Tag: cyber security education

Weak human links and zero-day cyberattacks

Weak human links and zero-day cyberattacks

We’ve been taking a close look at the post-pandemic environment that MSPs are finding themselves navigating in 2021. One of the questions for many is what happens if the new normal doesn’t resemble the old normal? What if corporate campuses...

/ March 23, 2021
Podcast: Educating untrained end-users, Episode 2

Podcast: Educating untrained end-users, Episode 2

In the first episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast, we talked about the cyberthreat landscape trends to watch out for in 2021. In Episode 2 of the SmarterMSP Podcast, we invited Kevin Williams, journalist and author at a variety of publications...

/ March 12, 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
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I make sure my customers are secure online?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I make sure my customers are secure online?

Q: One of my customers recently fell victim to a suspicious download from a fraudulent website. How can I prevent this in the future? Attacks through websites are not uncommon. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated with attack vectors such as drive-by downloads and malvertising,...

/ February 10, 2020
Helping SMBs find the balance between low and high-tech cybersecurity strategies

Helping SMBs find the balance between low and high-tech cybersecurity strategies

Cybersecurity is among the top priorities for companies concerned with growing threats. Yet, many SMBs are not making cybersecurity a top priority. In fact, 43 percent of cyberattacks are targeted at SMBs, but only 14 percent are prepared for an...

/ October 24, 2019
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