Tag: security awareness training

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
Email is ripe for hacker exploitation

Email is ripe for hacker exploitation

Hackers and scammers have learned over the years that the best way to get your employees’ attention is through a cleverly disguised email with a malware-infested link — sometimes asking for ransom. Regardless, it’s often employees who click these links...

/ August 2, 2019
Cybersecurity threats are no longer just a big company problem

Cybersecurity threats are no longer just a big company problem

The cybersecurity landscape has changed — what was once considered “just a large company” problem now affects companies of all sizes. While many small business owners continue to operate under the belief that security breaches only impact large businesses —...

/ July 17, 2019
The summer security risk your customers are vulnerable to

The summer security risk your customers are vulnerable to

Summer is here, and with it, an influx of new hires that include many recent graduates, seasonal employees, and summer interns. It’s an exciting time for all parties. However, it’s important to remember that the largest cybersecurity risk that small...

/ July 1, 2019