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Secure Connections Podcast
43 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Momentum is with the Attackers
‘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. Vince Crisler has more than 20 years of IT and cyber security leadership within the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, federal civilian government, and private sector. A former White House CISO, he is the CEO and Founder of Dark Cubed, a cyber security product company brining effective and affordable cyber security to the SMB community through its MSP/MSSP partner network. Vince is a member of the IT Security Executive Council for CompTIA, the Executive Committee for the CompTIA ISAO, and a member of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Industry Advisory Board.
64 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
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 down and unpack what is required to initiating a solid cybersecurity posture and culture. ‘An MSP’s job is about being an ambassador of cybersecurity for their clients’ states Wes. The constant headlines these days need to act as continual wake up calls for IT Service Providers to ensure both they and their customers are effectively secured.
33 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
One from the vault, Brian talks with Trustifi CEO, Rom Hendler about the importance of email encryption to protect against Business Email Compromise.
43 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Cybersecurity Standard of Care
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 agreements adequately communicate your scope of service? Brad throws out a challenge to the listeners to check your agreements, specifically the section on Limitation of Liability and equate it to your specific customers. For help and some guidance in this area and a review of your agreements you can contact Brad directly through his website https://www.bradleygross.com/
45 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Cybersecurity Infrastructure to Insurance
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 with customers….Taking a holistic approach to securing their businesses from establishing customer clarity and training their staff to cyber insurance. Spoiler alert….You can actually leverage a rigid stance on cyber insurance policies from underwriters to buttress your approach and drive services and budget! Selling on price could be the kiss of death in today’s environment.
41 minutes | May 26, 2021
Configuration is Vital
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.
39 minutes | May 19, 2021
Protect the Data
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 modernizing and automating our integrations'.
38 minutes | May 12, 2021
Deny by Default
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 not so tough customer conversations. For more information on Threatlocker or to contact Danny, you can visit them in our Security Solutions Showcase.
35 minutes | May 6, 2021
The Value of Collaboration
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 solutions. Matt Scully, Channel Chief with Mailprotector talks with Brian about the value of collaboration and how both IT Service Providers and Channel Vendors can leverage communication and engagement in order to succeed and grow in this constantly changing industry. After all, the bad guys are all working together…why shouldn’t we? We are all truly better together!
34 minutes | May 4, 2021
Standing the Workforce Back Up
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 sitting on.’ For more information about Solutions Granted or to contact Michael visit our Security Solutions Showcase.
35 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
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 should be on the breach itself and ransomware is simply the result or payload of full unfettered access to your network…The payload and associated cost to businesses are growing exponentially with exfiltration now standard practice with the bad guys.
31 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
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 has clearly showed us that these attacks aren’t going anywhere and will only continue to escalate and evolve so we better ensure that we have strategies in place for our businesses and our customers.
30 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Malware to Ransomware
Organized crime or flourishing business…two in the same with the introduction of Crypto Currency. Greg Edwards, CEO at CryptoStopper joins Brian to unpack the evolution of Ransomware and todays current threat landscape. For more information, you can connect directly with Greg by email email@example.com
36 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Five Cybersecurity Recommendations
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 threats to your customers.
33 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
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…anticipating customer vulnerabilities before they happen. 2021 they are completing the CompTIA Security Trust Mark in order to shore up their own cybersecurity processes, practicing what they preach, however also putting themselves in a position of strength when prospecting larger clientele.
31 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Zero Trust Architecture
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 customers cybersecurity posture. For more information or to connect with Neal visit the Barracuda MSP page in our Security Solutions Showcase.
36 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Exchange Drive By Hack
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 locate and exploit as many vulnerabilities as possible. This is definitely a vulnerability that can’t be ignored and needs to be addressed immediately. John will be presenting at the Huntress HackIT event next week where they will be unpacking and educating MSPs on all forms of cybersecurity from AV to Phishing. Register Here The post Exchange Drive By Hack appeared first on IOT Security Services Association.
33 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Blockchain & Crypto Mining
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 Cryptocurrency you can check out his blog at Webroot.com or you can contact them through our Security Solutions Showcase. For more information on Webroot and a free trial of their security layers visit Webroot.com/IoTSSA
46 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
The Move to Hybrid Work Force
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, CISO with High Wire Networks, Mark Glowacz, Director of Partner Success with mailprotector and Vault America, CEO, Zak Karsan to discuss client migration to this new structure and how you can ensure success for both you and your customers.
30 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Governance, Risk & Compliance
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 already be well on our way. The post Governance, Risk & Compliance appeared first on IOT Security Services Association.
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