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Danny Jenkins, CEO at ThreatLocker breaks down security stacks with Ryan. Controls, Detection and Training being the three main pillars. Where some go heavy with multiple layers of detection, controls can often time get over looked. Danny gives us a scenario where hackers can actually use a compromised customer environment as recon against you the …
 
Matt Scully, Channel Chief with Mailprotector goes beyond with Ryan to discuss email extortion and bad guys exploiting the psychographics of human behaviour. How private is electronic communication? From trade secrets to personal matters we all have communications that we don’t want in the public realm…As Matt says ‘Protecting you against you’ is a…
 
IoTSSA has always been strong advocates of cybersecurity education…its been our mantra since we started back in 2017. Huntress have taken cybersecurity training for MSPs to the next level with their HackIT events which they started in 2020 and continued to evolve this year. Ryan sits down with Huntress, Sr. Security Researcher, John Hammond to unpa…
 
Ryan and Vince Crisler, Founder and CEO at Dark Cubed have a great re-cap discussion of the IoTSSA Cybersecurity Expo in Charlotte late last month. From getting started to evolving your current security stack, no matter your cybersecurity maturity level. Vince lays out that different customers have different needs and you need to deploy solutions t…
 
Communicating the threat landscape to the SMB has always been a challenge and customers simply don’t believe, it can and will happen to them. Ryan talks with Curricula, Founder and CEO, Nick Santora about how they are using the power of story telling to penetrate and educate the single largest threat to organizations…the users themselves. For Natio…
 
With the evaporation of perimeters are we effectively securing all the endpoints? Ryan catches up with Addigy, Founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn about securing all the endpoints, including Apple devices. Implementing a cybersecurity culture with your clients and educating them on steps and implementations we all need to take in technology that contin…
 
Compliance plays a part in cybersecurity, however isn’t in and of itself security, rather a tool to help you manage it. Ryan gets into the weeds with Mav Turner, Head of Product with N-able talking about the complex dynamics of cybersecurity. Framing out risk, breaking down your security stack and most importantly putting your stack into action…Mav…
 
‘Hell Fire is in the forecast’ states Tyler Moffitt, Senior Threat Research Analyst with Webroot, however it is also avoidable. Ryan chats with Tyler about the importance of a solid security posture and taking the necessary steps to best secure yourself and your customers in todays ever evolving threat landscape. Tyler tells us to start by being aw…
 
Marketing and Business Development has always been a challenge with selling IT Services. You have the expertise with a great service offering, however struggle breaking through and effectively growing your business. Pete Busam, Founder & President of Equilibrium Consulting has an excellent chat with Ryan on the business of cybersecurity. Pete deliv…
 
With all the different tools and layers that comprise our security stacks, so many times the fundamentals are overlooked. Ryan catches up with Founder and CTO at Password Boss, Steve Wise, to discuss the importance of password hygiene and the adoption of a vault to effectively manage not just customer passwords but your own internal passwords. Stev…
 
With many IT Professionals starting to get alert fatigue from their security tools, Steve Sims, VP Security & CISO with Green Cloud Defense tells us ‘Alerts should be used as an opportunity to advance customer environments’. Ryan has a nuts and bolts conversation with Steve on the steps to building an effective cybersecurity culture. Where the IT S…
 
The Team at Zorus, Sr. Software Engineer, Jake Homberg, VP Sales & Marketing, Chris Keith and Founder & CTO, Greg Gage catch up with Ryan to talk about a layered security approach and how endpoint protection is your first line of defense. A fortified perimeter buttresses our stack, however the importance of a defense in depth approach is critical.…
 
‘Offence always wins and defense always loses’ states Vince Crisler, Founder & CEO of Dark Cubed when he talks with Ryan about attackers forcing change with cybersecurity. The fundamentals of cybersecurity are a critical place to start….They discuss next steps and how we should take a practical, common sense approach to securing our customers. Vinc…
 
Cybersecurity can be overwhelming leaving many IT Service Providers wondering ‘Have I done enough?’ or even ‘Where do I start?’. Ryan has a very informative conversation with John Hammond, Sr. Security Researcher at Huntress, Shane Cooper, Solutions Consulting Manager at Webroot and Wes Spencer, VP & External CISO with Connectwise where they break …
 
Does your marketing message potentially open you up to liability? Are you appropriately protected in the event of a breach? Brad Gross, Technology Legal Expert and Ryan have a sobering conversation on providing a cybersecurity standard of care to your customers. In the event of a breach, can it equate to that of medical malpractice and do your agre…
 
With everything the world and in particular, IT Service Providers have been through in the last year, it’s difficult to imagine that we are still seeing objections and reluctance from SMB clients to embrace cybersecurity and protecting their businesses. Ryan talks with Secure Now CEO, Art Gross about having clear and concise business conversations …
 
