Tag: cyber security

Cybersecurity attacks on MSPs begin to shake customer confidence

Cybersecurity attacks on MSPs begin to shake customer confidence

The interest in managed security services is on the rise. However, it turns out that it’s not only becoming more difficult to deliver those services, customers of managed security service providers (MSSPs) are also becoming less satisfied. Dark Cubed, a...

/ February 5, 2020
The risks of state-sponsored cyberattacks are rising

The risks of state-sponsored cyberattacks are rising

When tensions between Iran and the United States threatened to spill over into an all-out war, concern immediately turned towards state-sponsored cyberattacks. Tom Reagan, U.S. cyber practice leader at Marsh, an insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm, told CNBC...

/ January 30, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Bagle worm spreads through its simplicity

Tech Time Warp: Bagle worm spreads through its simplicity

On Jan. 18, 2004, computer users were served a “bagle” that would ruin anyone’s appetite. Also known as the “Beagle” worm, Bagle does not refer to the popular breakfast food that it shares a pronunciation with, despite their different spellings....

/ January 24, 2020
Reliance on managed security services will increase in 2020

Reliance on managed security services will increase in 2020

A survey of 1,536 cybersecurity professionals suggests that 2020 will prove to be a big year in terms of managed security services adoption. The report, published by Cynet, a provider of a platform for managing data breaches, finds that the...

/ January 22, 2020
Why being secure is not the same as being compliant

Why being secure is not the same as being compliant

While speaking with managed service providers (MSPs) on whether or not they are offering security to their SMB customers, I often end up in a conversation dealing with compliance. The subject of compliance is often at the forefront of partners...

/ January 16, 2020
Security Alert: Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

Security Alert: Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

On January 14th, 2020, Microsoft released a handful of critical patches to address security vulnerabilities. These include Windows CryptoAPI, Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway), and Windows Remote Desktop Client. Any machines running 32- or 64-bit Windows 10 operating systems,...

/ January 15, 2020
A threat to watch in 2020

A threat to watch in 2020

Each year brings new threats, evolutions of old ones, and the typical arms-race between the good guys and the bad guys. One of the virtual battlefields expected to be active this year based on end-of-2019 trends: online advertising.

/ January 8, 2020
Identity access management emerges as major opportunity for MSPs in 2020

Identity access management emerges as major opportunity for MSPs in 2020

Managed service providers (MSPs) are keeping an eye out for any opportunity to expand the portfolio of services they offer. The challenge is determining what pain point affects a broad enough range of customers to financially sustain a practice. At...

/ January 7, 2020
2020 brings mounting pressure to MSPs’ defense against social engineering

2020 brings mounting pressure to MSPs’ defense against social engineering

In 2020, attackers using social engineering techniques to deliver payloads of malware will continue to adopt mainstream business practices – becoming as professional in their operations as the organizations they attack. In turn, businesses are seeking to become harder targets...

/ January 6, 2020
MSPs need to get business leaders more involved in cybersecurity decisions

MSPs need to get business leaders more involved in cybersecurity decisions

Managed service providers (MSPs) have been benefiting from increased spending on security software and services throughout the past year. However, while industry analysts report that spending on security has, on average, increased by 9 percent on a year-over-year basis, a...

/ January 2, 2020