ChannelPro DEFEND: East

Wednesday, 7 August 2024 2:00 PM - Thursday, 8 August 2024 5:00 PM EDT

515 U.S. 1 South, Iselin, NJ, 08830, United States

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Wednesday, 7 August 2024 2:00 PM - Thursday, 8 August 2024 5:00 PM EDT

Delta Hotels Woodbridge, 515 U.S. 1 South, Iselin, NJ, 08830, United States.

This event will feature workshops, expanded sessions, and networking time to go deep on all things security. Topics covered include ransomware, phishing, identity verification, backup and data recovery, zero trust principles and more. IT solution providers and managed service providers (MSPs) of all types are encouraged to attend.

SESSIONS INCLUDE:

Attacking the Insider Threat Problem Head-on: Insider threats are the "friendly fire" of the business world.  Employees, former staff, and industry partners can destroy an entire business by misusing technology or allowing threat actors in. Join our panel of experts as they providereal-world examples of insiders abusing their access.  They'll detail how those risks could have been mitigated and identify their favorite tools and educational strategies. Follow along as we chart an MSP's role in safeguarding corporate assets from the dangers that lie within. 

Compliance is More than an Add-On, It's a Moneymaker: Regulatory requirements are a maze for most organizations. But that means IT providers with a strong understanding of compliance have a strong competitive advantage in the marketplace. In this engaging panel discussion, we'll quiz industry experts on the best ways to incorporate compliance consulting into a winning service portfolio. We'll also discuss the dangers your MSP can face if you overpromise and under-deliver in this critically important area of modern business. 

Live Demo: Battle of the Hackers: White Hat vs. a Top Security Expert: Dive into the world of cybersecurity with our live demonstration, "Battle of the Hackers: White Hat versus a Top Security Expert” Witness firsthand as an ethical hacker reveals the art of penetrating networks, using the same techniques that real cybercriminals exploit. Concurrently, a seasoned security professional will demonstrate real-time detection, mitigation, and reporting of these breaches. 

This session is a must-attend for IT professionals seeking to fortify their networks against cyber threats. Gain critical insights into the mindset of attackers and the strategies of defenders, improve your preparedness, and learn how to protect your digital assets effectively. 

Mastering the Cybersecurity Onboarding Process: Client onboarding is a critical process that sets the tone for a successful and enduring client relationship. When it comes to security services, facilitating a smooth transition is even more important. This session is dedicated to helping you master the art of efficient client onboarding, ensuring a smooth progression from prospect to satisfied client. 

Key Highlights: 

  • The Onboarding Journey: Understand the ideal client onboarding process from start to finish while baking in security best practices 
  • Setting Expectations: Explore techniques for meeting and exceeding client expectations 
  • Documentation and Compliance: Discover techniques for gathering information and building process to ensure compliance with applicable laws and industry regulations. 

Our experts are ready to share their experiences with mitigating risk while establishing enduring relationships with new customers. 

Brand New Ways to Use AI to Improve Your Security: In this dynamic session, we unveil six powerful ways AI can strengthen your MSP’s security, foster resilience, and represent the “gold standard” whichyour clients can emulate. 

Discover how to safeguard identities, data, and infrastructure by addressing threats quickly and proactively, automating workflows, harnessing AI-driven analytics, producing technically sound security documentation, and more!  

MSPs are in the crosshairs of threat actors. Don't miss this opportunity to build up your own security best practices while leveraging the most incredible, cutting-edge tools available. 

Selling UP! Powerful Security-Focused Strategies for Winning Bigger Account: Some IT services companies are happy to sell to the smallest of SMB companies. But with many micro-sized accounts, the ROI just isn’t there. In this informative session, we'll share expert guidance on how cybersecurity can help you make the leap up-market. 

Learn how to win over decisionmakers and build a service delivery engine to support their needs. Find out how industry partners and peers can be an invaluable resource as you upscale your clientele. 

Embrace your opportunity to become the next great security partner for businesses of 50-1000 seats! 

Closing Keynote: Strengthening Your Cybersecurity Value Proposition: Resources & Advice from CISA: MSPs that add new cybersecurity services can experience a lift in revenues, an uptick in interest from prospective clients, and cement their role as a trusted advisor. Partnering with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) makes that journey faster and easier with no-cost tools, training programs, incident response assistance, and best practices guides.

