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Black Hat: Harry’s Summary

WOW – first time and will repeat. This is a deeply technical conference that touches all the bases when it comes to security. While the floor was more customer friendly, there were partner managers in the different exhibitions that could speak towards making money with security services. Bottom line? Over 20,000 attendees and 500+ sponsors engaging in a deeply technical conference. See you next year!

Black Hat: Saving Time with Trustfi

Jason Green from Trustifi spends a few minutes with Harry at the recent Black Hat security conference to explain how to save time implementing email security. You could take many hours to do it yourself inside the Microsoft 365 family or you can engage Trustfi to do it for you and, ergo, your customers.

On the Road –Firewall Relevance


Contributor Larry Doyle has figured out an interesting way to take a summer vacation cycling across Europe yet still staying in touch with the Microsoft 365 Nation! (Full disclosure: his trip is partially sponsored by StorageCraft, a backup vendor) But the real story is Larry’s analysis about the need for a physical v. cloud-based firewall (or both?).

Fraser Capital One Hack and AWS’s Role

Contributor Michael Fraser (Refractr) lives in the world of cloud-based platforms and infrastructure so he’s deeply qualified to speak towards the recent well-know 100m record hack. Fraser puts it all into context that AWS is unlikely to incur liability for the Capital One security breach.

Security Awareness Training has the HOT HAND!


Contributor Denis Wilson talks about the importance of staff training as a first defense against the bad guys in the cybersecurity realm. It’s a surpsiingly profitable revenue opportunity to provide security awareness training to clients. And you’ll feel good along the way providing an incredibly valuable service to your client. The “process” includes several steps starting with short Web-based training resources followed by…you’ll have to watch the vid for the rest LOL!

My Feedback on DattoCon 2019

Contributor Frank Ohlhorst gets the last word on DattoCon 2019 – the recent industry event in San Diego. Ohlhorst ticks of conference announcements including re-engineering the platform, better integrating Autotask with backup, simplified licensing, better support, etc. “It was about Datto’s focus on doing all the things they should be doing.” Catch the conversation on automation and workflow management starting at 3:00+ in the vid.