Tag: security awareness training

State of cybersecurity report reveals vulnerabilities

State of cybersecurity report reveals vulnerabilities

Smarter MSP has written frequently about the positive impact of employee training on cybersecurity readiness. Education and training are the cheapest and most effective weapons one has against bad actors. A recent report on cybersecurity and privacy underscores the vulnerability...

/ November 18, 2021
What schools and MSPs need to be doing NOW

What schools and MSPs need to be doing NOW

School buses are beginning to rumble down roadways, lunches are being packed, and playgrounds are bustling with children at play. Yes, schools are back in session. After a year of on-campus instruction essentially lost to the pandemic, the 2021-2022 school...

/ August 18, 2021
Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

As businesses continue to suffer millions in losses from ransomware and other hacks, experts have repeatedly pointed to security awareness training as one of the most effective – and cheapest – tools for an MSP to wield against these types...

/ August 11, 2021 / 1 Comment
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I meet evolving cloud security needs?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I meet evolving cloud security needs?

Q: Many of my SMB customers have adopted cloud solutions as a result of their shift to operating with a remote workforce. How can my MSP maintain strong cloud security while keeping pace with this shift? According to a recent...

/ April 6, 2021
Tomorrow’s cybersecurity at today’s colleges

Tomorrow’s cybersecurity at today’s colleges

University students in 2021 have a worldview of cybersecurity that has been shaped by the pandemic and forged by immersion in technology from cradle to college. Smarter MSP recently caught up with Bilal Shebaro, an associate professor in the Department of...

/ March 31, 2021
Podcast: Educating untrained end-users, Episode 2

Podcast: Educating untrained end-users, Episode 2

In the first episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast, we talked about the cyberthreat landscape trends to watch out for in 2021. In Episode 2 of the SmarterMSP Podcast, we invited Kevin Williams, journalist and author at a variety of publications...

/ March 12, 2021
Untrained end users are the biggest threat to cybersecurity

Untrained end users are the biggest threat to cybersecurity

What is the biggest threat to IT infrastructure right now? According to one of Canada’s premier cybersecurity experts, if you answered malware or ransomware or crypto, you’d be wrong. According to Calgary-based cybersecurity leader Sonya Goulet, the most significant risk...

/ December 17, 2020
Protecting remote workers from COVID-19 phishing attacks

Protecting remote workers from COVID-19 phishing attacks

Q: One of our customers’ remote workers recently clicked a phishing link. While we were able to prevent the attack from ultimately being successful, this is quite concerning, especially since remote workers are not within a secured network. How can...

/ May 18, 2020 / 1 Comment
Staying ahead of social engineering attacks

Staying ahead of social engineering attacks

According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, social engineering represents 93 percent of email breaches. While social engineering and spear phishing attacks have malicious intent to get something from the user, they are built differently from other attacks. They...

/ March 5, 2020
Combat BEC attacks with AI and security awareness training

Combat BEC attacks with AI and security awareness training

Over time, cyber criminals have had to get more creative with their tactics. Cyber attacks have evolved from spam and malware to phishing, and now spear phishing, defined as, “fraudulently sending emails from a known or trusted sender to induce...

/ January 31, 2020