Article | March 17, 2020

How To Secure Your Remote Access Tools Against Cyberattacks

Source: ConnectWise

By Dee Cater, ConnectWise

Cyberattacks During Holiday Shopping Season

Yes, everyone loves remote access tools. Including cybercriminals.

You might not think you need to worry about a cyberattack on your MSP—but you’d be wrong. Despite the common misconception that cybercriminals only target larger enterprises, the vast majority of businesses are fair game. In fact, in a recent survey of 850 global organizations with sizes ranging from 10 to 1,000 employees, Vanson Bourne found that 64% had suffered a cyberattack.

The truth is, cybercriminals love MSPs. Why? Because thanks to your remote access tools, they can gain access to multiple businesses from a single attack. To make matters worse, many MSPs have weak security practices, which makes them easy targets for ransomware. Add to that the fact that cyberattacks among small and mid-sized businesses are becoming increasingly commonplace, and you can see why MSPs can’t sleep on remote access security issues.

To protect your network, your clients, and your reputation from malicious attacks, here are five ways that you can secure remote access software and remote machine management software.

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