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.

Don’t turn your vacation into a vacation from cybersecurity

Don’t turn your vacation into a vacation from cybersecurity

During the summer months, many Americans leave their homes and offices for some much-needed R&R. In fact, a new study from The Vacationer shows that 81 percent of adults are planning to take a trip of some sort this summer,...

/ June 23, 2022 / 10 Comments
Why MSPs need a robust patching program

Why MSPs need a robust patching program

A robust patching regimen is a pillar of “Cybersecurity 101.” “But sometimes, believe it or not, that is such a basic task that it gets overlooked. For instance, checking the oil in your car frequently is a must, but that...

/ June 14, 2022
Healthcare supply chain increasingly vulnerable

Healthcare supply chain increasingly vulnerable

There has been plenty of awareness generated about the vulnerability of healthcare organizations to hackers. Hospitals and biomedical facilities have been ramping up their efforts in fortifying their cyberdefenses. 

/ June 7, 2022
Combatting burnout to improve cybersecurity

Combatting burnout to improve cybersecurity

Cybersecurity threats are all around us, but one of the most overlooked may be on your team. Or rather, may not be on your team. And that is a problem. Cybersecurity talent shortages are widespread which is leading to a...

/ June 4, 2022 / 6 Comments
Why MSPs should up their own security game

Why MSPs should up their own security game

Significant breaches and large companies are what grab headlines. If a Colonial Pipeline or a college campus gets hit, that’s what people hear about. Often, behind the scenes are the managed service providers doing the day in and day out...

/ May 18, 2022 / 6 Comments
Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

Hackers harvest agri-business ransomware

MSPs with a portfolio of clients that include nondescript agriculture and food processing businesses, often think they are off the radar of sophisticated international hackers. Yet, this is not the case at all.

/ May 13, 2022 / 6 Comments
Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware headlines can protect you

Ransomware surged in 2021 and is showing no signs of slowing down in 2022 due to the continuing pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine. According to Barracuda Network’s research, attacks on corporations, including infrastructure, travel, financial services, and other businesses,...

/ May 4, 2022 / 9 Comments
5 tips for more effective cybersecurity training

5 tips for more effective cybersecurity training

Often, the cheapest and most effective weapon an MSP can deploy against hackers and malware isn’t new software or a cure-all patch, it is knowledge. And while knowledge is free, the time and resources put into it are not. Still,...

/ April 27, 2022 / 6 Comments
MSPs and SACA: What MSPs need to know

MSPs and SACA: What MSPs need to know

The President of the United States recently signed into law the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act of 2022 (SACA). SACA is just one of many recent laws enacted to bolster cybersecurity, and something that MSPs need to have on their radar...

/ April 19, 2022 / 5 Comments
Growing risk in the financial services sector creates opportunity for MSPs

Growing risk in the financial services sector creates opportunity for MSPs

MSPs specializing in, or who have clients operating in the financial services sector, should take special note of an annual report highlighting the current risks. With global turmoil, supply chain issues and the pandemic, the financial services sector is ripe...

/ April 12, 2022 / 5 Comments