In this dynamic keynote presentation, CISA’s State Coordinator Christopher Kay will speak to the challenges MSPs face in today’s threat landscape. Then he’ll highlight actionable steps that CISA partners can take to foster sustainable growth in their cybersecurity practice. Time will be reserved for Q&A and we invite you to bring your questions to this interactive session.

Cancellation policy

If you reserve a hotel room, your reservation confirmation number will be sent to you one week before the show. If you do not attend the event at all and do not send us an email of your cancellation by July 31, 2024, your reservation fee will not be refunded.
 
Please email us at events@channelpronetwork.com if you need to modify or cancel your registration or hotel reservation.

 

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Angela Hogaboom
Principal Consultant
Cyber Compliance Group

Angela Hogaboom, Principal Consultant at Cyber Compliance Group, has over a decade of IT and cybersecurity experience. She has helped hundreds of SMBs achieve compliance with CMMC, NYCR500, and other frameworks, and aided MSPs and Channel Partners in productizing security services. Angela holds a Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance and is multi-certified in cyber operations, analysis, programming, and penetration testing. Angela has been guest host on multiple episodes of Channel Pro TV and a speaker on various cybersecurity panels. She has served on the boards of nonprofits supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in cybersecurity. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, spending time with her kids, and exploring new places.

About Angela Hogaboom

Principal Consultant
Cyber Compliance Group
AnnMarie Santamarina
CEO
AMS Unlimited

AnnMarie Santamarina, author, consultant, + connection coach, leverages 25+ years in IT leadership to guide individuals globally through her transformative coaching program, "Moving From Autopilot to Intentionally Connected." With a unique perspective honed from two decades as an MSP owner + thirty years in the IT industry, she is passionate about helping her clients effect profound life changes through purposeful action. Based in NYC, AnnMarie is a travel enthusiast who draws inspiration from connecting with others throughout the globe.

About AnnMarie Santamarina

CEO
AMS Unlimited
Anthony Oren
CEO
Nero Consulting

Anthony Oren is the owner of Nero Consulting, a Managed Service Security Provider, which helps companies use technology to succeed and stay secure! Today Anthony and his team continuously study the foundations, frameworks, best practices and trends to create the best security policies and postures for clients. They’ve recently been ranked #20 out of a global list of Top 501 MSPs.

About Anthony Oren

CEO
Nero Consulting
Christopher Kay
Cybersecurity State Coordinator
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Christopher Kay is New Jersey’s Cybersecurity State Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He retired as a Captain from the New Jersey State Police with over 22 years of experience in assignments involving personal, cyber, and physical risk management. Chris is an Army veteran and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He maintains Board Certifications from ISC2 as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP). He resides in northern NJ with his wife and four children, is active serving at his local church, and can often be found in the woods near his home mountain biking.

About Christopher Kay

Cybersecurity State Coordinator
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Dawn Sizer
CEO
3rd Element Consulting

Dawn Sizer is a CEO and technologist with security, training, and policy specializations. She can make complex technical information relatable for any audience. This is showcased in her writings, speaking engagements, her MSP (3rd Element), and podcast (Rebel Executives). 3rd Element incorporated in 2005 and has made CRN’s MSP 500 list for the last four years. Dawn has been nominated as one of the top women in the channel for the last three years, holds an MBA in IT, as well as industry standard certifications. She sits on Partner Advisory councils of five of the top distributors, security, and cyber insurance companies in the space, as well as The Channel Company for XChange and Women of the Channel. Dawn has been married for more than 25 years to her husband and partner in everything. They have two boys and two goofy dogs, Pilot and Odin.

About Dawn Sizer

CEO
3rd Element Consulting
Jennifer Bleam
V.P. Business Developmen
MSP Sales Revolution

Jennifer Bleam is an award-winning speaker, a respected leader in the IT channel, and 2-time best-selling author. Her book “Simplified Cybersecurity Sales For MSPs” (available on Amazon and Audible) has over 125 reviews and MSPs can’t stop raving about it. She has had the privilege of speaking at countless industry events including ones hosted by ConnectWise, Continuum, Kaseya, Auvik, Technology Marketing Toolkit, CharTec, ASCII, and ChannelPro. She is a student of sales and marketing, both inside and outside the channel; she uses that knowledge to design human-centric sales and marketing systems through the MSP Growth Trinity. Not only did Jennifer own an MSP, but she has also had the privilege of coaching over 2,000 MSPs on marketing and sales best practices. Jennifer has grown several divisions and companies to multi-million dollars, including a cybersecurity firm in the IT channel. Jennifer has trained with Sandler Training, TruMethods, CharTec, and Keenan (author of “Gap Selling”).

