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Free Online Summit for IT Service Providers
Turn Cybersecurity Services into Big Business Growth
If you’re not offering security services to your clients now, you’re putting your customer relationships at risk and missing out on one of the largest and most profitable opportunities in IT today. 
AUGUST 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST
Register now for FULL access to all of the online presentations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This event is for IT consultants, VARs, Integrators and Managed Service Providers.
If you offer cybersecurity, data backup and recovery, or other networking services, then we'd love to have you!
Join Us for the Latest Online Summit 
from the Publisher of ChannelPro and IoT Playbook.
Cybersecurity is by far the biggest threat to businesses worldwide, and the biggest challenge – and opportunity – for integrators and solution providers. The event features a full day of online education, best practices, and training on protecting your clients with profitable security offerings.
If you are:
  •  An Integrator
  •  A Solution Provider
  •  An MSP
...and, if you are interested in relevant and forward-thinking education, best practices, and training on protecting your clients with profitable security offerings, then you do not want to miss out on this event.
Live online August 14, 2019 @ 8AM
...Until midnight. Then available on demand. This one-day event will be completely online to easily fit into your busy schedule with no travel required.
Cybersecurity: Protection for Your Clients, Profits for You
Whether you’re just starting a cybersecurity line of business or getting ready to ramp up your advanced security services, this Free Expert Guide offers a glossary of terms and technology, a look at the threat landscape, tips for selling cybersecurity, how compliance regulations may impact the Internet of Things, and peer advice on leveraging the Dark Web for dollars.

We will send you a download link when you register for the online summit.
Our agenda is still being fine-tuned, but currently includes:
✔️ An insider’s tour of today’s terrifying threat landscape

If you think ransomware, DDoS attacks, and business email compromise scams are scary, wait until our panel of security insiders give you their take on current and emerging exploits. It’s a sobering visit to the cybercrime front lines filled with information you can use to help customers understand exactly why—and how badly—they need cybersecurity help from channel pros like you.
Ian Thornton-Trump,
Jayson Ferron
✔️ Proven tips on winning in cybersecurity

Listen in as ChannelPro’s Colleen Frye talks one-to-one with three of your channel pro peers about proven best practices for launching a security practice, selling security services, and more.
Frank Bravata,
Mike Bloomfield,
Karl Bickmore
✔️ Selling Backup: What Leading MSPs Do Differently

Backup is a multi-layered security strategy’s last line of defense. It can also be a serious money-maker if you know the right ways to package, price, and position it. Join SolarWinds MSP’s Chris Groot for an in-depth look at the techniques best-in-class MSPs use to turn BDR from just another managed service into fuel for growth.
Chris Groot
✔️ How to generate profits from regulatory compliance

For end users in regulated industries, regulatory compliance is an unavoidable fact of life. For you, it’s a chance to generate stickier customer relationships and enjoy higher security margins. Let our panel of experts show you how to use compliance assessments and consulting as the cornerstone of a profitable, end-to-end cybersecurity service practice.
Mike Semel,
Robert Boles,
Paul Redding
✔️ Edge-to-core advice on securing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a huge and growing market menaced by an equally huge and growing range of security risks. Fortunately, our IoT security experts are here to provide concrete advice on protecting IoT solutions at the edge of the network, in the cloud, and everywhere in between.
Richard Stiennon,
Syed Zaeem Hosain,
Todd Weber
✔️ Advice on turning security vendor partnerships into security practice success

An exploration of the unknown, underutilized, and underappreciated ways vendors and distributors can help your security business grow faster and go further.
Tim Brown
Mark Ballegeer
David Bennett
Alex Ryals
Dan Tomaszewski

✔️ The Ideal Security Stack

Looking to launch a security practice? You’ve probably got plenty of questions. What solutions should you offer? Should you partner with a security specialist or go it alone? What kinds of packages and pricing models should you use? Drawing on his real-world experiences as a security service provider, channel pro Joshua Liberman will provide the answers you need to get a thriving security business up and running.
Joshua Liberman
✔️ How to sell cybersecurity without being a security expert

Join consultant and managed services pioneer Erick Simpson for a guided step-by-step tour of a proven process for generating leads, uncovering end-user security needs, and creating high-profit security service bundles.
Erick Simpson
✔️ Spotting today’s 5 hottest security and compliance opportunities

