The MSPVerse – Weekly Managed Services News and Analysis for the Week Ending February 18, 2022
By Charles Weaver
My opinion and analysis of the week’s news and events in a succinct summary format. Feel free to comment.
How to Decrease your Cyber Attack Surface
I got to chat with Brian Stoner of Stellar Cyber about a wide range of issues, most notably, things we have learned since some of the more notorious cyber-attacks involving MSP supply chain vendors. It is a good look into some of the more recent technologies and tactics being employed to combat the global cyber threats we face. Worth giving this one a listen.
Remote Work Presents Bigger Challenge for Customers and MSPs
An article in Dark Reading details how the remote work shift caused by the pandemic has had a toll on cyber-crime, data breaches, and monetary losses. MSPs can play a significant role in combating this onslaught, much in the same way as they helped influence BYOD and other key business trends over the years. The article isn’t focused on MSPs, but this is worth a read for any MSP executive or business owner.
Not all Cyber Attacks Involve Malware
A really interesting article about a recent study from CrowdStrike. The premise of the article is that while cyber-attacks surged last year, 62% of those attacks did not involve malware. What does this mean? It means that old-fashioned intrusion methods are still very much alive and well today.
It also means that we should not rely exclusively on malware intrusion defense technologies. Layered approaches to cybersecurity for MSP and customers alike are what is required. MSPs need to adopt and promote technologies to identify and prevent these non-malware intrusions.
MSPWorld 2022 Preview
It has been a long time since we’ve been to MSPWorld, in person. But that is all about to change. Next month, MSPWorld is back and better than ever. MSPs from all over the world will be converging on Orlando Florida to learn, network, and strategize for the upcoming year. This episode gives a preview of what we can expect from the conference, including sessions, sponsors, networking, and key topics.