28 episodes

A war between cybercriminals and businesses is raging. The global pandemic only served to increase the volume of hacked and breached data. As everyone began working from home everyday resources like mobile phones and IoT devices became targets. In fact, data breaches exposed over 36 billion records in the first half of 2020 alone according to RiskBased.Additionally, recent security research suggests most companies have unprotected data and poor cybersecurity practices in place, making them vulnerable to data loss. This has them investing in cybersecurity technology like never before. In fact, Gartner projects the worldwide information security market will reach $170 billion by next year.As the world’s leading end-to-end technology distributor, Tech Data plays a key role in the cybersecurity supply chain. This puts the company right in the middle of the action, sitting between strategic vendors building defense technology and the troops in the field working with companies to prevent security breaches. Tech Data’s point person for security is Tracy Holtz, Vice President, Security Solutions, Americas. “The Holtz Story” is where Tracy shares what she is hearing from both the security vendor’s and channel partner’s perspectives. Hear Tracy and her guests discuss threat levels, specific threats, and what strategic vendors and businesses are doing right now to adapt to the rapidly evolving threat landscape.

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A war between cybercriminals and businesses is raging. The global pandemic only served to increase the volume of hacked and breached data. As everyone began working from home everyday resources like mobile phones and IoT devices became targets. In fact, data breaches exposed over 36 billion records in the first half of 2020 alone according to RiskBased.Additionally, recent security research suggests most companies have unprotected data and poor cybersecurity practices in place, making them vulnerable to data loss. This has them investing in cybersecurity technology like never before. In fact, Gartner projects the worldwide information security market will reach $170 billion by next year.As the world’s leading end-to-end technology distributor, Tech Data plays a key role in the cybersecurity supply chain. This puts the company right in the middle of the action, sitting between strategic vendors building defense technology and the troops in the field working with companies to prevent security breaches. Tech Data’s point person for security is Tracy Holtz, Vice President, Security Solutions, Americas. “The Holtz Story” is where Tracy shares what she is hearing from both the security vendor’s and channel partner’s perspectives. Hear Tracy and her guests discuss threat levels, specific threats, and what strategic vendors and businesses are doing right now to adapt to the rapidly evolving threat landscape.

    WatchGuard & The State of Cybersecurity Today

    WatchGuard & The State of Cybersecurity Today

    Mark Romano, Senior Director of Worldwide Channel Programs and Field Engagement at WatchGuard, joins "The Holtz Story" to discuss the state of cybersecurity today. The podcast opens with a discussion of WatchGuard’s Internet Security Report and some current trends, including increases in ransomware and malware. Tracy and Mark discuss the need for multiple layers of security and the focus on Zero Trust. Mark shares how the acquisition of Panda Security is helping WatchGuard with Zero Trus...

    • 22 min
    VMware & Market Update

    VMware & Market Update

    Victor Monga, a Senior Technical Architect for the Network & Advanced Security Business Group at VMware, joins The Holtz Story to discuss today's market and what is happening with VMware. Victor's experience in Healthcare, Aerospace and with the Department of Defense (DoD) has given him an in-depth understanding of specific industry needs. The podcast opens with Tracy and Victor discussing how much has changed through and after the pandemic. Victor points out that remote work changed...

    • 29 min
    Out-Of-Band Management

    Out-Of-Band Management

    Bryan Keeper, Director of Channel Sales Americas at OpenGear, joins "The Holtz Story" to discuss Out-of-Band Management. Bryan helps partners become trusted advisors to their customers while driving channel programs and new business development.This podcast opens with Bryan describing Out-of-Band as an alternative access to devices. It allows IT managers to achieve remote access and remediate issues through an alternative path. The conversation evolves into channel relationships, with Br...

    • 26 min
    A Bird’s Eye View of Cybersecurity

    A Bird’s Eye View of Cybersecurity

    Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, Vice President, Field CISO Strategic Services at Fortinet, joins The Holtz Story to discuss the latest solutions in cloud cybersecurity. Jonathan brings extensive experience working with global enterprises and nation-states and is responsible for developing innovative security solutions with partners at Fortinet.This podcast opens with a discussion of emerging cybersecurity threats. Jonathan discusses how threats are similar to last year but have grown in complexity and s...

    • 27 min
    Current Channel Trends with Janet Schijns

    Current Channel Trends with Janet Schijns

    Janet Schijns, CEO & Co-Founder of JS Group, joins The Holtz Story to discuss trends in the channel. Janet offers wisdom gained from building, optimizing and evangelizing channel programs and go-to-market strategies for over two decades. Our podcast opens with Janet and Tracy discussing the level of investment in the channel, both in consolidation and buildouts, how this is creating new pressures and the urgent need for new talent. The podcast then segues into how the channel sees mo...

    • 40 min
    Introducing Trellix & Discussing Cybersecurity Trends

    Introducing Trellix & Discussing Cybersecurity Trends

    In this episode of the Holtz Story, Britt Norwood, SVP of global channels and commercial at Trellix, discusses the latest trends in cybersecurity threats.The podcast opens with a discussion about the driving force behind the recent influx of ransomware attacks. The ransomware attack in Ukraine is one of the most recent incidents. Norwood indicates we’re already seeing copycat attacks, and the pervasiveness of ransomware is only getting worse.Customers are desperate for new ways to detect brea...

    • 17 min

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