Tag: cyber security threat

Don’t give hackers a happy holiday season!

Don’t give hackers a happy holiday season!

Many people worldwide are beginning to prepare for the rush of shopping, festive gatherings, and visiting in-laws as the holidays ramp up. Previously, SmarterMSP has written about the cybersecurity dangers that holiday weekends pose, and the end-of-year holiday season is...

/ November 3, 2021
MSPs should revisit best practices to meet guest network needs

MSPs should revisit best practices to meet guest network needs

People expect and demand connectivity everywhere. Free Wi-Fi was once the domain of coffee shops and libraries, but now businesses ranging from rustic campgrounds to hospital waiting rooms must have Wi-Fi on a guest network to keep their customers happy....

/ October 21, 2021
Mobile malware poses risks and opportunities for MSPs

Mobile malware poses risks and opportunities for MSPs

With the pandemic scrambling workforces, reliance on mobile devices for routine work has increased. This is creating some cybersecurity concerns and statistics illustrating the hold that mobile devices have on workplaces are startling. For example, in the United Kingdom, 60 percent of...

/ October 6, 2021
Cybersecurity dangers when a business closes

Cybersecurity dangers when a business closes

Most MSPs are banking on their clients staying in business and hoping for a long, fruitful partnership based on delivered value and shared needs. But businesses do fail, and lurking within the ruins of a wrecked business are cybersecurity dangers...

/ September 8, 2021 / 1 Comment
The new type of ransomware: Fake ransomware

The new type of ransomware: Fake ransomware

According to ThreatPost, ransomware has seen a significant uptick so far in 2021, with global attack volume increasing by 151 percent for the first six months of the year as compared to the first half of 2020. Businesses owners are...

/ August 25, 2021 / 2 Comments
Improper disposal of connected devices creates cybersecurity threat

Improper disposal of connected devices creates cybersecurity threat

Most companies are constantly refreshing their computers as technologies change, needs evolve, and security upgrades occur. As a result, there could be a cybersecurity threat collecting dust in a closet, or perhaps on its way to a dumpster. Furthermore, with...

/ July 28, 2021 / 1 Comment
SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

For much of ransomware’s evolution, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have failed to embrace the idea that they are ransomware targets. After all, why target an SMB when Fortune 500 companies have the much deeper pockets? Seemingly, a hacker...

/ July 15, 2021 / 2 Comments
USB flash drives and their cybersecurity dangers

USB flash drives and their cybersecurity dangers

As cloud storage has grown in popularity, the use of USB flash drives has declined in many settings. The decline in popularity of USB flash drives, however, hasn’t necessarily diminished their threat, as they are still a common tool in some...

/ June 30, 2021 / 2 Comments
Summer break for schools means homework for MSPs

Summer break for schools means homework for MSPs

Campuses are quiet, school buses gather dust in maintenance garages, and students visit swimming holes and flip burgers. But while teachers and students can soak in the solace of summer vacation, hackers are not taking a break. School networks are...

/ June 23, 2021
Rising travel brings increased cybersecurity risks

Rising travel brings increased cybersecurity risks

With the pandemic easing considerably in the United States and receding in other countries, business travel is starting to return to pre-pandemic levels. But normal travel can also bring with it a host of cybersecurity dangers. Forbes Magazine illustrated the...

/ June 16, 2021