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5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Friday 31 July 2020

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Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, July 31, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. M&A - Massive Chip Merger?: Nvidia may acquire Arm, according to a report...

2. MSP Business Recovery?: After a bumpy March and April 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, many MSPs report a business re-acceleration in recent weeks, according to a NinjaRMM poll.

3. Small Office Home Office (SOHO) Security: Avast has launched Avast Business Small Office Protection, which is designed to secure up to 10 business devices that run Apple macOS and iOS, Microsoft Windows, and/or Google Android.

4. Twitter Breach Update: It looks like hackers leveraged spear phishing and phone-based social engineering to breach Twitter's network and management tools.

5. Cognizant - After the Ransomware Attack: The global IT consulting firm has formed a board of directors subcommittee to further strengthen Cognizant's approach to security. Cognizant suffered a ransomware attack in April, which cost roughly $50 million to $70 million in lost revenue and cleanup costs.

B. Upcoming Technology Conferences & Virtual Partner Events

  1. CompTIA ChannelCon 2020 (August 4-6, Virtual Conference)
  2. IoT World 2020 (August 11-13, Virtual Conference)
  3. Kaseya Connect IT Global 2020 (August 24-27, Virtual Conference)
  4. IT By Design: Build IT 2020 (September 1, Virtual Conference)
  5. SaaStr 2020 Home: Virtual Cloud Business Conference (September 2-3)
  6. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.