Tag: MSP

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Tech Time Warp: Blackworm Offers Rare Chance to Analyze Spread of a Virus

Tech Time Warp: Blackworm Offers Rare Chance to Analyze Spread of a Virus

In late January 2006, stopping the worm known as Blackworm (aka Nyxem, MyWife, Blackmal and, interestingly, Kama Sutra) was at the top of most network administrators’ to-do lists.

/ January 27, 2023
The must-have MSP collateral – the buyer’s guide

The must-have MSP collateral – the buyer’s guide

In the age of content marketing, it’s easy for MSPs to lose sight of the marketing aspect of landing new clients, and instead fall into the trap of merely generating more and more content for the sake of creating content....

/ January 25, 2023
MSPs can capitalize on rising cloud costs

MSPs can capitalize on rising cloud costs

A survey of 326 IT executives conducted by the market research firm Omdia on behalf of Canonical, finds only 6 percent are relying on a managed service provider (MSP) to manage cloud infrastructure. However, the same survey also finds that...

/ January 23, 2023
10 simple games to make sales prospecting fun (seriously)

10 simple games to make sales prospecting fun (seriously)

You’ve probably heard that in sales prospecting, it takes reps 10 “no’s” to get one “yes.” I think that number is outdated. In today’s market, it can take 40 voicemails to reach a live person and dozens of emails to yield a...

/ January 10, 2023 / 7 Comments
Home network security becomes a bigger concern post holidays

Home network security becomes a bigger concern post holidays

One of the biggest cybersecurity challenges that has emerged in the last two years in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is the number of people regularly working from home. Most of those individuals are relying on consumer-grade networking gear...

/ January 9, 2023
5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2022

5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2022

Last week we revisited some of the most significant data breaches of the year. This week, we are taking one last look at some of the other cybersecurity trends that shaped 2022. “Data breaches grab the headlines, but cybersecurity is...

/ January 5, 2023
Top 12 posts from SmarterMSP in 2022

Top 12 posts from SmarterMSP in 2022

It’s safe to say that 2022 was full of both new and old cybersecurity trends and threats. SmarterMSP shared many cybersecurity threat advisories, new security updates and guidelines, marketing recommendations and best practices, and much more. It hasn’t been a...

/ December 29, 2022
Ten significant data breaches from 2022

Ten significant data breaches from 2022

2022 saw more cybercrimes than ever and they were more costly than ever. Data breaches can have significant impact to organizations. According to the FBI’s cybercrime unit in 2022, data breaches cost businesses an average of $4.35 million – up...

/ December 27, 2022 / 6 Comments
Cybersecurity stays at the top of the IT priorities list

Cybersecurity stays at the top of the IT priorities list

As another year comes to close, most managed service providers (MSPs) are already squarely focused on the next. After all, there is little to be done now that could have a meaningful impact on financial results for 2022.

/ December 26, 2022
MSPs need to lean into zero-trust IT

MSPs need to lean into zero-trust IT

There’s a lot of hype surrounding zero-trust IT as a buzzword, but at the most fundamental level it’s all about ensuring security based on a known identity of an end user, application, or device. Forrester Research analyst John Kindervag is...

/ December 14, 2022