Tag: cybersecurity

MSPs (and SMBs) can benefit from zero trust cybersecurity

MSPs (and SMBs) can benefit from zero trust cybersecurity

The way network security has tended to work is you have a set of people you trust like employees, who you usually let in via username and password. This approach worked great when everyone was inside the firewall, but we...

/ March 18, 2021
The long-term cybersecurity legacy of COVID-19

The long-term cybersecurity legacy of COVID-19

COVID vaccines are starting to be distributed and administered, cases have dropped, and a real sense of post-pandemic optimism pervades the planet as springtime begins in the northern hemisphere. Despite all of the real-world and cybersecurity challenges that came about...

/ March 16, 2021
Four emerging MSP trends for 2021

Four emerging MSP trends for 2021

The year 2020 completely changed the way we work, forcing us to look at and evaluate the efficiency of our processes and identify new MSP trends. Remote work, video conferencing and collaboration tools have transformed the way teams work together,...

/ March 2, 2021
Cloud storage security is a great opportunity for MSPs

Cloud storage security is a great opportunity for MSPs

Companies are storing more and more of their valuable data in the cloud and cyber attackers know this. However, the efficiency and productivity benefits of cloud platforms are such that businesses cannot afford not to use them, yet it is...

/ January 25, 2021
Good security is about controlling what you can control

Good security is about controlling what you can control

Last year was a terrible year in so many respects, so it’s not overly surprising that there were a number of historic hacks. Some of these were so vast and so all-encompassing, it could make you feel like you can’t...

/ January 19, 2021
The benefits of an MSSP

The benefits of an MSSP

The managed security service provider (MSSP) business is currently a fast-growing one, thanks to the evolving threats to cybersecurity. Hackers are improving their ability to infiltrate networks, and business leaders that didn’t consider cybersecurity previously are looking for ways to...

/ January 4, 2021
A look back at cybersecurity in 2020

A look back at cybersecurity in 2020

As happy as some of us might be to watch 2020 disappearing into the rearview mirror, we should first indulge in our annual look back to see what cybersecurity trends emerged. By learning from what worked and what didn’t, we...

/ December 31, 2020
Domains impersonating news sites emerge as cybersecurity threat

Domains impersonating news sites emerge as cybersecurity threat

SmarterMSP has highlighted the recent danger of malware and ransomware coming into email boxes tied to news of the day. An example might be an email appeal for funds related to post-election legal action or rebuilding after California’s wildfires. Other...

/ November 12, 2020
The cloud-breaching headlines keep piling up

The cloud-breaching headlines keep piling up

The cloud has been victim to several high-profile breaches in recent weeks. The latest involves Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which suffered a significant breach of unsecured cloud data. According to Security Boulevard: The exposed data, including email addresses, home addresses, full...

/ November 5, 2020
Email threat types: Domain Impersonation

Email threat types: Domain Impersonation

Domain impersonation, also known as typosquatting, is often used as part of a conversation hijacking attempt. Attackers target legitimate domains, such as Barracudamsp.com, by creating domains that appear similar. Such a domain might be accessed by a user typing the...

/ October 26, 2020