Market Specific Solutions

Linked MSP serves a wide range of small and middle market companies. We customize solutions based on industry-specific needs. Here are several focus markets we support.

Small and Medium Businesses

The personal data of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries has been posted online for free in a low-level hacking forum due to a software vulnerability.

The personal data of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries has been posted online for free in a low-level hacking forum due to a software vulnerability

Source: IdentityForce, 2021

Regardless of the size of your business, cybercriminals target any vulnerable network. A single unprotected or improperly secured edge device can be all they need to access an entire system. Cyberattacks can occur in several different ways including internet-sourced hacking, malware, ransomware, and other dangerous methods that can damage your network and your reputation. Linked MSP specializes in helping small to medium sized businesses properly prepare and proactively protect their network and their assets.

The personal data of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries has been posted online for free in a low-level hacking forum due to a software vulnerability.

The personal data of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries has been posted online for free in a low-level hacking forum due to a software vulnerability

Source: IdentityForce, 2021

Wine Industry

A database containing more than 3.2 billion emails and passwords belonging to past leaks from Netflix, LinkedIn, Exploit.in, Bitcoin, Yahoo, and more were discovered online.

A database containing more than 3.2 billion emails and passwords belonging to past leaks from Netflix, LinkedIn, Exploit.in, Bitcoin, Yahoo, and more were discovered online

Source: CyberNews, 2021

As wineries and vineyards invest in new technologies to monitor and collect vital data through the grape growing and winemaking process, it is important to remember that any devices that connect to the network or the Internet are potential points of entry for cybersecurity threats. The same holds true in the tasting rooms and retail counters – wherever customer transactions occur. Linked MSP has served a number of California wineries in Sonoma County, Napa County, and throughout California. We understand the unique challenges for cybersecurity and data management that wineries face.

A database containing more than 3.2 billion emails and passwords belonging to past leaks from Netflix, LinkedIn, Exploit.in, Bitcoin, Yahoo, and more were discovered online.

A database containing more than 3.2 billion emails and passwords belonging to past leaks from Netflix, LinkedIn, Exploit.in, Bitcoin, Yahoo, and more were discovered online

Source: CyberNews, 2021

Tribal Government & Tribal Entities

A targeted attack on employees of U.S. Cellular enabled hackers to scam employees into downloading malicious software onto company computers exposing 4.9 million customers.

A targeted attack on employees of U.S. Cellular enabled hackers to scam employees into downloading malicious software onto company computers exposing 4.9 million customers.

Source: Bleeping Computer, 2021

Tribal government and the gaming industry face significant threats to their data networks and are subject to compliance regulations. There are rigid standards and harsh penalties for non-compliance. Personal information, gaming operations, network infrastructure and company reputations could all be compromised, without appropriate cybersecurity measures in place. Key vectors include outdated software, incomplete administrative policies, weak passwords, lack of email filtering, and web content filtering. It is important to remember that people and culture are a vital part of proper security protocols.

With our track record of success with clients in this industry, Linked MSP is familiar with the unique challenges not only for the gaming industry but also for Tribal Governments, Tribal Departments, Gaming Commissions, Casinos, Gas Stations & Convenience Stores, Lending Operations, Farming Operations and other Business Ventures.

A targeted attack on employees of U.S. Cellular enabled hackers to scam employees into downloading malicious software onto company computers exposing 4.9 million customers.

A targeted attack on employees of U.S. Cellular enabled hackers to scam employees into downloading malicious software onto company computers exposing 4.9 million customers.

Source: Bleeping Computer, 2021

Water Districts

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) alerted drivers they suffered a data breach after billing contractor, Automatic Funds Transfer Services, was hit by a ransomware attack.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) alerted drivers they suffered a data breach after billing contractor, Automatic Funds Transfer Services, was hit by a ransomware attack

Source: Techcrunch, 2021

According to a recent article published by Berkeley Law,

“Water data has become quite a hot topic in California, and rightly so: throughout the state, decision-makers desperately need better information to guide their efforts to better manage this resource. Recent legislation has gotten us to the starting line, but how well new data platforms ultimately serve water management will depend on clear thinking and bold action during implementation.”

California’s Open and Transparent Water Data Act (AB 1755), passed in 2016, focuses on data integration and interoperability, with implications for Water Districts to “get up to speed” on managing their own data, so they can integrate with the state.

Linked MSP has worked with water districts and we understand not only the broad IT challenges water districts face to conform to California law, but also the day-to-day cybersecurity and data management challenges faced by water districts in our state.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) alerted drivers they suffered a data breach after billing contractor, Automatic Funds Transfer Services, was hit by a ransomware attack.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) alerted drivers they suffered a data breach after billing contractor, Automatic Funds Transfer Services, was hit by a ransomware attack

Source: Techcrunch, 2021

Financial and Banking

A phishing attack targeting the California State Controller’s Office exposed Personally Identifying Information (PII) to an undisclosed number of accounts.

A phishing attack targeting the California State Controller’s Office exposed Personally Identifying Information (PII) to an undisclosed number of accounts

Source: Krebs On Security, 2021

Financial providers and Banks have several unique needs when it comes to needs for outsourced IT. They have special needs, in particular in three key areas:

1) Compliance. Banks have strict compliance regulations they must follow (e.g. GLBA, FISMA). Government entities impose rules to help ensure that customer data is protected, and crime is prevented. The FDIC has further requirements for compliance as well.

