Newsletter | December 5, 2019

12.05.19 -- Why You Shouldn't Share Security Risk


Shift4 Payments is the leader in secure payment processing solutions, powering the top point of sale and software providers across numerous verticals including food and beverage, hospitality, lodging, gaming, retail, and e-commerce. This includes the company’s Harbortouch, Restaurant Manager, POSitouch, and Future POS brands as well as over 300 additional software integrations in virtually every industry. Shift4 securely processes over 1 billion transactions annually for nearly 200,000 businesses, representing over $100 billion in payments each year. To learn more about joining the Shift4 family of resellers, visit

Channel Insights
I Don’t Know Any Of My Passwords, And That’s Awesome
Article | By Joshua Oakes, IT Glue

I don’t know any of my passwords. I’m okay with this. I don’t need to know them. I don’t want to know them. I don’t use the same password twenty times over, and I don’t have a little notebook with passwords in it sitting in my desk drawer, either. I just don’t know any of my passwords.

MSP Success Roadmap: 5 Steps To Working Smarter And Faster
E-Book | Kaseya

The MSP market is volatile and brimming with ideas and solutions to make everyone’s life a bit easier. Download our e-book and check out the multiple ways in which you can leverage the right blend of hard work and smart work to avoid all the dysfunctions, roadblocks, and barriers waiting for your MSP business. 

How To Start An MSP In 5 Steps
Article | By Mathieu Pipe-Rondeau, Sherweb

Subscription-based services are growing in popularity, and the IT industry is certainly no exception. With the managed services provider (MSP) market projected to be worth $282 billion by 2023, you’re not alone if you’ve been contemplating jumping on the subscription or managed-service bandwagon.

inSOC Builds A SOC With New Open-XDR Platform
Case Study | Stellar Cyber
Solution exposes the entire kill chain and combines all key security technologies under a single pane of glass to boost analyst productivity.
Empowering Your Sales Strategy With Customer Engagement Technology
Article | By Sean Berg, Shift4 Payments

Today’s consumers expect the businesses they patronize to engage with them in meaningful ways. This new expectation has created a great demand for customer engagement tools, as well as the opportunity for resellers to educate business owners on them.

The Link Between GDPR And The Dark Web
Article | ID Agent

The global standards for data protection may be rising, but so have the solution sets for SMBs.

Lockdown Lessons Episode 1: Securing Your Business
Video | Webroot

The right security layers can protect you from threats on all sides. Check out Webroot Lockdown Lessons videos to discover how layered cybersecurity can benefit your business.

Field Nation: How It Works
Video | Field Nation

Learn more about the Field Nation platform and see how we are connecting services providers with businesses to accomplish great work.

Why You Shouldn’t Share Security Risk
  Article | By John Ford, ConnectWise

There are some things in life that would be unfathomable to share. Your toothbrush, for example. We need to adopt the same clear distinction with cybersecurity risk ownership as we do with our toothbrush. You value sharing as a good characteristic. However, even if you live with other people, everyone in your household still has their own toothbrush. It’s very clear which toothbrush is yours and which toothbrush is your partner’s/spouse’s or your children’s.

Leadership Lessons
10 Tips For Adding Security And Compliance To Your Services Stack
By Alex Rutkovitz, Choice CyberSecurity

Managing data privacy and protection, storage, and transfer — as well as compliance with state, federal and international laws and guidelines — is too complex for clients of all sizes to manage internally. It's natural that they look to their IT partners to help them solve this issue. It's your opportunity to be ready with a plan when they do. Even better, bring the solution to them before they even start searching. Here’s how.

How MSPs Can Help Customers Track Data Origin
By Nick Harshbarger, SentryOne

Knowing the source of business data is critical in an era of increasing data privacy regulations. With the number of data sources rapidly and continually expanding for most companies, the challenges of establishing the source of data—and potential repercussions of data source changes—isn’t likely to ease up any time soon.

How MSPs Should Approach Exchange 2010 End Of Support
By David Mills, BitTitan

Time is running out for organizations relying on Exchange Server 2010. The end-of-life deadline for this product has been on the minds of managed services providers (MSPs) and IT professionals for a while now. Microsoft originally scheduled to end support on Jan. 14, 2020, though recently extended this deadline to Oct. 13, 2020, “to give Exchange Server 2010 customers more time to complete their migrations.”