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.

MSPs must watch out for TrickBot

MSPs must watch out for TrickBot

The history of malware is littered with viruses that were created solely to obtain banking information. One of the best known in recent years has been TrickBot, and lately, it has re-emerged with increased intensity. Since at least 2016, TrickBot...

/ August 6, 2020 / 2 Comments
Pandemic cybersecurity in South Africa

Pandemic cybersecurity in South Africa

The coronavirus has brought economic devastation to all parts of the world. As a journalist based in the United States, I understandably tend to focus on the United States. But it’s easy to become so focused on one’s home country that...

/ July 30, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: Should I monitor my employees?

Ask an MSP Expert: Should I monitor my employees?

Q: Due to the pandemic, my MSP’s employees are now working remotely. I don’t like the idea of “spying” on my employees, but I also miss being able to pop my head in someone’s office to chat and check on work....

/ July 27, 2020 / 1 Comment
Seamless cybersecurity and two emerging threats

Seamless cybersecurity and two emerging threats

For most MSPs, the pandemic of 2020 has been a rush of implementing new policies and procedures while at the same time trying to keep customer cybersecurity fortifications intact. Wisconsin-based SWICKTech is an example of an organization that acted early to...

/ July 23, 2020
Lateral movement cyberattacks remain relevant

Lateral movement cyberattacks remain relevant

As the pandemic rages around the world and workers continue to hunker down remotely, it seems as everything has changed. Yet, in some ways, the old adage – the more things change, the more they stay the same – still...

/ July 16, 2020
Summer cybersecurity dangers

Summer cybersecurity dangers

In simpler times, some businesses would literally hang a sign on their door each summer saying “Gone Fishin’” and close for two weeks. In today’s world, hackers might as well hang a sign on their door in summer that says...

/ July 9, 2020
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