Ingram Micro Security Summit Highlights Human Element of Cybersecurity

Eighty-five percent of breaches have involved a human element.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

June 18, 2021

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Thursday’s Ingram Micro Security Summit focused on the human element of cybersecurity and all of the opportunities afforded to the distributors’ channel partners.

Eighty-five percent of breaches have involved a human element and 61% involved credentials, according to Ingram Micro. That’s why leaving the human element to chance while securing your environment can have disastrous consequences.


Ingram Micro’s Eric Kohl

Eric Kohl is Ingram Micro‘s vice president of cybersecurity and data center. He said based on recent news, the cybersecurity industry “just gets crazier and crazier.”

“With the ransomware epidemic and the pandemic, it’s absolutely terrifying,” he said. “So to be able to sit in this seat at Ingram Micro in between our partner community and our vendor channel partners is just an amazing place to be.”

Security Strategy

Ingram Micro’s security strategy is simple, Kohl said.

“We want to help our partners to be more proactive and profitable, and highly trusted security advisors,” he said. “And we live up to that each and every day. Everything we do rolls up to that strategy. We have a talented go-to-market team, from operations to financial solutions, to sales, to order management, and hundreds of cybersecurity practitioners led by our Delta Force team.”

Ingram Micro takes a framework approach to create, build and deliver multi-vendor, comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, Kohl said.

“And we’ve got an award-winning portfolio with an ecosystem of cybersecurity services and solutions that’s really unmatched in the industry,” he said. “Bottom line, you should never, ever have to say no to a need from your client around cybersecurity with Ingram Micro in your corner. We want to help you be more profitable, highly trusted security advisors.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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