Kevin Williams

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Kevin Williams is a journalist based in Ohio. Williams has written for a variety of publications including the Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and others. He first wrote about the online world in its nascent stages for the now defunct “Online Access” Magazine in the mid-90s.

Blockchain: The cybersecurity tool MSPs should keep an eye on

Blockchain: The cybersecurity tool MSPs should keep an eye on

With cyber threats coming from all directions, managed service providers (MSPs) need as many mitigation measures as possible. One often overlooked area is the emergence of blockchain technology as a cybersecurity tool. Several software solutions incorporate blockchain and have become...

/ June 20, 2024
CISA
Staying cyber safe with CISA this summer

Staying cyber safe with CISA this summer

As sure as fireflies and fireworks mean summer, so do Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warnings and alerts. With parents shuttling kids to day camps, pool parties, and Disney World, summer is a prime time for cybercriminals to make...

/ June 10, 2024 / 5 Comments
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How MSPs can stay competitive and relevant in the evolving threat landscape

How MSPs can stay competitive and relevant in the evolving threat landscape

Managed service providers (MSPs) are far more specialized in 2024 than they were a decade ago. The days of hiring an outside service to fix a firewall or install a patch and then disappear, are gone. Today, MSPs are indispensable...

/ May 31, 2024
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Why cybersecurity insurance is essential for MSPs today

Why cybersecurity insurance is essential for MSPs today

The daily stories about breaches, hacks, and ransomware have continued unabated in 2024. But how much of the damage wrought by cybercriminals is protected by cybersecurity insurance? Network Assured has compiled some startling statistics, including: The global cybersecurity market was...

/ May 20, 2024
deepfakes
MSPs are on the front lines of fighting deepfakes

MSPs are on the front lines of fighting deepfakes

Alarm bells went off in board rooms and C-suites across the globe last fall when an executive at a Hong Kong company was duped by deepfakes into wiring $25 million to criminals. According to CNN: A finance worker at a...

/ May 7, 2024
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New CISA vulnerability warning pilot program is a success

New CISA vulnerability warning pilot program is a success

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently announced its vulnerability warning program has issued over 2,000 alerts since its inception. The agency’s director, Jen Easterly, delivered remarks recently at the Institute for Security and Technology, sharing that these alerts...

/ April 30, 2024
Minding the cybersecurity talent gap for MSPs

Minding the cybersecurity talent gap for MSPs

We have reported extensively on the cybersecurity talent shortage plaguing the industry. The shortage is more than just a personnel issue though, it represents a serious cybersecurity problem. For instance, a Gartner report says that by 2025, half of all...

/ April 24, 2024
NIST refresh: What MSPs need to know

NIST refresh: What MSPs need to know

Managed service providers (MSPs), chief information security officers (CISOs), and IT professionals have long relied on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for roadmaps and best practices in cybersecurity. Since the original NIST framework was first released in...

/ April 22, 2024
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Expert views on closing the cybersecurity talent gap for MSPs

Expert views on closing the cybersecurity talent gap for MSPs

The cybersecurity talent shortage in the workforce presents a direct cybersecurity threat. Statistics from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) paint a grim picture: By 2025, a lack of talent or human failure will be responsible for over...

/ April 18, 2024
Four automation priorities MSPs should focus on

Four automation priorities MSPs should focus on

Many organizations conduct surveys every year about the evolving threats and cybersecurity concerns that enterprises are faced with. Info-Tech Research Group’s report is a must-read for all security stakeholders, chief information security officers (CISOs), and managed service providers (MSPs). Some...

/ April 15, 2024