Tag: cyber security threat

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
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 / 1 Comment
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
Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

With a rash of ransomware attacks on high-profile American companies in recent weeks, the government is urging businesses to fortify their defenses across all verticals. Ransomware has recently gone beyond holding a single business’s data hostage and is now creating mayhem...

/ June 9, 2021
MSPs must be wary of insider threats

MSPs must be wary of insider threats

Insider threats comprise some of the most challenging cybersecurity terrain for businesses. Insider threats generally fall into one of two “buckets.” There’s the well-meaning but negligent employee who leaves an unsecured laptop on the train, opens a WiFi hotspot in the...

/ April 21, 2021
Q&A: Ethical hacking and pen testing to protect against phishing

Q&A: Ethical hacking and pen testing to protect against phishing

Phishing continues to be one of the biggest threats to network security, which has led to “ethical hacking” being used to protect against it. If you’re wondering why methods like ethical hacking and pen testing are necessary to stop phishing,...

/ April 13, 2021
A conversation about ransomware in 2021

A conversation about ransomware in 2021

The year 2021 continues to see a surge in ransomware as the world’s cyber ecosystem begins to ease into a post-pandemic phase. The education and healthcare sectors remain particularly vulnerable to ransomware as hackers attempt to squeeze more out of...

/ April 7, 2021 / 1 Comment
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
Threat Spotlight: Vaccine-related phishing

Threat Spotlight: Vaccine-related phishing

Beware of phishing campaigns that use the COVID-19 vaccination as a hook. In the same way they’ve capitalized on the global pandemic with coronavirus-related phishing attacks, cybercriminals are now trying to leverage the vaccine to steal money and personal information. The FBI issued a...

/ March 9, 2021