Tag: cyber security threat

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
Silver Sparrow malware comes home to roost in Macs

Silver Sparrow malware comes home to roost in Macs

Something unusual has made news recently: Mac malware. The usually highly fortified – and pricier – Mac OS is much less prone to malware intrusions. But the discovery of Silver Sparrow malware, a malware that runs on both Intel and...

/ March 8, 2021
IoT security and MSPs: Just the beginning

IoT security and MSPs: Just the beginning

The continued proliferation of IoT will present both challenges and opportunities for MSPs in 2021. Projections put the number of IoT devices by 2021 at over 35 billion. This parade of IoT devices ranges from security cameras to appliances to...

/ March 1, 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
Hit by ransomware, a second time?

Hit by ransomware, a second time?

Sometimes it is easy to overlook the obvious when distracted by the meltdown of the moment. Still, MSPs and other security stakeholders need to take a holistic view when something happens. Often, an MSP may be so concerned – understandably...

/ February 4, 2021
Cybersecurity predictions for 2021

Cybersecurity predictions for 2021

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic pretty much dominated everything, which created many challenges for MSPs. What does 2021 hold in the realm of cybersecurity? Unfortunately, perhaps more of the same, according to Hussain Aldawood, Director of Cybersecurity, for Saudi Arabia-based...

/ January 14, 2021 / 1 Comment
MSPs to face cybersecurity challenges in 2021

MSPs to face cybersecurity challenges in 2021

Many people hope that, by the end of 2021, we will look back on this year with fonder memories than the previous one. However, we shouldn’t overlook potential peril for MSPs and other cybersecurity stakeholders. Last year, we witnessed an...

/ January 7, 2021