Passportal Blog

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Overview

[SECURITY | 7 MIN READ]  Very often managed services providers (MSPs) are responsible for helping to develop information security standards for their customers, as well as setting up their own processes. A comprehensive strategy is crucial for effectively defending against cyber threats. But how can MSPs and other IT professionals be sure that they have covered all the bases?

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education

Traveling? Protecting Customers from Cybercriminals on the Road

[SECURITY | 4 MIN READ]  These days, people bring work with them on the road. When they visit the beach, they check and respond to email on their cell phones. They pound away on the keyboard, writing reports at the airport. They work on board presentations between sessions at conferences or plan the budget from the local Starbucks offering Wi-Fi access for the price of a pumpkin spice latte. 

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Industry Chatter

Warning: Stop Saying “iloveyou”

[SECURITY | 4 MIN READ]  “I love you” is a phrase you should reserve for your loved ones, not your password field! We get it. We love our technology and we can't live without it, but as a managed services provider (MSP) you need to make sure your customers make an effort to stop using “iloveyou” as their password. Let me tell you why.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Industry Chatter

Product Offer: Grow Your Business with Passportal Site

[PRODUCT | 4 MIN READ] Until the end of the year we’ll give MSPs money back to invest in developing their businesses when they spend $500/month or more on Passportal Site.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Industry Chatter

How Staff Security Awareness Training Can Protect Against Phishing Attacks

[SECURITY | 5 MIN READ] With the rise of email cybercrime, staff security awareness training is critical to ensure effective phishing attack prevention.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education

How a Self-Service Password Reset Tool Can Benefit MSPs

[SECURITY | 4 MIN READ]  MSPs can save time and gain productivity with an automated, self-service password reset tool for their customers.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education

What Employee Turnover Means for Data and Credential Security

[SECURITY | 5 MIN READ] Employee turnover can lead to significant security risks. Here’s what MSPs need to know.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education

Why IT Documentation and SOPs Matter

[IT DOCUMENTATION | 5 MIN READ]  Maintaining comprehensive documentation is critical to the success of any MSP.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education

MSPs, How Are You Securing Your Login?

[SECURITY | 4 MIN READ]  As a managed services provider (MSP), it is crucial to assess the way you are managing both your client's credentials and privileged information and your own. MSP security is client security. With that said, are you comfortable telling your clients how you store and manage access to their network systems? Here are four quick tips to help you enforce security within your own MSP.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education

Understanding AES 256 Encryption

[SECURITY | 7 MIN READ]  Encryption is fundamental to contemporary internet security. An encryption system scrambles sensitive data using mathematical calculations to turn data into code. The original data can only be revealed with the correct key, allowing it to remain secure from everyone but the authorized parties.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Cybersecurity Tips