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.

Cybersecurity summits and tools to improve training

Cybersecurity summits and tools to improve training

Anytime an MSP can expose its engineers and technicians to free training and education, it’s an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up. One such opportunity is the upcoming “5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit” hosted by CISA and Morehouse College in Atlanta....

/ September 21, 2022 / 6 Comments
MSPs should prepare now for a quantum computing leap

MSPs should prepare now for a quantum computing leap

Quantum computing has the potential to disrupt many industries with its, until now, unimaginable speed and ability to parse and interpret data. This gradual proliferation of quantum computing will not only result in unprecedented efficiencies, but also create both opportunity...

/ September 15, 2022
Summer headlines illustrate cybersecurity trends

Summer headlines illustrate cybersecurity trends

Across the United States, school buses are rumbling on their routes, campus playgrounds are full of excited and clambering children, and families are back from refreshing vacations, having pushed normal routines aside, which may include keeping up with the latest...

/ September 8, 2022 / 8 Comments
Canadian cybersecurity complacency is a slippery slope

Canadian cybersecurity complacency is a slippery slope

Statistics and polls show that residents of the United States are concerned about cybersecurity and a recent survey conducted late in 2021 illustrates this: The poll by The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows...

/ August 30, 2022
The digital transformation in agriculture drives opportunity for MSPs

The digital transformation in agriculture drives opportunity for MSPs

Gone are the days of the lone farmer on a tractor sprinkling seeds into the ground. “More and more farms today are sprawling commercial operations owned by corporate giants, and computers have become as important to planting as fertilizer,” says...

/ August 24, 2022
A look at back-to-school cyberthreats

A look at back-to-school cyberthreats

As we discussed last week, back-to-school brings out hackers and cybercriminals. This week we’ll look at some of the specific threats that schools, educators, and even students face this year and what MSPs can to do help protect their education...

/ August 16, 2022 / 6 Comments
Hackers head back to school

Hackers head back to school

Every August, across the United States orange school buses rumble from their summer slumber, school cafeteria workers put on their hairnets and march back into the kitchen, and students grab their backpacks and books and make their way to their...

/ August 9, 2022
IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

IBM’s Annual Cost of Breach Report shows rising risks

As a self-professed cybersecurity data nerd, I look forward each year to IBM’s annual Cost of Data Breach report. It’s a “fun” read if you like this sort of thing. And just in time for summer beach reading, the report...

/ August 3, 2022
MSPs must keep up with evolving healthcare regulations

MSPs must keep up with evolving healthcare regulations

For MSPs with healthcare clients in their portfolio, there is an ever-growing and sometimes onerous list of rules, regulations, and laws that must be followed. Failure to do so can result in reputational ruin, hefty penalties, or both.

/ July 28, 2022
National Science Foundation shows stress is the cause of many breaches

National Science Foundation shows stress is the cause of many breaches

The pandemic has upended the entire field of cybersecurity and a newly released National Science Foundation study is now shedding light on the human error component of cybersecurity breaches. “It’s an important study because anytime we can understand why people...

/ July 18, 2022