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What is a NOC?

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 […]

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 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?

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

xdr, cybersecurity, SOC, SOCaaS

MSSP Advisory: How to Help Your Clients Respond to CISA’s “Shields Up” Warning

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine holds the potential for far-reaching economic and business impacts, including cybersecurity. The threat is serious enough that the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the “Shields Up” memorandum warning companies to beef up their security and continuity measures. Key CISA Advisory Steps for Organizations and Leadership Teams […]

What does Overwatch Managed Security Deliver?

CISO Phil Burnett and CTO David Barton explain why managed service providers (MSPs) and IT Firms partner with Overwatch Managed Security to provide managed cybersecurity services to their customers of all sizes and in all verticals.

Technology and Cybersecurity Veteran Drives Engagement for Overwatch Partner Program

Bob Roberts Named Partner Success Manager to Enable High Wire Partners to Sell Managed Security Services and Technology High Wire Networks Inc. (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: SGSI), a leading global technology systems integrator and managed cybersecurity solutions provider, has named a former IT Manager of two Fortune 500 companies, Bob Roberts, as Partner […]

Overwatch SaaS Security

What’s the use case for Overwatch SaaS Security? We thought it would be easier to show you…

Overwatch CTO David Barton Answers Cybersecurity FAQs

CTO David Barton answers FAQs by MSPs and their customers: Where is Cybersecurity heading in 2022? Can MSPs do Cybersecurity on their own (DIY)? What’s in it for MSPs? and more…

Overwatch Managed Security by High Wire Networks Awarded a 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Award

Overwatch Managed Security Recognized for 24/7 SOCaaS and Cybersecurity Expertise High Wire Networks announced today that TMC has named Overwatch Managed Security as a recipient of the 2021 INTERNET TELEPHONY Cyber Security Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. “In this noisy security market, with too many tools that go unmanaged or don’t work together, […]

Overwatch Cybersecurity

High Wire Leverages Ericom’s ZTEdge™ Solution to Add Prevention Capabilities to Managed Cybersecurity Detection and Response Platform

Overwatch Open Prevention Suite Now Most Comprehensive Managed Cybersecurity Solution Available Exclusively Through MSP Channels High Wire Networks Inc.’s (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: SGSI) and its cybersecurity business unit, Overwatch Managed Security, today introduced the Overwatch Open Prevention Suite (OPS) powered by ZTEdge, the Zero Trust Cloud Security Platform from Ericom Software, a […]

Overwatch Cybersecurity

Overwatch 24/7 Stops Apache Log4j Exploit for a Financial Institution

Log4j, a vulnerability in the Java-based software, allows attackers to execute code remotely on a targeted computer and steal data, install malware or take control.  The head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) calls the exploit “one of the most serious flaws” in the software and could have widespread […]

Crypto Mining Malware

Overwatch Managed EDR Shuts Down Crypto Mining Malware on Client’s Network

Earlier this month, Overwatch security analysts received an alert on a new client’s network.  The 24/7 security operations center had recently deployed the Overwatch Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution when the incident occurred. Overwatch by High Wire Networks discovered 22 of the client’s machines were running crypto mining malware. Immediately, the EDR solution […]

What’s the Best Security Strategy – Build or Buy? MSP Partner Testimonial

How to Stop Ransomware Attacks with One Click?

Learn How You Can Stop Ransomware Attacks with our latest Overwatch Security Solution   Introducing Overwatch Ransomware Kill Switch. The latest security solution blocks all unnecessary network communications to or from any endpoint, reducing the threat risk across your networks – from home or remote workspaces to corporate campuses. -Why are current solutions not enough […]

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High Wire Networks Launches Overwatch Ransomware Kill Switch Powered by Airgap

