Top 5 Most Dangerous Cyber Threats in 2024 Must Read article !!

SANS Institute experts weigh in on the top threat vectors faced by enterprises and the public at large.

Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer May 14, 2024

RSA CONFERENCE 2024 – San Francisco – Only five months into 2024, and the year has been a busy one for cybersecurity practitioners, with multiyear supply chain attacks, nation-state actors exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in network gateways and edge devices, and multiple ransomware incidents against large healthcare entities. What’s ahead for the rest of year?

At last week’s RSA Conference, Ed Skoudis, president of the SANS Technology Institute, convened his annual panel of SANS Institute instructors and fellows to dig into topics that should be top of mind for cyber defenders for the remaining months of the year.

Security Impact of Technical Debt

The security cracks left behind by technical debt may not sound like a pressing new threat, but according to Dr. Johannes Ullrich, dean of research for SANS Technology Institute, the enterprise software stack is at an inflection point for cascading problems. What’s more, “It affects more and more not only just our enterprise applications, but also our security stack,” he said.

Technical debt is the accumulation of work in software engineering or system design that’s left undone or put off until tomorrow for the sake of getting a minimum viable product up and running today. The debt may be accrued intentionally to optimize for speed or cost reasons, or it could build up unintentionally due to immature software engineering practices. Either way, it tends to raise a ton of cybersecurity risks as the debt grows.

And according to Ullrich, the rising accrual of technical debt combined with the growing complexity of the software supply chain is increasing the profile of this threat vector.

“Even as a developer myself, it is very easy to say, ‘Hey, this new library doesn’t really have any new features and doesn’t fix any security vulnerabilities, so I’m not going to apply that update,” he says. “The problem is that five years from now, after you skip 10 to 15 different incremental updates, then the big security vulnerability hits that library and now you have to work through all of these little quirks that have added up over the years so you can fix it.”

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In my world of tech support it is happening with 98% of all manufacturers today Microsoft being the leader in my opinion.

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President
Security Software Distributor: Bitdefender , Barracuda, Phishing Simulation & Cyber Security Training
“Where Service and Technical Skills Count”

Celebrating Barracuda’s 2024 CRN Women of the Channel winners

MspPortal Partners Inc is a large partner of Barracuda and does large investments in tech firms for it 400 plus MSP partners from the East Coast to the West Coast Alaska and Canada service over 4000 companies amongst the 400 plus partners.

Congrats to the ladies below..But in my opinion they failed to mention 2 ladies that are part of the glue that keeps Barracuda alive

Both these ladies are the glue that  run and mange support teams and staff inside the Barracuda organization (West Coast and East Coast)

Kris Louie and Ginger Janukaitis, they both run the folks who answer the phones for support calls and informs the staff who to direct the calls to if need depending the nature of the support call

Today, CRN announced its highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2024. We’re excited to share that a total of six Barracuda team members made the list!

This annual award highlights a list of women who have made significant strides in their respective fields and at their organizations, underscoring their leadership and dedication to promoting continuous innovation and success. This year, six of our very own female leaders have been featured on the list. The honorees include:

Maria Martinez, VP of Channels, North America

Karen Ward, Regional VP, MSP Sales, Americas, Barracuda MSP

Lindsay Faria, Senior Director, MSP Marketing, Americas, Barracuda MSP

Jenna Renaud, Director of National Accounts

Alli Oneal, Senior Manager, Global Partner Programs & Partner Experience

Aisha Eugene, Senior Manager, Partner Enablement, Barracuda MSP

To help get a sense of their roles and responsibilities, we asked these six women about some of their channel-related accomplishments over the last year as well as a few goals that they have for our channel business in the coming months.

