Your exclusive look into the security mindset of today's SMBs

About this Webinar

As the threat landscape continues to evolve, cyber security has become a top area of concern for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). To help uncover the current state of SMB cyber security, Vanson Bourne surveyed 850 SMBs across the globe, sponsored by Continuum. The results unveil not only the attitudes and expectations SMBs have in regards to cyber security, but also that security is the biggest opportunity—and risk—to IT service providers.

In this session, we provide exclusive access into the research to explore its key findings, then our MSP panel will discuss what this means for the channel and how MSPs can hold a competitive advantage in the SMB security market.

About the Speakers:

Pippa Thirkettle
Pippa Thirkettle, Project Manager, Vanson Bourne

Pippa has 10 years of experience in research, and has managed research projects across a wide range of industries and for companies including Ipsos MORI. Since joining Vanson Bourne in 2017, she has delivered projects for technology brands such as Trend Micro, HPE Aruba, Belkin, SAS, and Juniper Networks, and on topics such as Cloud, Big Data, DevOps, and Remote working. Pippa is certified by the Market Research Society having completed the Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice.

Brian Downey, Senior Director of
Product Management, Security, Continuum

As Senior Director of Product Management, Security at Continuum, Brian is responsible for the overall security solution strategy. He has spent the past 15 years in various product and business strategy roles at several of the world’s most successful technology companies, most recently driving the initial creation and introduction of BMC Software’s new security product line. Brian is passionate about developing and delivering solutions that allow small- and medium-sized businesses to effectively secure their environments. Brian has a computer science degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst, an M.B.A. from Babson College and is currently finishing his Doctorate in Business Administration from Temple University.

Tim Lasonde
Tim Lasonde, SVP Managed Services,
Focus Technology Solutions

Timothy J. Lasonde is the Sr. Vice President of Managed Services at Focus Technology Solutions. With over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology and services industry, Tim leads the Focus team of Managed Services professionals. He is an expert in many technology fields including Microsoft Small Business solutions, data storage and virtualization, backup and disaster recovery solutions as well as communication systems and videoconferencing. Tim has an unmatched passion for breaking new ground in these areas and adapting enterprise technologies to small and mid-size organizations. Prior to joining the leadership team, Tim was the President of NSK, Inc, Boston’s leading Managed Services Provider which merged with Focus Technology in 2017.

Peter Melby
Peter Melby, CEO, Greystone Technology

Peter is the CEO of Greystone Technology, a Colorado MSP recognized internationally for growth and innovation. He has been honored as one of Colorado’s Top 25 CEOs, Denver’s 40 Under 40 business professionals, and one of ChannelPro’s 20/20 top industry influencers. Averaging 40% growth per year since 2004, Greystone has been named the top IT workplace in Colorado for the past five years and spent those same five years on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America. His innovation in leadership and culture development is recognized by IT and HR organizations across the world.

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