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.

Churches: an overlooked MSP client base with unmet security needs

Churches: an overlooked MSP client base with unmet security needs

As the world becomes increasingly connected, and cybersecurity needs more prevalent, there may be one place your MSP is still overlooking: churches. There are over 400,000 churches in the United States. Most churches (apart from Amish ones) need some level...

/ March 19, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: How should my MSP go about offering health insurance to my employees?

Ask an MSP Expert: How should my MSP go about offering health insurance to my employees?

Q: My MSP is rapidly growing. When should I start offering my technician and office staff health insurance and what are the best ways to start exploring my options? As an MSP, you are accustomed to answering questions about patching...

/ March 17, 2020
Fileless malware is here to stay

Fileless malware is here to stay

With the focus on coronavirus, cybersecurity professionals can’t lose sight of virtual viruses. Just as biologically based threats evolve, so do virtual ones. For years, MSPs and cybersecurity experts devised defenses to intercept suspicious attachments harboring dangerous payloads. The attacks weren’t...

/ March 12, 2020
Cybersecurity at home: The growing residential MSP market

Cybersecurity at home: The growing residential MSP market

MSPs have been dipping their big toe in the residential managed services water for years. However, the convergence of value, customer convenience, and margins still hasn’t happened on a large scale. The global managed services market size is expected to...

/ March 5, 2020
Coronavirus helps spread computer viruses

Coronavirus helps spread computer viruses

Coronavirus has sent a chill through the world economy and has spread fear beyond its origin in the Wuhan province of China. As the virus threatens to become a global pandemic, hackers and cybercriminals are using public apprehension over the...

/ February 27, 2020 / 12 Comments
Cybersecurity laws: What MSPs need to do

Cybersecurity laws: What MSPs need to do

Cybersecurity isn’t just about firewalls and patching. Cybersecurity is also about education and legislation — often, these two go hand in hand. The legislative landscape is continuously evolving as more rules and regulations attempt to add guardrails and protections to...

/ February 19, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP keep up with the regulatory landscape for data protection?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP keep up with the regulatory landscape for data protection?

Q: The regulatory landscape is continually changing, and I know that the price for inadvertently running afoul of a data law can be steep. What are the best ways to stay on top of the rapidly changing regulatory landscape for...

/ February 17, 2020
Threat of toll fraud emerges

Threat of toll fraud emerges

MSPs have an increasing amount of cyber turf to defend with the rapid proliferation of IoT devices and interconnected networks. Add to the mix the arsenal of weapons the bad guys have, and an MSP could be forgiven for overlooking...

/ February 13, 2020
Conversation hijacking emerges as a cybersecurity threat

Conversation hijacking emerges as a cybersecurity threat

Recent research by Barracuda Networks highlights the growing dangers of “conversation hijacking.” According to the research, an analysis of approximately 500,000 monthly email attacks shows a 400 percent increase in these types of attacks. There were approximately 500 incidents in...

/ February 6, 2020
The risks of state-sponsored cyberattacks are rising

The risks of state-sponsored cyberattacks are rising

When tensions between Iran and the United States threatened to spill over into an all-out war, concern immediately turned towards state-sponsored cyberattacks. Tom Reagan, U.S. cyber practice leader at Marsh, an insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm, told CNBC...

/ January 30, 2020