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What the MSP alert means for local governments

  • 4 mths ago

Organizations that depend on managed service providers for their IT needs got a wake-up call Wednesday when cybersecurity agencies from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand published a joint alert warning of stepped-up aggression by malicious actors targeting those vendors.

Local governments across the U.S. rely on MSPs for a range of functions, but over the past few years, many localities have become just as familiar with ransomware attacks that begin when a criminal actor targets a service provider, eventually compromising that company’s government clients.

The alert Wednesday from the Five Eyes allies warned not only of criminal threats to MSPs, but increased activity from advanced persistent threat groups backed by foreign governments.

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