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Security-Centric RMM: Making Managed Security Better

As the number of cyberattacks targeting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) increases, there is more pressure to protect against those attacks. That's why MSPs handling the IT needs of these businesses must place security at the top of their priority list. One way to build a strong security offering is from the ground up, starting with one of the most fundamental tools used by and MSP – their remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution. 

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| Author Neal Bradbury, Vice President, MSP Strategic Partnerships at Barracuda MSP, tagged in cybersecurity risk management, IT security, MSP security

Are You A Proactive vCIO, Reactive vCIO, Or Just A vCO?

Being a truly proactive vCIO takes more than making a few basic recommendations about software renewals or hardware refreshes. A proactive vCIO provides high-level strategic advice to clients through the technical alignment process. How do you do this? You align your client’s technologies against your standards. Some examples of standards are legal and compliance requirements, security requirements, industry requirements, or business-specific requirements.

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| Author Maryann Efaw, tagged in MSP process, vCIO, technology success

Need Help Selling? Review These 5 Blog Posts You May Have Missed in 2019

Put simply, I’m a sales guy. I’ve been selling for more than 30 years. I believe that sales is a craft more than a talent. Anyone who wants to learn the craft can become proficient at sales. Mastering the craft of sales has enabled me to start and successfully grow several businesses over the course of my lengthy career. We do our best here at TruMethods to help you learn the craft of sales. 

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in MSP, MSP sales tips

Best Practices for Combating Spear Phishing

As we head into 2020, it’s clear that cybercriminals will continue using spear-phishing attacks as a go-to tactic for attacking victims. In these breaches, attackers heavily research their targets and craft carefully designed messages, usually impersonating a trusted colleague, website, or business. The attacks are designed to steal login credentials, financial data, and other information that can be used for other crimes.

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| Author Nathan Bradbury, tagged in cybersecurity risk management, IT security, MSP security

5 Conversations with TruMethods Members You May Have Missed

I sat down this year with numerous TruMethods members to learn more about how they’ve leveraged the TruMethods framework to not only grow, but transform their businesses. While many of the conversations I had with members were thoughtful, engaging and downright interesting, there were a few that stood out among the rest.

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| Author Gary Pica Jr., tagged in member interview

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