You are going to have to listen to this one more than once as it is packed full of tools and tips for MSP’s and how they can capitalize on the opportunities that cybersecurity and compliance presents for the channel.

Brian sits down with Rob Rae, Vice President of Business Development with datto for a recap from #dattocon in Barcelona last month. Rob states in this podcast ‘Ryan Weeks CISO at datto has been working tirelessly to harden and secure datto products and services’. The result is some great MSP resources such as the release of Ransomware Check 2.0 which scans back ups looking for executable threats.

Ryan was a guest on datto’s Talk Nerdy to Me where he gives some great tips and resources for MSP’s to consider and use when developing a security framework for your clients. From the Mitre Attack Framework to the Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain, it all starts with understanding the environment and threat landscape for each individual client.

datto  State of the Channel Ransomware Report is also now available for download which is packed full of data and talking points you can be sharing and discussing with clients and prospects. What is the #1 threat to SMB’s? (It’s not the ransom).

What is Ransomcloud? datto hired Kevin Mitnick to demonstrate how quickly a cloud attack can happen from the view of both the hacker and the victim. This 8 min demo video is available by emailing  and you will receive an auto response email back with the download link. They also include a PP deck with the video embedded so that you can share and use in presentations as needed.

Many thanks to Rob Rae and datto for the great resources and tips!