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Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 35: The Science and Art of Forecasting Risk

 Veteran Security Practitioner Rick Howard shares how Alan Turing’s ideas and Thomas Bayes’ Theorem hold the key to how organizations should forecast risk. Most organizations default to heat maps relying on a low, medium, and high model. But they aren’t reliable. What if we said you’re better off providing risk metrics, that offer ballpark […]

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HWNI Enters into an Agreement to Raise up to $10 Million

$6 Million has been completed of an up to $10 Million Private Investment in Public Equity ( PIPE ) . The offering is expected to be closed out early December. BATAVIA, Ill., Nov. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), announced today it has entered into a […]

High Wire Networks Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

Company and Overwatch Managed Cybersecurity Business Revenue Show Growth High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), announced today its financial results for Q3 ended September 30, 2022. Summary: Revenue was $13.5M, an increase of 26% compared to Q3, 2021 on a pro forma basis This marks five consecutive quarters of strong growth, ranging 20% to 80% of YOY quarterly growth Revenue backlog in technology projects nearly quadruples compared […]

High Wire Wins $1.8 Million Government Phone Deployment Contract

High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), announced today High Wire won a $1.8 million contract with a value-added reseller (VAR) for a phone lifecycle refresh project. When the project is completed next year, High Wire will have helped upgrade more than 60-thousand IP phone sets at 433 U.S. government sites. “This […]

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What Is a Network Operations Center? Who Needs It?

In the IT world, delivering strategic solutions on an outsourced basis meets two critical objectives for VARs, MSPs, MSSPs, systems integrators, IT consultants, agents and the like— more revenue and happier customers. Network operations center (NOC) services are becoming an increasingly important part of that service mix. What is a NOC? A network operations center […]

Overwatch Managed EDR Stops Malware from Propagating in Multiple End Client Environments

Just two letters separate the words managed versus un-managed endpoint detection and response (EDR). Yet, for IT and managed service providers (MSPs), the distinction can often be the difference between surviving or going out of business. We recently onboarded an Overwatch MSP partner who brought us several end clients for Overwatch Managed EDR. The MSP […]

6 Must-haves in Your Incident Response Plan to Combat Emotional Distress

We are all aware that a cyberattack can take a heavy toll on an organization’s financial and reputational status, but what about the emotional toll on the employees who have had to work through it? Recently, we addressed the human side of surviving a cyberattack on The Cybersecurity Simplified Podcast. We interviewed Ed Vasko, Director […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 34: Logging Back On– Helping Employees Recover From a Cyberattack

 We’re all well aware that a cyberattack can take a heavy toll on an organization’s financial and reputational status, but what about the emotional toll on the employees who’ve had to work through it? Why Develop an Incident Response Plan When an organization experiences a breach, everyone is looking for who to hang this […]

High Wire Cybersecurity Awareness Guidelines

“See Yourself in Cyber” – 2022 Campaign Theme Educate yourself and help spread cybersecurity knowledge, with the focus on “people”.   Four Things You Can Do:   [PODCAST] Privacy VS Security -How Access Will Be Defined Going Forward?      [VIDEO] With thousands of solutions in the marketplace, what suggestions do we have for […]

High Wire Networks Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2022

Sixth-Annual List & Research Identifies Leading Managed Security Service Providers Worldwide MSSP Alert, a CyberRisk Alliance resource, has named High Wire Networks to the Top 250 MSSPs list for 2022 (https://www.msspalert.com/top250). The list and research identify and honor the top MSSPs (managed security service providers) worldwide. The rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2022 readership […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 33: Unauthorized – How Access Will Be Defined Going Forward

 “Unauthorized access” sounds like a line from the classic 1980s movie, Wargames. And you might be surprised to learn that the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, or CFAA, was partly passed in response to that movie’s plot, as a way to thwart hackers. But what does “unauthorized access” look like today? And, spoiler alert, […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Q&A: Where Do Businesses Start ?

October Cybersecurity Awarness Month Video Q&A: With thousands of solutions in the marketplace, what suggestions do you have for businesses who aren’t sure where to start?

