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FBI, CISA, and NSA Warns of Cyberattacks Targeting MSPs

The latest reports observe a rise in malicious cyber activity targeting managed service providers (MSPs) and anticipate this trend to continue.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a joint cybersecurity advisory along with Federal law enforcement partners and international allies that warn of an increase in malicious cyber activity targeting MSPs.

“The UK, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, and U.S. cybersecurity authorities expect malicious cyber actors—including state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) groups—to step up their targeting of MSPs in their efforts to exploit provider-customer network trust relationships,” the joint advisory reads.

Managed Service Providers

MSPs are entities that deliver, operate, or manage ICT services and functions for their customers via a contractual arrangement, such as a service level agreement.

It offers services in conjunction with other providers that include platform, software, and IT infrastructure services; business process and support functions; and cybersecurity services. MSPs manage these ...

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