Tag: ransomware

Hit by ransomware, a second time?

Hit by ransomware, a second time?

Sometimes it is easy to overlook the obvious when distracted by the meltdown of the moment. Still, MSPs and other security stakeholders need to take a holistic view when something happens. Often, an MSP may be so concerned – understandably...

/ February 4, 2021
Tech Time Warp: FBI MoneyPak ransomware packs a punch

Tech Time Warp: FBI MoneyPak ransomware packs a punch

Imagine you’re mindlessly surfing the internet, when suddenly your screen locks and displays an ominous message: The FBI has “seized and frozen access” to your device because of online activities violating federal law. This convincing message would take even savvy...

/ December 4, 2020
The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The top 5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2019

The eggnog is freshly made, the presents are wrapped, and holiday cheer is here. Meanwhile, the MSP maintaining the North Pole network has been busy keeping the servers from crashing and hackers from breaching the wish lists. So now is...

/ December 25, 2019
Targeted ransomware attacks creates new opportunities and challenges

Targeted ransomware attacks creates new opportunities and challenges

Every successful high-profile ransomware attack that winds up gaining a lot of mainstream media coverage is generally good for managed service providers (MSPs) that specialize in helping organizations recover from such attacks. In the last few days, coverage of ransomware...

/ August 21, 2019
Cities of all sizes are being targeted by ransomware attacks

Cities of all sizes are being targeted by ransomware attacks

Last year, it was Atlanta that was brought to its knees by a ransomware attack, sending the city reeling for weeks. This year, it was Baltimore’s turn. The ranks of municipal ransomware victims looks very different.

/ July 31, 2019
The best defense against ransomware

The best defense against ransomware

Ransomware has been striking businesses of all sizes, including municipalities, impacting their infrastructures. In the past three months, cybercriminals have successfully attacked six major cities. In each case, the attack brought great inconvenience to the victims. The city of Baltimore...

/ May 21, 2019
Time to appreciate the thin line of cybersecurity defense maintained by MSPs

Time to appreciate the thin line of cybersecurity defense maintained by MSPs

One of the toughest, and often thankless, roles in all of IT is that of the managed security services provider (MSSP). Most MSSPs know cyberattacks tend to come in waves. Cybercriminals like to mix up their attack vectors to avoid...

/ May 17, 2019
Four MSP opportunities to keep an eye on in 2019

Four MSP opportunities to keep an eye on in 2019

Four months of 2019 are in the rear-view mirror, and after talking to MSP owners and security experts on a daily basis, there are some trends are emerging that I thought I’d share. AI is one area that seems to...

/ April 24, 2019
6 areas for MSPs to watch in 2019

6 areas for MSPs to watch in 2019

2019. We have a year to get comfortable with those four digits, and it’s a good thing because they will bring quite a few changes to the growing IoT ecosystem and a few security challenges. We know you’re busy unwrapping...

/ January 1, 2019
Gone phishing

Gone phishing

When you have ransomware, cryptocurrency miners, and polymorphic malware to battle, it’s easy to put phishing education on the back burner. In fact, a new study shows that 95 percent of IT professionals underestimate its impact and fail to adjust...

/ November 14, 2018