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Cybersecurity Research

Cybersecurity research and market forecasts for managed security services providers (MSSPs) from CompTIA, Gartner, Forrester Research and more.

eSentire Threat Report: 1.7 Million Microsoft IIS Attacks in 2Q18

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) attacks rose in 2Q 2018, research from Canadian managed detection and response (MDR) provider eSentire shows.

Home WiFi Router Security: 83 Percent Contain Network Vulnerabilities

WiFi network router & Internet of Things (IoT) device attacks are on the rise, research from The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) shows.

Betabot Malware Attacks on the Rise: Here’s What You Need to Know

Cybercriminals are increasingly using Betabot infostealer malware to launch cyberattacks, according to cybersecurity analytics platform provider Cybereason.

DDoS Attacks Target UK Universities: Who’s Behind Them?

Nearly 200 UK universities have suffered 850 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the current academic year. JISC wonders: Are students or staff may be behind the attacks?

Security Pros vs Ransomware: Should CISOs Be the Negotiators?

When ransomware attacks a business, are CISOs (chief information security officers) the logical choice to negotiate and navigate the extortion and/or ransom demands? AlienVault research reveals some perspectives.

Kaspersky: IoT Smart Device Malware Infections Skyrocket in 1H 2018

Cyber crooks hit Internet of Things (IoT) smart devices with roughly 120,000 malware modifications in the first six months of this year, more than triple the number for all of 2017, Kaspersky Lab research says.

10 Observations: The State of Cybersecurity

What is the true state of cybersecurity? Former US Marine Corp. Officer and Endgame CEO Nate Fick offers 10 answers during SolarWinds MSP’s Empower MSP conference. Plus, basic next moves for managed security services providers (MSSPs).

DDoS Attacks Exploit Weak IoT Security

DDoS attackers increasingly marshal thousands of unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices into a zombie army, Nexusguard’s data showed.

Top 100 MSSPs 2018: Cybersecurity Company List and Research

MSSP Alert unveils the Top 100 MSSPs 2018 list and research, highlighting the world’s top 100 managed security services providers.

Industrial Control Providers Can’t Find Managed Security Specialists, Study Finds

Some 50 percent of operational technology/industrial controls systems (OT/ICS) companies can’t find suitable managed security services providers (MSSPs) and cybersecurity partners, a Kaspersky Lab study says.