About Jennifer Bleam

V.P. Business Developmen
MSP Sales Revolution
Leia Kupris Shilobod
CEO
CompliancyIT

Leia Kupris Shilobod, CISM, CCP is the CEO and CSO of CompliancyIT, author of Cyber Warfare: Protecting Your Business From Total Annihilation and co-producer of the documentary "Cybercrime: The Dark Web Uncovered." As a cyber security advisor and compliance subject matter expert, Leia is a sought-after speaker. To help empower companies to create functional Cybersecurity Compliance Programs, Leia created the IT Documentation Toolkit. She leads CompliancyIT in providing cybersecurity compliance, as well as compliant helpdesk, infrastructure, and security services to help her clients meet their strategic goals.

About Leia Kupris Shilobod

CEO
CompliancyIT
Matthew Lang
Director Cybersecurity Practice
SVAM International

As the Director of Cyber Security Practice at SVAM International, Matthew works within SVAM’s Cyber Security team, primarily focused in the areas of cybersecurity consulting, proactive risk management, digital identity, cyber defense, response and remediation services, and managed security services, catering to all industries. Matthew has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business development, operations, and in security management in the Managed Service Provider (MSP) industry as well as experience within e-commerce system development, ERP development, customer service departments, manufacturing operations, and much more. Matthew brings his wealth of experience in the MSP industry consulting and operating within healthcare, financial, and defense industrial base industries from an information technology, security, and compliance perspective. Matthew has additionally managed and executed NIST CSF (Cyber Security Framework) based readiness and audit with CompTIA’s Trustmark program.He holds various certifications, such as CISSP and CCSP from ISC2, has also held certifications as a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified SonicWall Security Professional (CSSP) He sits on the board for the cybersecurity organization ISC2 in the NJ Chapter and is an avid member of the FBI private/public information sharing group, InfraGard NJ and the IT special interest group. Matthew also works with CompTIA on their executive steering committee and compliance management working groups to help guide the technology industry at large into a more secure and compliant future.

About Matthew Lang

Director Cybersecurity Practice
SVAM International
Mike Bloomfield
President Geek
Tekie Geek

Mike Bloomfield is the President Geek of Tekie Geek, a Staten Island-based MSP that offers IT services such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, and unified communication. With over 20 years of IT expertise, Mike has become an Amazon best-selling author of several books on IT security. He is also a board member of various organizations and a recipient of many business awards, such as the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Lou Miller Award and the Channel Futures MSP 501. He is passionate about technology, innovation, and client satisfaction. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Marvel and Star Wars movies, along with spending quality time with his family.

About Mike Bloomfield

President Geek
Tekie Geek
Mike Semel
President
Semel Consulting

Mike Semel is recognized as a thought leader in the IT, compliance and business continuity industries. He is the President and Complianceologist at Semel Consulting, focused on regulatory compliance and Business Continuity planning. Mike is a CMMC Certified Assessor (CCA), CMMC Certified Professional (CCP), CMMC Registered Practitioner, Certified Security Compliance Specialist, Disaster Recovery Institute Certified Business Continuity Professional & Certified Cyber Resilience Professional, Certified HIPAA Security Professional, and Certified Health IT Specialist. He has owned or managed MSP companies for over 30 years; served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a hospital and a K-12 school district; and managed operations at an online backup company. Mike is the only expert who consulted with CompTIA on the original Security Trustmark (2008), the Security Trustmark Plus (2014), and the Cybersecurity Trustmark (2023). He is the best-selling author of How to Avoid HIPAA Headaches.

