We are seeing a major shift in cyber insurance as premiums have increased between 30% and 110%. One school district even reported a 334% increase in their cybersecurity policy. As more and more big names are breached or hit with nasty ransomware strains, many are realizing the consequences and financial stresses this can have on their company. Most experts agree its not if your company will get hit its when. As cyber-attacks ramp up threatening data and privacy, cyber insurance companies have had to raise their rates partially due to claim frequency, the severity of claims and the uncertainty of what’s to come.
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.
Our best dressed analyst Ken Dwight is back joining us from Houston, Texas (Go Astros!) and talking about security chatter he’s detecting in his anti-virus community (don’t forget that Ken is the “Virus Doctor”). Dwight uses this interview to announce his new workshop called “Malware Incident Response” training (MIR). His students and alumni provide a great feedback loop on what’s important and trending. Dwight gives Emisoft a shout out as a trusted vendor that recently published an article revealed an interesting statistic: In 2019 to date – 621 local governments, schools and health care providers have been attacked by malware and suffered encrypted data. So listen up to learn more!
Contributor Ken Dwight shares one last MSP being hit in cybersecurity scenario (recently in Houston) before revealing his own rebranding in 2020! Dwight has long been known as the “Virus Doctor” with a community education business model. However – his established and respected “Virus Remediation” training sessions will now be known as “Malware Incident Response” workshops. The strategy is more than just rebranding and really speaks towards delivering relevant content. Watch to learn much more
Ken “The Virus Doctor” Dwight from Houston Texas double-clicks into something we’ve discussed before – the bad guys are targeting MSPs as a channel to a customer portfolio. Dwight offers little known facts about the Texas MSP who was targeted and 22-cities were impacted with a ransomware scenario. You can also gain more visibility into this matter in a recent CRN article.