Channel pros who know how to identify and qualify security and compliance opportunities make more money. From regulatory requirements to supply chain vulnerabilities and beyond, security expert Steve Rutkovitz has the lowdown on how to dramatically increase your security and compliance revenue by focusing on these top 5 drivers.
Mark Smith
Steve Rutkovitz
David Bennett
CEO, Axcient
David Bennett is the Chief Executive Officer at Axcient. Bennett brings more than 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, including senior executive positions with leading IT companies. He is a proven leader with the ability to take technology companies to the next level of revenue growth and innovation.
Prior to Axcient, Bennett served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Webroot where he achieved 19 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth.  Before his tenure at Webroot, Bennett was executive director, EMEA at Lenovo and responsible for product marketing and all go-to-market activities for the “Think” business. He launched the Lenovo Consumer PC business, driving the fastest growth in Lenovo's history across 37 countries. 
Bennett also served as general manager of channel sales for EMEA at Sony, where he transformed a direct sales model into a full channel model. Prior to Sony, he held executive leadership roles at Kingston Technology and Tech Data.
Ian Thornton-Trump
CTO, Octopi Managed Services Inc.
Ian Thornton-Trump, CD, CEH, CNDA, CSA+ is an ITIL certified IT professional with over 20 years of experience in IT security and information technology. From 1989 to 1992, Ian served with the Canadian Forces (CF), Military Intelligence Branch; in 2002, he joined the CF Military Police Reserves and retired as a Public Affairs Officer in 2013. In Canada, Octopi Managed Services Inc. delivers managed security services to high-profile legal firms, and in the UK, Octopi Research Labs Ltd. undertakes security consulting and threat intelligence engagements. As the Cyber Vulnerability and Threat Hunting Team Manager for Ladbrokes Coral Group plc., Ian has an in-depth understanding of the threats that small, medium, and enterprise businesses face on a daily basis.
Jayson Ferron
CISO , Interactive Security Training 
Jayson Ferron is an information security subject matter expert (SME) with multiple certifications. He has more than 40 years of professional experience, which includes security and compliance, integration and transformation initiatives, IS management process, and operational metrics definition and documentation. As a noted speaker and author, Jay has presented at many events including user groups, computer trade shows, DoD and federal conferences, ISPCON, TechEd, and WPC.

He has expertise in implementing IT governance frameworks such as NIST, ISO, and Cobit. Jay helps organizations move to increase the value attained from IT, enabling alignment and simplifying implementation of the security framework. He also advises companies on developing a security process that includes policies, standards, procedures, guidelines, and controls based on needs. In addition, Jay leads risk assessment processes that include vulnerability assessment/management and penetration testing. Other areas of expertise include disaster recovery planning, implementation, and testing; and training auditors and IT personal on industry standards such as FF/EC Information Technology, NIST, GLB, SOX, HIPAA, PCI, COBIT, ISO, and more.

Jay is president of the Connecticut Chapter of ISSCA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and a Microsoft MVP.

Joshua Liberman
President , Net Sciences Inc. 
Joshua Liberman is president and founder of Net Sciences Inc. He started PC Services in 1990, providing Novell networking and becoming a Master CNE. Since starting Net Sciences in 1996, Joshua has built and secured hundreds of networks in New Mexico and the area. Joshua has been a rock and ice climber, martial artist, and lifelong photographer. He speaks five languages and has traveled across five continents. Joshua writes, travels, does travel and event photography, and raises Siberian Huskies with his wife and best friend of 22 years, Heidi Olsen, who calls him the Most Interesting Geek in the World.
Paul Redding
CEO, Carlin Bradley LLC

Paul is CEO of Carlin Bradley, a business solutions provider based in Memphis, TN. Paul has been in the IT and Managed Services arena for over 10 years, launching Carlin Bradley in 2013. In recent years this "MSP" startup has evolved into its current incarnation- a "BSP" focused exclusively on delivering a comprehensive compliance and security solution for the medical and DoD manufacturing verticals.

When not traveling to visit clients and attend industry events Paul spends his time with his wife and two young children bouncing between the local Comic Cons and fishing as often as the weather (and wife) allows.
Richard Stiennon
Chief Research Analyst

Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 2,200 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 31 countries on six continents. He is the author of "Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey and Surviving Cyberwar" (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, "There Will Be Cyberwar."

He writes for Forbes, CSO Magazine, and The Analyst Syndicate. He is a member of the advisory board at the Information Governance Initiative and sits on the Responsible Recycling Technical Advisory Committee, the standard for electronic waste. Stiennon was Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco Technology Group, the Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. and VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Prior to that he was VP Research at Gartner, Inc. He is currently writing the first history of the IT security industry. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and his MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London. Follow @cyberwar on Twitter.
Erick Simpson
Chief Strategist ,
Co-founder of one of the first "pure play" MSPs in the industry, and creator of the MSP Mastered Methodology for Managed Services business performance improvement and the Vendor Channel Maturity Level Index that identifies IT channel program maturation for strategic growth, Erick Simpson is a strategic technology business growth and transformation specialist. He is experienced in improving top- and bottom-line business performance by increasing operational efficiencies, boosting marketing and lead-generation outcomes, accelerating sales velocity, shortening sales cycles, and maximizing service efficiencies.

