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Huntress CEO Kyle Hanslovan To MSPs On Kaseya Ransomware Attack: ‘Get It Together Or Go Out Of Business’

Kyle Hanslovan, the co-founder and CEO of Huntress, the threat detection provider that has played a key role in alerting MSPs to the REvil ransomware attack on Kaseya, says the time has come for MSP vendors and MSPs to ‘get it together or go out of business.’

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Did you ever imagine that MSPs would be the gateway to what is now the biggest ransomware attack in history?

I am taking a glass-half-full view of this instead of being a fear mongerer. But this is bad. Let’s not sugar-coat it. This situation is bad, bad for MSPs, bad for customers, bad for business. But where I am going to take this a step further is this situation has finally gotten the attention to start holding us all accountable: holding vendors accountable, holding MSPs accountable, holding government accountable.

I think it is overdue. To be honest the enterprise gets the attention because it is a big deal when somebody like Microsoft Exchange has a vulnerability.

This is the second time in which ransomware with Kaseya alone has been deployed. Ransomware was deployed with several ConnectWise products. So for me, I am glass half full. I am hoping this is the eye-opening event that makes us realize it is time to change. It is time to take security seriously. Security is no longer optional.

You are never secure. You have to earn your secure status every single day. I think that is the reason that Huntress is shining right now. We have had this posture for five-plus years. Everyday, we have to earn our security. It is time for the rest of the community to catch up.

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