Tag: cyber security

SMBs’ security vs. headcount decision creates MSP opportunity

SMBs’ security vs. headcount decision creates MSP opportunity

Business executives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are now wrestling with some critical decisions that are likely to define their relationships with managed service providers (MSPs) for many years to come. A survey of over 1,000 business decision...

/ May 20, 2020
Tax scam season arrives

Tax scam season arrives

While your clients are busy preparing for the impact of coronavirus shutdowns on their businesses, MSPs must stay vigilant when it comes to the annual influx of tax scams. In the past, these scams centered around W-2 form theft. Because...

/ April 21, 2020
Tech Time Warp: The 411 on the 414s

Tech Time Warp: The 411 on the 414s

Some hackers break into networks in search of confidential information, often with the idea of selling it on the dark web. Others want to disrupt a competitor’s operations. But for some, the hacking itself is the primary goal: Can it...

/ April 17, 2020 / 1 Comment
MSPs can help combat “Zoombombing”

MSPs can help combat “Zoombombing”

The coronavirus crisis has brought with it a host of new cybersecurity worries from increased phishing attempts to work-at-home vulnerabilities. Add to that the employment uncertainty both at the MSP and client level, and there’s a lot to deal with...

/ April 16, 2020
More work-from-home pitfalls emerge

More work-from-home pitfalls emerge

As remote working has become the new normal for enterprises of all sizes there continue to be adjustments and pitfalls for both the MSP, and the workforce to navigate. Some companies have been working almost exclusively remotely for nearly a...

/ April 9, 2020
MSSPs need to strike careful economic balance

MSSPs need to strike careful economic balance

Justifying the value of cybersecurity has always been a challenge because managed service providers (MSPs) are trying to ascribe a cost to an event they hopefully prevented from occurring in the first place. In effect, defining the savings derived from...

/ April 8, 2020
Beyond phishing: Best practices for working from home

Beyond phishing: Best practices for working from home

Millions of workers worldwide are now finding themselves employed remotely. They are trying to keep the gears of earth’s economy turning, even as the COVID-19 causes many industries to halt. Working from home has created unfamiliar terrain for many people...

/ March 24, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we protect data in a remote work environment?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we protect data in a remote work environment?

Q: Most of our clients have sent their workers home to work remotely due to the COVID-19 epidemic. How can we keep our technicians and our client’s data safe? The spread of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses across the...

/ March 23, 2020
Churches: an overlooked MSP client base with unmet security needs

Churches: an overlooked MSP client base with unmet security needs

As the world becomes increasingly connected, and cybersecurity needs more prevalent, there may be one place your MSP is still overlooking: churches. There are over 400,000 churches in the United States. Most churches (apart from Amish ones) need some level...

/ March 19, 2020
Tech Time Warp: MyLife virus tempts users with screensavers

Tech Time Warp: MyLife virus tempts users with screensavers

Sometimes a computer user gets tired of flying toasters. That was the gamble taken by the creators of MyLife, a worm with multiple variants infecting PCs in March and April 2002.

/ March 6, 2020