Cyber criminals are becoming more and more crafty every day, with the most recent tactic being to infect mobile devices. Although mobile malware is not currently as prevalent as malware attacks on traditional workstations the threat is growing. Earlier this year researchers discovered a new malware campaign named AbstractEMU which was geared at targeting mobile users through app stores. This malware was developed to obtain permission to silently modify the device, collect data, without any user interactions.
Denis Wilson joins us as we get the good, the bad, and the ugly on VPNs and working from home. He has been quickly training his team on Microsoft VPN as well as other major VPN manufactures. He stressed that MSP’s need to be ahead of this and grow their knowledge or they are going to be behind.
This month contributor Denis Wilson reaches across the yellow line to talk about Google Chrome and a new password checker. “It’s a great thing because we’ve struggled with our customer’s ‘buy-in’ to pay for a password checker.” Wilson shared. Technically – the Chrome add-in is called a password checkup. Wilson is pleased with the efficacy of the add-in and likes the scalability about how it comes with Chrome itself. You don’t have to pay for it. We also discuss how to affect generational change in a culture – the point about “buy-in” above. And we discuss how Google has institutionalized this feature putting the third-party gap fillers at business model risk.
Contributor Denis Wilson talks about the importance of staff training as a first defense against the bad guys in the cybersecurity realm. It’s a surpsiingly profitable revenue opportunity to provide security awareness training to clients. And you’ll feel good along the way providing an incredibly valuable service to your client. The “process” includes several steps starting with short Web-based training resources followed by…you’ll have to watch the vid for the rest LOL!