Ryan sits down with David Corlette, Director of Product Management with Vipre for a very frank conversation on the approach that IT Service Providers need to be taking with today’s cybersecurity. The importance of proper configuration from the onset, to ensure that all the tools in your stack are actually securing you and your clients.…
 
Amy Luby, Channel Chief Evangelist with Acronis talks with Ryan about focusing on protecting the data and selling solutions rather than products. With a myriad of different tools available for MSPs to deploy our security stacks are only going to increasingly get more complicated. Amy tells us ‘Simplify our processes and tool sets when looking at mo…
 
Danny Jenkins, CEO at ThreatLocker joins Ryan to discuss taking a Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity. Danny explains, ‘When deploying cybersecurity, more, doesn’t always mean better’. ‘Operate in the world of controls when securing your clients’. Great conversation touching on recent attacks and how they could have been avoided to having tough or…
 
All too often we see IT Service Providers who insist on operating in a vacuum, out of fear, their competitors will learn their strengths and weaknesses to only use against them. However, we also see many who are engaged with peers and vendors, sharing information, providing feedback and keeping themselves at the forefront of industry knowledge and …
 
Michael Crean, CEO at Solutions Granted MSSP, talks with Brian about the return to the office and the challenges IT Providers are facing with the different customer requirements as we come out of this pandemic. Michael tells us, ‘Don’t forget about the fundamentals to chase a new product or service. Your stack is only as good as the foundation its …
 
Wes Spencer, VP External CISO Product Management at Perch Security a Connectwise Solution sits down with Brian to discuss the evolution of the bad guys since 2018 when they first discovered MSPs. What Wes refers to as ‘Buffalo Jumping’ and how they are leveraging this as their attack vector. He clarifies the focus on Ransomware when really it shoul…
 
Travis Ray, Director of Channel Sales with High Wire Networks talks with Brian about the challenges of patching during a pandemic while its proving to be even more important than ever. Stepping up security assessments and disaster planning so that we are ready for any potential supply chain attacks. The evolution of cyber attacks over the past year…
 
Jason Norton, Product Marketing Manager with Vipre, gives Brian a five point checklist for reference when analyzing your cybersecurity posture. Jason gives us some excellent insights on how the different malware threats are getting more sophisticated and working in conjunction along with some good analogies to explain and clarify these evolved thre…
 
Brian catches up with Barb Paluszkiewicz with CDN Technologies to discuss how they use cybersecurity as the cornerstone of their business. Barb is the author of IT Scams: How to Avoid Being Ripped Off and host of KNOW Tech Talk Podcast. Very passionate about her IT Services business, she refers to them as IT Psychics for their customers…anticipatin…
 
Has BYOD made the comeback and here to stay? Neal Bradbury, VP MSP Strategic Partnerships with Barracuda MSP catches up with Brian to discuss post pandemic technology and the escalating cybersecurity challenges that come with it. The adoption of Zero Trust policies with a remote and/or hybrid workforce now looks to be critical when upgrading your c…
 
John Hammond catches up with Brian to give an update on what the Security Research Team at Huntress is finding out about the attack on Exchange Servers. The issue looks to be more wide spread than originally thought and not targeted attacks. As John calls it ‘a drive by attack’ where the bad actors did wide spread scans across the internet look to …
 
Tyler Moffitt, Senior Threat Research Analyst with Webroot unpacks Blockchain Technology with Brian and what we should be educating our customers about. How to detect if we have been compromised for crypto mining and some other excellent takeaways, along with a few horror stories as always from Tyler! For more information from Tyler on Cryptocurren…
 
As vaccinations ramp up and we look positively to the near future, there are many conversations around the work force dynamic moving forward and will business be adopting a Hybrid structure. The answer is an overwhelming yes as many companies have already made changes to office environments and adopted the model. Brian catches up with Phil Burnett,…
 
Brian talks risk appetite with James Bowers II, CEO and Chief Security and Information Officer with Input Output. James takes the 10,000 ft. view and breaks down risk, both quantitatively and qualitatively and then gives some good insights on determining where you are at and what really is needed for you to become compliant. In many cases we may al…
 
There has been a lot of conversation about the explosive growth and awareness this pandemic has created for the IT channel. The elevation of MSPs to trusted business infrastructure advisor. Taking stock of our businesses as we move into 2021, Amy Luby, Head of Global Community with Acronis, Bill Morgan, Regional Sales Manager at Liongard and Jason …
 
Greg Rosenberg, Senior Manager – Sales Engineering with Sophos gives us a clear and structured approach to building out a robust security stack. With Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at the crux of our security tools conversations, Greg provides clarity on the difference between the two and how you can adopt and have not only valuable b…
 
