Tag: ransomware

SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

SMBs most vulnerable to ransomware right now

For much of ransomware’s evolution, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have failed to embrace the idea that they are ransomware targets. After all, why target an SMB when Fortune 500 companies have the much deeper pockets? Seemingly, a hacker...

/ July 15, 2021
Ransomware attacks drive increased DRaaS opportunities for MSPs

Ransomware attacks drive increased DRaaS opportunities for MSPs

Disaster recovery (DR) is the only real defense against ransomware attacks. However, a recent survey of 150 technical and business decision makers from organizations with more than 150 employees, conducted by cloud hosting services provider iland, suggests most organizations are...

/ July 8, 2021
A look at cybersecurity halfway through 2021

A look at cybersecurity halfway through 2021

We are midway through 2021, so now is an excellent time to stop and take stock in the cybersecurity landscape, both where we’ve been and where we are going. I talk to scores of cybersecurity experts each month, which has...

/ July 7, 2021 / 5 Comments
Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ask an MSP Expert: Stay one step ahead of ransomware attacks

Ransomware is on the rise. This form of malware is designed to encrypt a victim’s network data and hold it hostage until the requested ransom is paid. Over the past year alone, we’ve seen a steady stream of ransomware attacks...

/ June 15, 2021
Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

Ransomware causes critical damage for businesses around the world

With a rash of ransomware attacks on high-profile American companies in recent weeks, the government is urging businesses to fortify their defenses across all verticals. Ransomware has recently gone beyond holding a single business’s data hostage and is now creating mayhem...

/ June 9, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Looking back at the evolution of ransomware

Tech Time Warp: Looking back at the evolution of ransomware

The havoc wreaked by the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack—which caused a gas shortage in the southeastern United States and cost the company a reported $850,000 to resolve—highlights the immense risk ransomware poses to companies and national security.

/ May 21, 2021
New eBook: 6 Can’t-Miss Opportunities for MSPs in 2021

New eBook: 6 Can’t-Miss Opportunities for MSPs in 2021

MSPs face an unprecedented amount of exciting change and opportunities in 2021, as the world recovers from a global pandemic and the shifts in the workforce and cybersecurity landscapes that ensued because of it. The widespread emergence of 5G, AI,...

/ April 26, 2021
A conversation about ransomware in 2021

A conversation about ransomware in 2021

The year 2021 continues to see a surge in ransomware as the world’s cyber ecosystem begins to ease into a post-pandemic phase. The education and healthcare sectors remain particularly vulnerable to ransomware as hackers attempt to squeeze more out of...

/ April 7, 2021 / 1 Comment
World Backup Day should focus on the recovery experience

World Backup Day should focus on the recovery experience

The annual arrival of World Backup Day on the day before April Fool’s Day may not get the level of recognition it deserves, but it does provide a useful construct for managed service providers (MSPs) to draw attention to an...

/ March 31, 2021
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 / 1 Comment