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 harvest agri-business ransomware

Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

MSPs with a portfolio of clients that include nondescript agriculture and food processing businesses, often think they are off the radar of sophisticated international hackers. Yet, this is not the case at all.

/ May 13, 2022 / 4 Comments
Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware surged in 2021 and is showing no signs of slowing down in 2022 due to the continuing pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine. According to Barracuda Network’s research, attacks on corporations, including infrastructure, travel, financial services, and other businesses,...

/ May 4, 2022 / 7 Comments
5 tips for more effective cybersecurity training

5 tips for more effective cybersecurity training

Often, the cheapest and most effective weapon an MSP can deploy against hackers and malware isn’t new software or a cure-all patch, it is knowledge. And while knowledge is free, the time and resources put into it are not. Still,...

/ April 27, 2022 / 5 Comments
MSPs and SACA: What MSPs need to know

MSPs and SACA: What MSPs need to know

The President of the United States recently signed into law the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act of 2022 (SACA). SACA is just one of many recent laws enacted to bolster cybersecurity, and something that MSPs need to have on their radar...

/ April 19, 2022 / 5 Comments
Growing risk in the financial services sector creates opportunity for MSPs

Growing risk in the financial services sector creates opportunity for MSPs

MSPs specializing in, or who have clients operating in the financial services sector, should take special note of an annual report highlighting the current risks. With global turmoil, supply chain issues and the pandemic, the financial services sector is ripe...

/ April 12, 2022 / 5 Comments
The past is peril for businesses using legacy equipment

The past is peril for businesses using legacy equipment

When it comes to technology, IT organizations are focused on the newest, fastest, and safest. But, for the rest of us, it is often a different story. According to a recent eFax study, there are 43 million fax machines still...

/ April 7, 2022 / 8 Comments
Lost and hopefully not found (by a hacker)

Lost and hopefully not found (by a hacker)

The combination of people gradually returning to offices and corporate campuses and the proliferation of BYOD (bring your own device) during the pandemic is not only causing headaches for CISOs and MSPs, but it’s also resulting in cybersecurity problems. “We...

/ March 30, 2022 / 10 Comments
Preparing for a state-sponsored attack

Preparing for a state-sponsored attack

As the conflict in Ukraine drags on, some experts fear that the chance of cybersecurity-related incidents will only increase in the USA. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are well-positioned as the guardians at the gate for many companies and should play...

/ March 24, 2022 / 5 Comments
Data Center security
The important role MSPs play in keeping the data center safe

The important role MSPs play in keeping the data center safe

Data is currency to hackers. “For a hacker, there’s no difference between a stack of $50 bills and a bunch of unguarded PHI (personal health information) or credit card numbers,” says Phil Jefferson, an independent cybersecurity consultant in Fort Worth,...

/ March 21, 2022
Beware the toads

Beware the toads

It is nearly Spring, and as the weather turns warm, one must watch out for TOADS. No, not the kind that catches flies and hops into ponds. These TOADS are more sophisticated, standing for Telephone Oriented Attack Delivery (TOAD). There...

/ March 9, 2022