Dwayne Myers of Critical Start Recognized as a 2024 Channel Chief

Channel program figurehead honored for the third time

Today, Critical Start, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) cybersecurity solutions and pioneer of Managed Cyber Risk Reduction (MCRR), announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named Dwayne Myers, VP of Channels and Alliances, a 2024 Channel Chief as part of the distinguished 2024 CRN® Channel Chiefs list.

With more than two decades of experience in channel development, sales strategy, and business operations for both manufacturing and channel partners, Myers has worked tirelessly to help corporations of all sizes develop channel involvement and program efficacy. As a three-time Channel Chief honoree, he continues to lead his organization’s productive and enduring channel program. 

“In the current landscape, organizations are actively seeking cost-effective solutions to mitigate the risk of breaches,” stated Rob Davis, CEO and Founder of Critical Start. ” By teaming up with our trusted advisor channel partners, Critical Start instills more confidence in preventing breaches and minimizing business disruptions for our joint customers.” 

Throughout the past year, Critical Start has prioritized developing its channel program, and recently announced the general availability of their Risk Assessment and Peer Benchmarking solution, and Asset Visibility offering, further supporting Critical Start’s Managed Cyber Risk Reduction (MCRR) approach to security. MCRR, the next evolution of MDR, provides a comprehensive managed solution to address risks, vulnerabilities, and threats. Combined with over 12 years of award-winning MDR services, MCRR enables organizations to confidently reach their desired levels of risk tolerance. 

The 2024 CRN Channel Chiefs are selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem. 

“These channel evangelists are dedicated to supporting solution providers and achieving growth by implementing robust partner programs and unique business strategies,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, US Content, and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “Their efforts are instrumental in helping partners bring essential solutions to market. The Channel Company is pleased to acknowledge these prominent channel leaders and looks forward to chronicling their achievements throughout the year.” 

The 2024 CRN Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs. 

About The Channel Company 

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 40 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com 

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About Critical Start

Organizations today face the challenge of aligning their cyber protection measures with their risk appetite. CRITICALSTART®, a pioneer of the industry’s first Managed Cyber Risk Reduction solutions, provides holistic cyber risk monitoring via its Cyber Operations Risk & Response™ platform, paired with a human-led risk and security operations team, combined with over 8 years of award-winning Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services. By continuously monitoring and mitigating cyber risks, Critical Start enables businesses to proactively protect their critical assets with a measurable ROI. The company’s platform provides maturity assessments, peer benchmarking, posture and event analytics, and response capabilities. Its risk and security operations team evaluates and actions threats, risks, vulnerabilities, and performs comprehensive threat intelligence research. Critical Start enables organizations to achieve the highest level of cyber risk reduction for every dollar invested, allowing them to confidently reach their desired levels of risk tolerance.

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