The Virus Doctor: Different Families of Malware

Ken Dwight joins Harry Brelsford to discuss the different families of malware. They start off the conversation in 2003 with Crypto locker (the first widespread Ransomware) and go onto explore the last 7 years where thousands of Ransomware or Families of Ransomware have been developed and or transformed. They go on to discuss the 8 major families that are prevalent today. Listen to the Interview HERE to learn more about the different families of Ransomware and how they are ever evolving.

MSPs: Taking Care of Your Clients

Dan Foote joins us from Alaska to share how he is taking care of his clients in the pandemic. With Alaska being a resource driven state (oil, tourism, and fishing) many of his clients are at risk, however, he is reassuring them he will still be there for them as best he can.

Ohlhorst: Bandwidth made this a Podcast – not a Broadcast

Say what you must but Frank Ohlhorst and the SMB Nation staff have worked remotely for years, so that’s something we’re familiar with (but we’re both bored for some reason). The interesting thing about this podcast was that because of global demand for online conferencing (GotToMeeting, Zoom, etc.) – we couldn’t’ get stable with video (ergo – it’s audio only mates for this one). Ohlhorst takes it to a whole ‘nother level talking about what his hearing about platforms crashing, VPNs being unreliable, etc.

Dwight: COVID-19 Pandemic Observations

We’re back with Ken Dwight – the virus doctor – is hearing a lot from this anti-virus technology community (who would have know his trademark “The Virus Doctor” would have a double-meaning during this era). Dwight expresses that he’s getting pounded by vendors trying to sell into the pandemic and he’s frustrated than that.

Remote Worker Setups Continue

Today we’re in Dublin, Ireland with analyst Larry Doyle. He shares how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting his business as well as personal life. What’s cool about this interview is that we stopped his motorcycle in a public park to ring into us and the sound and video quality is amazing. Like our other analysts spanning the globe, Doyle is engaged in assisting clients in setting up remote offices at home.