Tag: cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Second Log4j vulnerability patch released

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Second Log4j vulnerability patch released

As we know, a significant Log4j Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability has had a patch released and tracked as CVE-2021-44228. However, the patch was not entirely effective at mitigating the risk due to CVE-2021-45046, the lack of completion in some...

/ December 17, 2021
Barracuda Networks and Apache Log4j vulnerability

Barracuda Networks and Apache Log4j vulnerability

The Log4j vulnerability has recently made headlines around the world. Concerns around this vulnerability center on the fact that an attacker who can control log messages or log message parameters can execute arbitrary code loaded from LDAP servers when message...

/ December 16, 2021
‘Tis the Season: Four Cybersecurity Predictions for MSPs

‘Tis the Season: Four Cybersecurity Predictions for MSPs

Cybersecurity is like ice cream or fashion, flavors and fads come and go, but the basics remain the same. 2021 brought a wave of ransomware and a realization that remote work is likely here to stay. Smarter MSP recently chatted...

/ December 8, 2021
Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Cyber Threats Targeting Consumers During Holiday Season

Cybersecurity Threat Advisory: Cyber Threats Targeting Consumers During Holiday Season

The holiday season is once again upon us, and with it comes the busiest time of the year for shopping and traveling. Specifically, from late November to early January of the new year is a time where attackers will be...

/ December 6, 2021
Will 2022 be the year of AI in cybersecurity?

Will 2022 be the year of AI in cybersecurity?

A lot of the hype around AI has diminished over the past year as companies struggled to manage their increasingly remote workforces during the pandemic. AI didn’t go away in 2021; it just didn’t grab headlines like the splashy and...

/ December 1, 2021 / 9 Comments
How Barracuda is empowering MSPs to become security-centric

How Barracuda is empowering MSPs to become security-centric

We’re excited to share a few key product milestones and sales growth achievements from the Barracuda MSP business, which delivered strong growth and innovation in MSP security solutions, accelerated by the increasing number of MSPs growing a security-centric portfolio. Recent highlights for Barracuda...

/ November 22, 2021
State of cybersecurity report reveals vulnerabilities

State of cybersecurity report reveals vulnerabilities

Smarter MSP has written frequently about the positive impact of employee training on cybersecurity readiness. Education and training are the cheapest and most effective weapons one has against bad actors. A recent report on cybersecurity and privacy underscores the vulnerability...

/ November 18, 2021
Cybersecurity talent shortage poses cybersecurity risk

Cybersecurity talent shortage poses cybersecurity risk

Many MSPs are in the same boat as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and funeral homes: not enough workers. Some estimates point to 500,000 vacancies in cybersecurity-related jobs, and MSPs represent a share of those vacancies, lacking the cybersecurity talent to fill...

/ November 10, 2021
Get ready for Scams Awareness Week 2021!

Get ready for Scams Awareness Week 2021!

Scams Awareness Week is an annual national campaign by the Scams Awareness Network, a group of Australian and New Zealand government agencies with responsibility for consumer protection. This year, the theme is ‘Let’s talk scams’ and will take place from...

/ November 8, 2021
2022 should see more spending on security

2022 should see more spending on security

The annual State of IT report released by Spiceworks Ziff Davis, a global marketplace that connects technology buyers and sellers with the most actionable and precise intent data, shows that managed services spending is projected to increase in 2022. One specific...

/ October 27, 2021 / 2 Comments