Earlier this month, Russian-linked cybercriminal organization, REvil, launched the single biggest global ransomware attack on record. The breach infected thousands of victims in more than 17 countries and demanded $70 million in cryptocurrency to unscramble all the infected machines. What made this breach especially noteworthy was the specific conduit the criminals used to gain access to the victims: Kaseya VSA (virtual systems/server administrator), a remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution. RMM solutions are commonly used by managed services providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs) alike. What makes them particularly attractive to cybercriminals is that each MSP/MSSP breach has an enormous trickle-down effect. For example, CBS News reported that Swedish grocery chain Coop had to close most of its 800 stores for multiple days because the attack crippled their cash register software supplier. Thus, not only do these “one-to-many” attacks lead to more victims in a shorter period, but they also lead to bigger payoffs for the attackers.
Dan joined Presidio in 2021 as Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions where he will be responsible to lead the presales solution architect organization. He is tasked to partner with our sales and marketing organizations to lead the enablement and execution of all aspects of our technology messaging and activities. Dan is a 20+ year veteran of our industry having started out at EMC as a Hardware Engineer then rapidly progressing through their presales engineering organization holding various leadership and strategy roles. Upon Dell’s acquisition of EMC in 2016, Dan was promoted to run Commercial presales globally for the combined entity supporting an $8B business with over 2000 technical resources in his organization. He recently had responsibility for all presales engineering aligned to their data center business in North America. Dan holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.