RSPA Trusted Advisor “Quick Take” Ep. 50: Security Advisor Nathan Sweaney on Zero Trust and Other Security Trends

In Episode 50 of “The Trusted Advisor,” RSPA Security Advisor Nathan Sweaney previews the security education track for RetailNOW 2021. Sweaney and the RSPA’s Jim Roddy discuss balancing business needs with security preferences, which threats and technologies will remain relevant after COVID, and why POS solution providers should investigate the Zero Trust security model.

Scheduled for July 25-27 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, RetailNOW 2021 will feature 20+ education sessions across six tracks: VAR & ISV Executive Education, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Security, Next Gen Technologies, and Cannabis. For more information on RetailNOW or to register for “Where The Industry Meets,” follow this link:

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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