Filtered by Topic: 'it-security'

Protecting your SMB Customers from Tax Scams

 The April 15 filing deadline is looming, and so far, the 2019 tax season has been a lively one. Businesses and individual filers alike have been struggling to understand the full ramifications of the significant changes made to the tax code in 2018 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Additionally, a government shutdown threw a monkey wrench into the IRS’ ability to process tax returns and issue refunds.

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

What the Influx of Security Breaches Means for MSPs

With cybersecurity top of mind for business owners, MSPs have an extraordinary opportunity to become more than just IT providers in 2019. When executives review security vulnerability reports for their organizations, they’re forced to look at how breaches would impact overall business risk. This is where MSPs can insert themselves as not only cybersecurity experts but business risk professionals.

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| Author Bob Penland, TruMethods CTO, tagged in IT security

'Shadow IT Emerges Due To Unmet Needs': A Conversation With Adam Radulovic

Shadow IT isn’t going away anytime soon, so be sure to hold on tight. As managing shadow IT becomes a greater concern among business leaders at all levels, solutions to overcome challenges arising from this unfortunate phenomenon are accelerating. Those businesses already geared up to combat increased security threats from the widespread use of shadow IT are — you guessed it — MSPs. Even though there are many MSPs still unsure of how to control shadow IT effectively, a good bulk of them are making progress and protecting their customers from unintended side effects.

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| Author Gary Pica Jr., tagged in IT security, member interview

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