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Ask a Security Expert: Confronting the Cost of Security

MSP Mentor - Tue, 2017-10-10 18:08
George Anderson | Webroot While upfront costs or efforts may seem daunting at first glance, the consequences of not investing in the security technologies your organization needs could be significantly more devastating.

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Why backup if I have replication?

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-10-09 22:36
John Savill | Windows IT Pro A frequent contributor and respected member of the Microsoft tech community offers his perspective.

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SAManage Pays $264K After Unlocked Spreadsheet Exposes 660 SSNs

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-10-09 21:19
The case of the support desk solution maker offers another example of how, in the area of healthcare compliance, a seemingly minor oversight can expose IT services firms to substantial financial and reputational risks.

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Why Expected Server Lifetime Is in the Eye of the Beholder... and Other MSP News

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-10-09 06:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of October 1-5.

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Kaspersky Lab Requests Proof That its Antivirus Aided Russian Hack of NSA

MSP Mentor - Fri, 2017-10-06 22:18
“We reiterate our willingness to work alongside U.S. authorities to address any concerns they may have about our products and respectfully request any relevant information that would enable the company to begin an investigation at the earliest opportunity,” Kaspersky Lab said in a statement.

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How MSPs Can Boost Client Protection (and Their Own Bottom Line) with Security Awareness Training

MSP Mentor - Fri, 2017-10-06 04:35
One aspect of client security that MSPs tend to overlook is user education. Security Awareness Training is key because users are your front line of defense. No matter how good your security technology is behind that line, if users are making a high rate of errors, then security will suffer.

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6 Reasons It Makes Sense to Provide Sales Training to Techs

MSP Mentor - Fri, 2017-10-06 04:22
Techs often are right there as a need occurs, giving them a huge “right timing” advantage in the sales process.

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Continuum Managed Services’ Michael George Talks Strategy, Security

MSP Mentor - Thu, 2017-10-05 21:16
MSPmentor caught up with the CEO during the annual Navigate user conference, where he riffed on subjects ranging from PSA tools, to why he’s not too worried about rivals trying to follow his company into the security operations center (SOC) business.

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Most Organizations Have Password Policies, But Half Don't Enforce Them

MSP Mentor - Thu, 2017-10-05 16:42
Nicole Henderson | IT Pro IT pros are not enforcing password complexity policies, which could be leaving users vulnerable, OneLogin said in a new survey.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Brandon Bowers

MSP Mentor - Thu, 2017-10-05 10:45
Svetlana Didorenko The president of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based ZenTek Data Systems, shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today.

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Zero One: Car Dealership Kicks IT Consultant to the Curb, Drives to the Cloud

MSP Mentor - Wed, 2017-10-04 21:57
Tom Kaneshige | Zero One Blog Management at Oregon's Clint Newell Auto Group said the move has saved money, made the car dealership’s IT more agile, more scalable, more secure and faster.

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The Doyle Report: Channel Updates on Equifax, ATA and Startup 'Your Remote COO'

MSP Mentor - Wed, 2017-10-04 19:41

Question: Have you locked up your personal credit data yet?

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Why Expected Server Lifetime Is in the Eye of the Beholder

MSP Mentor - Wed, 2017-10-04 11:51
Replacing your servers every five years just because that's what other people do is not necessarily the most cost-effective way to manage hardware.

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Continuum CEO: Line Between MSPs and MSSPs Will Vanish

MSP Mentor - Tue, 2017-10-03 22:34
During a keynote on Day 2 of Continuum’s annual Navigate user conference, CEO Michael George unveiled an ambitious plan to provide partners with everything they need to stand up a comprehensive cybersecurity practice, including a 24/7 security operations center (SOC), and aggressive marketing and end-user training support.

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Business Model Transformation Infographic

MSP Mentor - Tue, 2017-10-03 20:07
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Moment of Silence Followed by Unsettling Hacker Demo at Continuum Navigate

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-10-02 20:14
The Continuum Managed Services annual user conference got underway this evening at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

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Continuum Navigate to Proceed as Scheduled Hours After Las Vegas Massacre

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-10-02 12:09
"We will not be daunted or dissuaded by these immoral acts against mankind and will move forward as planned," Continuum CEO Michael George wrote in an email to attendees this morning.

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2017’s Record HIPAA Breach Pace Points to Growing Hacker Threat... And Other MSP News

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-10-02 06:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of September 25-29.

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Sirius Strikes Deal to Buy Forsythe Technology

MSP Mentor - Fri, 2017-09-29 21:26
The combined company would have 3,000 employees and annual revenues of $3.26 billion. Pending regulatory approval, the deal is expected to close Oct. 31.

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