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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
Keeping up with spear phishing criminals

Keeping up with spear phishing criminals

Remember the days when everything you had to protect was safely housed behind a first-generation firewall, before the proliferation of the cloud and sophisticated cyber threats? We heard that long sigh and we understand. We miss the ’90s too. Advancements...

/ July 16, 2019
Why your MSP should eat its own dog food

Why your MSP should eat its own dog food

Are you familiar with the phrase “Eat your own dog food?” I’ve sometimes heard it also referred to (more nicely!) as “Drink your own champagne”. It refers to the idea that you shouldn’t sell a product or solution to somebody...

/ June 27, 2019 / 1 Comment
Healthcare organizations need MSPs to serve as guards

Healthcare organizations need MSPs to serve as guards

Last week, we looked at some of the emerging cybersecurity healthcare hazards in 2019, from ransomware to crypto. As healthcare continues to become more and more connected, the MSP’s role has never been more significant, especially with smaller to medium-sized healthcare...

/ June 26, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we improve customers’ security posture?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we improve customers’ security posture?

Q: In today’s world, we know that security is a vital part of any managed service provider’s offering. How can we better position our security portfolio while improving our customers’ security posture? When small and medium businesses look to partner...

/ June 24, 2019
Steganography makes a comeback

Steganography makes a comeback

Steganography was malware before there was malware. In fact, the term dates back thousands of years and has only recently been used in cyber-circles. The word’s root is derived from the Greek word steganos, which means “covered” or “concealed.” Pre-technological generals used...

/ June 5, 2019
Building a defense from social engineering attacks

Building a defense from social engineering attacks

Last week Smarter MSP examined the security threat that social engineering poses to organizations  of all sizes. Social engineering is a technique that hackers use to gain access to  an organization’s network, without having to break down the metaphorical door....

/ May 29, 2019
Catch hackers with a honeypot in your security service

Catch hackers with a honeypot in your security service

I once visited an Amish farm where green plastic 2-liter 7-Up bottles dangled from the lower branches of the fruit trees. The bottles were filled about halfway with some sort of liquid. Upon closer inspection, I could see a banana peel...

/ May 15, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: Does my MSP need a lawyer?

Ask an MSP Expert: Does my MSP need a lawyer?

I am an MSP owner with a broad mix of clients, but we handle a large amount of HIPPA-protected information for healthcare customers, as well as sensitive banking data. I worry about being sued if there is a breach.  Should...

/ March 25, 2019
Finding the right security balance isn’t easy

Finding the right security balance isn’t easy

These days, MSPs would be foolish not to help their clients make their digital properties more secure. It seems that every week that we hear about yet another massive data breach with the loss of millions of records, often full...

/ March 25, 2019