Kevin Williams

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.

Untrained end users are the biggest threat to cybersecurity

Untrained end users are the biggest threat to cybersecurity

What is the biggest threat to IT infrastructure right now? According to one of Canada’s premier cybersecurity experts, if you answered malware or ransomware or crypto, you’d be wrong. According to Calgary-based cybersecurity leader Sonya Goulet, the most significant risk...

/ December 17, 2020
AI poised to make a comeback in 2021

AI poised to make a comeback in 2021

After much fanfare and promise in 2018 and 2019, AI’s role in cybersecurity seemed to fly under the radar in 2020. But AI didn’t go anywhere, and we expect to hear much more about it in 2021. A couple of factors...

/ December 10, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: An overlooked MSP marketing tool

Ask an MSP Expert: An overlooked MSP marketing tool

Q: I want to grow my MSP business, but most marketing tactics appear to be outside of my budget. Do you have any ideas? MSPs have many tools at their disposal to generate new business: word-of-mouth, conferences, websites, trade shows,...

/ December 7, 2020
Rethinking personally identifiable information in 2021

Rethinking personally identifiable information in 2021

In a year full of data breaches, ransomware, and phishing, now is a good time to put things into perspective and perhaps rethink data security for the coming year. The fact is, all cybersecurity is created equal, and not all...

/ December 3, 2020
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...

/ November 26, 2020
Domains impersonating news sites emerge as cybersecurity threat

Domains impersonating news sites emerge as cybersecurity threat

SmarterMSP has highlighted the recent danger of malware and ransomware coming into email boxes tied to news of the day. An example might be an email appeal for funds related to post-election legal action or rebuilding after California’s wildfires. Other...

/ November 12, 2020
The cloud-breaching headlines keep piling up

The cloud-breaching headlines keep piling up

The cloud has been victim to several high-profile breaches in recent weeks. The latest involves Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which suffered a significant breach of unsecured cloud data. According to Security Boulevard: The exposed data, including email addresses, home addresses, full...

/ November 5, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: MSPs and November elections

Ask an MSP Expert: MSPs and November elections

No matter what happens on Election Day in the USA, it will ripple through the MSP ecosystem. All significant events tend to bring out the cybercriminals, and 2020 has been a bonanza for the bad guys. According to a Forbes...

/ November 2, 2020
MSPs and election cybersecurity

MSPs and election cybersecurity

MSPs have emerged as central players in the democracy machinery. And after a rash of recent attacks on MSPs, some worry that MSPs may face a new challenge in election cybersecurity for the United States’ upcoming Presidential elections. Tim Davis,...

/ October 19, 2020