Everything you need to know about developing a best-in-class cyber security business practice.

Every company needs some level of protection from hackers. And VARs, MSPs and MSSPs are responsible for protecting their clients form hacker attacks. Do you really have what it takes to protect your clients? And what about yourself? Cyber Security is a very big, complex subject and a constant challenge. In this conference we will explore the various components for building an effective cyber security business practice!

On the educational side, we will feature some interesting discussions and experts around the following issues:

  • Cyber Security Assessments and PEN Testing for your end customers
  • Internal security assessment of your MSP business to ensure you are up to speed
  • Finding the GAPs and building out your security stack
  • What can a SOC offer you as an outsource partner or support partner
  • What are the latest threats that you need to manage especially for remote working
  • How can you partner with MSSPs if you cannot build out a security practices in-house
  • How to sell cyber security protection in a social selling and digital marketing world
  • How does cyber security impact your insurance coverage and protection
  • Hiring and retaining professional security experts
  • Managing compliance issues with cyber security


Agenda* (Times shown in EST)

12:30 PM: Registration, system check with pre-event meet & greet! (You should login sometime between 12:15 and 12:30 to test your system, video and mic. You will be let into the main session at 12:30. Remember that you will receive the link to the session by e-mail and you will have several reminders. Search for TechnoPlanet, Eventbrite or ChannelNEXT in your e-mail and whitelist these names to ensure it goes to your inbox).

How it works: It is up to each person to decide to turn on or off their camera or simply show an avatar or picture. We prefer if everyone shows video as it just makes it more engaging and fun. You can toggle on and off as you wish. We will have several breaks so you stretch, get something to drink or eat (will also play some fun treasure hunt and trivia games for prizes). Do NOT log out to leave the session as you will have to re-enter through the “virtual waiting room” so we can re-verify your access and let you back in. This is a security measure to ensure only registered delegates enter the session. Please do not share any of your private or confidential information during this virtual session with anyone. You will receive full contact information of all speakers and exhibitors in the virtual guide. Also, please use the exact name as how you registered including the same e-mail address so we can match and verify your access to assign you to the workshop track that you pre-selected. It is the only way we can match names and keep the process secure. FYI – All contact information from all attendees are not stored in the virtual event platform and all data is wiped clean once the session is over. We do not allow any contact information floating around in cyber space :o). Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all experience more virtual activities together!

12:30 PM: Official Event Kick-Off & Overview

12:30 PM to 1:15 PM: Expert Panel Discussion by MSSPs and security experts. What’s happening in cyber attacks today and what are the best opportunities for channel partners.

1:15 PM to 1:45 PM: Digital transformation and the role of the channel partners. Shane Gibson is the author of a new book that targets end-users to make the case for their digital transformation and how that actually gets done in a way they can understand. More importantly it will also connect the dots back to the MSP as the go-to digital advisor expert to buy and why. This will help any MSPs to easily make the case to the end-customers about why they matter in helping them to build out their digital requirements including cyber security. This may be the single most important marketing and sales tool for any MSP to have up their sleeve!

This book will be part of a new online resource for MSPs to keep on learning about everything they need to be successful, 365 days a year (live and on-demand). Every day we will have LIVE masterclasses on different topics by experts. All will be recorded so members can check out on demand. Extended training sessions will be offered for MSPs who would like to go deeper and get a professional course completion certificate. Members will also get many more benefits from this virtual resource including the ability to meet up virtually in peer-groups and special deals. This is all happening through the Channel Partner Alliance as they expand the program from in-person to virtual.

1:45 PM to 2:00 PM: Break and some fun virtual games

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM and  2:30 PM to 3:00 PM:  6 workshops (2 will run in parallel in 3 virtual rooms). You get to pick which virtual room to attend, but you also get the recordings of all 6 workshops for on-demand viewing and sharing with your colleagues.

How it works: Delegates will be automatically placed into the Virtual Rooms to experience the 2-workshops track that they choose. Every registered attendee will be sent a link (a few days before the event) to select the meeting room that they prefer to attend. If no selection is made, each attendee will be automatically placed into a workshop room. No need to worry about missing any session because everyone will receive a recording of every workshop for on-demand viewing! All workshops will be 100% educational and relevant in today’s market. A lot of effort has gone into building these workshops and selecting the right speakers. All workshop speakers will be live and can show slide presentations, share documents and answer questions. Everyone will be available after the Lions’ Den on their Virtual Table Tops where you can carry on your conversations with them and your peers through video, voice or chat.

Workshop topics to be published.

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM: Break and fun virtual treasure hunt games.

3:15 PM to 4:00 PM: Virtual Lions’ Den: Check out the presentations by our line up of vendors! A quick and easy way to see which vendors warrant a further discussion in becoming part of your current portfolio. All participating vendors will be seen live on video to make their 3-minute pitch! Virtual attendees will be able to instantly vote for their favourite presentation.  One vendor will win the “Virtual Warrior Award”. And someone from the audience will win a cool prize! If any vendor peak your interest, just meet them in the virtual table top expo starting at 4 PM.

4:00 PM 5:00 PM: Virtual Table Top Expo and Freestyle Hang Out!

How it works: Join any of the vendor “virtual table tops” to carry on the conversations or meet one-on-one. Vendors can do whatever they want at their table tops. Only 6 people allowed per table any any given time so we will limit your time to 10 minutes to allow others to join. (You can always re-click to join in for a second 10 minutes.) We wrap up at 5 PM EDT, but vendors may also host an additional private post-event web conferencing session to carry on further discussions.

Note: The complete event guide with detailed information about the attending vendors, speakers, bios and contact information will be sent to registered attendees only.

All times are EST.

Stay tuned! Registrations will be accepted soon.

NOTE: Our popular Mastermind Sessions, to solve your pain points and build best business practices through coach-led peer-to-peer collaboration, are now held every week. You can join a Mastermind session whenever you are ready. It can be a one-time activity to test it or you can become a member to a permanent group that meets quarterly, monthly or as often as you wish. If you are interested in the Mastermind program or upcoming schedule, please go to  ChannelPartnerAlliance.