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The Cloud Episode 33: Building Cybersecurity Culture with Adam Brewer

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Hello Hello!

Thanks for joining us for another episode of The Cloud. In this episode we spoke with Adam Brewer of CyberWise IQ, a company dedicated to educating others on the tenets of Cybersecurity.

I think you will enjoy this very unique yet informative discussion on today’s episode of The Cloud.

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Adam Brewer, VP of Client Relations at CyberWise

In this episode you will learn:

  • How human error is the biggest threat of all
  • How Adam and his team approach Cybersecurity from a company culture standpoint
  • What Adam’s definition of The Cloud and Cybersecurity is
  • Some best practices, tips and fundamentals to protect yourself and your infrastructure

We hope you enjoy it!

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Additional Resources

P.S. Watch out for this guy!

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Episode 32: Best of The Cloud – Part 1

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Welcome welcome! Glad to have you back. This show is part 1 of a two part series recapping of our show from last year with clips of our wonderful guests.

We have taken some particularly interesting clips and compiled them together. Let us know what you think.

In this episode you will hear from:

We have full interviews linked below if you wanted to hear the whole chat with any of our guests!

We hope you enjoy it.

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Additional Resources

  • The Cloud Episode 7: Open Gov Portal, Being a Chief Data Officer, and Re-imagining Our Cities (with Abhi Nemani)
  • The Cloud Episode 1: Why We’re Doing this Show (with Amon Prasad, CEO of Network Remedy)
  • The Cloud Episode 3: Cyber-crime, Hacking, The Legality of IT, and Evolution of Managed Service Providers (with Charles Weaver)
  • The Cloud Episode 13: Two Hosts and A Cloud, Ecosystems, and The Value of Software (with Brian Gracely)
  • The Cloud Episode 14: The Woz, Future Stack ’15 Awesomeness, Modern Software and Takeaways (with Sam Lambert)

Episode 31: Hyperconvergence, the LA Cloud Computing Meetup and We’re Speaking at MSP World 2016

The Cloud Show

Welcome to another episode of The Cloud!

We know it has been a little while since our last episode, but we’ve been busy growing and transforming the company and show. We have some new team members and a whole lot of new insights that we are excited to share with all of you.

You can expect the episodes to provide the most valuable timely content possible aimed at stimulating new ideas, thinking and directions for your organization on your Cloud and IT journey.

LA Cloud Computing Meetup

Our guests today include Matt Atkin of Sky Silk as well as Charles Weaver to explain how the MSP Alliance and MSP World began. We’ll also go over what we will be discussing at MSP World as well as a review of what exactly Managed Services are.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What Hyperconvergence is
  • What value Sky Silk provides in the Hyperconvergence space
  • What you can expect from the LA Cloud Meetup
  • What is MSP World and the MSP Alliance? (+ how they were formed in Berkley)
  • What are Managed Services
  • What topic we will be discussing at MSP World

Let us know what you think!

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Further Reading and Resources

Episode 30: Managed Break-Fix Services, IT Support and Dealing with Technical Problems

Paco Lebron, Founder of ProdigyTeks, Inc.

Paco Lebron, Founder of ProdigyTeks, Inc., an IT consulting firm specializing in both residential and small business. ProdigyTeks was founded July of 2011 and has been in business for the past 5 years. ProdigyTeks specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored computer services and solutions for residential customers and small to medium sized businesses.

Over the past 8 years, Mr. Lebron has excelled at leadership, analysis and operations. He works toward building Infrastructure support, SQL Database management, and serving others with their computer needs. His Bachelor’s on Computer Engineering Technology from DeVry University has helped pave a path of the success in the industry.

Mr. Lebron is currently a Co-Host of the Computer Business Podcast. Spreading the word on how to take your IT business to the next level. Mr. Lebron has shared tips and ideas on how he became successful with ProdigyTeks.

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Episode 29: The Viability of the Break-Fix Model, Troubleshooting and the Future of Tech Support

Matthew Rodela

Founder, Editor-in-chief, Host of YFNCG

Matthew owned and operated Jiffy-PC, a computer consulting company outside of Washington, DC, for 7 years. Now he runs a WordPress Consulting agency called Aledor, a Computer Business website builder service called Tech Site Builder, as well as the Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy (YFNCG) website and podcast.

