Category: Security

Podcast: Securing a remote workforce with RMM, Episode 5

Podcast: Securing a remote workforce with RMM, Episode 5

In our previous episode, we turned our focus to managed security services, including zero-trust network access (ZTNA), which is quickly becoming a layer of protection used to bolster a security services offering. In the fifth episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast,...

/ June 14, 2021
Q&A: Barracuda named 2021 RMM Vendor of the Year

Q&A: Barracuda named 2021 RMM Vendor of the Year

Each year, the very best service offerings and the top vendors are recognized at the annual North American MSP Innovation Awards, hosted by Channel Partner Insight. This year, Barracuda is being honored as the RMM Vendor of the Year for...

/ June 11, 2021
Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

With a rash of ransomware attacks on high-profile American companies in recent weeks, the government is urging businesses to fortify their defenses across all verticals. Ransomware has recently gone beyond holding a single business’s data hostage and is now creating mayhem...

/ June 9, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: Bridging the BYOD security gap

Ask an MSP Expert: Bridging the BYOD security gap

Q: BYOD has become a requirement for many of my customers. With the growth of cyberattacks, we need to implement an official BYOD policy that is flexible yet protects our customers. We are finding this to be a hard balance...

/ June 7, 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...

/ June 1, 2021 / 4 Comments
Tech Time Warp: Looking back at the evolution of ransomware

Tech Time Warp: Looking back at the evolution of ransomware

The havoc wreaked by the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack—which caused a gas shortage in the southeastern United States and cost the company a reported $850,000 to resolve—highlights the immense risk ransomware poses to companies and national security.

/ May 21, 2021
Colonial Pipeline hack highlights vulnerabilities

Colonial Pipeline hack highlights vulnerabilities

We’ve been warning about the dangers of ransomware for years now on Smarter MSP, and this past week the threat hit home for millions of Americans in the form of fuel shortages and higher prices at the gas pump. While...

/ May 19, 2021
How will the new Executive Order implementing ZTNA impact MSPs

How will the new Executive Order implementing ZTNA impact MSPs

Following the Colonial Pipeline attack, one of the most impactful ransomware attacks to-date, the United States government issued an Executive Order which detailed a course of actions aiming to improve the government’s cybersecurity standards, specifically with zero-trust (ZTNA) security. The...

/ May 18, 2021
Barracuda delivers strong growth in cloud email security

Barracuda delivers strong growth in cloud email security

We’re pleased to share some exciting milestones from our email protection business, which was accelerated by increased Office 365 adoption and higher demand for Barracuda Sentinel. “We continued to see great momentum across our email protection solutions last fiscal year,” said Don...

/ May 17, 2021
DDoS “celebrates” 25th anniversary with a spike

DDoS “celebrates” 25th anniversary with a spike

The first documented widespread distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurred in 1996 when New York City-based internet provider, Panix, was attacked. The New York Times described it: Beginning Sept. 6 and continuing through at least last Tuesday, a hacker intent on shutting...

/ May 12, 2021