Tag: network security

Are IoT devices serious security threats?

Are IoT devices serious security threats?

IoT is transforming offices, campuses, and factories, but also brings warnings that the cloud-connected security camera monitoring the storage room could be a threat. How realistic are these warnings, and how much is hyperbole? For answers, Smarter MSP checked in...

/ September 4, 2019
When throttling is acceptable

When throttling is acceptable

I have previously written about how important it is to be flexible with customers, allowing the occasional traffic burst to go unnoticed – well, at least as far as the invoice is concerned. The problem is when that traffic burst...

/ September 2, 2019
MSPs are being used to breach their customers’ networks

MSPs are being used to breach their customers’ networks

Hackers will probe for whatever weak links they can find to breach an enterprise’s network. However, what if the weak link is you, the MSP? The scenario of an MSP as system’s victim instead of the protector is increasingly playing...

/ July 10, 2019
The healthcare slice of the MSP pie continues to grow

The healthcare slice of the MSP pie continues to grow

For the second year in a row, the top security niche that MSPs are focusing in on, is the healthcare industry. As hospitals expand and medical wearables are becoming more common, organizations with skeletal IT staffs are looking more and...

/ June 19, 2019
Cryptojacking is making a comeback

Cryptojacking is making a comeback

Black Squid has washed up on the cyber-shores of the United States, after first being spotted in Thailand. Unlike its oceanic counterparts, this cyber squid is destructive. Beincrypto describes the threat like this: It uses tactics such as anti-virtualization, anti-debugging,...

/ June 12, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Prince Philip’s inbox gets hacked

Tech Time Warp: Prince Philip’s inbox gets hacked

Harry and Meghan might grab headlines for their privacy settlements and use of social media, but the younger royals are hardly breaking new ground. You might say they’re just following in the family’s footsteps. In 1985, two hackers were arrested...

/ May 24, 2019
Catch hackers with a honeypot in your security service

Catch hackers with a honeypot in your security service

I once visited an Amish farm where green plastic 2-liter 7-Up bottles dangled from the lower branches of the fruit trees. The bottles were filled about halfway with some sort of liquid. Upon closer inspection, I could see a banana peel...

/ May 15, 2019
Making sense of sensors

Making sense of sensors

From pacemakers, to industrial thermostats, to traffic regulation devices, sensors are becoming as ubiquitous as the human population itself. Experts predict that 1 trillion networked sensors will be transmitting data around the world by 2022, emitting information from the mundane to the meaningful....

/ May 2, 2019
Ask an Expert: Is SD-WAN more than just a buzzword?

Ask an Expert: Is SD-WAN more than just a buzzword?

Q: We keep hearing a lot about SD-WAN but we aren’t really sure why it is important to our IT service business. Are there any specific benefits we can pass unto our customers, or is this just another buzzword in...

/ March 11, 2019