High Wire Wins Additional $6.7 Million for Multi-Site, Multi-Tech Rollout

Additional Revenue for National Wi-Fi Project Brings Total Contract Value to $12 Million High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), announced today High Wire won an additional $6.7 million for a previously announced technology deployment project through a global systems integrator, that will span thousands of stores across the U.S and […]

The Working CEO – Episode 12: Preacher Turned Tech CEO Turned Cloud Evangelist

   Sometimes life and business seem to come full circle. That’s the case for our next guest, Dave Gilbert. Dave started his career a preacher and two decades later is Chief Evangelist for the Cloud Communications Alliance. In between then and now, Dave – an avid surfer — rode the VoIP wave as “The […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 32: “A Career in Security – Where do you Start?”

 It isn’t lost to us here at Cybersecurity Simplified that many of you listen and watch because you have a keen interest in cybersecurity work… you want to make that career leap from wherever you are at or pivot for those of you already in IT or in a technical role. We applaud you […]

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High Wire Wins $5 Million Multi-Site, Multi-Tech Rollout for Global Systems Integrator

More Than 1,000 Stores Will Undergo Technology Refresh to Improve Wi-Fi High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), announced today High Wire won a $5 million technology deployment project that will span across the U.S and U.S. territories. High Wire will deliver wireless solutions including predictive surveys, and network cabling solutions […]

The Working CEO – Episode 11: Channel Consultant + Coach on the Power of Partnership + Leadership

After more than 20 years spent building multimillion-dollar partner programs for some of the largest tech brands, Theresa Caragol tapped her partnering powers to build a business of her own. As CEO of Achieve Unite, Theresa connects people and perfects partnerships to create opportunities. Her team helps businesses succeed through channel consulting, but they also […]

Risk vs Cost by Mark Porter

Value of Open in Open XDR

 What is the value for MSPs and MSSPs and their customers to leverage a security platform that supports open integration to “detect and respond” to every threat source? Here’s High Wire CEO Mark Porter on stage with Steve Garrison at Open XDR Summit from the RSA 2022 Conference.

The Working CEO – Episode 10: Meet Michael Sterl – ‘Telecom Bum’ Turned Tech Investor

Today’s guest on The Working CEO is a self-described “Telecom Bum” turned investor. He is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded several companies in the telecom and communications industry and built them from the ground up. He currently works as an executive at a technology distributor. And his LinkedIn says he’s naturally curious and brings […]

The Working CEO – Episode 9: Straight Talk from Chief-Turned-Advisor Curt Allen

Today’s guest is about as no B.S. as you can get, according to those in the know. Curt Allen is a tech veteran who has been there, done that – with roles ranging from president and owner of a distributor to channel chief for major carriers. He’s taken that hard-won experience and offers it up […]

The Complete Guide to Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR)

With the exponential increases in cyberattacks and the shortage of cybersecurity expertise, it’s not easy for businesses to stay a step ahead of cyberthreats. That’s where Security Orchestration, Automation and Response, or SOAR, comes in. SOAR collects threat data, alerts security teams and automates responses. It goes a step further, using artificial intelligence (AI) to […]

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High Wire Networks Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

Fourth Straight Quarter of Growth High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), today announced its financial results for Q2 ended June 30, 2022. Summary: Revenue was $13.7 million and increased 44% YOY on a proforma basis Net income was approximately $5.4 million Four quarters in a row of strong proforma revenue […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Ep. 31: On the Front Lines with the DoD’s New Cybersecurity Certification

 Our next guest has spent his career designing and building strong defenses, literally and technically. First, serving for more than 28 years in active-duty military and now as a cybersecurity MSP helping DoD contractors comply with the government’s stringent Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll visit the front lines […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 30: Riding the Cyber Trails with Cyber Rancher Allan Alford

 What do cybersecurity and ranching have in common? A bit of wrangling, a lot of bull and CISO Allan Alford, host of the Cyber Ranch podcast. Allan’s 20-year cybersecurity journey includes serving as CISO four different times in three industries and working with companies from 5 to 50,000 employees. He’s currently focused on getting […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 29: Keeping Medical Networks Healthy with Good Cyber Hygiene

If it isn’t enough that hospitals have been overrun with Covid patients during the pandemic, they also have been targeted by cybercriminals. Many have even been forced to cancel vital medical services because their systems, software or networks are disabled. It’s more important than ever for healthcare organizations to keep their networks healthy. In this […]

