What the Hack? 5 Ways Hackers Can Attack MSPs and Their CustomersAug 15, 2014
Phishing scams ... a Trojan horse ... drive-by downloads ...
Hackers can attack managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers in many different ways, and recent data shows these cyber attackers are not concerned about the consequences of their actions.
So how do you stop a hacker who has nothing to lose? Education is key, and MSPs and their customers can incorporate various cybersecurity best practices to minimize risk.
"The best way [to stop hackers] is to know how hackers do what they do. Once you know that, you can counter their malicious acts," consumer electronics expert Kim Komando told USA Today.
Thycotic Senior Information Security Architect Kevin Jones told MSPmentor he believes the most basic defenses provide a great starting point for MSPs.
"Getting good password policies in place across an entire organization has to be step one," he said. "Avoid using the same password in multiple places and ensure those passwords are controlled and changed regularly."
What are the most common ways for hackers to attack MSPs and their customers? Check out this gallery to learn about the most common attacks used by hackers, and what service providers and their customers can do to stop these attacks.