Tag: cyber security

Cybersecurity opportunities for MSPs in 2020

Cybersecurity opportunities for MSPs in 2020

Buckle up because 2020 promises to be quite a ride for MSPs that offer cybersecurity services. The MSP Expo, the annual gathering of stakeholders from across the spectrum, has declared that “2020 will be the year of MSP cybersecurity.” We...

/ January 2, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Father Christmas worm visits NASA

Tech Time Warp: Father Christmas worm visits NASA

Even hackers get into the holiday spirit. The Santy worm brought unwelcome gifts in December 2004, and the CHRISTMA EXEC brought a charming ASCII tree to screens in 1987. On December 22, 1988, the Father Christmas worm traveled to NASA...

/ December 27, 2019
The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The eggnog is freshly made, the presents are wrapped, and holiday cheer is here. Meanwhile, the MSP maintaining the North Pole network has been busy keeping the servers from crashing and hackers from breaching the wish lists. So now is...

/ December 25, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I explain new cyberthreats to my customers?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I explain new cyberthreats to my customers?

Q: We often have a hard time explaining new cyberthreats to customers. What tips do you have for helping us be more effective in this area? As security solutions have become more robust, cybercriminals have been forced to adapt their...

/ December 23, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How do I persuade my client to invest more in cybersecurity?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do I persuade my client to invest more in cybersecurity?

Q: I have a client with a complex network, but they spend almost nothing on cybersecurity. How do I persuade them that allocating some of their operating budget for cybersecurity expenses is worthwhile? That’s a good question and the answer...

/ December 16, 2019 / 1 Comment
Cybersecurity preparations for the holiday season

Cybersecurity preparations for the holiday season

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the network, not a creature, was stirring, not even a virus. When out on the server, there arose such a clatter, the technician sprang to their portal to see what was the...

/ December 11, 2019 / 1 Comment
Tech Time Warp: Teens left their fingerprints on the Goner worm

Tech Time Warp: Teens left their fingerprints on the Goner worm

Much like the “Wet Bandits” left their signature (running water in a stopped-up sink) on home burglaries in the holiday classic Home Alone, the Israeli teenagers arrested in December 2001 for spreading the Goner worm signed their work — and...

/ December 6, 2019
The growth of IoMT and what it means for MSPs

The growth of IoMT and what it means for MSPs

We know that IoT is transforming the landscape for MSPs. MSPs that once simply had to monitor and maintain a bare-bones network, now must contend with everything from connected coffeemakers to myriad BYOD items. There is a sub-variant of IoT that’s...

/ December 4, 2019
Cities have a massive need for cybersecurity

Cities have a massive need for cybersecurity

Cities are increasingly making headlines for being crippled by ransomware and other attacks. Such vulnerability isn’t surprising, since municipalities have a growing number of attack vectors and a pool of taxpayer or insurance money that hackers find too tempting to resist....

/ November 27, 2019
Winterizing your IT

Winterizing your IT

From a cybersecurity standpoint, cold and snow don’t make the top 10 list of concerns. Unless snowflakes and sleet pellets become WiFi-connected, winter weather poses little threat. Still, the onset of winter requires some basic preparation for MSPs. Just like...

/ November 20, 2019