About Mike Semel

President
Semel Consulting
Tyler Wrightson
Founder
Leet Cyber Security

Founder Leet Cyber Security Tyler is the founder of Leet Cyber Security, which helps organizations solve their technical cyber security challenges. Leet focuses on offensive security services such as Penetration Testing and Red Teaming to secure organizations against real world attackers. Tyler has over twenty years of experience in the IT security field across many industries including healthcare and financial services with extensive experience in many areas of technical security including networking, systems architecture, offensive security and penetration testing. Tyler holds industry certifications such CISSP, CCSP, CCNA, CCDA, and MCSE. Tyler has also taught classes for CCNA certification, hacking and penetration testing, wireless security, and network security. Tyler is the founder of ANYCon, Albany New York's Annual Hacker conference. He has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences including NY Bankers Association (NYBA), NYS CyberSecurity Conference, Derbycon, BSides, Rochester Security Summit, ISACA, ISSA, and others.

About Tyler Wrightson

Founder
Leet Cyber Security
Robert Burton
Managing Director
PreparedEx LLC

Rob is a Principal at PreparedEx where he manages a team of crisis preparedness professionals and has over 20 years of experience preparing for and responding to crises. Part of his leadership role includes assisting PreparedEx clients in designing, implementing, and evaluating crisis, emergency, security, and business continuity management programs. During his career Rob has worked for the US State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, as a crisis management consultant in Pakistan and Afghanistan where he negotiated with the UN and Pashtun tribal warlords, and he served with the United Kingdom Special Forces where he operated under hazardous covert and confidential conditions. Rob was also part of a disciplined and prestigious unit The Grenadier Guards where he served Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Palaces in London. Rob was a highly trained and experienced infantryman serving in Desert Storm and commanded covert operational teams and was a sniper. Rob has keynoted disaster recovery conferences and participated in live debates on Major News Networks regarding complex security requirements and terrorism. Rob has a Queen’s Commendation for Bravery. Rob formed The International Crisis Management Conference which is a membership organization in its eighth year. ICMC hosts an annual conference in New England.

About Robert Burton

Managing Director
PreparedEx LLC
Michael Siggins
Publisher
The ChannelPro Network

Michael Siggins is the founder and publisher of The ChannelPro Network. Since March 2007 the network has been providing targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via its print and online properties, the network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to business success. Michael is also president and publisher of ChannelPro: The Insider’s Guide to SMB, the only channel media property dedicated to the needs of channel professionals working in the SMB marketplace. Prior to founding The ChannelPro Network, Michael worked for more than 14 years at IDG, the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company.

About Michael Siggins

Publisher
The ChannelPro Network
Matt Whitlock
Tech Editor
The ChannelPro Network

Matt Whitlock is responsible for the strategic direction and technical content of ChannelProNetwork.com. He brings more than 20 years’ experience working in the technology industry to his reviews, analysis, and general musings about all things gadget and gear. Matt’s decade of experience in online media, community management, and web development has been instrumental in propelling the ChannelPro brand into the digital future. Matt also lends his vocal talent (and sense of humor) as host for the ChannelPro Weekly Podcast, a weekly audio program specifically tailored for resellers, VARs, MSPs, and system builders. His spare time is devoted primarily to his wife and two wonderful children as sports cheerleader, amateur chauffeur, opener of jars, target for NERF bullets, maker of coffee and sandwiches, changer of AA and AAA batteries, and fixer of computers.

About Matt Whitlock

Tech Editor
The ChannelPro Network
Jonathan Browning
Editorial Director
The ChannelPro Network

Jonathan Browning joined ChannelPro as the executive editor in 2023. His goal is to serve the channel community by covering the issues that matter most to MSPs, VARs, technology integrators, and IT consultants. He has successfully served in marketing, sales, and IT leadership positions throughout his career, including roughly six years in marketing director roles for Massachusetts-based managed services providers.

