BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuum®, the exclusive provider of the only vertically integrated, intelligent IT management and service delivery platform that enables MSPs to reshape how they deliver IT services, has announced that Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, will present a keynote address at its fourth annual Navigate 2017 user conference, taking place October 2-5 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Formerly one of the FBI's Most Wanted, Kevin Mitnick is perhaps best known for hacking into 40 major corporations just for the challenge. As the CEO of Mitnick Security Consulting, he has since transformed himself into a trusted security consultant to Fortune 500 enterprises and governments worldwide, mentoring leaders and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering and educating consumers on how they can protect themselves from today’s latest threats.
Additionally, he is a global bestselling author, with books available in over 50 countries and 20 languages, including The Art of Intrusion: The Real Story Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers and The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security.
“Providers of IT managed services are on edge,” said Mitnick. “WannaCry and other ransomware attacks like it are holding businesses large and small hostage, not to mention the myriad threats that lurk behind every corner of cyberspace, from social engineering to unsecured endpoints and other emerging threat vectors. My presentation at Navigate 2017 will help MSPs understand the threats and possible ways to mitigate the risk.”
“Becoming more aware of hackers’ mindsets and the tools they use to penetrate the security defenses of companies is the first step in an MSP protecting itself and its customers,” said Michael George, CEO of Continuum. “There is no better speaker for attendees to learn from than Kevin Mitnick when it comes to information security. As the number of threats grows, so too will the need for best-in-class backup and data recovery solutions like Continuity247, and at Navigate 2017, partners will also learn first-hand how they can add it to their offerings to easily add another layer of protection.”
Navigate 2017 by Continuum is the only user conference that empowers partners with the tools and acumen they need to define their path to success in the IT space and ultimately, take their businesses to the next level. The event will feature 39 breakout and training sessions across four tracks, several prominent keynote speakers and three certification offerings. The partner-driven conference agenda will offer attendees a unique experience, placing an emphasis on education and business success by offering MSPs the opportunity to network, learn industry best practices and gain product insight.
Continuum empowers managed IT service providers to reshape how they deliver IT services with an intelligent IT management platform that provides a transformative business model, continuous intelligence, a highly skilled on-demand IT workforce and dedicated partner success team. Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model combines an unmatched SaaS-based technology suite with a world-class NOC and Help Desk, allowing them to not only remotely monitor, manage, secure, and backup their clients’ IT environments 24/7 from a single pane of glass, but scale rapidly and profitably. Continuum employs more than 1,400 professionals worldwide and monitors more than 1 million endpoints for its 5,800 partners, including MSPs servicing more than 60,000 SMB customers and web hosting providers protecting more than 250,000 servers with Continuum’s R1Soft product line.