Tag: cyber attacks

Cybersecurity attacks aimed at MSPs are taking a toll

Cybersecurity attacks aimed at MSPs are taking a toll

For the better part of a year now, managed service providers (MSPs) have been the focal point of a series of attacks that are starting to erode customer confidence. A survey of 476 attendees at the recent Black Hat USA...

/ August 27, 2019
Targeted ransomware attacks creates new opportunities and challenges

Targeted ransomware attacks creates new opportunities and challenges

Every successful high-profile ransomware attack that winds up gaining a lot of mainstream media coverage is generally good for managed service providers (MSPs) that specialize in helping organizations recover from such attacks. In the last few days, coverage of ransomware...

/ August 21, 2019
Supply chain attacks on the rise

Supply chain attacks on the rise

You’ve turned your client’s network into a virtual fortress. There are firewalls, double authentication protocols, an up-to-date patching regimen, and frequent pen-testing. You’ve pretty much eliminated the threat of hackers within your client’s critical network, right? Think again.

/ August 14, 2019
Cities of all sizes are being targeted by ransomware attacks

Cities of all sizes are being targeted by ransomware attacks

Last year, it was Atlanta that was brought to its knees by a ransomware attack, sending the city reeling for weeks. This year, it was Baltimore’s turn. The ranks of municipal ransomware victims looks very different.

/ July 31, 2019
Malware resurges with an advertising disguise

Malware resurges with an advertising disguise

Online advertisements can be irresistible. With a TV ad, you have to endure a 30-second spot pushing Corn Flakes or denture cream, whether you have any interest in those items or not. Online ads, however, are targeted to your interests....

/ July 24, 2019
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