Category: Security

Tax scam season arrives

Tax scam season arrives

While your clients are busy preparing for the impact of coronavirus shutdowns on their businesses, MSPs must stay vigilant when it comes to the annual influx of tax scams. In the past, these scams centered around W-2 form theft. Because...

/ April 21, 2020
Tech Time Warp: The 411 on the 414s

Tech Time Warp: The 411 on the 414s

Some hackers break into networks in search of confidential information, often with the idea of selling it on the dark web. Others want to disrupt a competitor’s operations. But for some, the hacking itself is the primary goal: Can it...

/ April 17, 2020 / 1 Comment
MSPs can help combat “Zoombombing”

MSPs can help combat “Zoombombing”

The coronavirus crisis has brought with it a host of new cybersecurity worries from increased phishing attempts to work-at-home vulnerabilities. Add to that the employment uncertainty both at the MSP and client level, and there’s a lot to deal with...

/ April 16, 2020
Why going ‘security-first’ is key

Why going ‘security-first’ is key

It’s a cyberthreat perfect storm. Today’s cyberthreat climate, coupled with businesses’ digital transformation and the increase in the remote workforce, makes taking a ‘security-first’ approach crucial for MSPs to be efficient and effective in managing and securing customers’ networks, data,...

/ April 14, 2020 / 8 Comments
More work-from-home pitfalls emerge

More work-from-home pitfalls emerge

As remote working has become the new normal for enterprises of all sizes there continue to be adjustments and pitfalls for both the MSP, and the workforce to navigate. Some companies have been working almost exclusively remotely for nearly a...

/ April 9, 2020
MSSPs need to strike careful economic balance

MSSPs need to strike careful economic balance

Justifying the value of cybersecurity has always been a challenge because managed service providers (MSPs) are trying to ascribe a cost to an event they hopefully prevented from occurring in the first place. In effect, defining the savings derived from...

/ April 8, 2020
Webinar: How many advanced threats are hiding in your inbox?

Webinar: How many advanced threats are hiding in your inbox?

As an MSP, you know that email security is getting more important every day because ransomware and other advanced threats are on the rise. According to a report from Verizon, 92.4 percent of all malware attacks are delivered through email....

/ April 7, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: What is conversation hijacking and how can I protect against it?

Ask an MSP Expert: What is conversation hijacking and how can I protect against it?

Q: Lately we have heard a lot about emerging conversation hijacking threats. What does conversation hijacking entail and how can my MSP business prevent it from negatively affecting our customers? Hackers and other bad actors are always inventing new methods...

/ March 30, 2020 / 12 Comments
Threat Spotlight: Coronavirus-related phishing

Threat Spotlight: Coronavirus-related phishing

As much of the world grapples with the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and how to handle it, attackers are taking advantage of the widespread discussion of COVID-19 in emails and across the web. Barracuda researchers have seen a steady increase in...

/ March 26, 2020
MSP community starts to circle the cybersecurity wagons

MSP community starts to circle the cybersecurity wagons

It appears the managed services provider (MSP) community may finally be coming to the conclusion that it’s time to come to each other’s mutual aid, rather than hanging separately. CompTIA has announced it will be assuming the leadership of a...

/ March 25, 2020