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President
Security Software Distributor: Bitdefender , Barracuda, Phishing Simulation & Cyber Security Training
“Where Service and Technical Skills Count”

About RMM’s and Bitdefender and Barracuda

MspPortal Opinions A Security Software Value Add Distributor for MSP’s we work for a living. Flat monthly rate pricing, no contracts

Bitdefender: 3rd leval Support use only Basic AV, ATS, and if client wants EDR, Do not waste you money on MDR or other add-ons What they lacke in “Verbal Tech Support” MspPortal makes up for it we answer calls and emails M-F and have a 24x7x365 answering service to assist us.

Barracuda: Spam Filtering best in the business, RMM-below,
Do not waste you money on there SOC, XDR especially there Intronis Backup, they lack Development and support

Keep in mind at MspPortal Partners we are techs and believe in Tech dashboards not pretty pictures

Guide To The Best RMM Software of 2024

Best Tools By Paulo Gardini Miguel

1) – Best user experience(No knowledge)

2) Barracuda RMM – Best for robust security features (MspPortal Partners Choice ***, Distribute, the most secure and oldest RMM.)
Barracuda RMM is a leading name in the field of remote monitoring and management, focusing on delivering top-notch security features. Serving various industries, it plays a critical role in safeguarding IT systems and networks, making it especially appealing for businesses prioritizing strong security measures.

3) OptiTune – Best for customizable user experience (No knowledge)
4) ITarian RMM – Best for integration capabilities (Poor Support)
5) Syxsense – Best for real-time monitoring (No knowledge)
6) Naverisk – Best for network management efficiency (Not Impressed)
7) MSP360 RMM – Best for cross-platform compatibility (Pretty Web Site)
8) ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus MSP – Best for helpdesk functionality (No knowledge)
9) N-able – Best for small to medium MSPs (Stay Away SOLARWINDS issue, one of my Partners callis “Disable”)
10) ConnectWise RMM – Best for automation (up and down not reliable)

11) NinjaOne – Best for growing teams (I was a X disrtibutor till they deleted 4000 endpoints of Bitdefender, Now they spend more time in maintence mode or up and down like a YoYo. To be fair MspPortal Partners still has thousands of end points and partners still using the product. MspPortal Partners just will not resell the product. (We have reports to support this)
Reporting is disappointing compared to some other platforms
There’s no plan for teams managing fewer than 50 devices at this time

12)ManageEngine RMM Central – Best for customer service (No knowledge)
13) Atera – Best range of features ( We displace more of this product)
14) GoTo Resolve – Best for providing IT support (No knowledge)
15) LogMeIn Central – Best for internal IT teams ( a Wanna Be for the revenue)
16) Syncro – Best for unlimited endpoints (You had be a tech they have no Vocal Tech Support only email)
17) Domotz – Best value for money (No knowledge)
18) Pulseway – Best for mobile app management (Out of the country and will just take your money lack support)
19) Auvik – Best for network monitoring(No knowledge)
20) Addigy – Best for managing Apple devices (No knowledge)
21) Intermapper – Best for network mapping (No knowledge)
22) Kaseya VSA – Best for easy onboarding and migration (Bad News anything they touch including Datto)
23) VNC Connect RPort – Best for managing IoT devices ((No knowledge)
24) TeamViewer – Best for supporting remote teams (over priced)
25) AnyDesk – Best for remote desktop access (folks moving off this platform)
26) Splashtop – Best for enterprise IT support (Be careful folks are moving off this Remote Platform)
27) Action1 – Good for endpoint management and security (No knowledge)
28) Datto RMM – Good for cloud-based remote management (Kaseya Buyout and up and down good PSA at one time pricey)
29) Hexnode UEM – Good for unified endpoint management (No knowledge)
30) PRTG Network Monitor – Good for network monitoring and reporting (No knowledge)

Whether you’re managing employee devices on a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy, installing patches, or monitoring potential security risks to your network, RMM software is essential for any situation where you need to manage IT systems in multiple locations.

Speed, uptime and ease of use, and automation capabilities are all critical factors to consider, but it can be tricky to narrow down the best solutions for your needs.

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President
Security Software Distributor: Bitdefender , Barracuda, Phishing Simulation & Cyber Security Training
“Where Service and Technical Skills Count”