I’ve held back from weighing in on the Texas ransomware attack. Not because there isn’t plenty of fodder, but because the coverage borders on ‘fake news’; pointing the finger at the MSP through innuendo and implication. They’ve all but decided; guilty as charged.
In the end it may or may not be true, but jumping into the mix only extends the coverage and hurts our industry.
By a wide majority MSPs take their responsibilities seriously. They work endless hours to service their clients, and endless more keeping up on t he latest technologies and trends to help their clients ‘do more.’
Cybersecurity isn’t a trend to them. Cybersecurity is serious to them. Cybersecurity means they now must assume the mantle, not of just steward of their clients technology but of defenders of their business; protectors of the livelihoods of the many stakeholders that rely on their client’s businesses.
Headlines based on supposition and unsubstantiated assumptions make good press….but at what cost?