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Creating an MSP Incident Response Plan? Here’s Some Advice

The best way to ensure things go from bad to worse for your MSP clients is to not have an incident response (IR) plan in place when you’re hit with a cyberattack.

And many MSPs don’t have an IR plan to follow for one simple reason: They don’t know how to develop one. To make things easier for them, Chris Loehr, EVP of Solis Security, and Wes Spencer, CISO of Perch Security, recently joined me on a webinar to discuss what MSPs should know about IR plans.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in top MSP, cybersecurity risk management, MSP security, cybersecurity

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

MSP Templates for a Best Practices Cybersecurity Assessment

If you have not heard about cybersecurity online, in print, or on the news in the last 10 years, exactly how safe are your customers? Cybersecurity has become a serious topic for businesses and consumers. And unfortunately, cyber threats are set aside in favor of other initiatives and become a bigger problem in the long run.

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| Author TruMethods Standards Manager, Brian Dappolone, tagged in IT standards, IT security, MSP security, cybersecurity

Is Your MSP Compliant?

In a COVID-19 world there is a lot to think about and focus on.  The most important thing to always keep in mind is the safety of our family and friends, but for better or worse we still have to think about being business owners.  Clients need to be able to work from home and MSPs need to make sure we can pay the bills and stay on track with processes.  Economic, emotional, and social instability like this is something that nefarious groups can easily exploit.  We have already seen an upshift in hacking, ransomware, and malware attacks on everyone those people can reach, and it is likely to get worse.  What do we do to make sure we are protected?

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| Author TruMethods Member Success Advisor, Heather Caporaso, tagged in top managed service provider, managed service provider, vCIO, MSP security, cybersecurity

Why Compliance Supports the vCIO Process

I worked as a vCIO for an established MSP in my area. I had the traditional vCIO responsibilities: onboarding new clients, detailing service plans, generating proposals, planning meetings, discussing budgets, consulting, and so on. It was about 6 months into the role when I shifted exclusively to a Health Care vCIO and relied on HIPAA as my compliance backbone.

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| Author TruMethods Standards Manager, Brian Dappolone, tagged in vCIO, IT standards, IT security, MSP security

Closing the MSP 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

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