Tag: cybersecurity

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
Don’t ignore the basics: Pandemic patching and other musts for MSPs

Don’t ignore the basics: Pandemic patching and other musts for MSPs

Business models have been put into a blender and pulsed and pureed since the arrival of COVID-19 earlier this year. The resulting workplace environment has been unrecognizable in many cases with workforces hunkered down at home, businesses shuttered, and security teams...

/ July 2, 2020
Q&A: The ‘Best Security Offering’ for MSPs in 2020

Q&A: The ‘Best Security Offering’ for MSPs in 2020

The evolving cyberthreat landscape has made security the top priority for businesses of all sizes. More than ever, it has become imperative for MSPs to incorporate managed security service offerings in their portfolio to continue to succeed and differentiate themselves...

/ June 29, 2020
Cybersecurity takeaways from the pandemic

Cybersecurity takeaways from the pandemic

It’s been about two months, and there has been a seismic shift in cybersecurity and the workforce in general. Work-from-home was always a long pondered goal of environmentalists and sociologists, but for many it has remained only in the realm...

/ June 18, 2020
Restaurants, MSPs, and the post-pandemic world

Restaurants, MSPs, and the post-pandemic world

“Would you like to supersize that?” Ah, remember the days when that was a simple question about the size of your fries or soda? Now, that question is fraught with cybersecurity issues that can lead to supersized cybersecurity issues.

/ June 11, 2020