Tag: cybersecurity

How hackers use phishing in ransomware attacks

How hackers use phishing in ransomware attacks

Phishing attacks work because people like to click on things. Hackers carefully tailor attacks to their victims by collecting publicly available personal information about them and playing to their sense of urgency to get a response. The attackers only need...

/ October 12, 2021 / 1 Comment
Cybersecurity chain of command crucial to deterring a breach

Cybersecurity chain of command crucial to deterring a breach

Who’s on first? What’s on second? I don’t know who’s on third? That’s an old comedic bit from the classic comedy duo Abbott and Costello. Anyone under age 50 probably isn’t familiar with them. But if you are, that classic...

/ September 29, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Office 365 Zero-Day Attacks

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Office 365 Zero-Day Attacks

Microsoft has released a mitigation for a vulnerability which exists on Windows 10 and can be exploited to launch zero-day attacks against Office 365 and Office 2019. Identified as CVE-2021-40444, this vulnerability could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on...

/ September 27, 2021
Cybersecurity implications of PIPL

Cybersecurity implications of PIPL

Idyllic fields of corn and soybeans spread out in all directions from a small midwestern manufacturing campus. Tucked within a town of around 20,000 people, the facility seems worlds away. But a recent data breach on the company’s servers illustrates...

/ September 22, 2021
Cybersecurity dangers when a business closes

Cybersecurity dangers when a business closes

Most MSPs are banking on their clients staying in business and hoping for a long, fruitful partnership based on delivered value and shared needs. But businesses do fail, and lurking within the ruins of a wrecked business are cybersecurity dangers...

/ September 8, 2021 / 1 Comment
Cybersecurity threat advisory: Lockbit ransomware on the rise

Cybersecurity threat advisory: Lockbit ransomware on the rise

Global consulting firm Accenture was recently hit by a ransomware attack that was allegedly carried by the ransomware group, LockBit. In response, SKOUT Managed XDR (now a Barracuda offering) has updated their threat intelligence to include key indicators of compromised...

/ September 7, 2021 / 2 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 / 1 Comment
Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM tool grow my MSP business?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM tool grow my MSP business?

A remote monitoring and management (RMM) tool gives managed services providers (MSPs) the ability to monitor clients’ IT and troubleshoot and repair a range of issues without a trip to their offices or facilities. There’s no doubt an RMM tool...

/ August 23, 2021 / 4 Comments
What schools and MSPs need to be doing NOW

What schools and MSPs need to be doing NOW

School buses are beginning to rumble down roadways, lunches are being packed, and playgrounds are bustling with children at play. Yes, schools are back in session. After a year of on-campus instruction essentially lost to the pandemic, the 2021-2022 school...

/ August 18, 2021
Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

As businesses continue to suffer millions in losses from ransomware and other hacks, experts have repeatedly pointed to security awareness training as one of the most effective – and cheapest – tools for an MSP to wield against these types...

/ August 11, 2021 / 1 Comment