Category: Security

Tech Time Warp: Zotob worm wreaks havoc on the news

Tech Time Warp: Zotob worm wreaks havoc on the news

One way to make headlines is to go after the journalists themselves. On August 16, 2005, computers at CNN, ABC, The New York Times and The Associated Press were infected by the Zotob worm, along with machines at Caterpillar, and...

/ July 31, 2020
Pandemic cybersecurity in South Africa

Pandemic cybersecurity in South Africa

The coronavirus has brought economic devastation to all parts of the world. As a journalist based in the United States, I understandably tend to focus on the United States. But it’s easy to become so focused on one’s home country that...

/ July 30, 2020
Seamless cybersecurity and two emerging threats

Seamless cybersecurity and two emerging threats

For most MSPs, the pandemic of 2020 has been a rush of implementing new policies and procedures while at the same time trying to keep customer cybersecurity fortifications intact. Wisconsin-based SWICKTech is an example of an organization that acted early to...

/ July 23, 2020
Lateral movement cyberattacks remain relevant

Lateral movement cyberattacks remain relevant

As the pandemic rages around the world and workers continue to hunker down remotely, it seems as everything has changed. Yet, in some ways, the old adage – the more things change, the more they stay the same – still...

/ July 16, 2020
In defense of MSP cybersecurity, as number of alerts rise

In defense of MSP cybersecurity, as number of alerts rise

It seems like about once a month now some government agency somewhere discovers there might be a potential issue with the cybersecurity of a managed service provider (MSP). The latest warning comes from the U.S. Secret Service, which sent out...

/ July 15, 2020
Summer cybersecurity dangers

Summer cybersecurity dangers

In simpler times, some businesses would literally hang a sign on their door each summer saying “Gone Fishin’” and close for two weeks. In today’s world, hackers might as well hang a sign on their door in summer that says...

/ July 9, 2020
Don’t ignore the basics: Pandemic patching and other musts for MSPs

Don’t ignore the basics: Pandemic patching and other musts for MSPs

Business models have been put into a blender and pulsed and pureed since the arrival of COVID-19 earlier this year. The resulting workplace environment has been unrecognizable in many cases with workforces hunkered down at home, businesses shuttered, and security teams...

/ July 2, 2020
Q&A: The ‘Best Security Offering’ for MSPs in 2020

Q&A: The ‘Best Security Offering’ for MSPs in 2020

The evolving cyberthreat landscape has made security the top priority for businesses of all sizes. More than ever, it has become imperative for MSPs to incorporate managed security service offerings in their portfolio to continue to succeed and differentiate themselves...

/ June 29, 2020
How work from home is transforming cybersecurity

How work from home is transforming cybersecurity

The pandemic crisis of 2020 will go down as one of the most significant upheavals to the workplace since the industrial revolution. What we don’t yet know is what the long-term impact will be. If a coronavirus vaccine is developed...

/ June 25, 2020
Threat Spotlight: Form-based attacks

Threat Spotlight: Form-based attacks

A new type of brand impersonation attack is disproportionately using Google-branded sites to trick victims into sharing login credentials. Making up 4 percent of all spear phishing attacks in the first four months of 2020, Barracuda researchers have seen steady detections through...

/ June 22, 2020