Category: Security

Jeff Bezos’s phone proves hacks can happen to anyone

Jeff Bezos’s phone proves hacks can happen to anyone

News emerged this week that Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked. Regardless of what you think of all that drama, it is yet another example that nobody is completely secure. Despite the financial and technology resources Bezos has,...

/ January 24, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Bagle worm spreads through its simplicity

Tech Time Warp: Bagle worm spreads through its simplicity

On Jan. 18, 2004, computer users were served a “bagle” that would ruin anyone’s appetite. Also known as the “Beagle” worm, Bagle does not refer to the popular breakfast food that it shares a pronunciation with, despite their different spellings....

/ January 24, 2020
Start the new year with improved password hygiene

Start the new year with improved password hygiene

It took a long time, but I finally started changing my passwords on a regular basis. Previously, I viewed a familiar password as akin to Mom’s mac and cheese: easy comfort for the cyber soul. A hacker would never breach...

/ January 23, 2020
Reliance on managed security services will increase in 2020

Reliance on managed security services will increase in 2020

A survey of 1,536 cybersecurity professionals suggests that 2020 will prove to be a big year in terms of managed security services adoption. The report, published by Cynet, a provider of a platform for managing data breaches, finds that the...

/ January 22, 2020
View from Australia: Is 2020 the year of the deepfake?

View from Australia: Is 2020 the year of the deepfake?

Malware and hackers do not recognize international boundaries. Human-made viruses quickly sweep across the globe like sneeze-passed cyber versions of their biological namesakes. The good news is that security precautions don’t stop at the borders either. Some of the most...

/ January 17, 2020
A threat to watch in 2020

A threat to watch in 2020

Each year brings new threats, evolutions of old ones, and the typical arms-race between the good guys and the bad guys. One of the virtual battlefields expected to be active this year based on end-of-2019 trends: online advertising.

/ January 8, 2020
Identity access management emerges as major opportunity for MSPs in 2020

Identity access management emerges as major opportunity for MSPs in 2020

Managed service providers (MSPs) are keeping an eye out for any opportunity to expand the portfolio of services they offer. The challenge is determining what pain point affects a broad enough range of customers to financially sustain a practice. At...

/ January 7, 2020
2020 brings mounting pressure to MSPs’ defense against social engineering

2020 brings mounting pressure to MSPs’ defense against social engineering

In 2020, attackers using social engineering techniques to deliver payloads of malware will continue to adopt mainstream business practices – becoming as professional in their operations as the organizations they attack. In turn, businesses are seeking to become harder targets...

/ January 6, 2020
MSPs need to get business leaders more involved in cybersecurity decisions

MSPs need to get business leaders more involved in cybersecurity decisions

Managed service providers (MSPs) have been benefiting from increased spending on security software and services throughout the past year. However, while industry analysts report that spending on security has, on average, increased by 9 percent on a year-over-year basis, a...

/ January 2, 2020
Cybersecurity opportunities for MSPs in 2020

Cybersecurity opportunities for MSPs in 2020

Buckle up because 2020 promises to be quite a ride for MSPs that offer cybersecurity services. The MSP Expo, the annual gathering of stakeholders from across the spectrum, has declared that “2020 will be the year of MSP cybersecurity.” We...

/ January 2, 2020