We’re excited to talk with Matthew about the viability of the Break-fix services and its interplay between Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and The Cloud.

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After listening to this episode you’ll learn:

  • Matthew’s story of how he got started in break-fix work
  • The origins of break-fix and what it is
  • The long term viability and interplay of break-fix with Managed Services
  • How solo IT consultants will utilize a hybridized billing approach

Further Reading and Resources

Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy

ComputerBusinessPodcast.com

Tech Target Break Fix Model Definition

Episode 28: Legal Cloud, Risk Management, Bitcoin (again) and Data Security

Pamela Morgan, attorney, educator, entrepreneur and public speaker

Pamela Morgan has spent much of her career working in and advising small businesses. She began focusing her law practice on bitcoin and digital currencies in early 2014. Much of her practice involves advising clients on how to use Blockchain technology to reduce risk and uncertainty in business and legal settings.

She is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation using digital currencies. Pamela is one of the few attorneys whose knowledge and understanding goes beyond legal theory; she actually uses these technologies everyday. She’s authored numerous “how-to” articles and is known for delivering engaging, practical presentations about her work to audiences around the world.

In addition to her law practice, Pamela is the CEO of Third Key Solutions LLC. Third Key is the culmination of her work advising bitcoin startups in multi-signature governance processes, key management, and disaster recovery. She is also a board member of the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) a non-profit industry standards organization, where she serves as the Director of Education

We’re excited to talk to Pamela about The Cloud, Risk Management for Businesses and Best Practices from a Legal Perspective.

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Episode 27: Cyber Security, The FBI-Apple Encryption Debate and Best Practices to Protect Yourself

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Morgan Wright, expert on Cyber-security Strategy and Cyber-terrorism

Our guest this week is Morgan Wright, an internationally recognized expert on Cyber-security Strategy, Cyber-terrorism, Identity, Theft and Privacy. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information.

He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, including Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, ABC, Fox News Radio, Sirius XM, PBS and CNN.

Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor for the U.S. State Department Anti-terrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world.

We’re excited to chat with Morgan about Cyber-security, its significance and the most important aspects we need to focus on for the future.

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Episode 26: Design Thinking, Cloud Apps, and The Sharing Economy

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Pek Pongpaet, Founder of Impekable

Pek Pongpaet is from Thailand, raised in a Foreign Service family. He studied at two international schools in Thailand and Malaysia as well as Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

He has worked with companies such as Accenture, Accenture Labs, Sears Holdings, Roundarch and SpotOn befor founding his own UX/UI design firm Impekable.

Impekable crafts mobile and web products for super high-profile clients including Google, HP, Motorola, Discovery, Accenture, Cognizant, Aruba, Twilio, Constant Contact, Zebra, Invensense and more. Pek can be reached at pek(at)impekable.com

We are excited to chat with Pek about Design, The Cloud and beyond.

 

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Further Reading and Resources:

  • https://www.invisionapp.com/
  • http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html
  • http://impekable.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/impekable
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/pekpongpaet

Episode 25: Bitcoins, Blockchains, The Cloud and Beyond!

Marshall Swatt, Serial Entrepreneur, C-level Technologist

Marshall has over twenty years of startup experience as founder, COO, CTO, with extensive strategy, operations and technology experience. Several successful startup exits. Experience with acquisitions and business development.

Technology design and development work for several corporations including: Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Financial, Condé Nast, MoMA, National Geographic.

Marshall is the former co-founder and CTO for Coinsetter, Inc.Blockchain and security advocate, which raised $2M in angel funding over 2 1/2 years. He also, led the acquisition of Canada’s largest bitcoin firm, Cavirtex in April of 2015.

Check out the interview links below to learn more about Bitcoin, Blockchains and The Cloud!

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Episode 24: An IT Cloud Technicians Take, Cryptolocker and How Enterprises Use The Cloud

Justin is one of Network Remedy’s top IT and Technical Consultants who works day-to-day in the trenches keeping our clients’ organizations up and running. With over 10 years of customer service and IT troubleshooting experience, Justin brings a personable and technical disposition to the mix.
Justin has proven himself to be a proactive and goal-oriented team player easily establishing rapport with customers, staff, and all levels of management.
We look forward to diving into the weeds a bit and demystifying this almost magical concept known as IT and The Cloud.