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The Channel CEO

Welcome to the Channelfied podcast & livestream, a show that brings together thought leaders and innovators revolutionizing the IT industry.
Matt Solomon is a product evangelist, social media leader & award-winning speaker. 
Kevin Lancaster is a serial tech entrepreneur, angel investor and strategic advisor to several high-growth tech companies focused on the channel.
Each week, we sit down with “IT superheroes” to cover a wide range of topics. I will cover topics ranging from social selling and marketing to creating influence. And we will dig deep into their journey as entrepreneurs, how they view innovation, M&A and the latest in the world of cybersecurity.

May 8, 2024

In this episode of The Channel CEO, host Kevin Lancaster engages in an insightful discussion with Craig Taylor, CEO of CyberHoot, focusing on the critical importance of cybersecurity literacy and training for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Taylor shares CyberHoot's ambitious vision of training 1 billion individuals in basic cyber literacy through partnerships with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and an innovative password list model. A key highlight of the conversation is the emphasis on positive reinforcement in cybersecurity education, with Taylor stressing the need to empower employees rather than resorting to punitive measures. The discussion covers the perennial cybersecurity threats of phishing and password hygiene, as well as the evolving nature of attacks, such as stealing active tokens from browsers for ransomware attempts. Taylor also introduces CyberHoot's cutting-edge initiatives, including hyper-realistic phishing simulations and AI-powered chatbots for targeted attacks. This episode underscores the challenges faced by MSPs in educating both themselves and their clients on security awareness, while also highlighting CyberHoot's automated solutions to streamline training and phishing simulations.