Our first podcast launches this Wednesday 14th October, sponsored by Sophos
CPI Cybersecurity Summit, Autumn 2020
Should MSPs run their own SOCs, or outsource to a third party? - 14 October
With Scott Barlow, VP Global MSP, Sophos
And JJ Thompson, Sr director global threat response, Sophos
With pressure mounting on MSPs to find ways to stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive marketplace, many might look to establishing their own security operations centre.
But with cybersecurity talent among the most scarce and expensive in the industry, the costs of setting up and running a SOC can be the biggest turn-off for any MSP looking to transform themselves into an MSSP.
And, with an increasing number of third parties now offering their own packaged services to the industry, MSPs looking to become trusted cybersecurity advisors will have a crucial decision to make.
Does outsourcing SOCs to a third party take away an MSP's edge?
This podcast will weigh up the pros and cons of building your own SOC versus outsourcing to a third party.
Cybersecurity in 2021 - 21 October
With Mark Herridge, CISO, Calligo
Calligo is a global MSP specialising in end-to-end managed data services
Swathes of the global population have moved to work from home almost overnight as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With users having already kitted out their home office and installed videoconferencing software to enable a new way of working, many organisations are envisaging a new work culture post-COVID that goes beyond an office-based environment.
But to what extent will the remote working phenomenon change the cybersecurity needs for end user customers? Will securing an office environment become a thing of the past? Are MSP customers more likely to fall victim to cyberattacks through adopting a work-from-home culture?
This podcast will look at how the cybersecurity landscape has changed amid a spike in working from home. Has COVID-19 left customers more exposed to cyberattacks? And what MSPs should be doing to keep up?
Planning for the unplannable - 28 October
With Sonny Sehgal, CEO, Transputec
Transputec is a managed security services provider based in London
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven the IT landscape and society at large into a spiral of uncertainty and unpredictability. With no clear signal as to when the crisis will be over and government advice changing on a daily basis, businesses are finding it near impossible to make long-term plans for their future.
Amid this daunting uncertainty, how can businesses plan their IT going into 2021? Will they invest in securing office networks, or their remote workforces? Are they able to draw up long-term plans amid the crisis, or are they thinking just months ahead? This podcast will ask how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the long-term planning of MSP customers.