Tag: cybersecurity trends

Mobile malware poses risks and opportunities for MSPs

Mobile malware poses risks and opportunities for MSPs

With the pandemic scrambling workforces, reliance on mobile devices for routine work has increased. This is creating some cybersecurity concerns and statistics illustrating the hold that mobile devices have on workplaces are startling. For example, in the United Kingdom, 60 percent of...

/ October 6, 2021
The PT BUZZ Podcast: Keys to MSP Security

The PT BUZZ Podcast: Keys to MSP Security

The PT Services team recently launched the latest episode of our podcast, the PT Buzz. During this installment, we took a deep dive into MSP security, how it has shifted over the recent years, the impact that the pandemic has...

/ October 6, 2021
MSPs need to keep an eye on “soft targets”

MSPs need to keep an eye on “soft targets”

I talk to MSP owners weekly about cybersecurity trends in the industry and which trends are the most troubling. By far, what I hear about most in 2021 is ransomware. And the statistics bear out the fear of ransomware hitting...

/ September 15, 2021 / 3 Comments
The cybersecurity dangers of isolation

The cybersecurity dangers of isolation

One of the biggest cybersecurity dangers of the past year hasn’t been necessarily lurking in a bad attachment. It’s another type of attachment that is causing problems: the lack of attachment. “Before the pandemic, I’d have lunch once a month...

/ September 1, 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
Spear phishing report: Attackers’ evolving tactics and targets

Spear phishing report: Attackers’ evolving tactics and targets

As cybercriminals adjust who they’re targeting most, all employees, not just top executives, need to be prepared for spear phishing attacks. Between May 2020 and June 2021, Barracuda researchers analyzed more than 12 million cyberattacks impacting more than 3 million...

/ August 2, 2021
A look at cybersecurity halfway through 2021

A look at cybersecurity halfway through 2021

We are midway through 2021, so now is an excellent time to stop and take stock in the cybersecurity landscape, both where we’ve been and where we are going. I talk to scores of cybersecurity experts each month, which has...

/ July 7, 2021 / 6 Comments
New eBook: Conversational email security for MSPs

New eBook: Conversational email security for MSPs

Email security is essential for all businesses and a very lucrative managed security service for MSPs. With the many solutions in the market, it can be overwhelming for MSPs to choose the right solution to use for their customers, especially...

/ June 21, 2021
Healthcare is one of the most vulnerable verticals in 2021

Healthcare is one of the most vulnerable verticals in 2021

Hackers view personal healthcare information as the holy grail of data, mining this data in exchange for currency on the dark web. HealthTech sounded this alarm in April of this year: As the attacks mature and get increasingly sophisticated, healthcare...

/ April 28, 2021
Tomorrow’s cybersecurity at today’s colleges

Tomorrow’s cybersecurity at today’s colleges

University students in 2021 have a worldview of cybersecurity that has been shaped by the pandemic and forged by immersion in technology from cradle to college. Smarter MSP recently caught up with Bilal Shebaro, an associate professor in the Department of...

/ March 31, 2021