Tag: cyber security lessons

Five cybersecurity mistakes MSPs are making in 2021

Five cybersecurity mistakes MSPs are making in 2021

Over the years, the MSP business has evolved, but in most cases, it was still relatively “formulaic.” For example, there was a process and a protocol for ferreting out security issues, that stayed pretty much the same from MSP to...

/ May 5, 2021
The long-term cybersecurity legacy of COVID-19

The long-term cybersecurity legacy of COVID-19

COVID vaccines are starting to be distributed and administered, cases have dropped, and a real sense of post-pandemic optimism pervades the planet as springtime begins in the northern hemisphere. Despite all of the real-world and cybersecurity challenges that came about...

/ March 16, 2021
Zero-Tolerance: Cheap cybersecurity is always a bad bargain

Zero-Tolerance: Cheap cybersecurity is always a bad bargain

Cybercriminals have discovered a simple trick for multiplying their effectiveness: target MSPs themselves. If breaching one business’ systems is like slipping past a security guard unnoticed, infiltrating an MSP is like stealing that guard’s whole key ring. A successful MSP...

/ December 15, 2020
Cybersecurity laws: What MSPs need to do

Cybersecurity laws: What MSPs need to do

Cybersecurity isn’t just about firewalls and patching. Cybersecurity is also about education and legislation — often, these two go hand in hand. The legislative landscape is continuously evolving as more rules and regulations attempt to add guardrails and protections to...

/ November 26, 2020
Another cybersecurity view from Africa

Another cybersecurity view from Africa

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how South Africa’s MSPs and IT specialists are battling the pandemic and WFH trends. After the article ran, I had the opportunity to speak further on this topic with Dr. Uche Mbanaso,...

/ August 13, 2020
Pandemic cybersecurity in South Africa

Pandemic cybersecurity in South Africa

The coronavirus has brought economic devastation to all parts of the world. As a journalist based in the United States, I understandably tend to focus on the United States. But it’s easy to become so focused on one’s home country that...

/ July 30, 2020
Five emerging cybersecurity trends mid-way through 2020

Five emerging cybersecurity trends mid-way through 2020

As we approach the halfway point of 2020 (yes, hard to believe), this is an excellent time to look at the cybersecurity landscape to see what trends have emerged and how you can position your cybersecurity offerings for the remainder...

/ June 4, 2020
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
Tech Time Warp: The 2005 Academy Awards phone hack

Tech Time Warp: The 2005 Academy Awards phone hack

When Hollywood’s elite stroll the red carpet at the 92nd Academy Awards on February 9, they’ll need to watch out for flashing cameras, Ryan Seacrest, and… hackers? It’s happened before.

/ February 7, 2020
The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The eggnog is freshly made, the presents are wrapped, and holiday cheer is here. Meanwhile, the MSP maintaining the North Pole network has been busy keeping the servers from crashing and hackers from breaching the wish lists. So now is...

/ December 25, 2019