Cybercriminals hit MSP software to launch Ransomware

Cybercriminals hit MSP software to launch Ransomware

Hackers have leveraged Managed IT Services Provider (MSP) software to spread ransomware to their customers’ systems. The attackers have hacked and gained access into an MSP-centric cybersecurity console from Webroot, while also exploiting Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) software from Kaseya. Both software makershave saidthat the issues involve compromised credentials and not any software vulnerabilities Read More »

Customers are struggling with lack of visibility & threat detection

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Six uncomfortable truths Although, more than half of the organizations surveyed were hit by a cyberattack in the last year, a lack of visibility remains high, threat detection is problematic, false alarms cost time and money, according to a new research. The study surveyed over 3,000 IT decision makers at organizations ranging from 100 to Read More »

Threat actors exploiting trust relationships with IT Service Providers

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Most businesses, especially Small-Mid-size Businesses (SMB), outsource their IT to Managed Service Providers (MSP) to manage their network, servers, desktops, peripherals, and A/V needs. Most SMBs expect the MSPs to provide security coverage along with IT Support. Typically, MSPs manage hundreds of networks and provide two shifts of services and maintenance activities. IT Service providers Read More »

Ascent InfoSec in the Top 100 MSSPs for 2018

Ascent InfoSec Top MSSP

Ascent InfoSec, the cybersecurity practice of Ascent Innovations LLC, is one of the Top 100 Managed Security Services Providers according to the research that evaluates MSSPs globally and 80 of these firms are based in United States. The Managed Security services span various technologies such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Web & Email gateways, Advanced Threat Defense, Read More »

MSSPs waste resources on False Positive alerts

MSSPs waste resources

One of the key findings from the survey of MSSP analysts conducted by Advanced Threat Analytics is that majority of the respondents report a false-positive security alert rate of more than 50%. Many analysts spend 5-6 hours a day investigating security alerts, with high false-positive rates. This frequently compromises security effectiveness and prevents security analysts from Read More »

MSSPs should provide Security Awareness Training

Security Awareness

MSSPs know that the protection provided by even their most powerful and comprehensive security solutions can be quickly undermined by careless or negligent behavior of their clients. Educating IT and end-users has always been a core component of an effective security strategy and with today’s sophisticated and rapidly morphing cyberattacks. The need for end-users to Read More »

MSSP: Creative solution to cybersecurity concern

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Most IT security professionals believe an industry-wide skills gap is forcing organizations to explore creative solutions to address cybersecurity concerns, according to a survey conducted by Tripwire and Dimensional Research. The survey of 315 IT security professionals revealed: 93 percent of respondents said that they are concerned about an industry-wide skills gap. 81 percent stated that Read More »