Tag: cyber security education

Survey shines light on chronic need for actionable cybersecurity intelligence

Survey shines light on chronic need for actionable cybersecurity intelligence

A survey of 577 IT and IT security practitioners in the U.S. conducted by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of AttackIQ, a provider of security testing tools, suggests there’s a major opportunity for managed service providers (MSPs) to provide security...

/ August 13, 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
Human vulnerability is the biggest cybersecurity threat

Human vulnerability is the biggest cybersecurity threat

The culture of cybersecurity has been training its weapons in the wrong direction, according to Dr. Arun Vishwanath, the chief technologist at Avant Research Group and a former professor at the University at Buffalo. While ransomware, spearphishers, and general hackers...

/ April 17, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: What is a BEC attack and how do I explain it to my customers?

Ask an MSP Expert: What is a BEC attack and how do I explain it to my customers?

Q: We’ve heard that BEC attacks are one of the most prominent cybersecurity threats to our customers’ businesses today. What is this and how can we protect our SMBs from its attempts to breach our defenses? Business Email Compromise (BEC)...

/ March 18, 2019
MSPs need to deliver better employee training due to the rise of spear phishing

MSPs need to deliver better employee training due to the rise of spear phishing

For businesses and the MSPs that serve them, achieving effective IT security requires a strategy with several layers of defense. To thwart potential breaches, most organizations understand that – at a minimum – endpoint access should be tightly controlled, data...

/ February 18, 2019 / 1 Comment
Is two-factor authentication enough? Not without education, experts say

Is two-factor authentication enough? Not without education, experts say

For what seems like a decade or more, two-factor authentication has been the gold standard of cybersecurity. We’re all used to it by now, and it’s one of the most used tools. You don’t build a robust defense without two-factor...

/ February 6, 2019
MSPs: Before adding new solutions, consider asking your current vendors for advice

MSPs: Before adding new solutions, consider asking your current vendors for advice

The MSP ecosystem is a relatively small and collegial space – and I’ve long believed that the most successful companies within the MSP ecosystem are typically among the most collegial. Many of us know one another from the industry events...

/ November 28, 2018
Preparing clients to be resilient in the face of ongoing security threats

Preparing clients to be resilient in the face of ongoing security threats

Most companies understand that at some point they are going to be the victim of a hack or data breach. Just days ago, we saw that even Amazon isn’t immune, when Amazon admitted it had lost names and emails in...

/ November 26, 2018
FTC resources to help protect SMBs

FTC resources to help protect SMBs

You (or your customers) might not be aware, but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to help make small businesses more secure. It offers a number of products, resources, and tools to help small businesses better protect themselves.

/ November 19, 2018
Gone phishing

Gone phishing

When you have ransomware, cryptocurrency miners, and polymorphic malware to battle, it’s easy to put phishing education on the back burner. In fact, a new study shows that 95 percent of IT professionals underestimate its impact and fail to adjust...

/ November 14, 2018