Overwatch Managed Security Enables MSP Partners to Help Businesses Contain the Escalating Damage from Ransomware Attacks High Wire Networks Inc.’s (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: SGSI) and its cybersecurity business unit, Overwatch Managed Security, today introduced Overwatch Ransomware Kill Switch, powered by Airgap, provider of the industry’s first agentless Ransomware Kill Switch™. The solution […]

Overwatch Cybersecurity

High Wire Networks Reports Record Revenue Gains in July for Managed Cybersecurity Division

MRR Up 22% Month over Month and Total Revenue Up 41% for Overwatch Managed Security Spectrum Global Solutions Inc. (the “Company” or “Spectrum”) (OTCQB: SGSI), announced that High Wire Networks Inc.’s (“High Wire”) Overwatch Managed Security division reported a 22 percent increase in monthly recurring revenue (MRR) and a 41 percent boost in total contract […]

Overwatch 24/7 Monitors and Detects “Everything”?

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Cyber Insurance

Debunking Myths About Cyber Insurance

In a recent episode of our Cybersecurity Simplified podcast, we talked about how the risks of ransomware are becoming too high for some cyber insurance companies. But the ramifications of this trend extend well beyond ransomware to include all cyberthreats. That means we need to rethink our perceptions of cyber insurance and, most importantly, how […]

How Does Overwatch 24/7 Bring Value to My MSP?

How does Overwatch 24/7 bring value to your MSP? CTO DavidBarton offers this one-minute answer.

High Wire Networks Delivers 24/7 Management to Endpoint Detection and Response in Overwatch Managed Security Marketplace

Overwatch Managed EDR Combines SentinelOne Platform with 24/7 SOC as a Service to Deliver Increased MRR to MSP Partners High Wire Networks Inc. (“High Wire”), a leading global technology systems integrator and managed cybersecurity solutions provider, has added Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to its Overwatch Managed Security Services Marketplace, enabling managed service providers […]

Security Operations Center

How the Pandemic Has Left Internal Security Teams Stretched Thin (And What to Do About It)

Even before the pandemic struck last year, cybercrime was on a meteoric rise. And along with it, increased cybersecurity risks to businesses of all sizes. Last year, the average price tag of a data breach in the U.S. was $3.86 million, according to industry figures. The overall projected cost of cybercrime in 2021 is in […]

ABC 7 Eyewitness News Interviews CISO Phil Burnett About Latest Ransomware Attack in Gary, Indiana

CISO Offers Advice on How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attack Continued cyber threats and the frequency we hear about ransomware attacks on the news is alarming. According to experts, cybercrime is a national security level threat and different types of cyber-attacks have reached a record high recently.    Sadly, yesterday was not […]

Human Trafficking

Overwatch Managed Security Joins Fight Against Child Trafficking

It’s a startling and sobering statistic: human trafficking worldwide has become a $150 billion a year industry with more than 40 million victims. Every year 300,000 children are sold by human traffickers. In the U.S. alone, 300 children are at risk of being sold and exploited every year. While the numbers are staggering and the […]

ExtraHop and High Wire Networks Team with SYNNEX to Deliver Managed Network Detection and Response

SYNNEX Will Serve as the MSP Technology Services Distributor for the Combined Overwatch and ExtraHop Reveal(x) 360 Managed Services Offering SEATTLE––MARCH 31, 2021––ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network detection and response, today announced it has signed an agreement with SYNNEX Corporation, a leading provider of distribution, systems design, and integration services for the technology industry, […]

Overwatch -Master Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)

Learn why MSP and IT Firms are counting on Overwatch Managed Security to provide managed cybersecurity services to their customers of all sizes and in all verticals. David Barton, Chief Technology Officer of High Wire Networks, and Philip Burnett, Chief Info Security Officer of High Wire Networks have come together to develop a marketplace of […]

High Wire Networks Partners With wekos to Deliver Overwatch 24/7 Cybersecurity Solutions

Leading Managed Services Provider Delivers Overwatch Managed Security Solution Spectrum Global Solutions Inc. (the “Company” or “Spectrum”) (OTCQB: SGSI), announced today that High Wire Networks Inc. (“High Wire”) and its cybersecurity business unit, Overwatch Managed Security, has partnered with wekos, a leading provider of IT managed services, to distribute High Wire Network’s flagship Overwatch 24/7 […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 8: Breaking Down the SolarWinds Security Breach

 In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll get past the headlines and break down the SolarWinds Security breach.  

