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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June 15, 2022 49 min

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.

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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...

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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 min

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 min
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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April 6, 2022 49 min

Rob Cheng, Founder and CEO at PC Matic has a very frank conversation with Ryan about the challenges we face with cybersecurity and gives us a fresh and clear perspective on how we can win this fight. Protecting against Ransomware Bounties to insiders and how application white listing gives more control to IT departments against rogue attacks. Breaking the cybersecurity cycle of continuing to allocate increased security budgets to a...

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March 23, 2022 37 min

Andy Anderson, Co-Founder and CEO at Datastream Cyber Insurance talks with Ryan about having wholistic risk conversations with customers. When utilized properly, Cyber Insurance will leverage your security posture with customers…It isn’t a replacement of any tools in your stack, rather an integral cog in buttressing business operations.

Andy gives us a few mind blowing stories from the insurance side that we are looking forward to ...

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Brian Sherman, Sr. Communications Specialist with Commcentric, has a timely discussion with three channel veterans about the changing landscape and what IT Service Providers need to do in order to keep ahead of today’s threats.

Not a ‘Women in the Channel’ production, rather a sobering conversation from three pros, Michelle Ragusa-McBain, Global Channel Community Evangelist with Cisco, Desraie Thomas, Channel Development Manager w...

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March 9, 2022 35 min

 

Ryan sits down with Oliver Paterson, Global Product Marketing Manager with Vipre to discuss the maturation of the SMB and adoption of advanced tools in their security stacks. While AI and ML solutions continue to evolve and harden, the SMB are widely embracing and recognizing the high priority of cybersecurity in their businesses.

For more information about Vipre you can visit and connect with them in our Security Solutions Showc...

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February 16, 2022 39 min

MSP vs. MSSP and what does that look like for IT Service Providers? The fact is that cybersecurity must be part of all service contracts in today’s environment. Scott Barlow, VP of Global MSP at Sophos joins Ryan to discuss leveraging vendor relationships in order to effectively service and secure your clients. Scott shares a staggering Gartner stat ‘96% of Cloud Breaches are due to misconfiguration’. Leveraging vendor expertise an...

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February 2, 2022 42 min
With so much focus around cybersecurity over the past few years and looking ahead to escalating threats in 2022 and beyond, its easy to lose focus on how Managed Security fits into our current stack. The evolution of the IT Service Provider began with Break Fix, then to a recurring revenue model with Managed Services and now Managed Security. What is the mindset of our customers and how do they view IT Services?

Luis Giraldo, CXO a...

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January 26, 2022 32 min

Brian Sherman, Sr. Communications Specialist with Commcentric, pays us a visit for a guest podcast with new IoTSSA member Michelle Ragusa-McBain, Global Channel Evangelist with Cisco to discuss the power of community.

Michelle continues to be a strong advocate for advancing women in technology and mentoring both men and women to excel and succeed in this industry. She gives us lots of resources to check out in this edition, howeve...

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January 19, 2022 49 min

Ryan talks with Guillaume Boisvert, Director of Product Innovation at Sherweb about tackling the HR Challenge for IT Service Providers. Finding cybersecurity talent is at the top of the list for MSPs trying to scale their business. Guillaume tells us that adding headcount is not necessarily the answer…Objectives can be accomplished by balancing out job functions, training from within or adding new tools to make you more efficient.

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January 12, 2022 42 min

Cybersecurity in 2022 looks to be an even hotter button than years past. Cybercriminals are becoming more persistent and devious than ever…This needs to be top of mind with business this year and moving forward.

Ryan catches up with Amelia Paro, Business Development Manager with ID Agent to discuss the Sales Conversation and breaking through the SMB. ‘Tell a story to sell without selling’, Amelia tells us. Move the needle by invoki...

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December 30, 2021 40 min

Brad Gross, Technology Legal Expert, looks into the crystal ball with Ryan to discuss what lies ahead for IT Service Providers in 2022 and beyond. High points that are going to affect providers and how these can affect services and your business moving forward.

  • Microsoft NCE Pricing
  • Implied Fiduciary Duties
  • Co-Managed Services
  • Quoting Software
  • Regulations (From Cyber Insurance Companies)
  • Always very valuable information from Brad and a...

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    December 8, 2021 36 min

    ‘Assume everything is dirty’ states PC Matic Vice President Corey Munson when he catches up with Ryan to talk Application White Listing. Adoption of a Zero Trust architecture provides users with essential security that fills gaps left by reactive endpoint protection software solutions, and provides an additional layer of protection from increasingly complex cyber threats.

    For more information on PC Matic or to contact Corey, you c...

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    December 1, 2021 45 min

    Al Alper, CEO at CyberGuard 360 takes a 10,000 foot view with Ryan and a look at the mindset of our customers and regulators. As Al states, ‘They don’t want War and Peace…just tell them what they want and need to know in plain English’. Visibility – Documentation – Audit Trail…The CyberGuard 360 roadmap to winning new business at incredible margins!

    For more information on CyberGuard 360 or to contact Al, you can visit them in our ...

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    November 24, 2021 37 min

    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 MSP to get around detection tools, where controls like Zero Trust and MFA can prevent...

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    November 10, 2021 37 min

    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 perfect way to describe cybersecurity leading into 2022.

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    November 3, 2021 40 min

    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 unpack the event and the benefit to you the IT Service Provider. Hands on training and de...

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