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In this special bonus episode of Channel Insider: Partner POV, host Katie Bavoso speaks with Cody Kretsinger, Principal Security Advisor at Galactic Advisors and former member of a hacking group LulzSec.

In Part 1 of this interview, Cody tells his story of how he went from convicted hacker to cybersecurity defender using his skills and talents for good, and why other bad actors should do the same. Plus, Katie and Cody discuss who is behind some of the worst ransomware attacks we’ve seen so far in 2024, the differing motivations behind hacker groups like Scattered Spider and Volt Typhoon, what technology is at risk of exploitation according to the CISA of the U.S., and what all of it means for the IT channel this year.

Tune in for Part 2 on Tuesday, February 20 to learn how managed services providers (MSPs) can keep themselves and their clients safe from cyberattacks in 2024 and how they can use these threats to expand their offerings and targeted customer base.