Tag: ransomware

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
What should I teach customers to protect them from ransomware?

What should I teach customers to protect them from ransomware?

Q: Recently, one of my customers was hit with ransomware and ended up needing to pay a hefty ransom. I’ve tried to warn some of my customers about cyber threats in the past, but I can’t seem to get through....

/ August 20, 2018
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MSPs Beware: The Future of Ransomware

MSPs Beware: The Future of Ransomware

The idea of a shady cabal or a nefarious cyber army of one holding an entire city’s data hostage while they negotiate for ransom sounds like a plot lifted straight from a 1990s B movie. But yesterday’s fantasy is today’s...

/ April 25, 2018