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!
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.
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?).
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.
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!
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.
Contributor Josh Liberman (Net Sciences) provides the dets on DattoCon with respect to product stack releases (e.g. a private cloud solution, etc.). Then he talks about the “Hallway 101” aspects of meeting/greeting fellow attendees. We also discuss maturity in the industry that is being dominated by a handful of big players (Datto, Kaseya, ConnectWise, Continuum for example).
Community members will remember Mike Hanauer for his stewardship at Datto. Now he’s a force behind security startup SKOUT as the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) . SKOUT is leading the way with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning “augmentation” to provide relevant cybersecurity skills for humans. How cool is that!?!?! Watch this vid to connect the dots between the human factor (e.g. WetWare between the ears) and analyzing security events, resulting in alerts that led to remediation.
Contributor Larry Doyle jumps up to the Big Leagues this month with an infrastructure conversation that touches on hyper convergence, etc. It’s about using big tools to put it all into a single pane of glass. And Doyle explains the ease with which you can easily expand capacity with the right infrastructure.
A lot of partners make mistakes in the first 24-hours of trying to help customers in a CyberAttack, according to Justin Kalhoff (founder of Infogressive).
• Do not turn computers off (for example – there is forensic information in RAM memory that provides clues)
• Do not install software
• Don’t dirty up the crime scene
• And more tips in this MUST WATCH interview!
A busy Jay Garcia from Fortinet shared insights into the FortiVet Program he manages at the recent DattoCon conference. Fortinet was recently recognized by Military Times as a top 100 Best for Vets Employers 2019 for its culture, FortiVet Program, and policies and resources for veterans, service members, and their families. Garcia shared the following insights in our interview.
Contributor Andrew Bettany takes the lead on focusing on the second leg of the Microsoft 365 product stack: Windows. Bettany has just shipped an exam cram on MD-100 and we’re the first community to interview him about it. This exam for IT Pros and MSPs focuses on planning, deployment and, to a lesser extent, on-going administration. If you’ve tracked Bettany, you know this is a must watch video.
Here is a peek at Bettany’s MD-100 book: Prepare for Microsoft Exam MD-100: Windows 10—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills and knowledge required to deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor Windows devices and client applications. Designed for Windows administrators, Exam Ref MD-100: Windows 10 focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Associate level.