In a recent episode of Sunny’s Silver Linings, a captivating podcast dedicated to fostering insights and conversations within the world of technology, cybersecurity expert Danny Jenkins takes center stage. Danny, the CEO and co-founder of ThreatLocker, delves into his extensive two-decade experience in building and safeguarding corporate networks, offering invaluable insights on the evolving landscape of cybersecurity.
As a seasoned cybersecurity advocate, Danny’s passion for educating industry professionals about the latest cyber threats shines through as he frequently speaks on topics like ransomware and zero trust. The episode promises to be a wealth of knowledge for anyone concerned about cybersecurity’s ever-changing challenges.
Cybersecurity Challenges and Solutions
The conversation opens with Danny’s warm welcome to the show by the host, Sunny Kaila. Danny’s connection with IT By Design and his dedication to providing true value in the cybersecurity realm is highlighted. ThreatLocker, under Danny’s guidance, is celebrated for its innovative approach to cybersecurity, addressing challenges in the field in genuine, impactful ways.
Evolution of Cyber Threats
Danny discusses the evolving cyber threat landscape over the past five years. Notably, while ransomware attacks seem to have seen a slight decrease, the scale of damage and the cost to recover from these attacks has drastically risen. The strategy shift is attributed to attackers’ better planning, utilizing vulnerabilities in software to infiltrate systems and demand higher ransoms. This change underscores the need for businesses to prioritize cybersecurity measures proactively.
Educational Opportunities at Build IT LIVE
Danny’s participation at the upcoming Build IT LIVE event, set in ThreatLocker’s hometown of Orlando, holds significant value. He emphasizes the importance of educating businesses, particularly Managed Service Providers (MSPs), about cyber threats. He plans to showcase real-world cyberattacks, guide attendees on preparedness, and engage with partners to provide meaningful support in their cybersecurity journeys.
Entrepreneurship and Cybersecurity
Discussing Build IT LIVE’s unique focus on entrepreneurship within the MSP landscape, Danny acknowledges the event’s potential to inspire business owners to leverage cybersecurity challenges as opportunities. Entrepreneurial thinking, combined with a deep understanding of cybersecurity, can enable businesses to scale and thrive amidst the evolving threat landscape.
Looking Ahead and Taking Action
As the conversation wraps up, Danny offers valuable advice to MSPs and business owners eager to enhance their cybersecurity strategies. He stresses the importance of starting the journey immediately, even with small steps. Taking action and prioritizing cybersecurity can prevent potential disasters down the line. He reiterates that effective cybersecurity isn’t just about technology—it’s about building habits, taking the time to educate oneself, and consistently improving.
The episode concludes with Danny expressing his excitement for Build IT LIVE 2023, particularly for the opportunity to connect with partners and industry professionals. As a passionate advocate for proactive cybersecurity, Danny’s insights serve as a guide for entrepreneurs looking to navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape successfully.
Watch: Cybersecurity Insights with Danny Jenkins – Safeguarding Your Business
About Sunny’s Silver Linings Podcast
“Sunny’s Silver Linings” is a top MSP channel podcast hosted by the CEO of IT By Design, Sunny Kaila. Sunny and his guests cover a wide range of MSP- and talent-based topics, including leadership, corporate culture, MSP services, cybersecurity, customer service, talent growth and retention, and strategies to achieve success in the channel. Listen now to take your business to the next level!
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About IT By Design
With more than two decades of experience as a technology services provider—first as an MSP, and then for MSPs—IT By Design (ITBD) helps clients navigate the volatile technical landscape. As the authority on MSP-trained technical talent, it understands the challenges its customers face when recruiting team members. ITBD addresses those issues through many solutions: dedicated staffing, 24x7x365 NOC services, helpdesk solutions, RMM virtual admin, vCIO consulting, security, employee and client engagement software, and professional services. ITBD is headquartered in New Jersey and has facilities in India and the Philippines.