Category: Security

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MSPs need to be prepared for rising wave of DDoS attacks

MSPs need to be prepared for rising wave of DDoS attacks

Now it’s been conclusively demonstrated how susceptible even the largest of organizations are to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. At the core of these attacks are multiple forms of malware that have spread to millions of devices connected to...

/ October 25, 2016
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Ask an MSP Expert: How should I break into managed security services?

Ask an MSP Expert: How should I break into managed security services?

Q: I started my business as a break-fix service and eventually grew into a managed service provider. Offering a new tier of services has helped my business grow tremendously. Given the current threat landscape, I want to expand our offerings...

/ October 24, 2016
The MSP’s Bookshelf: Social Engineering – The Art of Human Hacking

The MSP’s Bookshelf: Social Engineering – The Art of Human Hacking

Headlines about new data breaches, ransomware variants, and costly phishing scams seem to be popping up on a daily—sometimes hourly—basis. The media tends to focus on large Fortune 500 companies that are attacked, which leads many small business owners to...

/ October 19, 2016
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Ask an MSP Expert: What are the newest trends in ransomware?

Ask an MSP Expert: What are the newest trends in ransomware?

Q: Ransomware seems to be running rampant. A couple of my customers are concerned about how fast it’s growing, and I was able to put some extra precautions in place to protect them. I want to make sure we stay...

/ October 17, 2016
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Ransomware moves into the cloud

Ransomware moves into the cloud

One of the assumptions many people make about cloud services is that someone is responsible for maintaining security of the environment. That’s true as far as the service itself is concerned, but any data loaded onto those cloud services is...

/ October 13, 2016
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How to host your own cyber security lunch and learn

How to host your own cyber security lunch and learn

October has been designated as the month to raise cyber security awareness, helping people avoid potential threats such as phishing scams and malware infections. For MSPs, National Cyber Security Awareness Month is the perfect time to educate your customers about...

/ October 10, 2016
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Ask an MSP Expert: How can I reassure customers after Yahoo’s data breach?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I reassure customers after Yahoo’s data breach?

Yahoo data breach has a few of my customers rattled, and I feel like they need some reassurance to feel completely secure. How can I use the data breach as an opportunity to convince my customers that I’m taking all...

/ October 10, 2016
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Ask an MSP Expert: How can I create an effective cyber security campaign?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I create an effective cyber security campaign?

Q: I’ve started offering more security solutions to my MSP customers to help them be more proactive about cyber security. I know I need to start marketing these new services, but I’m not sure how to approach it. Should I...

/ October 3, 2016
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Time to get real with corporate boards about IT security

Time to get real with corporate boards about IT security

As the number of regulations related to IT security continues to increase, the board of directors of most organizations has taken note of the fact that there’s significantly more financial liability pertaining to IT security. In fact, a new survey 126 such...

/ September 29, 2016
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FTC lays down the ransomware law

FTC lays down the ransomware law

The chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is advising businesses that the FTC might hold them accountable for not fixing vulnerabilities commonly exploited by cybercriminals launching ransomware attacks. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez says the actual ransom demand is usually...

/ September 15, 2016