Category: Security

IoT security and MSPs: Just the beginning

IoT security and MSPs: Just the beginning

The continued proliferation of IoT will present both challenges and opportunities for MSPs in 2021. Projections put the number of IoT devices by 2021 at over 35 billion. This parade of IoT devices ranges from security cameras to appliances to...

/ March 1, 2021
Partner Spotlight: MSP drives success with Email Threat Scanner

Partner Spotlight: MSP drives success with Email Threat Scanner

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, KSM Consulting’s services offerings include management consulting, IT consulting, cybersecurity, email security data analytics, and project management for businesses and non-profits of all sizes and industries, as well as government agencies. Mark...

/ February 23, 2021
MSPs can safeguard clients’ personal health information

MSPs can safeguard clients’ personal health information

MSPs are finding themselves with more and more PHI (personal health information) to safeguard. But how do you safeguard the safeguarding? As a journalist who covers the burgeoning med-tech space, I’ve witnessed first-hand some, at best, sloppy, and, at worst,...

/ February 18, 2021
Beware familiarity blindness

Beware familiarity blindness

Phishing continues to dominate security discussions as 2021 unfolds. According to Security Boulevard: “By mid-2020, SlashNext Threat Labs saw the number of daily phishing threats top 25,000 a day, a 30 percent increase over 2019 figures. By fall, the number...

/ February 11, 2021
Hit by ransomware, a second time?

Hit by ransomware, a second time?

Sometimes it is easy to overlook the obvious when distracted by the meltdown of the moment. Still, MSPs and other security stakeholders need to take a holistic view when something happens. Often, an MSP may be so concerned – understandably...

/ February 4, 2021
Demand for managed security services starts to rise

Demand for managed security services starts to rise

One of the widely expected outcomes of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic is that more organizations would rely on managed security services. After all, not only would they have fewer resources, the pandemic itself created the...

/ January 27, 2021
Cloud storage security is a great opportunity for MSPs

Cloud storage security is a great opportunity for MSPs

Companies are storing more and more of their valuable data in the cloud and cyber attackers know this. However, the efficiency and productivity benefits of cloud platforms are such that businesses cannot afford not to use them, yet it is...

/ January 25, 2021
Tech Time Warp: SQL Slammer reveals a harsh truth

Tech Time Warp: SQL Slammer reveals a harsh truth

Network admins the world over had a bad weekend in late January 2003. That’s when the SQL Slammer took the world by storm and, in the process, reminded everyone of a harsh truth: A security patch does no good if...

/ January 22, 2021
MSPs, MDM and the post-pandemic normal

MSPs, MDM and the post-pandemic normal

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, visions of busy cubicles begin to seem less distant. But the return to full office buildings will only happen gradually and probably not noticeably until the third quarter. Even then, as companies realize savings and...

/ January 21, 2021