Thu 25th June 2020, 10:00AM - 12:20PM BST

About this event:

The mass shift to remote working is creating fresh opportunities for cyber-attackers.

Employees are working from home, away from networks monitored by IT experts and using broadband connections designed for video streaming not business.

Recent weeks have also seen ransomware and phishing attacks skyrocket as cybercriminals look to exploit newly vulnerable defences.

It’s not just customers. MSPs – who have found themselves a prime target for cyberattacks in recent months - also need to cope with homeworking, and creating operational structures to protect themselves and their entire workforce.

We are in unchartered territory, but the stakes for channel partners in protecting their teams and their customers has never been higher. What security advice should trusted advisors in the channel be giving their customers at this difficult time, and which security technologies should they be deploying as a matter of urgency?

This episode, part of the CRN and Channel Partner Insight DeskFlix series, will look at security best practice in the wake of COVID-19.





Doug Woodburn

Editor, CRN

Thomas Wright

Managing Editor, CRN

Colin Williams

CTO, Computacenter

Dave Rawle

Group CTO, Bytes Technology Group

Hatem Naguib

SVP & COO, Barracuda

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Hatem joined Barracuda Networks in 2016, bringing more than 25 years’ experience of building and delivering innovative products in enterprise software, cloud services, data center virtualization, software defined networking, and security. Hatem has global responsibility for Barracuda’s complete portfolio of award-winning, cloud enabled security products. Under his leadership, his team has successfully launched several offerings in Email, Network and Application security and integrated products.

Ketaki Borade

Research Analyst, Canalys

Tom Corrigan

UKI Channel Director, Mimecast

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Tom Corrigan runs the UK&I Channel Organisation at Mimecast and has spent the last 25 years working in the UK technology sector. Having held senior roles at Vendors, Partners and Distributors Tom has a 360 degree view of the technology supply chain and uses this experience and know-how to effectively build and execute channel development plans with Resellers, Managed Service Providers and Systems Integrators. Mimecast supports over 36,000 customers globally offering cloud based cyber resilience services that stop bad things happening to good companies.

Carl Wearn

Head of Threat Intelligence Risk & Resilience, Mimecast

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Carl worked as a UK Police officer in London for 24 years, specialising in antisocial behaviour and court applications before moving into the Metropolitan Police’s Falcon fraud and cybercrime Command in 2014. He headed the Operational Development Team there and was responsible for all performance, intelligence, and other support functions of the Command. This work also included the specialist investigation of high value, cyber-related fraud and management of the Command’s tasking process. He has a BSc (Hons) in Policing and a Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Management. Carl’s role at Mimecast, in addition to providing threat intelligence focussed on email threats blocked by Mimecast, he also oversees e-crime and cyber investigations. This adds a wider context to the attacks companies are facing and seeks to clarify the who and why of them being targeted.

Tim Sheahen

Director of Sales, Webroot

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Tim has been in the technology sales/consulting field for over 20 years, with a strong emphasis on security. Formerly a Business Development Director for a Managed Service Provider, Tim began to work for Webroot in 2004 as spyware became the largest emerging threat at the time. His role within the company has evolved over the years, and he now focuses solely on ensuring the success of Webroot’s SMB business.

Annabel Berry

Chief Executive, Sapphire


Maxine Holt

Senior Research Director, OMDIA

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Maxine leads Omdia's cybersecurity proposition, developing a comprehensive research program in this area to support vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients. Having worked with enterprises across multiple industries in the world of information security, Maxine has a strong understanding of the challenges faced and how organizations can look to overcome these challenges.

Giovanni Goduti

Regional Vice President Northern Europe, Barracuda.

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Giovanni is responsible for driving revenue growth across Barracuda’s product portfolio and oversees the development and strategic direction of sales for UK, Ireland, Benelux and Nordics. Giovanni joined Barracuda in 2017 and has delivered significant revenues to the business. His detailed approach to understanding his customer's requirements and his skill at building strong relationships drives his success. Giovanni brings with him over 20+ years of experience in emerging technology companies

Chris Jump

Sales Director SystemsUp

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Chris is responsible for the sales strategy of SystemsUp, since joining in January 2018 he’s created a successful sales practice which has contributed to year on year professional services growth, and has onboarded a number of key technology partnerships complimenting the portfolio. With over 20 years’ experience in IT sales working for vendors and resellers, he enjoys working with likeminded customers and partners.Chris started his IT trade working for Opus Technology, UK based PC manufacturer in Surrey in 1994, when a Pentium home PC cost £4000 and the OS was Dos & Window 3.1.

Joe Stuchbery

EMEA SI and Channel Director Cyren

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Joe joins Cyren with 15 years IT Security experience. Joe started his career in Distribution with Westcon as a Check Point and Nokia product Specialist before moving to Arrow as Product Manager for the Check Point and Nokia business. Joe moved on to manage HPE Firewall practice a $135m business unit for HPE for 2 years before joining Websense to develop the SI and MSP Business Unit. At Websense Joe held roles managing key partners and customers such as MOJ and Global Accounts such as Alcatel Lucent, Atos and DXC before moving on to a Channel Director role. Joe has spent the last 2 years at Symantec managing BT, IBM and DXC for EMEA.


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