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Zero Trust World: ThreatLocker Hopes MSPs Get 'Smarter' About Fighting Attacks

Zero Trust World is about deep diving into the threat landscape and knowing your enemies.

Edward Gately

February 2, 2023

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THREATLOCKER ZERO TRUST WORLD — Day one of ThreatLocker‘s Zero Trust World kicked off with CEO Danny Jenkins telling attendees he hopes they walk away a little smarter about zero trust and cybersecurity.

The conference in Orlando has attracted attendees from across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary and more.

“Zero trust is a way of thinking,” Jenkins (pictured above) said. “Only give access where it is required. We hope you go away knowing something you didn’t know before.”

Learning to Stop Ransomware Attacks

If attendees can stop ransomware attacks based on what they learn at Zero Trust World, that’s an accomplishment, Jenkins said.

“We have people coming over wanting to learn how to secure their environment, people both in the MSP community, but also IT directors who just want to know, ‘What am I missing here?’ This is the biggest Zero Trust World we’ve ever had and we expect it to be bigger again next year.”

ThreatLocker wants people to be more aware of what zero trust means, what they can do tangibly in their environment, and how zero trust protects them from cyber threats, Jenkins said.

“People often see it as this magical product,” he said. “And the problem is, with cybersecurity it’s been smoke and mirrors for too long. Now we’re saying, ‘Look, these are tangible things you can do’ – take away permissions, lock down your environments – and we want people to be more aware of that, but also more aware of the threats, more aware of how easy it is to steal someone’s data, to gain access to someone’s network. So we’re hoping from the labs, people can get hands-on experience and [say], ‘Oh, I can actually get around someone’s security here.'”

Sami Jenkins is ThreatLocker’s COO and co-founder. She said attendees can “smarten up” their employees at Zero Trust World via hacking labs.

“Our team can show them what to do to prevent these cyberattacks,” she said.

See our slideshow above for more from Zero Trust World.

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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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