Tag: cybersecurity

Hackers join the back to school rush

Hackers join the back to school rush

Around the world, workers are dealing with the new reality of having their offices at home. But professionals aren’t the only ones needing to adapt to being at home for the long haul; students are too. And MSPs and IT...

/ September 17, 2020
Fake news needs real tools

Fake news needs real tools

As a journalist, I’m often at the forefront of covering major news stories, whether it be a court case or a tornado. The proliferation of “fake news” however, has become a significant issue to the reporting profession. Not only has...

/ September 10, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Quite the Hotmail hack, eh?

Tech Time Warp: Quite the Hotmail hack, eh?

You might not want to admit it, but you may still have a Hotmail account kicking around. Once your premier account—perhaps an upgrade from AOL—it may now be your throwaway address. Once, though, Hotmail was hip—and quite a target for...

/ September 4, 2020
Malware targeted Windows users in Q1 2020

Malware targeted Windows users in Q1 2020

A new security report released by AV-Test showed some startling, but not surprising, malware statistics. The key takeaway from the study: Computers that run Windows are most prone to attacks by hackers. The AV-Test report discovered that 114 million new pieces of...

/ September 3, 2020
Municipal contracts and the cybersecurity data to land them

Municipal contracts and the cybersecurity data to land them

A recent note came to me from a Smarter MSP reader about municipal contracts, and what types of cybersecurity data should be used when trying to land municipal contracts. Assuming they are not the only one with questions on this...

/ August 20, 2020
Widespread cloud configuration issues create opportunity for MSPs

Widespread cloud configuration issues create opportunity for MSPs

The crux of the problem with cloud security has very little to do with the platforms on which applications are deployed. The real issue is the amount of cybersecurity expertise the people deploying cloud applications don’t have. Most cloud applications...

/ August 19, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Zotob worm wreaks havoc on the news

Tech Time Warp: Zotob worm wreaks havoc on the news

One way to make headlines is to go after the journalists themselves. On August 16, 2005, computers at CNN, ABC, The New York Times and The Associated Press were infected by the Zotob worm, along with machines at Caterpillar, and...

/ July 31, 2020
Pandemic cybersecurity in South Africa

Pandemic cybersecurity in South Africa

The coronavirus has brought economic devastation to all parts of the world. As a journalist based in the United States, I understandably tend to focus on the United States. But it’s easy to become so focused on one’s home country that...

/ July 30, 2020
Seamless cybersecurity and two emerging threats

Seamless cybersecurity and two emerging threats

For most MSPs, the pandemic of 2020 has been a rush of implementing new policies and procedures while at the same time trying to keep customer cybersecurity fortifications intact. Wisconsin-based SWICKTech is an example of an organization that acted early to...

/ July 23, 2020
Lateral movement cyberattacks remain relevant

Lateral movement cyberattacks remain relevant

As the pandemic rages around the world and workers continue to hunker down remotely, it seems as everything has changed. Yet, in some ways, the old adage – the more things change, the more they stay the same – still...

/ July 16, 2020