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Smarter MSP's top posts of 2021When reflecting on 2021, one thing is for certain: It was not a boring year. From new cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities identified, to a ramp in digital transformation projects for MSPs, not to mention a continued global pandemic, and much more — the MSPs who are taking some time off to recharge this holiday season have more than earned it.

Before we officially head into 2022, let’s take a moment to take a look back at some of the topics covered on Smarter MSP that caught the most of your attention in the last year.

Smarter MSP’s top 12 posts of this year

#12: Demand for managed security services starts to rise

#11: Tech Time Warp: The Pikachu virus is not your friend

#10: Using MSP marketing to remain front of mind with customers

#9: How will the new Executive Order implementing ZTNA impact MSPs

#8: 3 sales questions your MSP should be asking prospects

#7: Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Critical Java Zero-Day Vulnerability

#6: Barracuda Networks and Apache Log4j vulnerability

#5: How Barracuda’s acquisition of SKOUT Cybersecurity helps MSPs

#4: New eBook: Conversational email security for MSPs

#3: The new type of ransomware: Fake ransomware

#2: Ask an MSP Expert: Why should we replace our VPN with ZTNA?

#1: Prepare for the next cyberattack with a cybersecurity checklist

If you missed these posts the first time around, here’s a second chance! And, to start out the New Year on the right foot, if you aren’t currently subscribed to Smarter, take a few seconds and do so today.

Looking forward to 2022

Whether you’ve been reading along with Smarter MSP since its launch in 2017 or joined us for the first time today, we want to thank you for being part of the Smarter MSP community. We look forward to continuing to bring you articles on the topics that matter most to you. From threat updates and trends to keep an eye on to best practices and how-to’s, our mission remains to help you grow your managed services business. Here’s to a healthy, successful 2022!

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Lindsay Faria

Posted by Lindsay Faria

As Director of MSP Marketing, Americas, at Barracuda, Lindsay Faria is dedicated to empowering Barracuda MSP partners to grow their businesses by providing tools and information to make marketing and selling their data protection services as effective, fast and easy as possible.


  1. big fan of Skout prior to the acquisition. great insights and information from them


  2. Great articles


  3. : How Barracuda’s acquisition of SKOUT Cybersecurity helps MSPs, have been a bit advocate for skout even before the acquisition


  4. Great articles and very helpful for my MSP business.


  5. Appreciate the articles. Very informative and timely.


  6. “3 sales questions your MSP should be asking prospects” –> definitely my favorite!


  7. Jonathan Pauley January 4, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    Great articles with good info for MSPs.


  8. Our company has adopted several of these topics. Our SKOUT acquisition and offering will help us greatly to combat cyber security threats going into 2022.


  9. All great articles, but I think your #1 Prepare for the next cyberattack with a cybersecurity checklist is also my number one. All good things to do and look for.


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