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.

Do you have a global perspective on cybersecurity?

Do you have a global perspective on cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity and cybercriminals do not recognize international boundaries, so even the smallest MSPs must always keep a global perspective. What is currently happening in France or Japan may soon be coming to one of your clients in Florida or Kansas....

/ January 24, 2023
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ChatGPT ushers in a new era of hacking

ChatGPT ushers in a new era of hacking

ChatGPT is taking the world by storm with its massive haul of conversational Q&As and supercharged AI. “People need to understand that ChatGPT is just the beginning, it is heralding a new era of AI, and the cybercriminals have just as...

/ January 17, 2023 / 6 Comments
More cybersecurity trends to watch for this year

More cybersecurity trends to watch for this year

The champagne flutes have been put away, and the last Christmas ornaments are boxed up. 2022 is officially in the rearview mirror, and all eyes are on 2023 and its opportunities and challenges. Let’s look at areas where we expect...

/ January 11, 2023
5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2022

5 cybersecurity takeaways from 2022

Last week we revisited some of the most significant data breaches of the year. This week, we are taking one last look at some of the other cybersecurity trends that shaped 2022. “Data breaches grab the headlines, but cybersecurity is...

/ January 5, 2023
Ten significant data breaches from 2022

Ten significant data breaches from 2022

2022 saw more cybercrimes than ever and they were more costly than ever. Data breaches can have significant impact to organizations. According to the FBI’s cybercrime unit in 2022, data breaches cost businesses an average of $4.35 million – up...

/ December 27, 2022 / 6 Comments
MSPs under greater scrutiny in financial services sector

MSPs under greater scrutiny in financial services sector

The financial services market used to be dominated by legacy banks, limiting the role of MSPs. However, as more direct-to-consumer financial services become available outside traditional banking (online banks, cash advances, brokerages, etc.), MSPs are seeing increased demand for their...

/ December 19, 2022
End-of-year “office cyber-cleaning”

End-of-year “office cyber-cleaning”

The end of the year is an opportune time for MSPs to do some office “cyber-cleaning” for clients. But what exactly is an “office cyber-cleaning?” “Cyber-cleaning is the fortification of office space to make them as immune from cyberattacks as...

/ December 12, 2022
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Beware of growing software supply chain attacks

Beware of growing software supply chain attacks

Software supply chain attacks have been increasingly bedeviling the IT space. Recent statistics bear out the dangers of these attacks. According to a study by Israel-based Argon security: Supply chain attacks grew by more than 300 percent in 2021 over...

/ December 7, 2022
SMBs need to invest in cybersecurity

SMBs need to invest in cybersecurity

A raft of recent reports highlight the threat SMBs face from ransomware and other lurking cyber dangers. Much of the attention has been focused on critical infrastructure: dams, power plants, utilities, and election systems. But for SMBs, essential infrastructure backbones...

/ November 28, 2022
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Top cybersecurity tips for this holiday season

Top cybersecurity tips for this holiday season

Many people worldwide are beginning to prepare for the rush of shopping, festive gatherings, and visiting in-laws as the holidays ramp up. Previously, SmarterMSP has written about the cybersecurity dangers that holiday weekends pose, and the end-of-year holiday season is...

/ November 24, 2022