Category: Security

Threat Spotlight: Vaccine-related phishing

Threat Spotlight: Vaccine-related phishing

Beware of phishing campaigns that use the COVID-19 vaccination as a hook. In the same way they’ve capitalized on the global pandemic with coronavirus-related phishing attacks, cybercriminals are now trying to leverage the vaccine to steal money and personal information. The FBI issued a...

/ March 9, 2021
Silver Sparrow malware comes home to roost in Macs

Silver Sparrow malware comes home to roost in Macs

Something unusual has made news recently: Mac malware. The usually highly fortified – and pricier – Mac OS is much less prone to malware intrusions. But the discovery of Silver Sparrow malware, a malware that runs on both Intel and...

/ March 8, 2021
MSPs find opportunity in cloud security gaps

MSPs find opportunity in cloud security gaps

Cloud security issues are creating a major opportunity for managed service providers (MSPs) as organizations of all sizes continue to struggle with the shared responsibility model that cloud service providers require customers to embrace. A survey of 303 IT professionals...

/ March 3, 2021 / 1 Comment
Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP incorporate a “security-first” mindset into our offerings?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP incorporate a “security-first” mindset into our offerings?

Q: Security is an obvious focus for our MSP, but how do we encapsulate a “security-first” mindset into our offerings when we are building them? Nowadays, when you are constructing your MSP’s service offering, security needs to be front and...

/ March 2, 2021
IoT security and MSPs: Just the beginning

IoT security and MSPs: Just the beginning

The continued proliferation of IoT will present both challenges and opportunities for MSPs in 2021. Projections put the number of IoT devices by 2021 at over 35 billion. This parade of IoT devices ranges from security cameras to appliances to...

/ March 1, 2021
Partner Spotlight: MSP drives success with Email Threat Scanner

Partner Spotlight: MSP drives success with Email Threat Scanner

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, KSM Consulting’s services offerings include management consulting, IT consulting, cybersecurity, email security data analytics, and project management for businesses and non-profits of all sizes and industries, as well as government agencies. Mark...

/ February 23, 2021
MSPs can safeguard clients’ personal health information

MSPs can safeguard clients’ personal health information

MSPs are finding themselves with more and more PHI (personal health information) to safeguard. But how do you safeguard the safeguarding? As a journalist who covers the burgeoning med-tech space, I’ve witnessed first-hand some, at best, sloppy, and, at worst,...

/ February 18, 2021
Beware familiarity blindness

Beware familiarity blindness

Phishing continues to dominate security discussions as 2021 unfolds. According to Security Boulevard: “By mid-2020, SlashNext Threat Labs saw the number of daily phishing threats top 25,000 a day, a 30 percent increase over 2019 figures. By fall, the number...

/ February 11, 2021
Hit by ransomware, a second time?

Hit by ransomware, a second time?

Sometimes it is easy to overlook the obvious when distracted by the meltdown of the moment. Still, MSPs and other security stakeholders need to take a holistic view when something happens. Often, an MSP may be so concerned – understandably...

/ February 4, 2021