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.

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
Cyber-campus during COVID-19

Cyber-campus during COVID-19

We all know that most office workers have spent the past two months working from home trying to carve out a secure work environment with pets, kids, and spouses coming and going. Zoom meetings are conducted from closets and kitchen...

/ May 8, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: How do we protect our healthcare clients’ data?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do we protect our healthcare clients’ data?

Q: We have a growing number of healthcare clients. Maintaining their security used to be not that much different from our other customers, but with the explosion of IoT, there are so many more threats that they are susceptible to....

/ May 4, 2020 / 1 Comment
COVID-19 continues to impact the MSP community

COVID-19 continues to impact the MSP community

Up until mid-March, 2020 was shaping up to be a banner year for MSPs: a robust economy, new opportunity, and the typical menu of cyberthreats. What a difference a month or two makes! Now, much of an MSP’s fortune depends...

/ April 30, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: Caring about CARES

Ask an MSP Expert: Caring about CARES

Q: My MSP has several clients who are unable to pay because they now have customers who aren’t paying them. I’ve thought about applying for a loan through the CARES Act. Do you think this a good idea? Before we...

/ April 27, 2020
Cybersecurity: MSPs, healthcare clients, and COVID-19

Cybersecurity: MSPs, healthcare clients, and COVID-19

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians are working from home, using their personal computers and mobile devices to help care for patients. Medical work from home (MWFH) can lead to all sorts...

/ April 23, 2020
MSPs can help combat “Zoombombing”

MSPs can help combat “Zoombombing”

The coronavirus crisis has brought with it a host of new cybersecurity worries from increased phishing attempts to work-at-home vulnerabilities. Add to that the employment uncertainty both at the MSP and client level, and there’s a lot to deal with...

/ April 16, 2020
More work-from-home pitfalls emerge

More work-from-home pitfalls emerge

As remote working has become the new normal for enterprises of all sizes there continue to be adjustments and pitfalls for both the MSP, and the workforce to navigate. Some companies have been working almost exclusively remotely for nearly a...

/ April 9, 2020
Beyond phishing: Best practices for working from home

Beyond phishing: Best practices for working from home

Millions of workers worldwide are now finding themselves employed remotely. They are trying to keep the gears of earth’s economy turning, even as the COVID-19 causes many industries to halt. Working from home has created unfamiliar terrain for many people...

/ March 24, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we protect data in a remote work environment?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we protect data in a remote work environment?

Q: Most of our clients have sent their workers home to work remotely due to the COVID-19 epidemic. How can we keep our technicians and our client’s data safe? The spread of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses across the...

/ March 23, 2020