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Top cybersecurity tips for this holiday season

Top cybersecurity tips for this holiday season

Many people worldwide are beginning to prepare for the rush of shopping, festive gatherings, and visiting in-laws as the holidays ramp up. Previously, SmarterMSP has written about the cybersecurity dangers that holiday weekends pose, and the end-of-year holiday season is...

/ November 24, 2022
Canadian cybersecurity complacency is a slippery slope

Canadian cybersecurity complacency is a slippery slope

Statistics and polls show that residents of the United States are concerned about cybersecurity and a recent survey conducted late in 2021 illustrates this: The poll by The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows...

/ August 30, 2022
Hackers head back to school

Hackers head back to school

Every August, across the United States orange school buses rumble from their summer slumber, school cafeteria workers put on their hairnets and march back into the kitchen, and students grab their backpacks and books and make their way to their...

/ August 9, 2022
Don’t turn your vacation into a vacation from cybersecurity

Don’t turn your vacation into a vacation from cybersecurity

During the summer months, many Americans leave their homes and offices for some much-needed R&R. In fact, a new study from The Vacationer shows that 81 percent of adults are planning to take a trip of some sort this summer,...

/ June 23, 2022 / 10 Comments
Healthcare supply chain increasingly vulnerable

Healthcare supply chain increasingly vulnerable

There has been plenty of awareness generated about the vulnerability of healthcare organizations to hackers. Hospitals and biomedical facilities have been ramping up their efforts in fortifying their cyberdefenses. 

/ June 7, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The origins of the Cult of the Dead Cow

Tech Time Warp: The origins of the Cult of the Dead Cow

The high plains of Lubbock, Texas—a conservative, church-going area of the country to be sure—are not where you would expect a group of “hacktivists” to have gotten its start, let alone the group that coined the term “hacktivism.” But the...

/ March 1, 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
Don’t give hackers a happy holiday season!

Don’t give hackers a happy holiday season!

Many people worldwide are beginning to prepare for the rush of shopping, festive gatherings, and visiting in-laws as the holidays ramp up. Previously, SmarterMSP has written about the cybersecurity dangers that holiday weekends pose, and the end-of-year holiday season is...

/ November 3, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Hack shuts down PlayStation Network for 3 weeks

Tech Time Warp: Hack shuts down PlayStation Network for 3 weeks

Video games have been a godsend during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing those “staying at home” with diversion and a chance at safe social interaction (Animal Crossing, anyone?). It’s worth remembering, however, that even the big guys in digital gaming and...

/ May 15, 2020