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Managing Supply Chain Risk

The recent SolarWinds compromise has thrust the issue of supply chain attacks into the limelight and exposed just how devastating and insidious these attacks can be. Although not new, threats like these highlight the raw underbelly of an industry entirely based on trust – if you can’t trust the thing that is supposed to be securing your network, how can you possibly be secure?

IoTSSA Takes Cybersecurity for the Channel to the Next Level in 2021

Change can normally be quite difficult. However, after more than a year of virtual lockdowns and uncertainty for everyone, especially those running businesses, positive transformations are a welcome sight. With the mass vaccination effort moving forward at great speed and solid precautions in place, now is the perfect time to move forward.

3 Reasons Businesses Leave Their MSP

It is no secret that there is exponential growth within the managed IT services space. The managed services market is expected to be worth $329.1 billion by the year 2025. There is no slowing down this sector. This explosive growth is no mistake as the rampant rise in network outages, malware attacks, and much more has signaled a need for businesses of all types and sizes to prioritize IT and cybersecurity.

Make Data Privacy a Priority, Every Day

Securing data has become a critical requirement for organizations around the globe. Governments and industries are modernizing existing consumer protection and breach notification laws while establishing new standards of security.

The last 12 months have seen records shatter in not only the volume of successful data breaches but the average cost of a breach, as well. Ransomware with extortion has driven this increase as 17 different cyber-crime groups were using the business model at the end of 2020.

Scale Your MSP with Co-Managed Cybersecurity

If there is one good takeaway from the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic, it has to be the increased value of the IT services community. Even the clients who had the occasion to question your firm’s value, usually during contract discussions, are surely seeing your managed services team in a new light right now. MSPs’ stock is rising and could grow at an exponentially higher rate when the virus-related business restrictions expire.

Despite the Uncertainty, MSPs’ Prospects are Brighter Than Ever

As we enter the final stretch of November and prepare for the final month in what has been an unparalleled year for the IT industry (and the world), the negatives of 2020 are fresh in everyone’s minds. Millions have been affected by the pandemic, from those suffering directly from the virus to others who are still struggling to make it through each day in isolation from family and friends.

Best Practices on Emerging Security Technologies

For managed services providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs), adding or improving security tools in your stack is time-consuming and often challenging. The evaluation process can be overwhelming, and the final decision has a long-lasting impact. The choice is more difficult now than ever before, having to decide on the thousands of security tools in the marketplace offered by a myriad of vendors. Some find themselves feeling paralysis by analysis! If you have found yourself in that state of mind, I am he

Endpoint Security: What’s Under the Hood?

Today, MSPs are in the driver’s seat when it comes to tailoring an endpoint security solution to best protect themselves and their client’s from harmful malware and data loss. However, this hasn’t always been the case. Many of us can remember a time when finding MSP creature features like multi-tenancy, trial provisioning and granular client-level reporting were hard to come by.

A crash course in MDR

Over the past several months, you’ve likely heard the term “Managed Detection and Response” (MDR). And while the term is often used, it is seldom defined, and, when it is, the service description is usually vague. It’s hard to tell if the vendor is using proprietary technology or if the solution is vaporware or still in development. To make matters more confusing, each vendor seems to define MDR differently, making it very hard to compare solutions.

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