Ransomware Grabbing More Headlines, But Other Cyber Threats Loom

The magnitude and amount of threat vectors is perhaps more alarming than ransomware.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

May 9, 2022

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Ransomware may be grabbing most of the headlines, but other cybersecurity threats and issues are keeping partners and their customers up at night.

Evolving attack methods, the blurring of lines between attackers and the ongoing shortage of cybersecurity talent are all adding to partners and customers’ stress.

So beyond the ransomware headlines, what threats are facing partners and their customers?

Our cybersecurity roundtable at the 2022 Channel Partners Conference and Expo addressed this topic. This is the second in a series of articles highlighting various topics addressed by the roundtable. The first was on partner stress from the M&A frenzy.

Panelists included:

  • Scott Barlow, Sophos‘ vice president of global MSP and cloud alliances.

  • Jon Bove, Fortinet’s vice president of channel sales.

  • Justin Crotty, Netenrich‘s senior vice president of channels.

  • Kristi Houssiere, Trellix‘s senior director of global channel strategy and operations.

  • Matt Lantinga, NTT Application Security‘s vice president of sales and global strategic accounts.

  • Joe Sykora, Proofpoint’s senior vice president of worldwide channels and partner sales.

  • Brian Thomas, Malwarebytes’ vice president of worldwide MSP and channel programs.

See our slideshow above for more from the roundtable about the biggest threats facing partners and customers.

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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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