Kevin Williams

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.

Don’t ignore the basics: Pandemic patching and other musts for MSPs

Don’t ignore the basics: Pandemic patching and other musts for MSPs

Business models have been put into a blender and pulsed and pureed since the arrival of COVID-19 earlier this year. The resulting workplace environment has been unrecognizable in many cases with workforces hunkered down at home, businesses shuttered, and security teams...

/ July 2, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP promote diversity?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP promote diversity?

Q: I am an MSP owner with a growing corps of technicians and support staff, but there is a definite lack of diversity. I want my employees to reflect the communities we serve. How can MSPs make their talent pools...

/ June 29, 2020
How work from home is transforming cybersecurity

How work from home is transforming cybersecurity

The pandemic crisis of 2020 will go down as one of the most significant upheavals to the workplace since the industrial revolution. What we don’t yet know is what the long-term impact will be. If a coronavirus vaccine is developed...

/ June 25, 2020
Cybersecurity takeaways from the pandemic

Cybersecurity takeaways from the pandemic

It’s been about two months, and there has been a seismic shift in cybersecurity and the workforce in general. Work-from-home was always a long pondered goal of environmentalists and sociologists, but for many it has remained only in the realm...

/ June 18, 2020
Restaurants, MSPs, and the post-pandemic world

Restaurants, MSPs, and the post-pandemic world

“Would you like to supersize that?” Ah, remember the days when that was a simple question about the size of your fries or soda? Now, that question is fraught with cybersecurity issues that can lead to supersized cybersecurity issues.

/ June 11, 2020
Five emerging cybersecurity trends mid-way through 2020

Five emerging cybersecurity trends mid-way through 2020

As we approach the halfway point of 2020 (yes, hard to believe), this is an excellent time to look at the cybersecurity landscape to see what trends have emerged and how you can position your cybersecurity offerings for the remainder...

/ June 4, 2020
Passwords in a pandemic

Passwords in a pandemic

World Password Day was celebrated earlier this month with some sobering statistics that may have people rethinking the use of their daughter’s middle name or favorite Italian dish as the basis for all of their security. MSPs can only hope...

/ May 28, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: Buying property to run an MSP business on

Ask an MSP Expert: Buying property to run an MSP business on

Q: My MSP business is run out of a rented space in an office complex. My landlord keeps raising the rent, and I’m wondering if buying my own space might make more sense? You are asking a question that is...

/ May 25, 2020
Jumping the air gap

Jumping the air gap

With everyone wearing masks and wincing each time someone coughs, airborne viruses have captured the attention of the world. Your client’s network can’t catch COVID-19 from a sneeze, but it can catch other airborne viruses.

/ May 21, 2020
Protecting the cyber-classroom from its users

Protecting the cyber-classroom from its users

Last week, we discussed how vulnerable online classrooms can be to attempts from external actors and what routes they may take to get there. But as is the case most of the time in cybersecurity, the easiest entry method for...

/ May 14, 2020