Best Practices for MSPs Offering Security Services

December 23, 2022
During our recent webinar “Ask Netsurion Anything,” our panel of experts addressed questions on topics ranging from meeting customer needs to business best practices. Here are the key takeaways from that session and guidance for MSPs offering security services to their customers.

Cybersecurity Cyber Crime in 2023: What MSPs Need to Know

December 08, 2022
Managed service providers face a double-edged sword in the world of cyber security and cybercrime. In May 2022, a joint cybersecurity advisory from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US warned that MSPs are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. And cyber attacks on MSP customers, small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), will also continue to rise. It’s shaping up to be another year of increasingly sophisticated cyber incidents.

Identity is the New Endpoint

November 22, 2022
For most organizations, the network map has changed dramatically. Once organizations had a defined network perimeter that clearly distinguished “inside” from “outside.” Endpoint devices like workstations and desktops were “inside,” physically and virtually. They could be authenticated once and trusted thereafter. After all, these devices never left the building.

Five Fallacies That Are Holding Back Adoption of Threat Hunting

November 01, 2022
Organizations can no longer afford to be just reactive, relying solely on detection and response when it comes to cybersecurity. Threat hunting is the next step. It is a proactive approach to uncovering threats that otherwise go undetected, like multi-stage ransomware attacks and malware that lies dormant in your network until activated to exfiltrate data.

How To Defend Against Threat Group Attacks

October 26, 2022
It’s no secret that cybersecurity threats are rising for organizations of all sizes and industries.  U.S. cybersecurity authorities like the CISA, NSA, and the FBI are aware of recent reports of increased malicious cyber activity and expect this trend to continue. Organizations face security gaps and weaknesses from a patchwork of IT products and tools with little visibility and a false sense of security.

MSSP Live 2022 Top MSP Cybersecurity Takeaway: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

October 04, 2022

A common dedication to providing excellent client services, a driving need to enhance cybersecurity capabilities and an outstanding cyber monetization opportunity generated tremendous energy and focus among attendees at the recently concluded first annual MSSP Live event.

The True Cost of Setting Up and Operating a 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC)

September 27, 2022
Understanding the costs behind setting up and running a Security Operations Center is important to making informed decisions about how much protection you can afford and how you will go about acquiring it. The simple answer to the question “How much does a SOC cost?” is that it depends on many variables. In this article we will break down those variables and provide typical costs that you can use to inform your decision making about how to best protect your organization.

Four Ways MSSPs can Boost Security Speed and Readiness

September 16, 2022
As more service providers explore offering a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution, they may face indecision or inertia during startup and optimization. Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) know that speed matters in cybersecurity as it improves attack surface coverage, team productivity.

Four CompTIA ChannelCon Takeaways for MSPs to Boost Cybersecurity

August 15, 2022
It was great to be back in Chicago for ChannelCon 2022. Thank you to CompTIA for their successful event, with 1,000 attendees and vendor partners for the extensive formal and informal learning opportunities enabling us to recommend and reinvigorate after the last 24 months.

A Perfect Storm Ahead: MSSP Preparation for Economic Uncertainty

August 05, 2022
Marketplace changes are inevitable. Rapid shifts to remote work, cloud computing, and digitalization have all led to increased demand and spending on IT and cybersecurity in recent years. Enterprises and Service Providers face economic challenges of inflation, rising labor costs (if you can even hire talent), and supply chain issues. Financially motivated attacks are likely to accelerate in times of uncertainty. Smart channel leaders should be proactive and guide clients on prioritizing cybersecurity investment as a driver of business growth.

MSPs Need Both Cybersecurity Automation and Human Expertise

July 05, 2022
The rising level of security threats and public incidents demand new approaches to people, processes, and technology that optimize manual processes and harness the benefits of automation. Automation and machine learning (ML) remove inefficiencies and the potential for error or security gaps. While programmatic threat detection and incident response minimize false positives along with staff and skill shortages, it is not a panacea or quick fix. Human analysts are still the most vital link in cybersecurity defense that differentiates you in the marketplace.

