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Best Ways to Respond to Cyberattacks on Your Business

Best Ways to Respond to Cyberattacks on Your Business

If you run a small business (or even a large one), you probably spend a significant amount of time thinking about how to protect yourself from cyberattacks.

This is, of course, time well spent. You definitely need to understand ransomware attack scenarios, how phishing attacks work, and how to prevent social engineering attacks. Continue reading

Follow the Data to Build Your MSP Strategy

Follow the Data to Build Your MSP Strategy

It was not that long ago that a thought leader had to earn their reputation. These days, just about anyone can set themselves up as a thought leader and share their opinions on a global platform.

They need not have experience or expertise. They just require the ability to market themselves effectively to a wide audience. This helps to seal their reputation and reach “influencer” status. Continue reading

Sam Bocetta: What I’ve Learned from a Lifetime in Cybersecurity

Sam Bocetta: What I’ve Learned from a Lifetime in Cybersecurity

Sam Bocetta: What I’ve Learned from a Lifetime in Cybersecurity

In the mid-1970s, when I was working in the Navy’s new cybersecurity group, we had it easy.

Not that we felt like that, of course. Automation was still pretty primitive, and encrypting messages often took hours (if not days). But looking back, we had one huge advantage over the cybersecurity engineers of today: we didn't let anyone touch our equipment. Everyone had to go through us to send messages and protect data, and so we could make sure that this was done correctly. Continue reading

Working Remotely: COVID-19 Raises the Standard for VPN Security

Working Remotely: COVID-19 Raises the Standard for VPN Security

There’s nothing new or especially significant about the remote work concept. Students and employees have been doing it in increasing numbers over the past decade. What changed the game was the recent immediate mass exodus from workplaces and classrooms to home offices or even the living room table as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Continue reading

Takeaways From 2019 Ransomware Attacks on MSPs

Takeaways From 2019 Ransomware Attacks on MSPs

If you are an MSP or use the services of one, you should be aware that the level of cyberthreat for MSPs has increased dramatically over the last year.

As we’ve previously pointed out, the range of threat vectors faced by the average MSP is now huge, from social engineering attacks to cryptojacking, alongside the ever-present threat of phishing. Continue reading

The MSP’s Guide To Vetting Cybersecurity Vendors

The MSP’s Guide To Vetting Cybersecurity Vendors

As the cybersecurity market grows, it has become increasingly difficult for managed service providers to assess the value of third-party vendors. Typically, MSPs must now assess hundreds of different products, even within a fair niche product category, and each with different features and price points. In this article, we’ll take a look at a basic set of practices for assessing different cybersecurity vendors for MSPs, and show you how to get the most out of your interactions with them. Continue reading

5 Common Misconceptions MSPs Have About Data Security

5 Common Misconceptions MSPs Have About Data Security

Sometimes, it can feel as if half the job of running an MSP is working as an unpaid cybersecurity consultant to clients. Speak to anyone in the industry, and they can tell you scary stories about clients who wanted passwords disabled, encryption “turned off”, or backups “made invisible”. Continue reading

How MSPs Offer Cloud Implementation to Customers

How MSPs Offer Cloud Implementation to Customers

Cloud services are shaking up every industry on a global scale. From mid-market to large organizations, the cloud’s popularity is gaining, due to big data, privacy concerns, and other safety and security issues.

According to a recent study by Gartner, the public cloud services market will grow another 17 percent in 2020, reaching $266.4 billion, and this growth is picking up speed. Continue reading