• ChannelCon 2015 Thought Leaders Keynote: Connecting the Strategic Process to IT

    by Brian Sherman  | August 10, 2015
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  • Are Your Clients Facing an IT Security House of Horrors?

    by Brian Sherman  | August 03, 2015
    ChannelCon 2015 attendees share their security tales of horror and what they did (or could not do) to rectify the situation.
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  • ChannelTrends: The Growing Demand for Advanced IT Security Practices

    by Brian Sherman  | June 26, 2015
    Many small businesses don’t have the knowledge or ability to deal with security issues, and often struggle to implement the appropriate procedures to minimize their exposure and related liabilities. That challenge creates a number of business opportunities for an appropriately prepared solution provider.
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  • Technology: Not Your Biggest Security Problem

    by Todd Thibodeaux  | April 20, 2015
    There is a common misconception that technology poses the biggest security risk to business, but there are multiple ways companies can be made vulnerable to breaches.
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  • Keep Your Company Secrets From Walking Out the Door

    by David Willson  | April 02, 2015
    Flash drives, smartphones, email, social media and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) epidemic make losing or stealing company information extremely easy, but you can counter those threats with a simple risk assessment and some proper training for your staff.
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  • IT Security Experts: Look for Risk and Opportunity in the Security Shadow

    by Michelle Peterson  | March 27, 2015
    There are security risks that fall outside of the normal IT security parameters, but still open the door to data breaches. It’s in those gray areas — call it shadow IT — where IT security providers can identify both risk and financial reward.
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  • ChannelTrends: Sell Quality Protection, Not Fear

    by Brian Sherman  | December 04, 2014
    Cyberattacks are a good way to spook your customers, but sensationalizing security concerns will only reap short-term benefits. Successful solution providers will instead offer real world examples of existing threats without overhyping a customer’s potential exposure, and use tools like CompTIA’s IT Security Assessment Wizard to create a comprehensive outline of a customer’s true needs.
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  • ChannelTrends: The More You Protect, the More Your Company Profits

    by Brian Sherman  | October 31, 2014
    Small business owners used to buy and install adequate AV software packages themselves without major technical issues, but the threats and the complexity of the protection schemes have risen beyond their capabilities. IT security is no longer just an annual install or occasional update — it’s an ongoing responsibility.
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  • Boston Celtics Get an Assist from CompTIA’s IT Security Community

    by Michelle Peterson  | October 07, 2014
    Students at Boston’s Mildred Avenue K-8 School and Community Center can thank CompTIA’s IT Security Community and the Boston Celtics for help in renovating the center’s computer lab and teen space. With help from the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the IT Security Community donated $5,000 to the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, which allocated the donation to its Player Choice Grant, a grant that allows members of the Celtics roster to vote on where the money should go.
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  • ChannelTrends: Data Breaches Show It’s Necessary to Take IT Security to the Next Level

    by Brian Sherman  | September 22, 2014
    From Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop stores, every organization needs solid IT security specialists who can audit current systems and policies, recommend and implement proper upgrades, and monitor and support it all. Explore our related security resources — including a trustmark, executive certificate and quick start guide — and make sure your solution providing organization is up to the task.
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  • ChannelTrends: Build Out or Partner in Cybersecurity? The Debate Continues

    by Brian Sherman | Dec 13, 2017
    While tech companies can theoretically offer every available cybersecurity tool and provide a comprehensive portfolio of assessments and consulting services, that usually doesn’t make sense. In fact, most channel firms have financial and resource utilization limitations that make partnering an attractive and often necessary option.
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