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.

How to be an MSSP

Alex Fields is at it again, working on an educational piece on How to be an MSSP. Alex has found that most MSPs are not up to date on information security and keeping their clients protected. In these times you can’t rely on your antivirus software but instead need to do a better job of understanding the information security. Stay tuned for more information to come in the fall. Watch this interview and learn more about the importance of information security.

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.

Happy Happy News!

Seattle-based Michael Fraser is keeping it safe in his home office and he shared with us BIG WIN concerning a Department of Defense (DOD) contract. The win is significant as it’s a door opener to further opportunities. This is phase one of a multi-phase contractor and comes with a matching fund in a later phase (the DOD will do a dollar for dollar match with Fraser’s investors).