Microsoft has discovered malicious activity by a state-sponsored threat actor based in China.

Claudia Adrien

June 2, 2023

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There are seven individuals we’re featuring for making waves this week at companies such as TD Synnex, Veeam, Kaseya, Zendesk and more. Our weekly roundup (see slideshow above) highlights the people behind Channel Futures most-read stories.

First up is Veeam. The company is coming off its VeeamOn 2023 conference with some critical information about cybersecurity. According to its recent ransomware trends report, 85% of respondents said they were a victim of at least one ransomware attack in the past year. Company officials are resigned. Ransomware is an inevitability, they said.

Maybe this is the ideal time to mention Kaseya’s Mike Puglia, who made the list. In our reporting, he espouses the benefits of Kaseya’s Cyber Insurance Fast Track Program. Kaseya is partnering with Cysurance to provide up to $1.5 million in cybersecurity insurance coverage to MSPs and other partners.

Changing directions, our most-read story involved – and no big surprise here – another layoff. Customer experience software company Zendesk laid off 8% of its global workforce,  or approximately 320 people. The reason? A combination of macroeconomic conditions and streamlining costs. In this climate, there’s talk of CEOs preparing companies for a recession. Will layoffs be the norm for the near future?

Speaking of the future, join us next time for Channel People Making Waves. If you didn’t catch our last edition, you can find it here.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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