How an MSP Protects Your Company Part 3: Advanced Threats

We have come to the end of our 3-part series on how an MSP protects your company. We have touched on “How an MSP Protects Your Company” through – “Hardware and Software”“Having a Human Element” – today we finish our discussion with “Advanced Threats.”

Malware

According to Google, malware (short for “malicious software”) is software that is intended to damage or disable network and computer systems. It can include phishing threats, viruses, ransomware, spyware, etc. Many attacks came from curious hackers who were not out to make money but just to see what they could do. Today, with ransomware…

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How a MSP Protects Your Company Part 2: The Human Element

 

Everyday Criminals

Sometimes, crime revolves around opportunity. If you have an open-door policy at your business, it makes it easy for an everyday criminal to waltz inside. And once inside, they can poke around computers that aren’t locked or secured. All it takes is a couple of minutes, searching on an unattended computer for things like “Financial Records” or “Credit Card.” A crime of opportunity happens in an instant, and that criminal can walk away with a sheet of credit card numbers or bank statements.

How an MSP protects you: MSPs are well-versed in things like simple security, such as requiring…

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How a MSP Protects Your Company Part 1: Hardware and Software

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Updates and Patches

Okay, this one may not be the most interesting but it is absolutely critical. If you ignore all those little boxes in the corner that ask you to update software, you are in big trouble. The reason they pop up isn’t to annoy you (shocker, I know) but because there was a vulnerability identified and the software team made changes to address that issue. Sometimes the updates are frequent, and sometimes they don’t come around for a while. Regardless, you HAVE TO update your software as often as possible or…

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