LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • It’s October once again, and that means it is National Cybersecurity Awareness month. As we explore this year’s themes, first up is “Fight the Phish.” Arguably, phishing, smishing, spear-phishing and other similar attacks have historically been wildly successful for hackers at causing unsuspecting users to give up valuable sign-on credentials and passwords. These security missteps consequently leave troves of sensitive personal and corporate data vulnerable to theft. To halt this still-too-frequent practice, organizations can implement regular internal testing to ensure executives, employees and security teams are not just aware of the threat of phishing tactics but prepared to identify and avoid them in the workplace and at home.

  • There is a fundamental shift in the way IT services are to be delivered. The Kaseya breach in July of 2021 has acted as a tremor in the stability of the IT community which reacted with shock, with anger, with outrage – but most importantly, seemingly surprise. Perhaps we need to revisit the history.

  • As the way people work has changed, networks have had to adapt accordingly. When remote work became the global standard, corporate networks were flooded with personal devices. These changes, along with an increase in SaaS applications and the adoption of multi-cloud networks, have significantly altered the attack surface.

CASE STUDIES

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • Carbonite is a leading, single-source provider for comprehensive data protection for all the different types of data and systems in today’s IT environments. Carbonite’s complete Data Protection Platform includes advanced solutions for ensuring the integrity, survivability and accessibility of data for businesses of all sizes and in any industry. 

  • Webroot delivers intelligent cybersecurity for endpoint, mobile and web to channel partners, consumers, businesses, and enterprises worldwide. Powered by its BrightCloud® collective threat intelligence network, Webroot protects the internet of everything. Our cloud-based threat detection, high performance, lightweight agents, and single, web-based point of control have changed the way businesses think about protecting mobile devices, PCs and servers. Named a ‘Visionary’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Webroot’s smarter approach to security is why companies including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose our solutions for advanced threat protection for their security products and services.

  • IT Glue is an award-winning documentation platform that allows for efficient storage and retrieval of all the documentation you need to help your MSP run better. By integrating PSA and RMM data, we can help increase your efficiency, and reduce onboarding times by even more. By eliminating wasted time from your business, IT Glue gives you more time to focus on what matters - growing your business.

  • Field Nation brings companies and service professionals together to do great work. By connecting technicians to organizations in one easy-to-use platform and mobile app, Field Nation solves a critical challenge all service leaders worry about: accessing skilled labor. Unlike traditional job boards and labor platforms, Field Nation is built specifically for quick-turn, onsite service work. Businesses can build their flexible workforce for any skill, scout potential workers in every postal code, and organize go-to service crews fast. Tech professionals can search for work that fits their schedule, build their reputation and get paid within days of project completion. Our mission is to match every contractor with the right job, and connect every service team to professionals who care as much about the work as they do.

  • RapidFire Tools, a Kaseya company, creates innovative business-building technology tools for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). 

  • Altaro develops award-winning backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and companies. With 50,000+ customers in 121+ countries, 10,000 partners and 2,000+ MSPs, Altaro provides affordable, easy-to-use, enterprise-class functionality coupled with outstanding 24/7 tech support. Altaro is a one-stop-shop for all your backup and recovery needs, providing solutions for all key areas of your network, including Hyper-V and VMware virtual environments; Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, OneDrive and SharePoint; roaming and on-premise endpoints such as network desktops and laptops; and physical Windows servers. Altaro also offers monthly subscription programs for MSPs, and is the only vendor on the market that enables MSPs to manage all their different types of backups from one central multi-tenant console, across all their customers. The company has offices in the US, the UK, Germany, France, North Macedonia and Malta. Altaro proudly forms part of the Hornetsecurity Group.

EBOOKS

  • Detecting And Mitigating Ransomware

    Did you know that organizations fall victim to ransomware almost every 11 seconds? It’s no surprise MSPs are constantly looking over their shoulders thinking, “what if my client is next?” It’s no longer a matter of if but when.

  • Ransomware: What MSPs Need To Know

    It is estimated that a ransomware attack will take place every 11 seconds in 2021 and the estimated global cost will be $20 billion annually. Ransomware attacks are rampant and no business is immune, not even MSPs. In fact, MSPs make a great target for ransomware attacks because they support a multitude of clients who rely on them to support and protect critical workloads. The United States Secret Service has even raised the alarm about the increased attacks on MSPs.

  • What’s Lurking In Your Client’s Server Closet: Cyber Monsters And Data Loss

    Monsters lurk in your client’s server closet causing data loss and downtime, effectively bleeding their business dry.

  • Cyber Monsters Vs. Your Client’s Human Firewall

    Monsters lurk in your client’s server, looking to attack their weakest firewall – their employees. Human error is still the primary cause of data loss and many cyber predators lurk in the dark waiting for the perfect mistake.

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