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Kaseya’s Fred Voccola On Securing MSPs, REvil’s Impact And The Next ‘Atomic Bomb Sitting Out There’

Joseph F. Kovar

‘There’s a lot more awareness and a lot more money being spent and a lot more desire to be secure and a lot more like people investing in their skillsets, but at the same time, the threat landscape is moving more towards small to midsize businesses because there’s a better chance of getting away with it,’ says Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola.

What were the experts telling you?

There were experts that were telling us, ‘Don’t engage with the FBI.’ Like that’s the dumbest [reaction]. Literally, a playbook from a lot of experts we engaged with, whether they’re law firms or other types of organizations, said do not bring the FBI into your four walls. My advice to every company in the world, if something happened from cyber, is, the FBI’s the best friend you could ever have. And you should publish that, because the FBI needs that message to get out there, because people are scared like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to bring that in. They might find something bad.’ No, that’s not what they do. They’re helping. I think it’s just common sense. Like if someone, I don’t know, robbed your house or kidnapped your loved one, you’d call the FBI. You’d be transparent with your friends and your family as much as you legally can about what’s going on because people that way can get some level of comfort. It was a [terrible] experience I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

 
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