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Channel Brief: Kaseya Adds New Leader to C-Suite

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Happy Tuesday, everyone. Here’s hoping that the hackers were quiet for you over the holiday weekend.

But if you hear of attacks, it's always good to remind your end customers about the cybersecurity services your company offers. As MSPs look at the cybersecurity services they offer, white label and/or resell, one of the top ones we hear that is being investigated to add by MSPs is pen testing as a service.

Maybe that's because the market for that particular service is growing at such a rapid clip. We've got news about that today, plus a number of other updates including educational offerings, a new channel chief, some cybersecurity threats you should be aware of and more.

But the biggest news you should probably be aware of is a leadership appointment at Kaseya. More details below.

Today’s Tech, Channel and MSP News

1. Kaseya Names New COO, CFO: IT tools platform provider for MSPs, Kaseya, has named Ryan Courson as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Courson has worked in leadership roles for both private equity and publicly held companies. The appointment comes a few weeks after competitor ConnectWise also named an IPO-savvy CFO to its leadership team, and also a few weeks after Kaseya announced its Kaseya 365 package to disrupt the MSP market.

2. Veeam Adds Tech Training, Certifications: Backup data protection and ransomware recovery software provider Veeam Software will roll out new technical training and certification programs through Veeam University, which delivers Veeam technical training to IT professionals on-demand anytime, anywhere. The new online offering is the result of a global partnership with Tsunati, a Veeam Accredited Service Partner, providing on-demand technical certification training for partners and customers world-wide.

3. Pen Testing Heats Up: The global penetration testing market size is estimated to grow by  $1.92 billion from 2024-2028, according to Technavio. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 13.98% during the forecast period.

4. New Channel Chief: GTT  has named Mia Martuscelli  senior vice president and channel chief for its indirect channels business in the Americas. The company provides secure cloud networking solutions. In her new role Martuscelli will lead the continued growth and development of channel sales.

5. Fake Antivirus Sites: Security researchers at Trellix are reporting multiple fake antivirus sites that are hosting malware such as APK, EXE and Inno setup installer that includes Spy and Stealer capabilities. The fake websites impersonate antivirus software, such as Malwarebytes, Avast and Bitdefender. 

Jessica C. Davis

Jessica C. Davis is editorial director of CyberRisk Alliance’s channel brands, MSSP Alert, MSSP Alert Live, and ChannelE2E. She has spent a career as a journalist and editor covering the intersection of business and technology including chips, software, the cloud, AI, and cybersecurity. She previously served as editor in chief of Channel Insider and later of MSP Mentor where she was one of the original editors running the MSP 501.