Teamwork! Bethany, Josiah, and I Teamed Up This Past Weekend to Run the 8 Mile Spartan Super (25 obstacles and lots of mud)!

Check out this video as Josiah, my 16 year old, scales the wall, after trudging through the first half of a super muddy 8 mile trek, with about 12 obstacles like this one…we’re pretty wiped out at this point. I’m next over the wall, and as I watch my son (who’s got the height advantage over me by a couple of inches) I honestly don’t think I’m going to make that first part with no foot holds… Good news, with much encouragement from my team, I did it!

And yes, we finished the race without injury!

Copyright, 2019 David Stelzl

 

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Interviews Are a Great Way To Get Started With Video…

If you want to start using video in your marketing – positioning yourself as an expert, your fastest path is to start interviewing industry experts, authors, clients, and others…the more you do it, the better you’ll be – and the more relevant you’ll become to your target audience…

The best part is, there’s no text editing required…

Copyright, 2019 – David Stelzl

 

I Just Interviewed Eric Kohl, VP of Advanced Services for Ingram Micro

Leading the Charge for Ingram’s 2019 Security Ramp-Up Initiatives…

Listen in as Eric Explains the importance of MSP providers getting on board with security – why it’s important, and what happens when they don’t.

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Pictures From the WatchGuard 2019 SKO Meeting in Seattle!

The Future of Security is AI

Making Sense of Data is One of Gartner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2019…

Tom Albert and his team are bringing the two together to deliver decision making intelligence (specific to risk and exposure) to the C-Suite! Check out this interview with Tom and David Stelzl, CISSP and Author of The House & The Cloud.

Security can transform your MSP – grow MRR – and open new doors…all you need is an assessment that converts, and a message that compels your prospect to act…

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Someone recently sent this article to me asking my opinion. The author has some great points – most are basic, yet these 10 basic things can dramatically improve your security. But one of them deserves extra attention – and a second deserves some review.  

Let’s look at the second first – it’s the one on using the right firewall. Most IT Services providers recommend and provide firewalls either for purchase or as a service. The thing about firewalls is, they are not, “Set it and forget it” devices.  Today’s firewalls are much different than the one you might have bought 10 years ago…if you’re still sitting behind that old firewall from the early part of 2000, it’s time to upgrade…

One upgrade you’ll want is the ability to inspect traffic in and out.  That brings me to #9 on the list – some type of monitoring function. It’s proven every day, you can’t keep the hackers out. There’s just too many holes open to allow traffic (such as email and web browsing) through…the answer is, limiting in and out traffic, and adding that inspection element. The article recommends hiring – but don’t! It would be like hiring your own alarm monitoring service, but worse. Expensive, hard to keep trained, and impossible to keep busy…

In summary, today’s security demands strong authentication capabilities, technology to reduce who gets in and what goes out, inspecting all traffic inside and coming and going, and training your people. Do these few things and your security will be great (although never 100% safe).