With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry as an enterprise CIO, MSP, strategic coach and consultant, Erick is a business process improvement expert with hundreds of successful IT solution provider, MSP, cloud, and security practice business improvement consulting engagement outcomes.

One of the most prolific, recognized, and sought-after business improvement and transformation experts, authors, and speakers in the industry, Erick has contributed to numerous industry publications and spoken at hundreds of events.

His published works include "The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice," the definitive book on Managed Services; “The Best I.T. Sales & Marketing BOOK EVER!”; “The Best I.T. Service Delivery BOOK EVER!”; and “The Best NOC and Service Desk Operations BOOK EVER!”; along with 50 Best Practice Guides.

Consulting Services for MSPs and Channel Vendors:

Frank Bravata
President , Cyber Brigade
Frank Bravata is a technology expert, serial entrepreneur, public speaker, best-selling author, podcaster and Veterans’ supporter. His company, Cyber Brigade, leverages his military experience to bring cutting-edge cybersecurity and technology solutions to his clients. He has been interviewed and written for outlets such as Reuters, The New York Times, Forbes, The Daily News, Long Island Business News, MarketWatch, Newsday, Business Solutions Magazine. CNBC, Fast Company, WLIX Radio, LI News Radio, and many more.
Mike Bloomfield
President , Tekie Geek 
Mike Bloomfield is the president geek of Tekie Geek, a managed service provider based in Staten Island, N.Y. Mike is regularly published in numerous IT publications including ChannelPro magazine and others.

Mike has had a passion for technology since an early age and has continued to push forward and ensures that he is always in the forefront of all technological advances. Mike has been honored with a number of awards from the business community such as King of Staten Island, Stars Under 40, SIEDC 20 Under 40, Channel Futures MSP 501, and various other awards.

When Mike isn’t focusing on his business, he’s spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter, who give him the drive to keep going. He’s a true geek at heart and it becomes quite obvious when you start to talk Game of Thrones or Star Wars with Mike. Mike is also a proud Kiwanian and sits on a number of committees and boards throughout the local Staten Island community.
Karl Bickmore
CEO , Snap Tech IT 
Karl formed an IT consultancy in January of 2000 as a side interest. In 2009 he saw the opportunity to move it into a managed service practice that focused on sound IT practices along with cybersecurity and compliance. He hired his first employee in 2009 and has grown it quickly since. The business was founded in the Phoenix market and now also has offices in Atlanta and San Francisco. Karl serves on the advisory council for ConnectWise as well as Sophos. He is married to his high school sweetheart and has three amazing children ranging from 16 to 20 years old. In his free time he sings first tenor in a professional choral group.
Mike Semel
Founder and CEO , Semel Consulting LLC 
Mike Semel is a noted thought leader, speaker, blogger, and best-selling author. He is the President and Chief Security Officer of Semel Consulting, focused on HIPAA and other regulations, cybersecurity, and business continuity planning. Mike is a certified business continuity professional through the Disaster Recovery Institute, a Certified HIPAA Professional, Certified Security Compliance Specialist, and co-author of the Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP) certification course.

He has owned or managed technology companies for over 30 years; served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a hospital and a K-12 school district; and managed operations at an online backup company. Mike has spoken to many audiences including the medical team at the Kennedy Space Center and the New York State Cyber Security conference, and the 2019 National HIPAA Summit. He is the best-selling author of "How to Avoid HIPAA Headaches."
Syed Zaeem Hosain
CTO, Aeris
Syed Zaeem Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’ networks and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and is a member of the founding executive team of Aeris. Mr. Hosain has more than 38 years of experience in the semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Chris Groot
VP, Product Strategy, Solarwinds
Chris has worked with SolarWinds Backup since 2010, from its early launch into the North American MSP market. Chris has 16 years of SaaS-based business experience, focused on bringing innovative products to market. His familiarity with MSPs provides valuable expertise in helping end customers understand the importance of MSP-provided data protection. 
Tim Brown
VP of Security, Solarwinds MSP
Tim Brown is currently the Vice President of security for SolarWinds, overseeing internal IT security, product security, and security strategy. As a former Dell Fellow and CTO, Tim deeply understands the challenges and aspirations of the person responsible for driving digital innovation and change.

