How Managed Security Service Providers Can Help Protect Against Ransomware


In Episode S4E11, our guest is Ray Steen, Chief Strategy Officer of the IT managed services firm, MainSpring. In a fascinating and informative discussion, BSM’s Steve Bowcut and Ray talk about:

  • The common vulnerabilities threat actors exploit to launch a ransomware attack.
  • The relationship between the size of a business and the likelihood it will be a victim of Ransomware.
  • What small businesses and SMBs can do to protect against a ransomware attack, and what should they do if they are victimized.
  • How MSSPs can assist their clients before and after an attack.

About our Guest

Ray Steen is the CSO of DC-Metro-based IT managed security services firm, MainSpring. Ray has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, consulting, and communications. At MainSpring, he oversees high-level consulting with new and existing clients, professional services engagements, and strategic partnerships.

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Don’t miss this informative discussion about Ransomware.

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Steven Bowcut is an award-winning journalist covering cyber and physical security. He is an editor and writer for Brilliance Security Magazine as well as other security and non-security online publications. Follow and connect with Steve on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.