Managed Service Companies are defined by the HMRC as those that provide the services of individuals to third party clients and are "involved" such as, benefiting financially from the provision of those services to clients, influencing or controlling the provision of services or the way in which the payment for services is made. (Thereby demonstrating the contractor is not in business on their own account and with full responsibility and control over their business.)
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HMRC announced legislation to remove the tax advantage offered by using such "MSC" schemes in December 2006. Proposals, including measures to enable HMRC to recover PAYE and NICs debts from third parties, were announced on the 6th December 2006. In the Treasury's document Tackling Managed Service Companies, the following excerpt lays down the intentions of the legislation:
The firm has a scientific community that assembles 150 top researchers, engineers and others within the firm to provide a cross-functional approach to digital innovation and disruption. Atos is among only a few IT services providers that operate a quantum computing advisory group. It specializes in developing quantum machine learning algorithms and producing next generation architectures and quantum safe cryptography. It operates a complete programming and simulation environment for software development, education and training. The firm boasts an impressive array of partners, including Google Cloud, Dell EMC, VMware, Microsoft, RSA, SAP, Cisco, AWS, Oracle, Citrix, Salesforce, IBM, F5, Juniper Networks and HP.
Chris Loehr — executive vice president of Solis Security, an incident response firm — has personally dealt with many of these MSP breaches. Speaking of GandCrab, Loehr says, "They certainly hit some MSPs in 2018, but the ransoms were relatively small: $10,000 to $25,000. In 2019, MSPs became more of a target, with increasing ransom demands and the threat actors leveraging MSP tools with greater efficiency to affect clients. GandCrab never required the MSP to pay up. It wasn't until GandCrab evolved into Sodinokibi in mid-2019 threat actors began to say: 'We ONLY want the MSP to pay. You can pay for ALL the customers or you get NOTHING at all.'"
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Thank you for shining a light on this systemic vulnerability. I don't think organizations realize that, in many ways, they inherit the security of their service providers. As another commenter noted, the RMM is overdue for radical reinvention. Security-minded MSPs may need to think about delegated access to customer environments, privileged access workstations, or other methods for remotely administering customer environments without that big fat one-to-many target that RMM represents. I think the MSP tooling ecosystem is general is problematic - MSPs design for scale and efficiency (making them an economical option for customers as opposed to hiring internally), but do I really want my password manager integrated into my RMM? Maybe not... There's a lot of market share out there waiting for MSPs that can develop real cybersecurity maturity.
Industry standards and regulations are continuously changing. Technologies are ever-evolving, and customer engagement is getting redefined every other day. The changing market trends and industry regulations have a direct impact on businesses’ day-to-day operational demands. Not having the ability to keep pace with technology only restrains the efforts that the company is making to grow. This is where a managed service provider is becoming inevitability for fast-scaling enterprises.