• Certification Seen as Step Toward Professionalizing the Cyber-Workforce at RSA

    by Randi Parker  | February 28, 2013
    It’s another beautiful day here in San Francisco and the RSA Conference – an annual information security event held by security solutions provider RSA – is underway with its usual buzz and excitement. So far, it has been a productive few days for CompTIA.We started the week meeting with the Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative (C3) – a group that we co-founded along with other certifying bodies such as (ISC)2 and GIAC. CompTIA was voted vice chair of the C3 and will be playing an active role ...
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  • President’s Cyber-Security Executive Order Issued as Reports Emerge of Chinese Army Coordinating Cyber-Attacks on American Soil

    by David Valdez  | February 21, 2013
    Last week, the president issued a long-awaited executive order that seeks to protect critical infrastructure – an action he promised soon after Congress didn’t reach agreement on cyber-security legislation last year. This week, the New York Times reported that a link has been established between cyber-attacks against U.S. companies and firms that provide a variety of services, including those that provide services to critical infrastructure owners and operators. This is an alarming development t ...
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  • Get a Wrap-Up from CompTIA’s Second Annual TechVoice D.C. Fly-In

    by Nancy Hammervik  | February 19, 2013
    Last week, I was in our nation’s capital, along with 60 or so other CompTIA staff, members and TECNA partners, taking part in CompTIA’s second annual TechVoice D.C. Fly-In. While I would not consider myself politically savvy, I am politically curious. I have tremendous appreciation and respect for this country’s history and government. I never imagined I would have the opportunity to walk the halls of the Senate and Congressional offices, let alone sit down with policy makers to represent the IT ...
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  • Panelists at Day Two of the TechVoice D.C. Fly-In Tackle Cyber Warriors, Startup 3.0 and More

    by Lana Sansur  | February 14, 2013
    This morning we kicked off day two of the TechVoice D.C. Fly-In with a Tech Summit that included exceptional panel members from the private sector and federal government diving into IT workforce, Internet governance and other important issues for the tech entrepreneur.Ernest McDuffe, lead of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, started the morning with discussion of an initiative called NICE, which defines a framework to improve online behavior skills to enable a safer cyberspace ...
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  • Kick-off to North Carolina TechVoice Chapter Features Federal and State Policy Forecast for 2013

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | January 15, 2013
    On January 11th, CompTIA partnered with the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) to launch our third TechVoice chapter. About 60 technology executives attended a breakfast gathering and panel discussion in Durham, NC featuring Congressman David Price (D-NC), State Representative Marilyn Avila (R), information technology attorney Ed Turlington and myself. NCTA President and CEO Brooks Raiford moderated. With 2012 elections now completed and the fiscal cliff averted for now, the conversati ...
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  • ChannelTrends: Top 5 Solution Provider Opportunities for 2013

    by Brian Sherman  | January 03, 2013
    While many may not have switched their calendars yet, 2013 is officially here. Before all the New Year’s resolutions have either been forgotten or broken, make sure to take time to review what went well in 2012 and what needs to change to make the next year more successful. What challenges and opportunities do you foresee? In reviewing a similar blog post I wrote around this same time last year, it’s interesting to note the similarities between 2012 and 2013. While technology conti ...
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  • Key tech policy issues for 2013 predicted; Entrepreneurs and investors lob

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | December 19, 2012
    Heading into 2013, three key tech policy issues to watch will be immigration, online sales taxes and cybersecurity, said Politico. While Congressional leaders debate the merits of allowing more students with advanced degrees to stay in the U.S., they will also be taking a closer look at online tax laws for companies of all sizes and coming to terms on cybersecurity legislation to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure.While small business advocacy groups have been pleading with Congress to ...
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  • White House protects R&D; Obama’s tax plan criticized; Cybersecurity made top priority

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | December 12, 2012
    President Barack Obama and his administration are attempting to protect billions of dollars in R&D aid from sweeping budget cuts, said Politico Pro. In addition to meeting with recipients of R&D aid in the science and technology sectors, Obama said in a Twitter live chat last week that the administration is looking to defend its aid budget while offering cuts from alternative areas.The Obama administration’s proposal to tax high income earners would hit about 940,000 people who report bu ...
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  • Serious gaps remain between cyber concerns, investments; Contractors move to save cybersecurity funding; House to consider limited GOP immigration bill

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | November 28, 2012
    CompTIA’s 10th Annual Information Security Trends study reviews how the use of mobile devices and technologies such as cloud computing create opportunities as well as vulnerabilities, reports Federal Computer Week. Fifty-seven percent of respondents indicated their company has made at least moderate IT security changes to combat those threats over the past two years, while 10 percent indicated they’ve made drastic changes.Federal officials have hinted that the cybersecurity budget will be spared ...
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  • ChannelTrends: Are Your Customers Properly Protected on Cyber Monday?

    by Brian Sherman  | November 26, 2012
    On the Monday after Thanksgiving, also known as Cyber Monday, online retailers offer deep discounts to attract customers. The number of online transactions completed today may not top the brick-and-mortar retail sales of Black Friday, but that gap continues to close with each passing year. A growing number of consumers are choosing the Internet over the annual trek to the mall, preferring the comfort of shopping from their own home or office over the hustle and bustle of the mall and other store ...
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  • The Top Five IoT Opportunities for 2018 and Beyond

    by Brian Sherman | Jan 18, 2018
    IoT is the perfect opportunity for those in the business of technology. Not just from an infrastructure perspective ‒ which many providers, vendors, and distributors have taken part in building and enhancing over the past several years ‒ but from all the related solution, support and consulting opportunities that come with it.
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