Cybersecurity remains top-of-mind for many managed services providers (MSPs). According to a Kaseya survey, 50% of MSPs said their business is at greater risk of cybercrime than one year ago — an 11% increase from 2021’s data. However, cybersecurity is also a revenue driver for those same MSPs, and ignoring the opportunity to grow monthly recurring revenue (MRR) at the right price could prove disastrous.
While nobody can predict what the future has in store for the cybersecurity space, there are some trends to look out for in the new year, including the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI), the expansion of attack surfaces and the growing need for cybersecurity services. Before tackling the issues of 2023, close out your year by reviewing the top cybersecurity concerns of 2022.
Here are six cybersecurity blogs you may have missed in 2022.
Mapping Your APIs Could Reduce Your Attack Surface
MSPs today have many more tools and technology than ever before. Most of these tools provide integrations to other tools, which are, of course, done through APIs. While integration can improve efficiency and make a technician’s job easier, it can also create additional security risks.
We’re Still Talking About Patching?
After 20 years, we’re still talking about patching. How is that possible? On The CyberCall, a weekly MSP cybersecurity podcast, we discussed common threats and breaches. An Incident Response (IR) expert said that the majority of breaches can be traced back to something being unpatched.
Russia Invades Ukraine: What’s the Impact on MSPs?
You’ve probably heard about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by now. This war is being fought on multiple fronts, one of which is cyber. Russian hackers are launching an all-out assault on key Ukrainian government, banking and infrastructure targets. Experts expect these attacks to escalate in Europe and the U.S. as well.
Cybersecurity Sales: Which MSP Are You?
MSPs are making cybersecurity sales harder than they need to be. You shouldn’t be selling customer security enhancements or projects. Instead, you should be taking your customers and prospects along on their security journey. You need to develop a repeatable way of explaining the risks and opportunities that your customers will face.
Cleaning House: Cybersecurity Hygiene for MSPs
Cybersecurity hygiene best practices require MSPs to not just implement technologies but also sustainable processes that can be relied on over time. Today, installing a piece of software and considering the job done will simply not suffice. After all, you can’t clean your house once and expect it to remain tidy and sanitary indefinitely, right? The same goes for cybersecurity — consider this a healthy living approach to security.
Protect Your Clients From Business Email Compromise Attacks
Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are some of the costliest cybercrimes companies face today. BEC attacks involve criminals impersonating a legitimate email account and using it to send messages that appear to come from a known source. Stopping these types of attacks requires a high level of visibility into email traffic and the ability to respond rapidly to suspicious activity.