All posts by Kevin Williams

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.

Hackers head back to school

Hackers head back to school

Every August, across the United States orange school buses rumble from their summer slumber, school cafeteria workers put on their hairnets and march back into the kitchen, and students grab their backpacks and books and make their way to their...

/ August 9, 2022
IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

As a self-professed cybersecurity data nerd, I look forward each year to IBM’s annual Cost of Data Breach report. It’s a “fun” read if you like this sort of thing. And just in time for summer beach reading, the report...

/ August 3, 2022
MSPs must keep up with evolving healthcare regulations

MSPs must keep up with evolving healthcare regulations

For MSPs with healthcare clients in their portfolio, there is an ever-growing and sometimes onerous list of rules, regulations, and laws that must be followed. Failure to do so can result in reputational ruin, hefty penalties, or both.

/ July 28, 2022
National Science Foundation shows stress is the cause of many breaches

National Science Foundation shows stress is the cause of many breaches

The pandemic has upended the entire field of cybersecurity and a newly released National Science Foundation study is now shedding light on the human error component of cybersecurity breaches. “It’s an important study because anytime we can understand why people...

/ July 18, 2022
CISA forges a path toward cybersecurity excellence for all businesses

CISA forges a path toward cybersecurity excellence for all businesses

The gold standard of cybersecurity best practices in the USA comes from The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Within CISA is the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC) which is comprised of 22 of the nation’s leading experts on cybersecurity, technology,...

/ July 12, 2022
Key cybersecurity trends to watch in the homestretch of 2022

Key cybersecurity trends to watch in the homestretch of 2022

Believe it or not, we are now halfway through 2022. Where has the time gone? Before we know it, we’ll be talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. But right now, let’s pause, take stock of where we’ve been and make some...

/ June 30, 2022 / 6 Comments
Don’t turn your vacation into a vacation from cybersecurity

Don’t turn your vacation into a vacation from cybersecurity

During the summer months, many Americans leave their homes and offices for some much-needed R&R. In fact, a new study from The Vacationer shows that 81 percent of adults are planning to take a trip of some sort this summer,...

/ June 23, 2022 / 10 Comments
Why MSPs need a robust patching program

Why MSPs need a robust patching program

A robust patching regimen is a pillar of “Cybersecurity 101.” “But sometimes, believe it or not, that is such a basic task that it gets overlooked. For instance, checking the oil in your car frequently is a must, but that...

/ June 14, 2022
Healthcare supply chain increasingly vulnerable

Healthcare supply chain increasingly vulnerable

There has been plenty of awareness generated about the vulnerability of healthcare organizations to hackers. Hospitals and biomedical facilities have been ramping up their efforts in fortifying their cyberdefenses. 

/ June 7, 2022
Combatting burnout to improve cybersecurity

Combatting burnout to improve cybersecurity

Cybersecurity threats are all around us, but one of the most overlooked may be on your team. Or rather, may not be on your team. And that is a problem. Cybersecurity talent shortages are widespread which is leading to a...

/ June 4, 2022 / 6 Comments