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Wanted: Trustworthy Guidance from a Security Professional

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are facing the dual challenges of supporting employees working from home while absorbing the fallout from the associated economic downturn. Although economies are slowly re-opening around the world, it’s unclear just how long it will take to get back to where it was before the shutdown.

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| Author Michael Mowder, Senior Director, Global Partner Success at Barracuda MSP, tagged in cybersecurity risk management, IT security, MSP security, cybersecurity

End User Cyber Security Risks and Training Options

In today’s IT environments productivity is necessary, uptime is essential, and security is critical. The latest hardware and software provide layers of protection in hopes of preventing cyber attacks. The newest technology causes most IT providers to forget the weakest link: the end user.

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| Author TruMethods Standards Manager, Brian Dappolone, tagged in MSP training, cybersecurity risk management, email security, cybersecurity

Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Companies often struggle to create and enforce robust cybersecurity strategies, partly because compliance varies among employees. This inconsistency could be caused by the specifics of job roles within the company that might make policies more or less inconvenient to employees based on their position. In addition, different levels of security awareness and technical skills across an organization can create further security challenges.

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| Author Nathan Bradbury, Manager, Systems Engineering Barracuda MSP, tagged in top managed service provider, cybersecurity risk management, MSP advice, MSP security

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

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

Why Improving Incident Response Times is the Key to Preventing Loss

We’ve all heard the phrase “time is money,” but when it comes to security incident responses, lost time isn’t just lost revenue — it can also mean a loss of new business, loss of existing customers, loss of critical data, and a loss of brand reputation. In fact, the inability to respond to email and other cyberattacks is resulting in billions of dollars of losses each year for affected businesses.

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| Author Chris Crellin of Barracuda MSP, tagged in cybersecurity risk management, IT security, email security

Modular Malware Attacks Grow in Frequency

Although it is not a new threat, modular malware is quickly increasing in frequency. Since the start of 2019, Barracuda Labs have identified more than 150,000 unique malicious files. Modular malware is malware with an even more dangerous twist. The robust and evasive attacks are launched in stages, adapting its tactics by analyzing the target’s environment and defenses.

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| Author Chris Crellin of Barracuda MSP, tagged in malware, cybersecurity risk management, IT security

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