Category: Security

Silex is disabling IoT devices as IoT’s growth becomes a security challenge

Silex is disabling IoT devices as IoT’s growth becomes a security challenge

Recently, MSPs have been getting urgent calls from clients reporting that wireless printers, security cameras, and remote sensors are not working. Others skipped the calls to their MSPs and just bought new devices, thinking there had been a hardware failure. The...

/ July 3, 2019
The state of security does not feel terribly secure

The state of security does not feel terribly secure

It was yet another week of bad security news. We heard about hackers who had been breaking into cell phone networks and stealing call records for years. Then, we heard about vulnerabilities in the Global Entry System. It hasn’t resulted...

/ July 1, 2019
The summer security risk your customers are vulnerable to

The summer security risk your customers are vulnerable to

Summer is here, and with it, an influx of new hires that include many recent graduates, seasonal employees, and summer interns. It’s an exciting time for all parties. However, it’s important to remember that the largest cybersecurity risk that small...

/ July 1, 2019
Healthcare organizations need MSPs to serve as guards

Healthcare organizations need MSPs to serve as guards

Last week, we looked at some of the emerging cybersecurity healthcare hazards in 2019, from ransomware to crypto. As healthcare continues to become more and more connected, the MSP’s role has never been more significant, especially with smaller to medium-sized healthcare...

/ June 26, 2019
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Ransomware Gang Hacks MSPs to Deploy Ransomware to Customers

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Ransomware Gang Hacks MSPs to Deploy Ransomware to Customers

What is the threat? A group of threat actors has targeted customers of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to provide remote assistance and technical support. In this case, the threat actors specifically targeted the SecureAnyware technology...

/ June 25, 2019
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Healthcare Providers Fall Victim to Ransomware Attacks

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Healthcare Providers Fall Victim to Ransomware Attacks

What is the threat? There has been a significant increase in ransomware attacks in recent months and the healthcare industry appears to be the prime target for these hackers. SKOUT CYBERSECURITY is tracking a recent trend where medical providers and...

/ June 25, 2019
Credential security best practices for your MSP tools

Credential security best practices for your MSP tools

End customers are being targeted and infected with ransomware via their relationships and connections to MSPs, with increasing frequency. Some attackers even go as far as accessing customer credentials from the remote management consoles of the MSP to successfully distribute...

/ June 25, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we improve customers’ security posture?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we improve customers’ security posture?

Q: In today’s world, we know that security is a vital part of any managed service provider’s offering. How can we better position our security portfolio while improving our customers’ security posture? When small and medium businesses look to partner...

/ June 24, 2019
The healthcare slice of the MSP pie continues to grow

The healthcare slice of the MSP pie continues to grow

For the second year in a row, the top security niche that MSPs are focusing in on, is the healthcare industry. As hospitals expand and medical wearables are becoming more common, organizations with skeletal IT staffs are looking more and...

/ June 19, 2019
MSP improves efficiency and secures healthcare clients

MSP improves efficiency and secures healthcare clients

San Antonio-based Information Technology Strategic Communications LLC (iTSC) specializes in IT and security services for healthcare providers throughout Texas and Colorado. Co-Founders Michelle Richard and Angel Rosa serve clients that include microhospitals, urgent care facilities, ophthalmology, optometry, and dental offices....

/ June 19, 2019