High Wire Networks Partners with ExtraHop to Deliver Managed Network Detection and Response

Overwatch Managed Security with Reveal(X) 360 Available Exclusively Through Overwatch and ExtraHop Sales Partners SEATTLE & BATAVIA, IL, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spectrum Global Solutions Inc. (the “Company” or “Spectrum”) (OTCQB: SGSI), announced today that High Wire Networks Inc. (“High Wire”) and its cybersecurity business unit, Overwatch Managed Security, have partnered with ExtraHop, […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 7: Why is Cybercrime Surging in the Coronaverse?

 In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll talk about cybercrime, the increased risk of remote work and what you can do to minimize it.  

Overwatch Cybersecurity

High Wire Networks and BKD Cyber Team Up to Deliver Overwatch 24/7 Managed Security Services to Companies Across the U.S.

Cybersecurity and IT Risk Consulting Firm Expands Advisory Services with Threat Detection and Response Spectrum Global Solutions Inc. (the “Company” or “Spectrum”) (OTCQB: SGSI), announced today that High Wire Networks Inc. (“High Wire”) and its cybersecurity business unit, Overwatch Managed Security, has teamed up with BKD Cyber, the cybersecurity and IT risk consulting arm of BKD CPAs & […]

SOC, SOC 2, Secure Data Management

High Wire Networks Achieves SOC 2 Type 1 Certification, Taking Proactive Measures to Protect Client Data

Certification and Continuous Auditing Give Clients Assurances of Secure Data Storage and Management Spectrum Global Solutions Inc. (the “Company” or “Spectrum”) (OTCQB: SGSI), announced today that High Wire Networks Inc. (“High Wire”) and its cybersecurity business unit, Overwatch Managed Security, have achieved SOC 2 Type 1 certification. SOC 2 is a technical audit that requires […]

Overwatch Sales Referral Bonus is Back!

High Wire Networks Overwatch is bringing back its sales agent referral program! Send us qualified MSPs prospects! If they sign with us in 2021, you will get a percentage of their first year of sales per end customer. No limit on the number of customers. The more customers they close, the more money in your […]

cybersecurity simplified

The Cybersecurity Simplified Podcast

Cybersecurity Simplified aims to demystify cybersecurity and make it understandable to business people and partners who aren’t security experts. The podcast is: Short and digestible (15 min.), Easy to understand  (we promise, no technical jargon) Fun and exploratory (from the latest cyber crime to the newest AI solution) Join co-hosts CTO David Barton and Dir. […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 6: Accessories to Cybercrime a.k.a. Your Team

Believe it or not – your employees are the primary accessories to cybercrime. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll talk about how your employees are unwittingly putting your business at risk and some simple steps to stop it.

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 5: Cybersecurity’s Most Wanted List

Cybersecurity is designed to stop or mitigate the fallout of cyberattacks. If it sounds like war, that’s because it is – only this one is 24/7 and the enemy is faceless. What we do know is a lot about their tactics. In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll go behind enemy lines and take a […]

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 4: The Nerd in the Basement and Other Myths About Hackers

In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll talk about who we’re actually up against in the fight against cybercrime.

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 3: The Newest Weapon in the War on Cybercrime- XDR

In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll introduce you to the newest weapon in the war against cybercrime — Extended Detection & Response, or XDR.

Cybersecurity Simplified – Episode 2: What is a Security Operations Center & Why Do I Need One?

In this episode of Cybersecurity Simplified, we’ll explain what a 24/7  Security Operations Center is and why you need one.

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