Tag: cybersecurity

USB flash drives and their cybersecurity dangers

USB flash drives and their cybersecurity dangers

As cloud storage has grown in popularity, the use of USB flash drives has declined in many settings. The decline in popularity of USB flash drives, however, hasn’t necessarily diminished their threat, as they are still a common tool in some...

/ June 30, 2021 / 2 Comments
Organizations need MSPs to become cloud security heroes

Organizations need MSPs to become cloud security heroes

When not done right, cloud security can become a bit of a mess. Misconfigurations of cloud services are more widespread than ever at a time when cybercriminals have tools that enable them to discover vulnerabilities in a matter of minutes....

/ June 24, 2021
Summer break for schools means homework for MSPs

Summer break for schools means homework for MSPs

Campuses are quiet, school buses gather dust in maintenance garages, and students visit swimming holes and flip burgers. But while teachers and students can soak in the solace of summer vacation, hackers are not taking a break. School networks are...

/ June 23, 2021
Rising travel brings increased cybersecurity risks

Rising travel brings increased cybersecurity risks

With the pandemic easing considerably in the United States and receding in other countries, business travel is starting to return to pre-pandemic levels. But normal travel can also bring with it a host of cybersecurity dangers. Forbes Magazine illustrated the...

/ June 16, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ransomware is on the rise. This form of malware is designed to encrypt a victim’s network data and hold it hostage until the requested ransom is paid. Over the past year alone, we’ve seen a steady stream of ransomware attacks...

/ June 15, 2021
Podcast: Securing a remote workforce with RMM, Episode 5

Podcast: Securing a remote workforce with RMM, Episode 5

In our previous episode, we turned our focus to managed security services, including zero-trust network access (ZTNA), which is quickly becoming a layer of protection used to bolster a security services offering. In the fifth episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast,...

/ June 14, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Looking back at the evolution of ransomware

Tech Time Warp: Looking back at the evolution of ransomware

The havoc wreaked by the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack—which caused a gas shortage in the southeastern United States and cost the company a reported $850,000 to resolve—highlights the immense risk ransomware poses to companies and national security.

/ May 21, 2021
Colonial Pipeline hack highlights vulnerabilities

Colonial Pipeline hack highlights vulnerabilities

We’ve been warning about the dangers of ransomware for years now on Smarter MSP, and this past week the threat hit home for millions of Americans in the form of fuel shortages and higher prices at the gas pump. While...

/ May 19, 2021
DDoS “celebrates” 25th anniversary with a spike

DDoS “celebrates” 25th anniversary with a spike

The first documented widespread distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurred in 1996 when New York City-based internet provider, Panix, was attacked. The New York Times described it: Beginning Sept. 6 and continuing through at least last Tuesday, a hacker intent on shutting...

/ May 12, 2021
Podcast: Adding ZTNA to your MSP’s security stack, Episode 4

Podcast: Adding ZTNA to your MSP’s security stack, Episode 4

In Episode 3 of the SmarterMSP Podcast, we discussed common MSP website mistakes that can hurt the sales efforts of service providers. In our latest episode, we turned our focus to managed security services, including zero-trust network access (ZTNA), which is...

/ May 7, 2021