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Full speed ahead!

Zeki Turedi, Field CTO Europe, Crowdstrike, discusses the findings of the 2024 Crowdstrike Global Threat Report, with the big increase in attack velocity perhaps the most significant trend. Zeki also covers security and the cloud, the good and the bad when it comes to AI and explains how a platform approach to cybersecurity can provide the optimum solution in terms of both preventing attacks and mitigating the impact of security incidents.

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Data protection disjoints disrupt digital transformation

Dan Middleton, Vice President UK & Ireland at Veeam, discusses the findings of the recently published Veeam Data Protection Trends Report, which reveals that cyberattacks continue to have a significant impact on businesses through outages and digital transformation disruption - with containers, hybrid architectures and the need for fast recovery plans putting significant stress on backup and recovery strategies.

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‘True’ Zero Trust delivers fast, secure IT infrastructure access

Ev Kontsevoy, CEO and CO-founder at Teleport, discusses Zero Trust as applied to IT infrastructure security, outlining the many challenges which need to be overcome in order to deliver fast access to any computing resource anywhere on the planet without having to worry about security and compliance issues. By implementing a true Zero Trust approach, Teleport ensures that every access attempt and transaction is thoroughly authenticated and authorised, significantly enhancing security.

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How best to address AI fears?

Audra Streetman, Security Strategist at Splunk SURGe, Splunk's security research team, discusses how, in today's digital landscape, misinformation and manipulated content have eroded societal trust to a critical point. Audra outlines the strategies necessary to foster a future where AI is trusted to enhance society rather than cause challenges.

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PAM platform promises positive disruption in the channel

Marcia Dempster, Vice President of Channels Americas and Global MSP at Keeper Security, discusses the company’s Privileged Access Management (PAM) platform, highlighting the ways in which it brings best of breed identity and access management technologies to trusted MSPs and their customers at a time when optimised cybersecurity solutions have never been so important for end users.

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Digital transformation is about much more than infrastructure change

Erik Nicolai, CEO of Workspace365, explains why a successful digital transformation journey is about much more than migrating to the cloud. Workspace365 provides a range of technology solutions which enable truly digital businesses, working with its Channel partners to educate and work alongside end users.

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Master MSP Services make sense for a secure future

Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners, navigates through the maze of VADs, MSPs and Marketplaces, to explain some of the significant opportunities which await forward-thinking channel organisations as they seek to optimise their cybersecurity solutions portfolios, with the ultimate aim of growing their businesses by helping end users address the seemingly ever-increasing IT security challenges they face.

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Help with selecting the right security platform

Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management, Huntsman Security, explains how MSSPs’ needs differ from enterprises when it comes to choosing the right SIEM or security monitoring platform. Visit: https://huntsmansecurity.com

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An email security success story

Dan Hoy, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Egress, explains why companies need to understand today’s heightened cyber security risk and implement intelligent email security solutions as part of a defence-in-depth strategy and goes on to outline how Egress, working through its channel partners, is experiencing significant growth thanks to its ‘best-of-breed’ solutions.

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Time to take seriously Active Directory security?

Guido Grillenmeier, Principal Technologist EMEA at identity security pioneer, Semperis, discusses the company’s recent research which reveals that too many organisations are still failing to address Active Directory security gaps. The good news is that, those who do tackle this problem and engage expert help see a massive improvement in their security posture.

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Making the transition to managed services – the major channel driver

Kunal Kaul, Cisco Managing Director, Partner Managed Services & SP RTM, EMEA, discusses a recent Cisco/Canalys report, which reveals that IT Channel partners anticipate significant growth in 2023, with the main driver being managed services. Technology-wise, the cybersecurity focus remains a major driver, alongside managing IT complexity, the AI opportunity and sustainability.

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CIOs

Michael Cantor, CIO at Park Place Technologies, discusses how the role of the CIO continues to change and develop with the new challenges and opportunities presented by the world of technology. In addition to the CIO’s ‘traditional’ role of ensuring the smooth running of the IT department, as well as understanding how new technologies might impact on the business, the role now demands many new skills: sustainability, business intelligence and analytics to technology lifecycle, digital transformation, and customer experience.

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Precryption presents a major cybersecurity opportunity for the Channel

Jon Kane, Channel & Alliances Director EMEA, Gigamon, explains the recent introduction of Gigamon Precryption technology as part of several cybersecurity focused innovations featuring in the latest 6.4 version of the GigaVUE software release. Jon also highlights the opportunity Gigamon’s combined networking, security and observability solutions offer to the Channel as more and more end users look for strategic technology trusted advisors.

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HP helps partners to embrace sustainability and the circular economy

Neil MacDonald, UK & Ireland Channel Director for HP Inc., discusses the importance of sustainability to the IT Channel, with a major opportunity for companies to become environmental trusted advisors to end users. Neil outlines the many programmes and initiatives which HP has developed to address key sustainability issues, such as a packaging re-think, tech take back and closed loop recycling, all of which help their Channel partners to deliver measurable sustainability benefits to their customers.

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