Tag: cyber security education

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
Clive Longbottom: Helping customers avoid their biggest threat

Clive Longbottom: Helping customers avoid their biggest threat

In talking to customers, you probably find that their biggest concern is how they can protect themselves from external malicious activity.  However, many times the biggest threat to their business is the behaviour of their own employees. The troubling behaviour...

/ October 29, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: What do I need to teach my customers to keep them safe from ransomware?

Ask an MSP Expert: What do I need to teach my customers to keep them safe from ransomware?

Q: Recently, one of my customers was hit with ransomware and ended up needing to pay a hefty ransom. I’ve tried to warn some of my customers about cyber threats in the past, but I can’t seem to get through....

/ August 20, 2018