2) Security. Data security and cybersecurity are important for all companies in all industries. For banks, data security is even more crucial. Banks have among the most critical cyber needs for all industries.

3) Experience. Banking has specific software and digital infrastructure practices and needs Taking the time to train internal or external IT staff on how banking works and how to use the appropriate software can be a huge time commitment. Outsourcing IT support (some or all) to a company with banking experience, like Linked MSP, can reduce the learning time required in partnering with an outsourced IT partner.

A phishing attack targeting the California State Controller’s Office exposed Personally Identifying Information (PII) to an undisclosed number of accounts

Source: Krebs On Security, 2021

A phishing attack targeting the California State Controller’s Office exposed Personally Identifying Information (PII) to an undisclosed number of accounts.

A phishing attack targeting the California State Controller’s Office exposed Personally Identifying Information (PII) to an undisclosed number of accounts

Source: Krebs On Security, 2021

Large Private Estates

A data leak caused by an unsecured Experian application programming interface (API) allowed anyone access to the private credit scores of tens of millions of Americans.

A data leak caused by an unsecured Experian application programming interface (API) allowed anyone access to the private credit scores of tens of millions of Americans

Source: IdentityForce, 2021

Linked MSP also works with large private estates and residences to provide enterprise-level cybersecurity and outsourced IT services to entities that require more stringent support. We work with personal estates and their IT teams to not only provide the latest in cybersecurity, but we also increase data speed, improve uptime, and provide strategy, device and application support that require a more sophisticated and structured approach.

A data leak caused by an unsecured Experian application programming interface (API) allowed anyone access to the private credit scores of tens of millions of Americans

Source: IdentityForce, 2021

A data leak caused by an unsecured Experian application programming interface (API) allowed anyone access to the private credit scores of tens of millions of Americans.

A data leak caused by an unsecured Experian application programming interface (API) allowed anyone access to the private credit scores of tens of millions of Americans

Source: IdentityForce, 2021

Healthcare &
Medical Practices

A malware attack allowed a hacker to access and copy files containing the personal and medical information of 219,000 patients of Nebraska Medicine.

A malware attack allowed a hacker to access and copy files containing the personal and medical information of 219,000 patients of Nebraska Medicine

Source: HIPAA Journal, 2021

Healthcare providers and medical practices face an ever-increasing litany of security and compliance challenges regarding data and IT systems management. This includes protecting and managing patient files and confidential patient information, implementing dual data sources to ensure near universal uptime, remaining compliant with the many laws and practices regarding managing personal health data, and securing the network from internal and external cyberattacks. Medical practices must take extra precautions to ensure the security and integrity of both systems and healthcare data. With our experience in environments under HIPAA requirements, we guide our Healthcare clients to implement a secure IT ecosystem in order to maximize data uptime, remain in compliance, and minimize the risk and impact of cyberattacks.

A malware attack allowed a hacker to access and copy files containing the personal and medical information of 219,000 patients of Nebraska Medicine

Source: HIPAA Journal, 2021

A malware attack allowed a hacker to access and copy files containing the personal and medical information of 219,000 patients of Nebraska Medicine.

A malware attack allowed a hacker to access and copy files containing the personal and medical information of 219,000 patients of Nebraska Medicine

Source: HIPAA Journal, 2021

Supply Chain

Cybercriminals have targeted four security flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server email software. The attackers used the bugs on the Exchange servers to access email accounts of at least 30,000 organizations across the United States.

Cybercriminals have targeted four security flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server email software. The attackers used the bugs on the Exchange servers to access email accounts of at least 30,000 organizations across the United States

Source: ZDNet, 2021

Cybersecurity is critical to insuring continuity and resiliency within the supply chain and "cannot be viewed as an IT problem only" (NIST Cyber Supply Chain Best Practices). Protection of CUI requires a layered approach to security that restricts the access to and dissemination of confidential data from unauthorized access. Areas of defenses such as physical access, logical access, janitorial services, other 3rd party vendors, require documentation and policies on how your organization has met these requirements securely. We provide services to assist you in aligning your technology environment with the NIST 800-171 / CMMC Level 3 including network engineering, updating of existing systems, implementation of new technologies, documentation, and ongoing maintenance. Our goal is to insure you remain compliant throughout the technology lifecycle.

Cybercriminals have targeted four security flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server email software. The attackers used the bugs on the Exchange servers to access email accounts of at least 30,000 organizations across the United States

Source: ZDNet, 2021

Cybercriminals have targeted four security flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server email software. The attackers used the bugs on the Exchange servers to access email accounts of at least 30,000 organizations across the United States.

Cybercriminals have targeted four security flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server email software. The attackers used the bugs on the Exchange servers to access email accounts of at least 30,000 organizations across the United States

Source: ZDNet, 2021

Other Industries We have Helped

Insurance

Manufacturing

Healthcare

Construction

Non-Profits

Legal Services &
Law Firms

SMB Market

Distribution

Food & Manufacturing

Insurance

Non-Profits

SMB Market

Food

Manufacturing

Construction

Law Firms

Distribution

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