RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 55: Security Trends & What to Expect in 2022

In Episode 55 of “The Trusted Advisor,” the RSPA’s Jim Roddy sits down with Mark Shelhart, the Director of Digital Forensics and Incident Response at Foregenix, and RSPA Security Advisor Nathan Sweaney to discuss security trends in the retail IT channel and what VARs and ISVs should expect in 2022.

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Jim Roddy is the Vice President of Marketing and a Business Advisor for the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). He has been active in the POS channel since 1998, including 11 years as the President of Business Solutions Magazine, six years as an RSPA board member, one term as RSPA Chairman of the Board, and several years as a business coach for VARs, ISVs, and MSPs. Jim has been recognized as one of the world’s Top 100 Retail Influencers by RETHINK Retail, a Leading CannaTech Influencer by 420MSP, and is regularly requested to speak at industry conferences on SMB best practices. He is author of two books – The Walk-On Method To Career & Business Success and Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer – and is host of the award-winning RSPA Trusted Advisor podcast. For more information, contact