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.

Shields Up
Shields up: How MSPs can advance cybersecurity with cutting-edge technologies

Shields up: How MSPs can advance cybersecurity with cutting-edge technologies

“Bottoms up” is a good-natured toast or nudge to get one to finish their drink. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is introducing a good-natured nudge to get organizations to finish their resiliency called “Shields Up!” You probably won’t...

/ November 16, 2023
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Utilizing news resources as a cybersecurity tool

Utilizing news resources as a cybersecurity tool

One of the best cybersecurity tools isn’t fancy software or a skilled engineer (both of which are important and have their place). Instead, it is something that doesn’t even cost a cent: news and information. “I work with a lot...

/ November 9, 2023
How MSPs should navigate the rise of cryptomining

How MSPs should navigate the rise of cryptomining

Bitcoin value has been steadily climbing over the last year. Between March 2022 and November 2022, Bitcoin prices crashed from over $47,000 to around $16,000, however rising investor confidence has pushed Bitcoin back up over the $35,000 mark in October...

/ November 1, 2023
New FAR-reaching rules for MSPs

New FAR-reaching rules for MSPs

Managed service providers (MSPs) must navigate a complex patchwork of international, national, and local cybersecurity laws and regulations, and soon, there will be even more rules to follow. On October 3, 2023, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council released two...

/ October 25, 2023
Top 10 cybersecurity misconfigurations identified by CISA and NSA

Top 10 cybersecurity misconfigurations identified by CISA and NSA

The CISA and NSA jointly released a list of the top 10 cybersecurity misconfigurations recently. These misconfigurations often lead to breaches and incidents that should be remedied. The report’s executive summary concludes: “These most common misconfigurations illustrate a trend of...

/ October 12, 2023
Cybersecurity Awareness Month to-do list

Cybersecurity Awareness Month to-do list

This month marks the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaboration between government and industry to highlight the importance of cybersecurity. The past two decades have brought about rapid change. “It’s hard to believe that Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been...

/ October 5, 2023
The rising role of vCISO

The rising role of vCISO

Cybersecurity threats continue to rise, but the available IT talent pool is shrinking. In fact, studies show there is still a need for more than 3.4 million security professionals, which is an increase of more than 26 percent from 2021....

/ October 4, 2023
SMBs must prioritize cybersecurity planning

SMBs must prioritize cybersecurity planning

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities connected to large businesses have received much attention recently, especially the several casinos in Las Vegas that were forced to go offline due to cyberattacks. Casinos are a vital economic engine in Nevada, but it’s not just sprawling...

/ September 27, 2023
Cybersecurity on the healthcare edge

Cybersecurity on the healthcare edge

A new report from AT&T on cybersecurity and edge computing highlights a growing area of concern. The report shows that edge computing in healthcare is rapidly increasing,  leading to more vulnerabilities in cybersecurity. These vulnerabilities, however, can be turned into...

/ September 14, 2023
Back-to-school highlights the importance of cybersecurity resiliency for educators

Back-to-school highlights the importance of cybersecurity resiliency for educators

The rumbling yellow school buses and children at recess clambering on jungle gyms are becoming familiar sights. Schools are back in session across most of the country and while students have been having fun over the summer, hackers have been...

/ September 7, 2023 / 1 Comment