Yet another full week of channel news and blog posts! This week, we're focusing on some new IT security concerns. Are you in the know? Think we missed a noteworthy headline? Send us the article link in the comment section below! Without further ado, may we present your MSP weekly digest...
The Continuum Blog Post You Must Read:
For managed IT services providers (as well as any other business) being poised for growth is a key component to your profitability. Yet, scaling your MSP effectively can be a lot trickier than it sounds. Some business owners get so excited about growing their business – and rightfully so – but they can get too far ahead of themselves. Here are four common mistakes you should avoid when trying to scale your business... plus some positive actions to plug into their place instead. Read more »
Malware & Malicious Email Maladies
Before It’s News, Robert Siciliano, @RobertSiciliano
"Just a couple of days ago, we spotted a new wave of spam emails spewing malicious PDF files. The decoy, which purports to be an invoice, is directly attached to an email targeting small businesses[.]"
Windows XP Past eXPiration
ZD Net, Larry Seltzer, @lseltzer
"Several vulnerabilities for Windows, some critical, which certainly affect Windows XP, not patched there. Office 2003 also unpatched for less-severe bugs. Three new zero-day vulnerabilities are revealed."
IT Security & Breach Brief
Bank Info Security, Eric Chabrow, @GovInfoSecurity
"Embedding some information security practitioners within business units could help improve IT security awareness in many enterprises, reducing security risk, says Steve Durbin, global vice president of the Information Security Forum."
Computing, Danny Palmer, @dannyjpalmer
Computer Weekly, Tim Holman, @ComputerWeekly
Help Net Security, Sara Gates, @helpnetsecurity
"One way to stay safe is by knowing your own network, especially if you’ve outsourced your IT. Cloud hosting providers who offer a service layer should provide a comprehensive IT map of your network, usage, and future needs."
Disaster Recovery Turns to the Cloud, Heavy Reading Finds
IT Business Net, @ITBusinessNet