Category: Security

Tech Time Warp: The biggest lesson from the Equifax data breach

Tech Time Warp: The biggest lesson from the Equifax data breach

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month winds down, it’s time to take a look at the final component of this year’s “See Yourself in Cyber” campaign: software updates. This year’s theme emphasizes the role of personal responsibility in protecting yourself online. Responding...

/ October 28, 2022
The Rise of WebAssembly

The Rise of WebAssembly

A portable binary instruction format known as WebAssembly (Wasm) for building software that runs in a memory-safe, sandboxed execution environment is about to transform how modern applications are constructed.

/ October 27, 2022
Education and Cybersecurity
New report validates need for a centralized approach to education cybersecurity

New report validates need for a centralized approach to education cybersecurity

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) has released a report showing that schools remain vulnerable to cyberattacks. “Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools have reported significant educational impact due to cybersecurity incidents, such as ransomware attacks. Cyberattacks can also...

/ October 26, 2022
Phishing
Tech Time Warp: FTC Takes First Action Against Phishing

Tech Time Warp: FTC Takes First Action Against Phishing

“See Yourself in Cyber” is the theme of the 2022 Cybersecurity Awareness Month, encouraging computer users to recognize their own power to detect and protect themselves from cybercrime. Few of us can say that we’ve never been tripped up by...

/ October 21, 2022
Survey
Survey sees downturn driving more reliance of MSPs

Survey sees downturn driving more reliance of MSPs

A survey of 500 IT leaders in the U.S. and United Kingdom (UK) suggests managed service providers (MSPs) might have more to gain than lose during an economic downturn.

/ October 20, 2022
FBI warns of unpatched medical devices

FBI warns of unpatched medical devices

Industry experts have long been apprehensive about the cybersecurity vulnerabilities posed by the increasing number of IoT medical devices. “Wearable devices are often rushed to market, with little thought to cybersecurity,” says William Hodges, a cybersecurity expert in Miami. “A...

/ October 18, 2022
An MSP’s guide to the ‘switchers’ buyer’s journey

An MSP’s guide to the ‘switchers’ buyer’s journey

Many small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have had experiences with managed services providers (MSPs) in some capacity. Whether it’s through break/fix or via managed services contract, today’s SMB buyers are no longer a first time MSP buyer, but more likely an MSP...

/ October 17, 2022
Downturns drive digital business transformation opportunities

Downturns drive digital business transformation opportunities

In the face of a global economic slowdown, the one thing for certain is that necessity is about to become the mother of invention yet again. While there is no shortage of organizations that to varying degrees have already embraced...

/ October 13, 2022 / 6 Comments
It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Join an association!

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Join an association!

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and according to experts, one of the things MSP owners should consider doing to mark the occasion it to join an association or trade organization. “One of those most overlooked aspects of cybersecurity is the...

/ October 12, 2022
Defending government and education organizations against cyberthreats

Defending government and education organizations against cyberthreats

Every organization and individual is a potential target for cyberattacks, but the SLED (state, local, and education) market faces heightened risk. State and local government agencies and educational institutions are high-profile targets with tons of sensitive data and typically very...

/ October 10, 2022 / 6 Comments