Regardless of how large your client is or the industry that they work in, there are certain things that you should be doing for them. Some industries that are regulated may require additional technologies or IT policies to become compliant, but this list provides a starting point for MSPs to evaluate their client’s IT health.
Adoption of zero trust and micro-segmentation as core design principles can help improve the security posture of your network and attached systems. However, it is important to understand how we got to our current state to understand how these principles can help us.
You can’t securely manage what you don’t know exists. It’s the nature of shadow IT that you’re probably unaware of the extent to which your clients rely on unauthorized apps, devices or other technologies. Nonetheless, it’s this separation between the technology you audit and approve, and the tech that you likely don’t know about, that creates a dangerous vulnerability for cyber attacks to take place.
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Threats are everywhere, and endpoint security simply isn’t enough to keep your clients safe. Pairing domain name system (DNS) protection with endpoint security is a proactive way to prevent costly network attacks. Most clients, however, don’t understand the need for this added layer of security.
Change is the one constant in the IT world, and the way companies purchase and consume technology continues to transform and evolve. As customers continue to disrupt the IT value chain, a successful transition to cloud and hybrid models requires managed service providers (MSPs) to evolve their people, operations, and processes and employ advanced technology to secure their customers’ environments.
One of the biggest security takeaways from the first half of 2018 is that we can never make our computer systems perfectly secure, and the underlying hardware can be just as susceptible to exploitable flaws as the software that runs on it. Two new vulnerabilities—Meltdown and Spectre—affected nearly every device with a CPU, making this one perhaps the worst first half ever in terms of computer security. While not the most severe we’ve ever seen, these vulnerabilities hit the entire ecosystem of computers due to flaws in how modern processors isolate private memory