Category: Security

Yahoo’s $50M damages bill demonstrates the high cost of poor security

Yahoo’s $50M damages bill demonstrates the high cost of poor security

Years ago there was a commercial for oil filters in which the spokesperson warned that you could pay him a few dollars for a filter or pay a mechanic later for an expensive repair. “Pay me now, or pay him...

/ October 30, 2018
Clive Longbottom: Helping customers avoid their biggest threat

Clive Longbottom: Helping customers avoid their biggest threat

In talking to customers, you probably find that their biggest concern is how they can protect themselves from external malicious activity.  However, many times the biggest threat to their business is the behaviour of their own employees. The troubling behaviour...

/ October 29, 2018
The era of the cloud mafia?

The era of the cloud mafia?

As a third-generation Italian-American growing up in the Midwest, I was used to hearing about the feared Mafia, either in the stories of older relatives or in the misguided attempts at humor by school kids.

/ October 24, 2018
Tech Time Warp: The curious cases of early hackers

Tech Time Warp: The curious cases of early hackers

These days, cybersecurity is such a pervasive concern that it’s easy to forget law enforcement and the courts once had no idea what to do with hackers. Some of the earliest cases of hacking and computer fraud predate the federal...

/ October 19, 2018
Stop blaming your employees for your lousy security

Stop blaming your employees for your lousy security

Seems like every week we hear a story blaming employees for being lax about security. They have bad passwords or they fall for phishing scams. They do all kinds of things that compromise your company’s security position, but here’s the...

/ October 18, 2018
MSPs are good medicine for hospitals

MSPs are good medicine for hospitals

Imagine a senior government official with a pacemaker and the chilling scenarios that could play out if a hacker could overcome this device’s defenses. It sounds like something ripped out of a movie script, but it’s slowly creeping closer to...

/ October 15, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: What if my MSP gets hacked?

Ask an MSP Expert: What if my MSP gets hacked?

Q: Recently, the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning stating that advanced persistent threat actors are now targeting MSPs. We work with customers in highly regulated industries, so we have a lot of sensitive data to protect. What should I...

/ October 15, 2018
Google launches new authentication service for drop-in identity management

Google launches new authentication service for drop-in identity management

When it comes to identity management, you want to make it as simple as possible. Most small businesses don’t have the development resources to build a solution with solid identity capabilities built-in from scratch. If you can’t afford to build...

/ October 12, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Big-time data breaches and the cybersecurity sins that led to them

Tech Time Warp: Big-time data breaches and the cybersecurity sins that led to them

Cybersecurity often seems like a moving target. The bad guys have a seemingly endless supply of spammy servers, plus all the time and budget in the world, whereas those charged with protecting companies from cybercrime face normal business constraints in...

/ October 12, 2018
MSPs need to stay relevant in the age of the cloud

MSPs need to stay relevant in the age of the cloud

There are two inexorable facts about cybersecurity and email that managed service providers (MSPs) can’t ignore. The first is that for all intents and purposes, email has become a cloud service. There may be some organizations still running a Microsoft...

/ October 11, 2018