Helping Enterprises of All Sizes Accelerate Their Security Journey: Introducing Our New CRO, John Addeo

June 17, 2022
Change is the only constant in the IT security space. Here at Netsurion, we strive to empower organizations to take on ever-evolving cyber threats regardless of the size and scope of their business operations. With this core mission in mind, we are proud to introduce John Addeo as our new Chief Revenue Officer.

Threat Hunting: Five Myths for MSPs to Overcome

June 03, 2022
Threat hunting is gaining traction as businesses look for more proactive methods to combat multi-stage ransomware attacks and devious “low and slow” hackers. Threat hunting complements threat detection and response to provide a more comprehensive and layered approach. Many managed service providers (MSPs) actively seek ways to become proactive and offer guided remediation that actively stops and blocks threats. The lack of staff and skills, along with unfamiliarity with threat hunting processes and techniques, can all inhibit adoption.

Renew Focus on Web Application Security

April 28, 2022
Today’s always-on digital businesses and service providers rely on web applications and APIs to fuel growth, run eCommerce sites and customer portals, and engage 24/7 with customers. Cyber criminals are also targeting these public-facing assets for monetary gain or to make a political statement. In fact, 43% of data breaches have been tied to web application vulnerabilities, highlighting the importance of understanding and protecting these business-critical assets. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) must also make protecting web applications a key priority.

Key Takeaways from MITRE ATT&CKcon 3.0 for Defenders

April 20, 2022
MITRE ATT&CKcon 3.0, the conference dedicated to the ATT&CK community, returned at MITRE headquarters in Virginia last month. As a refresher, MITRE ATT&CK® is a knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations

Improve Security with a Cyber Hygiene Routine

April 05, 2022
As advanced threats continue to morph and escalate, it’s easy to gravitate towards the latest tool or “shiny object” in the news. An estimated 80% of threats and vulnerabilities are more than twelve months old, highlighting the challenge of legacy infrastructure and products. Use good cyber hygiene to prevent or mitigate security problems with IT practices that maintain health and resiliency.

Consolidation: The Cure for Cybersecurity Vendor Sprawl

March 09, 2022
There are three cybersecurity “givens” that small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often face. One is you are not too small to be targeted by cyber criminals. Even big ransomware gangs are refocusing their efforts on mid-sized victims to avoid scrutiny. A second is that your attack surface is expanding – particularly with the move to cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) adoption, and Work-From-Home (WFH) – while threat actors continue to evolve new, more sophisticated approaches.

Ransomware Protection: Who’s Responsible for What?

March 04, 2022
Ransomware risk changed dramatically for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and their clients in 2021. The Kaseya hack used a vulnerability in the popular Virtual System Administrator (VSA) remote management software to spread ransomware through MSSPs to an estimated 1,500 small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) worldwide. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns that more of the same is coming in 2022.

Demystifying MDR: Five Myths for MSSPs

February 17, 2022
Small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are continuously seeking ways to safeguard their data and resiliency against persistent criminals through increased cyber defenses. But their security service providers often find that they are ill equipped to address advanced threats, let alone know where to begin. Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solutions are gaining traction with resource-constrained organizations looking for 24/7 proactive protection. The threat landscape and MDR marketplace is evolving, creating confusion for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and customers alike.

Cloud and SaaS Security: Mind the Gap

January 27, 2022
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and infrastructure providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure have become the norm for organizations large and small. Enhancing cloud security maturity is even more critical given the proliferation of cloud workloads and a chronic shortage of cloud expertise.

How to Combat the Rising Costs of Cybersecurity Insurance

January 27, 2022
Even though your business may have cybersecurity insurance, it doesn’t mean you can avoid the steps necessary to prevent bad things from happening. Similar to our own healthcare, it’s no secret that being diligent with preventative care and a consistent healthy lifestyle not only protects your health but also protects your pocketbook from more serious illness, no matter what kind of insurance you have.