Tag: cybersecurity

Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

MSPs with a portfolio of clients that include nondescript agriculture and food processing businesses, often think they are off the radar of sophisticated international hackers. Yet, this is not the case at all.

/ May 13, 2022 / 4 Comments
Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware surged in 2021 and is showing no signs of slowing down in 2022 due to the continuing pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine. According to Barracuda Network’s research, attacks on corporations, including infrastructure, travel, financial services, and other businesses,...

/ May 4, 2022 / 7 Comments
MSPs have a vested security interest in driving infrastructure upgrades

MSPs have a vested security interest in driving infrastructure upgrades

A survey of 1,406 individuals in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, who influence their organization’s information technology (IT) decision-making regarding investment in security technologies and infrastructure, finds nearly two-thirds (64 percent) are more likely to purchase...

/ April 13, 2022
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: GitLab vulnerability could allow account takeover

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: GitLab vulnerability could allow account takeover

GitLab released an advisory on Thursday, March 31st regarding a new critical vulnerability found in their product, currently being tracked as CVE-2022-1162. This vulnerability can lead to vulnerable account takeover when exploited. GitLab has released a security patch, and Barracuda...

/ April 8, 2022 / 7 Comments
SMB cybersecurity confidence creates a challenge for MSPs

SMB cybersecurity confidence creates a challenge for MSPs

A survey of 600 SMBs (small-to-medium businesses) with revenue between $1 to $40 million, conducted by Provident Bank, finds that about half of the respondents believe their organization is fully prepared for a cyberattack. An equal percentage of respondents, however,...

/ April 8, 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
Data Center security
The important role MSPs play in keeping the data center safe

The important role MSPs play in keeping the data center safe

Data is currency to hackers. “For a hacker, there’s no difference between a stack of $50 bills and a bunch of unguarded PHI (personal health information) or credit card numbers,” says Phil Jefferson, an independent cybersecurity consultant in Fort Worth,...

/ March 21, 2022
MSP legislation in the UK, part 2

MSP legislation in the UK, part 2

If you saw my most recent post here on Smarter MSP, you probably remember that we were discussing new MSP Legislation in the UK and how it might affect you and your clients. Staying updated and informed will be crucial...

/ February 28, 2022 / 4 Comments
MSP legislation in the UK, Part 1

MSP legislation in the UK, Part 1

It’s no secret that MSPs (Managed Service Providers) are cybersecurity’s ace in the hole: providing services in network, application, infrastructure, and more. Whilst they have been around for some time, they are becoming more prominent in the frontal lobe of...

/ February 27, 2022 / 4 Comments
MSPs and AVs
MSPs and AVs: The opportunities that lie ahead

MSPs and AVs: The opportunities that lie ahead

I recently had the opportunity to tour a factory in Youngstown, Ohio, and was mesmerized by the fleet of small self-driving trucks, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), that crisscrossed the factory floor. One of the supervisors, who had worked at the...

/ February 23, 2022