Newsletter | November 17, 2021

11.17.21 -- Is Ransomware Insurance Bad For Cybersecurity?

 
Fact Or Fiction: Perceptions And Misconceptions Of AI And Machine Learning In Cybersecurity
 

What do the terms artificial intelligence and machine learning mean to you? If what comes to mind initially is a vague notion about science fiction concepts, you’re not alone. Even IT pros at large enterprise organizations with over 1,000 employees can’t escape pop culture visions fed by films and TV. But let’s add further context. What do these terms mean to you when you think about the role they might play in cybersecurity?

It’s Time To Ask: Is Ransomware Insurance Bad For Cybersecurity?
 

The issue at the heart of ransomware insurance will be familiar to most parents of young children: Rewarding bad behavior only invites more of the same, so it’s generally not a good idea. But critics of the ransomware insurance industry argue that’s exactly what the practice does.

Cybersecurity Safety While Working From Home
 

As companies continue to encourage employees to work from home, cyberattacks are on the rise, which has presented a major challenge for MSPs and SMBs. Cybercriminals continue to capitalize on real-world crises, like COVID-19, and are launching new and more deceptive attacks. Thus, organizations must prepare for a major increase in threats, such as phishing schemes and exploitation of endpoint security gaps.

Supply Chain Attacks Are Closing In On MSPs
 
If you attended Black Hat this year, you couldn’t avoid the topic of supply chain attacks. From keynotes to vendor messaging to booth presentations, they were a ubiquitous topic in Las Vegas this year.
IT Management Solutions Protects Its Clients With Webroot® Business Endpoint Protection
 

“I have used a lot of different security products over the years, and I get approached by a lot of vendors,” says Pedro Nuñez. As president and CEO of New England-based MSP IT Management Solutions, Nuñez is always on the lookout for products that go beyond just a traditional security operations center.

Solutions
BrightCloud Real-Time Anti-Phishing Service

The internet is littered with millions of new phishing sites that appear and disappear in the blink of an eye. The BrightCloud Real-Time Anti-Phishing Service enables technology partners to provide significantly better protection against zero-hour phishing threats than static or crowd-sourced phishing blacklists.

Request Information