Patch Tuesday

 

April's Patch Tuesday release contains 113 total CVE numbers addressed, with 19 of them listed as “Critical,” including a fix for a recently announced 0-day vulnerability from March. The “Critical” vulnerabilities affect Windows operating systems, browsers, SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics. As always, we recommend testing these patches on a small set of systems before approving them for wider deployment.

SMB Nation members will be pleased to know that long-time friend of the family Amy Luby as landed at Acronis. In her new role, Luby will help Acronis increase its awareness in the IT channel by demonstrating how incorporating cyber protection into their portfolio helps MSPs grow their business and reduce churn.

Covid 19 Resources

To keep you abreast of changing laws and emerging best practices, the RSPA created several more pieces of COVID-related content this week, including a webinar analyzing how the CARES Act applies to VARs and ISVs. Follow these links to access this week’s new and updated content:

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 12:00 PM PT

MSPs are great with technology applications, but often lack a full-scale understanding of sales and marketing, including digital strategies for marketing to SMBs. In the post COVID-19 environment, digital marketing will be more important than ever in scaling your business.

 

SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, Mar. 26th, 2020 09:00 AM PT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford

 We’ve saved the best for last in the capstone session that brings it all together. We’ll have expert guests point you towards three hot verticals for you to invest forward into.

  • Compliance. Here today. Here tomorrow. The ever changing rules are disrupting technology and creating opportunities for you. We target the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and how that impacts you and your customers.
  • Azure. We are declaring 2020 to be the Year of SMB Azure with insights into how MSPs are using Azure in new and creative ways.
  • Cyber Security. ‘Nough said!

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Thu, Apr 2, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

MSPs are great with technology applications, but often lack a full-scale understanding of sales and marketing, including digital strategies for marketing to SMBs. James Orsini, president of Sasha Group and former COO of VaynerMedia, will discuss best practices for marketing your SMB/MSP as digital channels continue to evolve – including how social media has "leveled the playing field" for all marketers regardless of size or budget. He'll explain why every small business needs the equivalent of their annual "Superbowl commercial.”

M&A is also common in the MSP market. Matt Higgins, a Recurring Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank and co founder & CEO of RSE Ventures, which invests in growing consumer and technology businesses like SkOUT Cybersecurity, will discuss best practices for attracting and working with investment partners, increasing your valuation and scaling your technology business.

 

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SMB Nation Webinar Thursday, Mar. 19th, 2020 09:00 AM PT

Presented by: Harry Brelsford

Whether you’re new to the Office 365 email migrations space or a migrations ninja – every project (and client) presents unique goals, workflows, and challenges to consider. Add in the laborious processes that come with manual migrations, and it can be more time consuming than expected. That’s why most MSPs turn to third-party tools.