Category: Security

2022 Cybersecurity Outlook, Part 2: Talent Gap, Ransomware, Healthcare

2022 Cybersecurity Outlook, Part 2: Talent Gap, Ransomware, Healthcare

This week, Smarter MSP continues our discussion with Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood, a cybersecurity specialist and computer science faculty at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Key discussion points include specific cybersecurity challenges Canadian businesses need to be paying attention to...

/ December 29, 2021
IT asset disposal
Getting smart about IT asset disposal and security

Getting smart about IT asset disposal and security

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a lot about the current state of corporate IT. One of those lessons was that many employees required new endpoint hardware. This was especially true in cases where older computers were no longer operational or...

/ December 22, 2021
cybersecurity outlook
2022 Cybersecurity Outlook: Stealth breaches, remote work, and human error

2022 Cybersecurity Outlook: Stealth breaches, remote work, and human error

As 2021 comes to a close, Smarter MSP is talking with some of the best and brightest cybersecurity minds to take stock of the past year and get a sense of what to expect in terms of a cybersecurity outlook...

/ December 20, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Second Log4j vulnerability patch released

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Second Log4j vulnerability patch released

As we know, a significant Log4j Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability has had a patch released and tracked as CVE-2021-44228. However, the patch was not entirely effective at mitigating the risk due to CVE-2021-45046, the lack of completion in some...

/ December 17, 2021
Barracuda Networks and Apache Log4j vulnerability

Barracuda Networks and Apache Log4j vulnerability

The Log4j vulnerability has recently made headlines around the world. Concerns around this vulnerability center on the fact that an attacker who can control log messages or log message parameters can execute arbitrary code loaded from LDAP servers when message...

/ December 16, 2021
Internet of things
Tech Time Warp: Linux.Darlloz attacks the Internet of Things

Tech Time Warp: Linux.Darlloz attacks the Internet of Things

What’s on your holiday shopping list this year? Fitness trackers? Smart home hubs? Maybe even a smart coffee mug? No matter how enchanting or convenient a smart device might seem, it never pays to be uninformed about the security risk...

/ December 16, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Critical Java Zero-Day Vulnerability

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Critical Java Zero-Day Vulnerability

A critical remote code vulnerability has emerged in Log4j, a Java Logging package that is used in a number of software products and platforms from organizations like Apache, Apple, Twitter, Tesla and Steam. This vulnerability impacts almost every Java application...

/ December 10, 2021
‘Tis the Season: Four Cybersecurity Predictions for MSPs

‘Tis the Season: Four Cybersecurity Predictions for MSPs

Cybersecurity is like ice cream or fashion, flavors and fads come and go, but the basics remain the same. 2021 brought a wave of ransomware and a realization that remote work is likely here to stay. Smarter MSP recently chatted...

/ December 8, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Cyber Threats Targeting Consumers During Holiday Season

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Cyber Threats Targeting Consumers During Holiday Season

The holiday season is once again upon us, and with it comes the busiest time of the year for shopping and traveling. Specifically, from late November to early January of the new year is a time where attackers will be...

/ December 6, 2021
Tech Time Warp: The Marconi Wireless Hack of 1903

Tech Time Warp: The Marconi Wireless Hack of 1903

Technology history is filled with the stories of ethical hackers, as well as the intellectually curious seeking to prove a point. (See the stories of punch card expert René Carmille and the British journalists who hacked into Prince Philip’s inbox.)...

/ December 3, 2021