NinjaRMM Adds 'Red Team' to Expand Cyber-Security Tools for MSPs

NinjaRMM Adds 'Red Team' to Expand Cyber-Security Tools for MSPs

By Tracey E. Schelmetic

In a continuing effort to keep cyber-security standards high, many companies chose to create what are known as “red teams.” These are groups that plays the roles of hackers to test a company’s cyber-security efforts to help companies understand their weak spots and develop their policies to protect their digital assets. Using the results from their exercises, they provide security feedback that helps keep a company secure. Increasingly, managed service providers (MSPs) are the target of attempted cyber-attacks.

“Many small to midsize businesses (SMBs) rely on MSPs to assist them with cost-effective management of IT infrastructure, monitoring, and general support,” wrote John Hammond for Dark Reading. “Companies regularly put their trust in MSPs to protect their data, but we have to remember that MSPs are often small businesses themselves. And as attack vectors increase by the minute, there seems to be no end in sight to the growing pressures on MSPs.”

NinjaRMM, which provides tools for managed service providers, recently announced that it plans to create a red team capability following years of attacks against MSPs. While the company already works with a round-the-clock managed security service provider and a risk assessment firm to maintain its security posture and detect problems, a red team is the next logical step to improve security by donning the cloak of an attacker, Lewis Huynh, the firm's chief security officer, told Dark Reading. With the creation of the red team, NinjaRMM will increase its ability to verify security controls and search for threats.

"The red team is another opportunity to provide a layer of defense to help catch what might not otherwise be caught," Huynh said. "We basically want to have an opportunity to go after our own code and our own environment and do the type of exercise that someone would do on the outside to hack us, and in doing so, the hope is to discover something that has not been seen.”

To learn more about how managed service providers (MSPs) can bolster cyber-security, make plans to attend MSPEXPO, part of the #TECHSUPERSHOW series. MSPEXPO has been designed to help service providers understand how they can drive more recurring revenue, increase the valuation of their companies, grow and protect their networks and deliver better customer service. It will also help companies looking for MSP partners to understand how MSPs can help them grow. The show will take place from June 22 to 25, 2021 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information or to register, visit the show website.  




Edited by Maurice Nagle
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