Category: Security

‘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
Will 2022 be the year of AI in cybersecurity?

Will 2022 be the year of AI in cybersecurity?

A lot of the hype around AI has diminished over the past year as companies struggled to manage their increasingly remote workforces during the pandemic. AI didn’t go away in 2021; it just didn’t grab headlines like the splashy and...

/ December 1, 2021 / 8 Comments
Changes to Gramm-Leach law may mean more business for MSPs

Changes to Gramm-Leach law may mean more business for MSPs

A recent and little-noticed tweak by the FTC to the long-standing Gramm-Leach law could result in more business for MSPs and more oversight for specific enterprises. One of the tricky aspects of being an MSP is navigating the constantly shifting...

/ November 24, 2021
How a Security Operations Center (SOC) helps MSPs protect clients

How a Security Operations Center (SOC) helps MSPs protect clients

In the third episode of The PT Services Group’s PT Buzz podcast, John Pojeta, Vice President of Business Development at PT, welcomes Jimmy Hatzell of Barracuda Managed XDR, for a conversation about how a Security Operations Center (SOC) can help...

/ November 23, 2021
How Barracuda is empowering MSPs to become security-centric

How Barracuda is empowering MSPs to become security-centric

We’re excited to share a few key product milestones and sales growth achievements from the Barracuda MSP business, which delivered strong growth and innovation in MSP security solutions, accelerated by the increasing number of MSPs growing a security-centric portfolio. Recent highlights for Barracuda...

/ November 22, 2021
State of cybersecurity report reveals vulnerabilities

State of cybersecurity report reveals vulnerabilities

Smarter MSP has written frequently about the positive impact of employee training on cybersecurity readiness. Education and training are the cheapest and most effective weapons one has against bad actors. A recent report on cybersecurity and privacy underscores the vulnerability...

/ November 18, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: The value of offering security assessments

Ask an MSP Expert: The value of offering security assessments

Q: What are some ways that we, as an MSP, can showcase the value of our managed security offering to our customers? The importance of a strong cybersecurity offering and maintaining a security-centric posture for MSP businesses is more important...

/ November 18, 2021 / 5 Comments
Cybersecurity talent shortage poses cybersecurity risk

Cybersecurity talent shortage poses cybersecurity risk

Many MSPs are in the same boat as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and funeral homes: not enough workers. Some estimates point to 500,000 vacancies in cybersecurity-related jobs, and MSPs represent a share of those vacancies, lacking the cybersecurity talent to fill...

/ November 10, 2021