Category: Security

Managed security services
MSPs fight to gain ground with managed security services opportunities

MSPs fight to gain ground with managed security services opportunities

Managed security services clearly represent a significant opportunity for managed service providers of all sizes. The most immediate issue, however, is the timing, not the eventual size of the market. In fact, more organizations than ever are looking to rely...

/ October 31, 2017
managed security services growth
Managed security services revenues to exceed $18 billion by 2025

Managed security services revenues to exceed $18 billion by 2025

A report published this week by ReportLinker forecasts that the global managed security services provider (MSSP) market will grow 17.5 percent on a compound annual basis through 2025 to be worth more than $18 billion. As impressive as that sounds,...

/ October 26, 2017
cyber liability
What cyber liability errors & omissions coverages you REALLY need

What cyber liability errors & omissions coverages you REALLY need

In representing more than 900 IT clients across the United States, I have personally experienced the fact that many IT business owners think their business insurance covers client data loss situations or network security failures. I have news for you —...

/ October 23, 2017 / 2 Comments
Managed security opportunity
Infographic: It’s time to seize the managed security opportunity

Infographic: It’s time to seize the managed security opportunity

From WannaCry and NotPetya to the Equifax breach, the alarming headlines about cyber attacks are hard to ignore, and your SMB customers are worried. Yet even as the number of threats and their level of sophistication continues to escalate, many...

/ October 23, 2017
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I use recent breaches to teach my SMBs?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I use recent breaches to teach my SMBs?

Q: There have been a lot of cybersecurity attacks in the news lately, especially the Equifax breach. How can I use these scenarios as teachable moments for my SMB customers without scaring them? In the past few years, cyber crime...

/ October 23, 2017
Ghostball virus
Tech Time Warp: Ghostball virus haunts PC users

Tech Time Warp: Ghostball virus haunts PC users

In October 1989, some PC users received a nasty visitor in the form of the Ghostball virus, malware with double the tricks and none of the treats. Discovered by Icelandic virus expert Fridrik Skulason, Ghostball was one of the first...

/ October 6, 2017
Cloud security education
MSPs need to focus on cloud security education

MSPs need to focus on cloud security education

It’s already been well established that the No. 1 concern organizations have about deploying application workloads in the cloud is cloud security. But, it turns out there’s also significant confusion about who is responsible for IT security on a public...

/ September 28, 2017
European managed security services
European organisations are increasingly turning to MSPs to ease security and non-compliance fears

European organisations are increasingly turning to MSPs to ease security and non-compliance fears

Fear of cyber attack and new European legislation is prompting customers to increasingly seek support through managed services, driving significant growth in the European channel. This is according to a new report by 2112 Group on behalf of Barracuda MSP,...

/ September 25, 2017
CryptoLocker
Tech Time Warp: CryptoLocker takes ransomware mainstream

Tech Time Warp: CryptoLocker takes ransomware mainstream

These days, every MSP is well aware of the risks of ransomware (and hopefully using cloud backup to protect against it). But back in September 2013, the concept of malware that encrypted your files and demanded payment within a 72-hour...

/ September 15, 2017
digital camera
Ask an MSP Expert: How should I protect customers with multiple locations?

Ask an MSP Expert: How should I protect customers with multiple locations?

Q: More and more of my SMB customers are adding additional locations or having employees working remotely. Protecting customers with a single location is easy, but when you add different locations and devices, security becomes more of a challenge. What...

/ September 11, 2017