Covid is certainly driving both change and growth for IT Service Providers. While scaling your business is always exciting, managing that scale is critical to your long-term success. IT Channel veteran and Vice President of the Cloud Business Unit at D&H Distributing, Jason Bystrak, chats with Brian about the role distribution plays in cybersecurit…
 
This is a replay session from our virtual event last month. Catch the full video presentation at IoTSSA.com Cybersecurity defenders face unprecedented challenges today. Attacks continue to increase in complexity and destructive power, all while remaining stealthier. Join Sophos Sr. Research Scientist, John Shier, for a talk about the current threat…
 
Brian catches up with Marketing Consultant Pete Busam, Founder and President of Equilibrium Consulting to discuss leveraging digital tools to engage and grow your base. Marketing isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon that needs to become a part of your everyday routine…not just for you but for everyone in your organization. The key is to focus on what is…
 
Replay from Beyond the Curve 3.0 Virtual Event in January, MJ Shoer, Executive Director of the CompTIA ISAO, guest moderates this Cyber Expert Panel Session unpacking the Solarwinds event and the massive paradigm shift its driving. MJ is joined by Art Gross, CEO at Breach Secure Now, Michael Crean, CEO of Solutions Granted and Billy Austin, Co-Foun…
 
Gill Langston, Head Security Nerd at Solarwinds MSP tells us that an MSP can be described as ‘6 Hat Sam’. That has never been more relevant than now, while helping our clients navigate a pandemic. We can add Actuary and Underwriter to these hats as Gill talks with Brian about leveraging risk intelligence with our customers. You can get more insight…
 
As we move into 2021 and really assess the gravity of the monumental paradigm shift happening all around us, Joe Alapat, Founder and CEO at Liongard talks with Brian about seizing the opportunities. Making deliberate business offering decisions and being fully prepared to deploy and implement. From good will engagements to creating transparency for…
 
With the massive shift to a distributed workforce and businesses operating without perimeters, there has never been a better time to look at partnering your cybersecurity offering. Cybersecurity is a specialty knowledge that requires a different skill set and expertise. Partnering allows you to continue to grow your business, focusing on your core …
 
We are in the wild west of the digital age with security tools at the ready, yet so many out there still are not locking their front doors. Mailprotector Channel Chief, Matt Scully and Director of Partner Success, Mark Glowacz sit down with Brian to discuss Email vulnerability and why MSPs need to add encryption into their security stacks. You can …
 
Our very own Robin Miller sits down with Allison Cohen, Director, Live & Virtual Events with The Channel Company, Michelle Ragusa-McBain, VP, Global Channel Strategy with JS Group and Kathleen Martin, Senior Manager Member Communities with CompTIA. With decades of experience and insights in the Tech Industry, they open up about how they got their s…
 
Ryan Morris, Principal IT Consultant with Morris Management Partners has a thought provoking conversation with Brian which always creates clarity in order to plot our path forward. As 2021 gets underway and we can see our emergence from the pandemic coming, how will business architectures and models emerge. Ryan feels we are on the brink of the nex…
 
As 2020 comes to a close (Queue cheering in the background) we can look back at the silver linings and change that Covid has pushed. The SMB has been reluctant for years to move their infrastructure to the cloud and wanted tested and true on prem servers….appliances they could see and feel. With so many now open to the cloud through necessity, the …
 
Brian catches up with Raffi Jamgotchian, President and CTO with Triada Networks to talk cybersecurity and a new book he recently co-authored with 30 other IT Service Providers called ‘On Thin Ice’. They speak to security frameworks, compliance and how you can use these to harden your stack and fill the gaps. Frameworks can be overwhelming when firs…
 
Amy Luby, Channel Chief Evangelist with Acronis tells us, ‘Let’s make 2021 the year of cyber fitness’. Brian catches up with Amy to discuss what the Acronis Research Team has found in their year end report which shows the evolution of Ransomware to Data Exfiltration. As IT Service Providers we need to continue to move toward a proactive cyber postu…
 
We continue to hear challenges from IT Service Providers getting their SMB clients to adopt MFA practices. As crazy as it sounds, adding that extra step in the authentication process is just too much to ask. Brian catches up with David Barton, CTO with HighWire Networks and Michael Roth, CEO of EVO Security to discuss making 2 Factor easy to adopt …
 
As always, Tyler Moffit, Senior Threat Research Analyst with Webroot talks with Brian giving a very ‘matter of fact’ picture of current threats as well as what we can expect on the horizon entering the holiday season and into 2021. In the holiday spirit, he even gives us some online shopping tips and things to watch out for when reading customer re…
 
Our very own, Robin Miller sits down with Monika Gupta, VP Marketing with Huntress, Jennifer Bleam, VP Business Development with Solutions Granted and Amy Luby, Chief Channel Evangelist with Acronis to discuss building a career in the technology field. They provide some great insights and advice for young women looking to build a career in technolo…
 
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