Secure Connections Podcast

Secure Connections Podcast

Welcome to the Secure Connections podcast! Join Brian Sherman and members of IoTSSA (Internet of Things Security Services Association) as they discuss the latest cybersecurity trends, threats, and channel business opportunities. Have questions or topic suggestions? Contact Brian at Bsherman@iotssa.com

Episodes

April 13, 2021 35 min

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.

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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 S...

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April 6, 2021 31 min

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 th...

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April 1, 2021 35 min

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 vulnerab...

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March 31, 2021 32 min

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 Se...

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March 23, 2021 45 min

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 mailpro...

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March 9, 2021 30 min

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.

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March 4, 2021 47 min

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 Norton, Product Marketing Manager at Vipre Security discuss current pain points with ...

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March 3, 2021 35 min

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 but productive conversations with your clients.

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February 24, 2021 32 min

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 cybersecurity and how this can help MSPs grow and effectively manage their offerings. Jason t...

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February 18, 2021 30 min

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 landscape including, the tools, tactics, and procedures being used by cybercriminal...

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February 17, 2021 38 min

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 resonating and to build on it. The old adage, you can’t manage what you can’t measur...

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February 11, 2021 45 min

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-Founder and President at RocketCyber.

This was an attack on our entire industry and we al...

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February 10, 2021 30 min

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 insights and connect with Gill at his monthly blog Patch Tuesdays .

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February 3, 2021 33 min

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 services delivering an effective cybersecurity stack, or as Joe refers to it ‘Reduci...

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January 27, 2021 36 min

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 skills and offerings which are needed more than ever by not only the SMB but also ent...

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January 14, 2021 38 min

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 catch Matt next week at our next Beyond the Curve Cyber Event where he will be talkin...

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January 12, 2021 31 min

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 start and provide resources available to assist women, whether just starting their...

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January 6, 2021 49 min

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 next massive technology paradigm shift and history has shown that when these happen, the...

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December 30, 2020 35 min

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 conversation needs to shift back to securing the data. Is O365 backing up? Is it secu...

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