Tim has over 20 years of experience developing and implementing security technology. Nationally, his trusted advisor status has taken him from meeting with members of Congress and the Senate to the Situation Room in the White House. He is a member of the advisory board for Clemson University and holds 18 issued patents on security-related topics.

Mark Ballegeer
Systems Engineer, Barracuda MSP
In 2016, Mark Ballegeer joined the Barracuda MSP team and ever since, he has played a key role in educating our current and prospective partners. Mark graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s in business administration and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. With over twelve years in the IT security industry, Mark continually builds and shares his industry knowledge by providing hands-on demonstrations and helping our partners understand the complexity involved with fully securing their SMB’s data.

Todd Weber
CTO, Optiv Security
Todd Weber is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Optiv Security. Todd joined Accuvant in 2005 and held the positions of Senior Security Consultant, Sales Engineer, Solutions Director, Vice President of Managed Security Services, and Vice President of Partner Research and Strategy.

Todd has worked with some of the largest companies in the world developing and deploying information security strategies and architectures. The Office of the CTO spearheads Optiv’s efforts on technology and integration testing security technology solutions to help clients make better informed decisions in selecting the correct technology suite. Todd works with technology manufacturers, clients, venture capital, private equity firms and leading research institutions to help develop Optiv’s overall strategy with technology partners and on incubating new and innovative cybersecurity solutions.

Prior to Optiv, Mr. Weber held core networking and security positions with ACS and Halliburton. He has over 20 years experience in IT engineering, cybersecurity and operations and has over 15 years of experience in the IT security field. Mr. Weber holds a B. S. from Virginia Tech.
Mark Smith
Business Development Director, ChannelPro Network
Mark Smith is the Business Development Director of The ChannelPro Network, the premiere resource for growing IT service companies. Mark was was the Founder of Windows NT Magazine, with a reach of 1.5M unique enterprise IT professionals in 160 countries. Mark sold Windows NT Magazine to Penton Media for $100M. EH Media has helped customer's generate thousands of leads, and Mark teaches these marketing automation techniques to MSPs through his online mentoring program called Recurring Profits Mastery. 
Steve Rutkovitz
Founder and CEO, Choice Cybersecurity
Steve Rutkovitz, founder and CEO of Choice Cybersecurity, enables leading MSPs to offer turnkey security and compliance solutions. Steve has a unique understanding of the needs within the managed services industry, having spent the last 20 years building and selling companies. He has successfully tapped into the security and compliance market, developing an innovative approach: Assess, Address, Maintain, helping MSPs safeguard their clients. Steve is known throughout the industry as an expert helping MSPs develop strategies that generate new business and increase monthly recurring revenue.
The Axcient Business Availability suite is the proven business continuity and cloud migration solution for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). The Axcient Business Availability suite includes Replibit, BRC, CloudFinder, Anchor, Fusion, and the Axcient Cloud. MSPs and their clients depend on Axcient to protect their data and ensure business continuity in the event of security breaches, human error and natural disasters. The Axcient focus on partner experience has resulted in more than 3,000 MSP customers throughout the US, Europe, and Australia. Axcient is based in Denver, CO. For more information, visit
Barracuda MSP
As the MSP-dedicated business unit of Barracuda Networks, Barracuda MSP enables IT managed service providers to offer multi-layered security and data protection services to their customers through their award-winning products and purpose-built MSP management platforms.
Barracuda MSP’s partners-first approach focuses on providing enablement resources, channel expertise, and robust, scalable MSP solutions designed around the way managed service providers create solutions and do business.
ID Agent
ID Agent provides the channel’s leading Dark Web monitoring and security awareness training solutions, available exclusively through the reseller channel, to MSPs worldwide. Its flagship product, Dark Web ID, delivers validated intelligence to identify, analyze and monitor for compromised or stolen employee and customer data. This data helps protect businesses from risk of a breach, while its prospecting tool opens doors for MSPs to begin security conversations. The company’s BullPhish ID provides cybersecurity awareness training and phishing simulation geared to the non-technical end user, to enhance a company’s overall cybersecurity and further safeguard corporate systems.
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Solarwinds MSP
Solarwinds MSP delivers the only 100% SaaS, fully cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) platform, backed by collective intelligence and the highest levels of layered security. Solarwinds MSP's products including Risk Intelligence, Remote Management, Backup & Disaster Recovery, Mail and Service Desk – comprise the market’s most widely-trusted integrated solution. Deployed on over two million endpoints across 240,000 networks, the platform has the industry vision to define and deliver the future of the market. Solarwinds MSP provides the most comprehensive IT security available as well as features powered by prescriptive analytics and machine learning. Solarwind MSP's passion is helping IT professionals secure and manage their systems and data through actionable insights, rewriting the rules of IT.

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