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IoTSSA Cyber Security Roadshow Happening in Illinois

The one-day event for MSPs and IT service providers presents insights, research, and best security practices delivered by leading industry experts. By Joel Zaidspiner

The IoTSSA Cyber Security Roadshow is taking place today at TopGolf, in Naperville, Ill. The one-day event for MSPs and IT service providers is the fourth of seven roadshows being held this year by the IoT Security Services Association, a community of IT channel partners.

IoTSSA host Brian Sherman this morning presented information on how to be a better partner and profit in the IoT space, while Al Phillips, one of the founders of IoTSAA, brought the security vendors up to the stage to do a speed pitch.

Keynote speaker is Tim Brown, vice president of security at managed services software maker SolarWinds MSP, of Durham, N.C., who is speaking about securing those who don't believe they need to be secured and how MSPs should respond. He also addresses how to overcome common objections to security spending by vertical.

The event also includes a penetration testing demo showing the anatomy of a hack; exclusive IoT content and security services research from CompTIA; an MSP panel discussing challenges and successes of building a security practice; and a security expert panel discussing building out a security stack and how to position services.

In addition, attendees are getting introduced to the new IoT Playbook, an IoTSSA community media partner and a sister brand of ChannelPro.

The day ends with happy hour and optional golf.

Next up for the IoTSSA Cyber Security Roadshow is August 14 in Centennial, Colo.

Photos: Joel Zaidspiner

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