Cybersecurity Partner Success

A Cybersecurity Partner Who Delivers Defense and Care-in-Depth

High Wire VP of Marketing Susanna Song Interviews Layer 7 Systems CEO Cory Russell Why did Layer 7 search for a managed cybersecurity partner? Our tools were not going to cut it– to protect our business and clients from ransomware, nefarious actors and various email phishing schemes. We landed on an endpoint detection and response […]

High Wire Network Solutions

 Meet Dale Janisse, High Wire Solution Architect, who works directly with our channel partners to deploy network upgrades, network refresh, equipment installation, wireless networking, cabling, SD-WAN rollouts and other multisite tech rollouts. Hear what he loves about his job, the services High Wire delivers with our partners in 180+ countries and a success story […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 28: Take Managed Security to a Higher Level with SOAR

Cybercriminals are escalating their attacks. What can you do? Take managed security to a higher level with SOAR – Security Orchestration, Automation and Response. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, learn how SOAR can reach into IT environments and stop cyberthreats in progress, reduce mean time to repair and minimize the impact of cyberattacks.

Overwatch Managed Security Reports Rapid MRR Growth Through First Six Months of 2022

Managed Cybersecurity Revenue Jumps 111 Percent First Half of Year BATAVIA, Ill., June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), announced today High Wire’s Overwatch Managed Cybersecurity division grew its monthly recurring revenue by 111 percent, in step with the growth of partner acquisitions and end customer […]

The Working CEO – Episode 8: Why the Hiring Process is Broken & How to Fix It

 82% of CEOs believe lack of talent is the biggest threat to their organization, according to the 2020 LinkedIn Learning Workplace Report. Blame the talent wars or the great resignation, but today’s guests say there’s a bigger underlying problem – the hiring process is broken. What’s wrong and how do we fix it? High […]

The Working CEO – Episode 7: Outsourcing HR with CEO HR’s CEO Darrin Fedder

Most entrepreneurs start their businesses because they love something–cooking, building houses, making money! But they don’t love the HR overhead that comes with it. Our next guest started his business to take on the HR headache for other business owners. He’s either an angel or a glutton for punishment – maybe both! Meet Darrin Fedder, […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 27: CODA Intelligence for Vulnerability Management

In the cybersecurity war, there are no rules. The enemy has upped their game with more frequent and destructive attacks. What can you do? Take your cybersecurity defense to the next level. Stay ahead of evolving threats with vulnerability management. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll talk about how to go from reactive to […]

A Guide to Managed Cybersecurity: What is it? Who Offers It?

In order to understand the power and importance of managed security services, we first need to look at today’s threatscape. It’s colored by runaway cybercrime so vast and omnipresent that if the cybercrime industry were its own country, it would already be the third-largest in the world (behind the United States and China). Cybercriminals, cloaked […]

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High Wire Networks’ Next-Gen SOAR Delivers Speed, Scalability in Threat Remediation

Overwatch SOAR Adds Security Automation, Incident Response, Threat Hunting and SOC Optimization High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) announced today that High Wire’s Overwatch Managed Security Services division now delivers a high degree of customized remediation at scale for managed service provider (MSP) reseller partners and their business clients with the addition […]

Everything You Need to Know about Managed Security Operations Center (SOC)

It’s often said that cybercriminals never sleep, and neither does their malware. Against this backdrop of 24/7 cyberthreats, the security operations center (SOC) has emerged as a 24/7 solution to combat those threats. Combining the best of human and machine intelligence, SOCs are essential combinations of front-line defense management and command-and-control centers for businesses worldwide. […]

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Kim Stoltz of High Wire Networks Featured on CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel Power 70 Solution Providers List

Channel Sales Executive Named to Prestigious List of Channel Leaders High Wire Networks (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), a leading global technology systems integrator and managed cybersecurity solutions provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kim Stoltz, Vice President of Sales, to its 2022 Power 70 Solution […]

Managed Cybersecurity Revenue Jumps 19 Percent Month Over Month

Overwatch Managed Security Reports Rapid MRR Growth Through First Four Months of 2022 High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), announced today High Wire’s Overwatch Managed Cybersecurity division grew its revenue from March to April, and expects similar growth from April to May. Overwatch MRR increased 19% March to April Overwatch […]

