Improving customers’ security awareness is a challenge MSPs face every day. After all, human error is still one of the main causes of data breaches. In a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, 54 percent of the SMBs surveyed pointed to a negligent employee or contractor as the root cause of a data breach […]
Over the past year, phishing attacks have become more sophisticated, which can lure even the most tech savvy users into clicking a malicious link. Online holiday shopping has begun, and hackers are still preying heavily on shoppers looking for deals. This holiday season, numerous phishing attacks have popped up luring consumers to log into their […]
As businesses adopt more public cloud solutions over time, MSPs need to be prepared to protect customers’ data in this new environment. An important part of that is understanding the difference between the security requirements of the public cloud and an on-premises network. Working with partners that have deep security experience and offer solutions designed […]
Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and the days where a spam-filter or a basic firewall were enough to protect your network are long gone. Now, managed service providers and their SMB customers need to adopt new technologies to keep up with today’s advanced threats.
The State of European Managed Services, is a new report from The 2112 Group and Barracuda MSP, and it shows more European organizations are turning to the IT channel for help in the form of managed services. Fear of falling victim to a cyberattack and concerns about compliance and regulations, such as GDPR, are two of […]
The majority of IT service providers (ITSPs) are doing an outstanding job delivering security solutions to their customers. However, as the saying goes: “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” There may be no better example of this than how service providers are implementing password security and technician access management for the hundreds or thousands of […]
Throughout the past year, our inboxes and RSS feeds have been flooded with news about malware and ransomware. But what about phlashing attacks? Phlashing attacks have been designed by hackers with one sole purpose: to infect and permanently damage — or “brick” — a device. More specifically, phlashing attacks are targeting Internet of Things (IoT) […]
As more information unfolds about the Yahoo data breach, it all comes down to a single fact: the entire breach was enabled by just one click on a spear phishing link.
Thanks to hard-won experience, most managed service providers (MSPs) have an IT incident response plan in place to cope with any disruption to their business. In contrast, however, it turns out most internal IT organizations don’t. At a time when distributed denial of service (DDoS) and ransomware attacks are making it apparent just how weak […]
It’s becoming more and more commonplace to read headlines reporting the latest and “greatest” security breach affecting a major corporation. Target, Home Depot, Anthem, and even the United States government have all been affected by cybercriminals hacking into their system and exploiting their sensitive information. While these attacks are becoming more frequent, they’re also becoming […]