Secure Connections

Secure Connections

Ryan Morris, IT Channel Veteran talks with todays leading cybersecurity experts about everything cybersecurity. The current threat landscape, the newest bleeding edge tools and communicating their importance to the SMB

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March 22, 2023 44 mins

With the launch of Bing’s new AI and the release of ChatGPT 4, the technology paradigm shift is gaining even more speed. Julian talks with VP of cybersecurity at Trend Micro, Greg Young about securing environments in todays landscape.

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Julian catches up with Andy Syrewicze, Technical Evangelist at Hornet Security to talk AI threats today and how you can also use this to sec...

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March 8, 2023 53 mins

Julian sits down with Pinpoint Search Group, Managing Partner, Mark Sasson to discuss industry trends and what we have been seeing with recent layoffs in technology. The mindset and objectives of companies coming out of the pandemic and in some cases reversing cours...

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February 22, 2023 54 mins

The launch of ChatGPT and other AI platforms coming online has moved us truly into the Wild West of cybersecurity. Julian has a very sobering conversation with Patrick Harr, CEO at SlashNext about bad actors are turning these tools against us. Patrick explains that ...

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January 4, 2023 75 mins

In case you missed it, back in December Julian sat down with Jay McBain, Chief Analyst with Canalys to discuss the tectonic shift that has begun in the IT industry. With talk of a recession on the horizon in 2023, how will this affect IT Service Providers? Will technology pull us through like it did in 2008? Jay tells us, opportunities are abound in 2023 and he looks forward to many success stories in the coming year!

Join us in Ph...

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December 22, 2022 55 mins

As 2022 comes to a close, Julian has a sobering ‘State of the Nation’ chat with Matt Lee, Senior Director of Security and Compliance with Pax8. We’ve come a long way which Matt describes as a cybersecurity renaissance; however we have a long way to go. What’s ahead for 2023 and where do we, as an industry need to focus in order to succeed?

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December 7, 2022 41 mins

Julian is joined by Technology Leader and IT Channel Veteran, Juan Fernandez, Co-Founder and CEO at MSP Growth Coalition and Channel Chief at HacWare. Juan gives us his three keys to success in evolving your IT Services business in today’s crazy cybersecurity landscape. Some great stories and examples from when he built his MSP business and made the shift to MSSP.

You can catch up with Juan at our upcoming Cybersecurity Expo in Pho...

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November 23, 2022 34 mins

There is still some fear out there about implementing Zero Trust environments and what exactly that means for SMB customers. Julian pulls back the curtain with Threatlocker, CEO Danny Jenkins about what exactly a Zero Trust solution looks like. You simply can’t secure what you can’t control and it really can be a seamless solution.  Danny gives some great examples and stories from the field where Zero Trust has hardened an environm...

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November 2, 2022 46 mins

Julian changes gears from cybersecurity this week to take a deep dive into the vendor partner relationship with Desmond Russell, Chief Partnership Officer at Partner Elevate.

Desmond unpacks the challenges both sides face in this B-B relationship with his 3 main hurdles.

  • Lack of Confidence
  • Flat Engagement
  • Unpredictable Performance  

By better understanding both sides of the partnership, Desmond gives some great insights ...

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October 19, 2022 45 mins

Julian has a sobering conversation with Dark Cubed, Founder, Vince Crisler and High Wire Networks, CTO, David Barton about the depths of vulnerabilities we face today with more and more reliance on API and APP usage.

Vince tells us ‘If you don’t know, you can’t do anything…Understand the infrastructure’. Start up innovation and speed to market with functionality has created holes where data isn’t properly sanitized…Data in Apps and...

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October 5, 2022 40 mins

Cisco go all in with the IT Channel supporting MSPs and the SMB market. Julian talks with Provider Elevate, Leader of Global MSP for Cisco, Michelle Ragusa-McBain and Business Development Manager, Fenil Kacharia on the current state of cybersecurity and the IT Channel. Michelle tells us that a recent survey showed, only 50% of IT Service Providers are properly insured against a cyber attack/event. This tells us that we have a long...

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September 28, 2022 46 mins

From musician to IT Exec, Luis Giraldo, CXO at ScalePad takes a deep dive with Julian into growing an MSP into a thriving business. Luis has built and sold two IT Services businesses, worked on the vendor side of the equation and now defines himself as an MSP Advocate. All while still finding time to tour with Shakira for 6 months playing keyboards!

Luis talks about the nuances between loving tech and loving helping people with tec...

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September 21, 2022 44 mins

Julian catches up with David Corlette, VP of Product Management with Vipre to talk the evolution of EDR and what Vipre are doing to make it easy for channel partners to implement and manage. With the implementation of Machine Learning and AI, EDR solutions continue to get more and more robust in their protection.

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September 14, 2022 27 mins

Andy Anderson, Co-Founder and CEO at Datastream Cyber Insurance sits down with Julian to discuss leveraging cyber insurance to secure both you and your customers. One size certainly doesn’t fit all and a risk assessment is needed for each individual customer environment.

For more information about Datastream you can visit and connect with them in our Security Solutions Showcase or visit their website here

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August 17, 2022 35 mins

After a short summer break we are back! Matt Scully, Channel Chief with Redstor catches up with Julian to talk about his new role. Matt explains ‘Hackers aren’t looking at breaking into yesterdays or even today’s technology and environments, they are looking at tomorrows’. Redstor is that evolved BDR solution, leveraging AI technology among others and Matt couldn’t be more excited about helping to bring this solution to the channel...

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June 15, 2022 49 mins

Brian Sherman, Head of Channel & Market Research with Commcentric follows up with Technology Legal Expert, Brad Gross and CEO of Datastream Cyber Insurance, Andy Anderson for a deeper dive in Cyber Incident preparedness. Insurance driving cybersecurity conversations and managing risk. Clarity and managing expectations with well documented audit trails. The basis for any and all left of boom planning.

If you want to hear more you ca...

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May 18, 2022 44 mins

We’ve all heard that its not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ we will find ourselves on the wrong end of a cyber incident. Brian Sherman, Head of Channel & Market Research with Commcentric joins Technology Legal Expert, Brad Gross and CEO of Datastream Cyber Insurance, Andy Anderson for a round table on the importance of having a clear and concise Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan in place and up to date. Establish accountability, re...

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May 11, 2022 41 mins

Danny Jenkins, CEO at ThreatLocker tells us ‘Control your cybersecurity’ when Ryan catches up with him. When you are controlling your security, you are out in front of it, not chasing it and Danny tells us that apart from the fundamentals, this should be the first step to securing environments not the last. The result, beyond better security is also better IT Hygiene as a whole.

For more information on Threatlocker or to contact Da...

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April 27, 2022 48 mins

Ryan discuss IoT Implementation and securing the massive breadth of Digitally Transformed infrastructure with Cisco, Sr. Product Manager, Robert Albach. Robert talks about the digital divide and where MSPs fit into the mix in order to secure the rapidly evolving fabric of interconnected devices.   

Robert is a Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker and has spoken at Hannover Messe Industrie, S4 industrial security conferences and RSA. H...

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April 20, 2022 63 mins
A peak inside the Cytracom platform, Ryan talks with Founder and CEO, Zane Conkle and COO, John Tippet about location-less IT Architecture. Implementation and best practices with IoT devices to Zero Trust frameworks. You can connect with Zane or John through our Security Solutions Showcase or their website at cytracom.com
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