Mike LaPeters

Mike LaPeters

Mike LaPeters joined AlienVault in 2015 and heads up the global channel initiative. Mike has more than 20 years’ experience building and leading channel organizations in security, infrastructure and storage software products. He has led teams at CA, VERITAS Software (Formerly Symantec) and he represented the sales and channel efforts from inception through acquisition at 4 startups (acquired by Microsoft, Hitachi (WD), SolarWinds, Nimboxx).  He is a 3-time recipient of CRN’s Channel Chief award.

August 14, 2018 | Mike LaPeters

Improving Threat Detection through Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs)

Executive Summary:Cybersecurity is a growing concern as breaches continue to increase in frequency and make headline news. Unfortunately, due to time and other constraints, many smaller businesses postpone the complicated task of risk management, only to eventually succumb to the devastating ramifications of a cyberattack. While the security solutions themselves appear complicated, the ability to mitigate risk is within…

June 20, 2018 | Mike LaPeters

10 Opportunities for MSPs and MSSPs to Deliver MDR Services

The proliferation of cybersecurity attacks and greater adoption of cloud applications and services is proving that traditional, prevention-only approaches are ineffective. Instead, organizations are focusing more on a detection and response strategy to manage their cybersecurity risk. However, staying up to date with the latest cybersecurity risks, managing multiple point security products, and finding skilled security resources is proving too…

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June 6, 2018 | Mike LaPeters

5 Steps to Making the Business Transformation to an MSSP

One of the perks of my job is the opportunity to speak with a diverse community of channel partners including Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). Invariably, we end up talking about customer opportunities, open issues, marketing events or product roadmaps. Occasionally, I have these exceptional discussions about the opportunities and challenges they face today, how they react and respond to…

May 10, 2018 | Mike LaPeters

Opportunity for Managed Services: InfoSec

The single, biggest opportunity for channel partners in 2018 is to stand in the path of aggressive hackers as they attempt to exploit businesses around the world. Today’s threat landscape is infinitely more complex than even three years ago, and companies are finding themselves more at risk because they just don’t have the infrastructure, resources, personnel and…

April 10, 2018 | Mike LaPeters

The Value of MSSPs and Threat Intelligence

In recent years, the range and severity of cyberattacks against organizations across a range of business sectors have increased exponentially, leading to systems breached, data stolen and operations severely impacted. According to a 2017 research report by McAfee, new malware samples hit an all-time high in Q3, increasing 10% over the previous quarter and ransomware variants were up 36%. However, in spite of…

February 27, 2018 | Mike LaPeters

Announcing the Winners of our Partner of the Year Awards

The results are in, and we’re thrilled to recognize seven outstanding AlienVault partners. These companies achieved phenomenal business growth during 2017 and are the winners of our Partner of the Year awards!The AlienVault Partner Program enables leading VARs, system integrators, managed security service providers (MSSPs), managed detection & response providers (MDRs) and corporate resellers to sell and support…

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