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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. 
How To Profit From The Billions of Dollars Your Clients Are Already Spending On Cyber Security
How To Generate Security Sales Even If You're Not a Security Expert
August 14, 2019
8am - Midnight EST
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Join Us for the Latest Online Summit 
from the Publisher of ChannelPro and IoT Playbook.
▪️ Why Are ChannelPro & IoT Playbook Producing This Summit? ▪️
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.
▪️ Who Should Attend ▪️
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.
▪️ When Is the Event? ▪️
Live online August 14, 2019, and then available on demand. This one-day event will be completely online to easily fit into your busy schedule.
▪️ The Topics Being Covered ▪️
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.
✔️ 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.
✔️ 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.
✔️ 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.
✔️ 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.
✔️ Building your security business

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.
✔️ 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.
▪️ Presenter Biographies ▪️
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.
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 the founder and CEO of Semel Consulting LLC. He is an internationally recognized compliance and security expert, has owned or managed IT VAR/MSP businesses for more than 30 years, and has served as the chief information officer for a hospital and a K-12 school district. He was also employed as the chief operating officer for an online backup vendor. Mike is recognized as a HIPAA thought leader throughout the healthcare and IT industries and has spoken at numerous conferences, including the NASA Occupational Health Conference at the Kennedy Space Center and the New York State Cyber Security Conference. He has developed classes for HIPAA certification and consults with healthcare organizations and business associates to help build strong cybersecurity and compliance programs.
Rory Sanchez
CEO , True Digital Security
Rory Sanchez is CEO of True Digital Security, a full-service IT security and compliance company offering clients operational intelligence and enhanced visibility into their IT, security, and compliance programs, and assisting them in raising the maturity level of those programs. Rory is the visionary responsible for the company's strategic direction and high-level architecture of its award-winning management platform, GN Secure, a comprehensive offering that has positioned True as a recognized leader in IT/cloud and security management.
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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.

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