About Jonathan Browning

Editorial Director
The ChannelPro Network

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Sessions on Aug 07, 2024

02:00 PM

Registration and Networking

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM

Opening Remarks

02:30 PM - 02:45 PM
    Michael Siggins
    PublisherThe ChannelPro Network
    Michael Siggins is the founder and publisher of The ChannelPro Network. Since March 2007 the network has been providing targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via its print and online properties, the network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to business success. Michael is also president and publisher of ChannelPro: The Insider’s Guide to SMB, the only channel media property dedicated to the needs of channel professionals working in the SMB marketplace. Prior to founding The ChannelPro Network, Michael worked for more than 14 years at IDG, the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company.
    02:45 PM

    Opening Keynote: Beyond the Breach: Strategies for Selling Incident Response Exercises

    02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
      Robert Burton
      Managing DirectorPreparedEx LLC
      Rob is a Principal at PreparedEx where he manages a team of crisis preparedness professionals and has over 20 years of experience preparing for and responding to crises. Part of his leadership role includes assisting PreparedEx clients in designing, implementing, and evaluating crisis, emergency, security, and business continuity management programs. During his career Rob has worked for the US State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, as a crisis management consultant in Pakistan and Afghanistan where he negotiated with the UN and Pashtun tribal warlords, and he served with the United Kingdom Special Forces where he operated under hazardous covert and confidential conditions. Rob was also part of a disciplined and prestigious unit The Grenadier Guards where he served Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Palaces in London. Rob was a highly trained and experienced infantryman serving in Desert Storm and commanded covert operational teams and was a sniper. Rob has keynoted disaster recovery conferences and participated in live debates on Major News Networks regarding complex security requirements and terrorism. Rob has a Queen’s Commendation for Bravery. Rob formed The International Crisis Management Conference which is a membership organization in its eighth year. ICMC hosts an annual conference in New England.
      03:15 PM

      Gold Sponsor Presentation: NUSO

      03:15 PM - 03:00 AM

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      03:25 PM

      Gold Sponsor Presentation: LastPass

      03:25 PM - 03:35 PM

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      03:35 PM

      Gold Sponsor Presentation: SaaSAssure

      03:35 PM - 03:45 PM

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      03:45 PM

      Breakout Transition

      03:45 PM - 03:55 PM
      03:55 PM

      An Exploration into Banishing the Remediation First Mindset & Preventing Cybersecurity Disasters [Presented by Blokworx]

      03:55 PM - 04:25 PM

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      Breakout Session Presented by SonicWall

      03:55 PM - 04:25 PM

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      Breakout Session Presented by Inky

      03:55 PM - 04:25 PM

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      04:35 PM

      Breakout Session Presented by Rythmz

      04:35 PM - 05:05 PM

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      Breakout Session Presented by ThreatLocker

      04:35 PM - 05:05 PM

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      05:05 PM

      Breakout Transition

      05:05 PM - 05:15 PM
      05:15 PM

      The Cecilia Galvin Scholarship, presented by the CompTIA Community and The ChannelPro Network

      05:15 PM - 05:25 PM

      Sponsors

      05:25 PM

      Attacking the Insider Threat Problem Head-on

      05:25 PM - 05:55 PM
        Anthony Oren
        CEONero Consulting
        Anthony Oren is the owner of Nero Consulting, a Managed Service Security Provider, which helps companies use technology to succeed and stay secure! Today Anthony and his team continuously study the foundations, frameworks, best practices and trends to create the best security policies and postures for clients. They’ve recently been ranked #20 out of a global list of Top 501 MSPs.
        Matthew Lang
        Director Cybersecurity PracticeSVAM International
        As the Director of Cyber Security Practice at SVAM International, Matthew works within SVAM’s Cyber Security team, primarily focused in the areas of cybersecurity consulting, proactive risk management, digital identity, cyber defense, response and remediation services, and managed security services, catering to all industries. Matthew has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business development, operations, and in security management in the Managed Service Provider (MSP) industry as well as experience within e-commerce system development, ERP development, customer service departments, manufacturing operations, and much more. Matthew brings his wealth of experience in the MSP industry consulting and operating within healthcare, financial, and defense industrial base industries from an information technology, security, and compliance perspective. Matthew has additionally managed and executed NIST CSF (Cyber Security Framework) based readiness and audit with CompTIA’s Trustmark program.He holds various certifications, such as CISSP and CCSP from ISC2, has also held certifications as a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified SonicWall Security Professional (CSSP) He sits on the board for the cybersecurity organization ISC2 in the NJ Chapter and is an avid member of the FBI private/public information sharing group, InfraGard NJ and the IT special interest group. Matthew also works with CompTIA on their executive steering committee and compliance management working groups to help guide the technology industry at large into a more secure and compliant future.
        05:55 PM

