Category: Security

Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM tool grow my MSP business?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM tool grow my MSP business?

A remote monitoring and management (RMM) tool gives managed services providers (MSPs) the ability to monitor clients’ IT and troubleshoot and repair a range of issues without a trip to their offices or facilities. There’s no doubt an RMM tool...

/ August 23, 2021 / 4 Comments
Tech Time Warp: The One-Two-Three Viral Punch of August 2003

Tech Time Warp: The One-Two-Three Viral Punch of August 2003

August qualifies as the dog days of summer. It’s a good time to take it easy and use some PTO.  But that’s not something the network administrators of 2003 could do, thanks to an onslaught of viruses. August 2003 brought...

/ August 20, 2021
What schools and MSPs need to be doing NOW

What schools and MSPs need to be doing NOW

School buses are beginning to rumble down roadways, lunches are being packed, and playgrounds are bustling with children at play. Yes, schools are back in session. After a year of on-campus instruction essentially lost to the pandemic, the 2021-2022 school...

/ August 18, 2021
Barracuda innovates with new updates to RMM platform

Barracuda innovates with new updates to RMM platform

Leveraging the right remote monitoring and management tool (RMM) has become a critical part of many leading MSPs’ efforts to bolster their cybersecurity offering. Barracuda recently enhanced its already robust, security-centric Barracuda RMM with its latest release, which offers MSPs...

/ August 17, 2021
Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

As businesses continue to suffer millions in losses from ransomware and other hacks, experts have repeatedly pointed to security awareness training as one of the most effective – and cheapest – tools for an MSP to wield against these types...

/ August 11, 2021
Podcast: How MSPs can protect against ransomware attacks, Episode 8

Podcast: How MSPs can protect against ransomware attacks, Episode 8

In the newest episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast, our hosts sat down with Fleming Shi, Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda Networks, to advise how MSPs can best establish a cybersecurity defense against ransomware attacks. You might remember that in our...

/ August 10, 2021 / 1 Comment
Gone fishin’: Prime time for a cyberattack

Gone fishin’: Prime time for a cyberattack

With a seemingly sudden rash of successful ransomware attacks in recent months, it didn’t surprise some cybersecurity experts warning about the next cyberattack event. “When I first heard about the ransomware wave, I looked at the calendar and said `oh...

/ August 4, 2021 / 1 Comment
Spear phishing report: Attackers’ evolving tactics and targets

Spear phishing report: Attackers’ evolving tactics and targets

As cybercriminals adjust who they’re targeting most, all employees, not just top executives, need to be prepared for spear phishing attacks. Between May 2020 and June 2021, Barracuda researchers analyzed more than 12 million cyberattacks impacting more than 3 million...

/ August 2, 2021
Improper disposal of connected devices creates cybersecurity threat

Improper disposal of connected devices creates cybersecurity threat

Most companies are constantly refreshing their computers as technologies change, needs evolve, and security upgrades occur. As a result, there could be a cybersecurity threat collecting dust in a closet, or perhaps on its way to a dumpster. Furthermore, with...

/ July 28, 2021 / 1 Comment
IoT is exposing networks to cybersecurity vulnerabilities

IoT is exposing networks to cybersecurity vulnerabilities

Businesses that have been fortifying their computers against ransomware and other threats could be overlooking additional vulnerabilities within their ecosystem. While the office computers may be as secure as Fort Knox, IoT devices such as the copier, scanner, digital signage,...

/ July 21, 2021