Tag: cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
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
In MSPs most organizations will zero-trust

In MSPs most organizations will zero-trust

Zero-trust is not a new idea when it comes to cybersecurity, but after a series of high-profile breaches over the past two years, it is all the rage. The concept itself traces its history all the way back to 1994...

/ February 18, 2022
Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility

This post is part of our ongoing conversations with industry experts about the ever-present problem of data breaches. These breaches usually trace back to the security teams, but everyone, even the average user, is considered a stakeholder in cybersecurity. IBM...

/ February 15, 2022 / 1 Comment
Rising data breaches require extra vigilance and awareness training

Rising data breaches require extra vigilance and awareness training

Data breaches increased by 69 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) in its annual report on data breaches. According to the report, the most common causes of data breaches were phishing or...

/ February 14, 2022