        The Profitability Problem: How the Wrong Sales Can Ruin an MSP

        05:55 PM - 06:15 PM
          Matt Whitlock
          Tech EditorThe ChannelPro Network
          Matt Whitlock is responsible for the strategic direction and technical content of ChannelProNetwork.com. He brings more than 20 years’ experience working in the technology industry to his reviews, analysis, and general musings about all things gadget and gear. Matt’s decade of experience in online media, community management, and web development has been instrumental in propelling the ChannelPro brand into the digital future. Matt also lends his vocal talent (and sense of humor) as host for the ChannelPro Weekly Podcast, a weekly audio program specifically tailored for resellers, VARs, MSPs, and system builders. His spare time is devoted primarily to his wife and two wonderful children as sports cheerleader, amateur chauffeur, opener of jars, target for NERF bullets, maker of coffee and sandwiches, changer of AA and AAA batteries, and fixer of computers.

          Sponsors

          06:15 PM

          Compliance is More than an Add-On, It's a Moneymaker

          06:15 PM - 06:45 PM
            Leia Kupris Shilobod
            CEOCompliancyIT
            Leia Kupris Shilobod, CISM, CCP is the CEO and CSO of CompliancyIT, author of Cyber Warfare: Protecting Your Business From Total Annihilation and co-producer of the documentary "Cybercrime: The Dark Web Uncovered." As a cyber security advisor and compliance subject matter expert, Leia is a sought-after speaker. To help empower companies to create functional Cybersecurity Compliance Programs, Leia created the IT Documentation Toolkit. She leads CompliancyIT in providing cybersecurity compliance, as well as compliant helpdesk, infrastructure, and security services to help her clients meet their strategic goals.
            Mike Semel
            PresidentSemel Consulting
            Mike Semel is recognized as a thought leader in the IT, compliance and business continuity industries. He is the President and Complianceologist at Semel Consulting, focused on regulatory compliance and Business Continuity planning. Mike is a CMMC Certified Assessor (CCA), CMMC Certified Professional (CCP), CMMC Registered Practitioner, Certified Security Compliance Specialist, Disaster Recovery Institute Certified Business Continuity Professional & Certified Cyber Resilience Professional, Certified HIPAA Security Professional, and Certified Health IT Specialist. He has owned or managed MSP companies for over 30 years; served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a hospital and a K-12 school district; and managed operations at an online backup company. Mike is the only expert who consulted with CompTIA on the original Security Trustmark (2008), the Security Trustmark Plus (2014), and the Cybersecurity Trustmark (2023). He is the best-selling author of How to Avoid HIPAA Headaches.
            06:45 PM

            Welcome Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

            06:45 PM - 08:45 PM

            Sessions on Aug 08, 2024

            07:30 AM

            Networking Breakfast

            07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
            08:30 AM

            Opening Remarks

            08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
              Michael Siggins
              PublisherThe ChannelPro Network
              Michael Siggins is the founder and publisher of The ChannelPro Network. Since March 2007 the network has been providing targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via its print and online properties, the network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to business success. Michael is also president and publisher of ChannelPro: The Insider’s Guide to SMB, the only channel media property dedicated to the needs of channel professionals working in the SMB marketplace. Prior to founding The ChannelPro Network, Michael worked for more than 14 years at IDG, the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company.
              08:45 AM

              Brand New Ways to Use AI to Improve Your Security

              08:45 AM - 09:15 AM
                Dawn Sizer
                CEO3rd Element Consulting
                Dawn Sizer is a CEO and technologist with security, training, and policy specializations. She can make complex technical information relatable for any audience. This is showcased in her writings, speaking engagements, her MSP (3rd Element), and podcast (Rebel Executives). 3rd Element incorporated in 2005 and has made CRN’s MSP 500 list for the last four years. Dawn has been nominated as one of the top women in the channel for the last three years, holds an MBA in IT, as well as industry standard certifications. She sits on Partner Advisory councils of five of the top distributors, security, and cyber insurance companies in the space, as well as The Channel Company for XChange and Women of the Channel. Dawn has been married for more than 25 years to her husband and partner in everything. They have two boys and two goofy dogs, Pilot and Odin.
                Mike Bloomfield
                President GeekTekie Geek
                Mike Bloomfield is the President Geek of Tekie Geek, a Staten Island-based MSP that offers IT services such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, and unified communication. With over 20 years of IT expertise, Mike has become an Amazon best-selling author of several books on IT security. He is also a board member of various organizations and a recipient of many business awards, such as the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Lou Miller Award and the Channel Futures MSP 501. He is passionate about technology, innovation, and client satisfaction. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Marvel and Star Wars movies, along with spending quality time with his family.
                09:15 AM

