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.

The value of contextual data in cybersecurity

The value of contextual data in cybersecurity

Contextual data has been a term circling the cybersecurity space for a while now. What exactly is contextual data, and how can managed service providers (MSPs) leverage it to make robust protection programs for clients? Contextualized data in cybersecurity refers...

/ March 18, 2024
Food Supply
The role of MSPs in food supply chain cybersecurity

The role of MSPs in food supply chain cybersecurity

Food and cybersecurity seem like very different topics. When we think of our favorite potato chips or steaks to sizzle on the grill, ransomware isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, the food supply chain is under increasing...

/ March 7, 2024
quantum computing
Quantum hasn’t taken a quantum leap – yet

Quantum hasn’t taken a quantum leap – yet

While artificial intelligence (AI) has been sucking all the oxygen out of the room when it comes to IT discussion and hype, another change is on the horizon. It may be just as consequential, and managed service providers (MSPs) would...

/ February 28, 2024
Cybersecurity priorities
Cybersecurity priorities for MSPs to focus on this year

Cybersecurity priorities for MSPs to focus on this year

Many organizations conduct surveys every year about the evolving threats and cybersecurity concerns that enterprises are faced with. Info-Tech Research Group’s report is a must-read for all security stakeholders, chief information security officers (CISOs), and managed service providers (MSPs). Some...

/ February 19, 2024
Five healthcare cybersecurity trends to monitor in 2024

Five healthcare cybersecurity trends to monitor in 2024

We’ve looked at the cybersecurity trends in store for 2024, but trends will differ by discipline in the months ahead. For instance, industrial settings have their own set of vulnerabilities, as do finance, education, government, and healthcare. Hackers especially covet...

/ February 5, 2024
Drones: Flying security opportunities for MSPs

Drones: Flying security opportunities for MSPs

As they continue to grow in popularity, drones are increasingly being included in managed service providers’ (MSPs) hardware and software management packages. For most MSPs, this is a natural extension, as drones are becoming more widely used in commercial applications,...

/ January 25, 2024 / 1 Comment
Live patching: A game changer for MSPs

Live patching: A game changer for MSPs

It’s a new year, and now is an excellent time to ensure patching regimens are current. One example of this is live patching. This is being used more often these days as it can help businesses mitigate threats without shutting...

/ January 16, 2024
2024 forecasted cybersecurity trends

2024 forecasted cybersecurity trends

The new year always brings a panoply of possibilities and promises. No one knows the future, so it becomes a blank canvas upon which we can all project our aspirations and whims. However, the future can also be full of...

/ January 9, 2024
Year in review: 2023’s top cybersecurity headlines

Year in review: 2023’s top cybersecurity headlines

This year kept cybersecurity specialists busy and often staying up late. There were plenty of headlines and news stories that cybersecurity experts consider the most consequential of 2023. From significant ransomware attacks, AI-infused malware, state-sponsored mischief, evolving threats, and a...

/ December 28, 2023
A look back at the top cybersecurity trends of 2023

A look back at the top cybersecurity trends of 2023

December is the time when we pause and reflect on the past year. Keeping with the mantra that the past is a prologue, looking at what occurred may help us understand and prepare for what is coming. This week, we’re...

/ December 21, 2023