A scary movement has been building since 2016. More and more cybercriminals are targeting Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Business Solution Providers (BSPs) to gain access to their customer’s data. A ransomware attack that has the potential to cripple hundreds of small and large businesses and organizations is more lucrative than going after a lone corporation. These bad-guy actors have learned that MSPs hold the key to unlock all of their customers’ dossiers. After only one breach, the data is held hostage, and the MSP must pay-up before it’s released. A services provider can be out many thousands of dollars and hundreds of man-hours before his business can be reclaimed.

No organization is better equipped in understanding the threats and working against cyber criminals than the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). We are honored that a CISA representative will be at ITEX 2020, leading a workshop on cyber resiliency. Mr. Jason Burt, Cyber Security Advisor, Region IV, will be presenting an in-depth class covering four asset types—technology, information, people, and facilities—and how cybersecurity should be applied to protect those assets.

A part of the workshop will focus on “How resilient are you?”

  • How do you know if your cybersecurity efforts are going well?
  • Do you plan your cybersecurity activities?
  • Do you adhere to a cybersecurity standard of practice?
  • What’s at risk? Have you identified the potential consequences if your systems are compromised or unavailable?
  • Have you planned for cyber incident management and exercised that plan?
  • Can you sustain operations of critical processes following a significant cyber incident?

This workshop is offered to all of those who register for a certificate or conference pass to attend this year’s show at no additional cost. Come to ITEX 2020 to learn how to protect your business as well as your client’s assets.

ITEX 2020 will take place April 14 – 15 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. With over 1,000 attendees, ITEX is the largest vendor-neutral event connecting vendors, BSPs, office equipment dealers, and MSPs.

To register for your pass, visit the ITEX registration page.