                Titanium Sponsor Presentation: SonicWall

                09:15 AM - 09:40 AM

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                09:40 AM

                Gold Sponsor Presentation: Arrow

                09:40 AM - 09:50 AM

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                09:50 AM

                Gold Sponsor Presentation: ConnectWise

                09:50 AM - 10:00 AM

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                10:00 AM

                The Secret Path to More Profit: Presented by Galactic Advisors

                10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

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                10:10 AM

                Gold Sponsor Presentation: InsightCyber

                10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

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                10:20 AM

                Gold Sponsor Presentation: INKY

                10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

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                10:30 AM

                Break

                10:30 AM - 10:40 AM
                10:40 AM

                Mastering the Cybersecurity Onboarding Process

                10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
                  Angela Hogaboom
                  Principal ConsultantCyber Compliance Group
                  Angela Hogaboom, Principal Consultant at Cyber Compliance Group, has over a decade of IT and cybersecurity experience. She has helped hundreds of SMBs achieve compliance with CMMC, NYCR500, and other frameworks, and aided MSPs and Channel Partners in productizing security services. Angela holds a Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance and is multi-certified in cyber operations, analysis, programming, and penetration testing. Angela has been guest host on multiple episodes of Channel Pro TV and a speaker on various cybersecurity panels. She has served on the boards of nonprofits supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in cybersecurity. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, spending time with her kids, and exploring new places.
                  AnnMarie Santamarina
                  CEOAMS Unlimited
                  AnnMarie Santamarina, author, consultant, + connection coach, leverages 25+ years in IT leadership to guide individuals globally through her transformative coaching program, "Moving From Autopilot to Intentionally Connected." With a unique perspective honed from two decades as an MSP owner + thirty years in the IT industry, she is passionate about helping her clients effect profound life changes through purposeful action. Based in NYC, AnnMarie is a travel enthusiast who draws inspiration from connecting with others throughout the globe.
                  11:10 AM

                  Uncovering Innovation. Learn How to Create a Strong and Loyal Customer Base by Giving Them Something They Didn't Even Know They Wanted: Presented by Kaseya IT Complete

                  11:10 AM - 11:35 AM

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                  11:35 AM

                  Gold Sponsor Presentation: Rythmz

                  11:35 AM - 11:45 AM

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                  11:45 AM

                  Gold Sponsor Presentation: TD SYNNEX

                  11:45 AM - 11:55 AM

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                  11:55 AM

                  Gold Sponsor Presentation: ThreatLocker

                  11:55 AM - 12:05 PM

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                  12:05 PM

                  Gold Sponsor Presentation: US Signal

                  12:05 PM - 12:15 PM

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                  12:15 PM

                  Gold Sponsor Presentation: Moovila

                  12:15 PM - 12:25 PM

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                  12:25 PM

                  ROI Lightning Round Presentations

                  12:25 PM - 01:00 PM

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                  01:00 PM

                  Product & Services Expo Luncheon

                  01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
                  02:30 PM

