSPs to face cybersecurity challenges in 2021

Many people hope that, by the end of 2021, we will look back on this year with fonder memories than the previous one. However, we shouldn’t overlook potential peril for MSPs and other cybersecurity stakeholders. Last year, we witnessed an...

/ January 7, 2021
The benefits of an MSSP

The benefits of an MSSP

The managed security service provider (MSSP) business is currently a fast-growing one, thanks to the evolving threats to cybersecurity. Hackers are improving their ability to infiltrate networks, and business leaders that didn’t consider cybersecurity previously are looking for ways to...

/ January 4, 2021
A look back at cybersecurity in 2020

A look back at cybersecurity in 2020

As happy as some of us might be to watch 2020 disappearing into the rearview mirror, we should first indulge in our annual look back to see what cybersecurity trends emerged. By learning from what worked and what didn’t, we...

/ December 31, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Father Christmas worm visits NASA

Tech Time Warp: Father Christmas worm visits NASA

Even hackers get into the holiday spirit. The Santy worm brought unwelcome gifts in December 2004, and the CHRISTMA EXEC brought a charming ASCII tree to screens in 1987. On December 22, 1988, the Father Christmas worm traveled to NASA...

/ December 25, 2020
Untrained end users are the biggest threat to cybersecurity

Untrained end users are the biggest threat to cybersecurity

What is the biggest threat to IT infrastructure right now? According to one of Canada’s premier cybersecurity experts, if you answered malware or ransomware or crypto, you’d be wrong. According to Calgary-based cybersecurity leader Sonya Goulet, the most significant risk...

/ December 17, 2020
Cybersecurity service providers need to band together

Cybersecurity service providers need to band together

Managed security service providers (MSSPs) along with global systems integrators that focus on security have a unique marketing and sales challenge. A recent global survey of 2,404 business decision makers conducted by B2B International on behalf of STANLEY Security, a...

/ December 16, 2020
Zero-Tolerance: Cheap cybersecurity is always a bad bargain

Zero-Tolerance: Cheap cybersecurity is always a bad bargain

Cybercriminals have discovered a simple trick for multiplying their effectiveness: target MSPs themselves. If breaching one business’ systems is like slipping past a security guard unnoticed, infiltrating an MSP is like stealing that guard’s whole key ring. A successful MSP...

/ December 15, 2020
AI poised to make a comeback in 2021

AI poised to make a comeback in 2021

After much fanfare and promise in 2018 and 2019, AI’s role in cybersecurity seemed to fly under the radar in 2020. But AI didn’t go anywhere, and we expect to hear much more about it in 2021. A couple of factors...

/ December 10, 2020