MSPs in Cybersecurity: Why MSPs Should Offer Security Services

Cybersecurity affects all businesses, not just enterprises and governments. It’s critical to be aware of the risks and monitor, manage, and mitigate them. Today, most companies are aware of today’s omnipresent cyberthreats but are woefully under-protected—especially small and medium businesses (SMBs). Sometimes, business owners and managers know just enough to be dangerous and think they’ve […]

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High Wire Networks Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

Company Achieves Expected Revenue Milestones High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), today announced its financial results for Q1 ended March 31, 2022. Summary: Revenue was $12.7 million and increased 82% YOY on a proforma basis Net income was approximately $5 million, with non-GAAP operating income approximately break-even Three quarters in […]

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing and Selling Cybersecurity Services

Cybersecurity. Just the mention of it can cause either panic or fatigue. As a data- and internet-dependent society, few individuals – and even fewer businesses – can function without it. Many customers don’t understand the nuances of cybersecurity. It used to mean setting up a firewall and calling it a day—a level of protection easily […]

Cybersecurity Incident Response

3 Steps to Building an Effective Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

Cybersecurity is not only about prevention. It’s also about response. Think of it this way: You need to lock your doors, but you also need to know what to do if and when someone picks the lock. That’s why it’s critical to have a Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan. What is incident response in cybersecurity? Threats […]

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Electrical Services for Global Beverage and Snack Corporation

High Wire Powers Global Beverage Corporation High Wire is delivering electrical services to several large distribution centers in a multi-year program for a global food, beverage and snack corporation. The project is part of a network upgrade across the country, in which High Wire electricians power equipment for the customer’s network. Our electricians spend two […]

The Working CEO – Episode 6: Win-Win: Putting Value in Valuation with Stephen LaMarche

 With more than 25 years of executive leadership, today’s guest has done it all — from sales to CEO at companies private and public, taking them from startup to scale. Stephen LaMarche is a visionary innovator with a proven history of building profitable, high-growth, high-performance organizations…and leading many of them through M&A. He balances […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 26: MSPs or MSSPs – What’s the Difference?

Cyberthreats are not only increasing but evolving. Keeping up is more than a full-time job. That’s why many business owners and IT leaders turn to cybersecurity experts. Should they be looking for MSPs or MSSPs? What’s the difference? Today’s guest has some deep thoughts about this and other pressing cybersecurity questions. In this episode of […]

High Wire Networks Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results

Significant Sequential Growth in Q3 and Q4 High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), today announced its financial results for Q4 and its full year ended December 31, 2021. Summary: Fourth quarter 2021 pro forma revenue growth of 41% compared to fourth quarter 2020 Follows third quarter 2021 growth of more […]

Overwatch Prevention Suite ( OPS)

How does Overwatch Prevention Suite change your managed tech stack? Consider a Zero Trust all-in-one solution to close security gaps for your customers’ remote workforce.

Archetype SC and High Wire Networks Win Managed Cybersecurity MRR Contract with Half-Billion-Dollar Construction Company

New Overwatch Partnership Brings in Multiyear, Monthly Recurring Revenue Deal High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), announced today it has partnered with Archetype SC, a leading multimillion-dollar technology consultancy provider in South Carolina, to distribute Overwatch Managed Cybersecurity services. The partnership won its first deal with a half-billion-dollar construction enterprise, […]

High Wire Networks Wins $2 Million Wireless Solution Project for Supermarket Chain

State of the Art Wireless Deployment at 63 Stores and 12 Distribution Centers Across U.S. High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: HWNI), announced today the start of a nearly $2 million wireless solution project, through a value-added reseller (VAR) partner, enhancing a supermarket chain’s wireless connectivity by deploying wireless surveys, infrastructure […]

The Working CEO – Episode 5: You Are Where You Eat. Meet To-Dine-for-TV’s Kate Sullivan

 Food is the great bridge, spanning divides between cultures and people. And for Kate Sullivan, a four-time Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, it was the perfect entrée (pun intended) to connect with some of today’s most innovative, creative, and just plain exciting personalities over a meal at their favorite joint. She launched the popular multi-season […]

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