                  Live Demo: Battle of the Hackers: White Hat vs. a Top Security Expert

                  02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
                    Angela Hogaboom
                    Principal ConsultantCyber Compliance Group
                    Angela Hogaboom, Principal Consultant at Cyber Compliance Group, has over a decade of IT and cybersecurity experience. She has helped hundreds of SMBs achieve compliance with CMMC, NYCR500, and other frameworks, and aided MSPs and Channel Partners in productizing security services. Angela holds a Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance and is multi-certified in cyber operations, analysis, programming, and penetration testing. Angela has been guest host on multiple episodes of Channel Pro TV and a speaker on various cybersecurity panels. She has served on the boards of nonprofits supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in cybersecurity. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, spending time with her kids, and exploring new places.
                    Tyler Wrightson
                    FounderLeet Cyber Security
                    Founder Leet Cyber Security Tyler is the founder of Leet Cyber Security, which helps organizations solve their technical cyber security challenges. Leet focuses on offensive security services such as Penetration Testing and Red Teaming to secure organizations against real world attackers. Tyler has over twenty years of experience in the IT security field across many industries including healthcare and financial services with extensive experience in many areas of technical security including networking, systems architecture, offensive security and penetration testing. Tyler holds industry certifications such CISSP, CCSP, CCNA, CCDA, and MCSE. Tyler has also taught classes for CCNA certification, hacking and penetration testing, wireless security, and network security. Tyler is the founder of ANYCon, Albany New York's Annual Hacker conference. He has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences including NY Bankers Association (NYBA), NYS CyberSecurity Conference, Derbycon, BSides, Rochester Security Summit, ISACA, ISSA, and others.
                    03:15 PM

                    Gold Sponsor Presentation: SysCloud

                    03:15 PM - 03:25 PM
                    03:25 PM

                    Selling UP! Powerful Security-Focused Strategies for Winning Bigger Accounts

                    03:25 PM - 03:55 PM
                      Jennifer Bleam
                      V.P. Business DevelopmenMSP Sales Revolution
                      Jennifer Bleam is an award-winning speaker, a respected leader in the IT channel, and 2-time best-selling author. Her book “Simplified Cybersecurity Sales For MSPs” (available on Amazon and Audible) has over 125 reviews and MSPs can’t stop raving about it. She has had the privilege of speaking at countless industry events including ones hosted by ConnectWise, Continuum, Kaseya, Auvik, Technology Marketing Toolkit, CharTec, ASCII, and ChannelPro. She is a student of sales and marketing, both inside and outside the channel; she uses that knowledge to design human-centric sales and marketing systems through the MSP Growth Trinity. Not only did Jennifer own an MSP, but she has also had the privilege of coaching over 2,000 MSPs on marketing and sales best practices. Jennifer has grown several divisions and companies to multi-million dollars, including a cybersecurity firm in the IT channel. Jennifer has trained with Sandler Training, TruMethods, CharTec, and Keenan (author of “Gap Selling”).
                      Leia Kupris Shilobod
                      CEOCompliancyIT
                      Leia Kupris Shilobod, CISM, CCP is the CEO and CSO of CompliancyIT, author of Cyber Warfare: Protecting Your Business From Total Annihilation and co-producer of the documentary "Cybercrime: The Dark Web Uncovered." As a cyber security advisor and compliance subject matter expert, Leia is a sought-after speaker. To help empower companies to create functional Cybersecurity Compliance Programs, Leia created the IT Documentation Toolkit. She leads CompliancyIT in providing cybersecurity compliance, as well as compliant helpdesk, infrastructure, and security services to help her clients meet their strategic goals.
                      03:55 PM

                      Sponsor Awards Voting

                      03:55 PM - 04:05 PM
                      04:05 PM

                      Closing Keynote: Strengthening Your Cybersecurity Value Proposition: Resources & Advice from CISA

                      04:05 PM - 05:05 PM
                        Christopher Kay
                        Cybersecurity State CoordinatorU.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
                        Christopher Kay is New Jersey’s Cybersecurity State Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He retired as a Captain from the New Jersey State Police with over 22 years of experience in assignments involving personal, cyber, and physical risk management. Chris is an Army veteran and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He maintains Board Certifications from ISC2 as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP). He resides in northern NJ with his wife and four children, is active serving at his local church, and can often be found in the woods near his home mountain biking.
                        05:05 PM

                        Closing Remarks, Awards, and Giveaways

                        05:05 PM - 05:25 PM
                          Michael Siggins
                          PublisherThe ChannelPro Network
                          Michael Siggins is the founder and publisher of The ChannelPro Network. Since March 2007 the network has been providing targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via its print and online properties, the network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to business success. Michael is also president and publisher of ChannelPro: The Insider’s Guide to SMB, the only channel media property dedicated to the needs of channel professionals working in the SMB marketplace. Prior to founding The ChannelPro Network, Michael worked for more than 14 years at IDG, the world’s leading technology media, events, and research company.