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Wednesday 8th July: 09:30 – 11:15

About this webinar:

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

A huge portion of the global population is now working from home, away from networks that are carefully managed and monitored by IT experts and using their home broadband connections instead.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused ransomware and phishing attacks to skyrocket as cybercriminals look to exploit newly vulnerable defences.

It’s not just customers. Resellers – 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.

With the severity of COVID-19’s impact varying massively across Europe, nations are reacting to the crisis in different ways, which in turn shapes how the continent’s thousands of Resellers are responding.

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 explore how Resellers in continental Europe are responding to the cybersecurity.

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Josh Budd

Editor Channel Partner Insight

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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.

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Edel Creely

Managing Director, Arkphire Services

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Stefaan Hinderyckx

SVP cybersecurity, NTT Ltd

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Vegard Kjerstad

leader incident response team, Atea

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Philippe Borloz

VP of EMEA, Kudelski Security


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Tim Killleen

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Nima Green

CPI, Journalist

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Nima Sherpa Green is a British/Sherpa journalist with Channel Partner Insight and CRN, leading B2B publishers on the IT Channel.

Nima has a multimedia background in newsrooms across the world, as a commissioning editor at The African Business Magazine; producing at the Russian World Radio Service London Bureau; and reporting at Vice Magazine and the Herald Sun in Australia. She has an MA in Journalism from Monash University, Melbourne, and a BA in Southern African political history from the University of Sheffield.

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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.

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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

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Tom Wright

Managing Editor, CRN.

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