Tag: cyberattack

Canadian cybersecurity complacency is a slippery slope

Canadian cybersecurity complacency is a slippery slope

Statistics and polls show that residents of the United States are concerned about cybersecurity and a recent survey conducted late in 2021 illustrates this: The poll by The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows...

/ August 30, 2022
Why MSPs are attractive cyberattack targets

Why MSPs are attractive cyberattack targets

Once again, government watchdogs have issued an alert to managed service providers (MSPs), encouraging them to implement new security guidance in response to increasing levels of cyberattacks. MSPs are a prime target for cybercriminals – they have direct access to...

/ August 2, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: critical vulnerability affecting Atlassian Confluence Server

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: critical vulnerability affecting Atlassian Confluence Server

A zero-day exploit has been discovered in all versions of Atlassian Confluence Server and Data Center products. This vulnerability is actively being exploited by cyberattackers. It allows threat actors to gain full control of vulnerable systems without using credentials and...

/ June 4, 2022
Preparing for a state-sponsored attack

Preparing for a state-sponsored attack

As the conflict in Ukraine drags on, some experts fear that the chance of cybersecurity-related incidents will only increase in the USA. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are well-positioned as the guardians at the gate for many companies and should play...

/ March 24, 2022 / 5 Comments
MSPs are now defending businesses during a global cyberwar

MSPs are now defending businesses during a global cyberwar

In the past week managed service providers (MSPs) have probably had some of the most meaningful conversations about cybersecurity in recent memory. Organizations of all sizes now implicitly realize how easily they might be affected as all sides in the...

/ March 3, 2022
Cybersecurity chain of command crucial to deterring a breach

Cybersecurity chain of command crucial to deterring a breach

Who’s on first? What’s on second? I don’t know who’s on third? That’s an old comedic bit from the classic comedy duo Abbott and Costello. Anyone under age 50 probably isn’t familiar with them. But if you are, that classic...

/ September 29, 2021
Gone fishin’: Prime time for a cyberattack

Gone fishin’: Prime time for a cyberattack

With a seemingly sudden rash of successful ransomware attacks in recent months, it didn’t surprise some cybersecurity experts warning about the next cyberattack event. “When I first heard about the ransomware wave, I looked at the calendar and said `oh...

/ August 4, 2021 / 1 Comment
Prepare for the next cyberattack with a cybersecurity checklist

Prepare for the next cyberattack with a cybersecurity checklist

From the supply-chain attack at the beginning of the year, to the ransomware attack that took down a major pipeline in the United States, cyberattacks have been doing significant damage in recent times. Now, the latest supply-chain attack that some...

/ July 14, 2021
Colonial Pipeline hack highlights vulnerabilities

Colonial Pipeline hack highlights vulnerabilities

We’ve been warning about the dangers of ransomware for years now on Smarter MSP, and this past week the threat hit home for millions of Americans in the form of fuel shortages and higher prices at the gas pump. While...

/ May 19, 2021
Zero-day attacks wreak havoc on notable targets

Zero-day attacks wreak havoc on notable targets

Some major brands have been rocked by zero-day attacks and vulnerability discoveries in recent weeks. A popular plug-in for WordPress is the subject of a zero-day vulnerability that may expose more than 700,000 sites to malicious exploit. The WordPress File...

/ October 1, 2020