• SMBs Say Candidates Don’t Get Them; Debate on Cybersecurity Continues

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | September 19, 2012
    Small business owners feel policies favor large businesses. Republicans oppose more regulations to boost private businesses’ cybersecurity. Former FBI official calls for clarity on how to combat cyberthreats. Small business owners feel too many policies endorsed by politicians favor large businesses, says Bloomberg. SMBs say politicians unjustly believe that small companies operate just as larger corporations do when in reality they are not operationally similar. Republicans feel tha ...
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  • White House and Congress Legislate on Cybersecurity; Obama’s Efforts to Help SMBs Considered

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | September 13, 2012
    White House drafts preliminary executive order intended to protect U.S. computer systems. Congress back in session; expected to react. The Obama administration has sought to boost loans to small businesses. The White House has drafted a preliminary executive order with the hope of protecting our nation’s computer systems, says the Washington Post. The exact dimensions of the order are still being debated, but it would create voluntary standards for businesses. With Congress back in ses ...
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  • Chart your Career with our Groundbreaking, Online, IT Certification Roadmap

    by Janet Pinkerton  | March 07, 2012
    Okay, IT professionals, what’s your career roadmap? Employers, what your plan for validating your IT employees’ skills? Find both on CompTIA’s online IT certification roadmap to learn which credentials—from CompTIA and other organizations — will advance specific IT careers. This one-of-a-kind tool identifies industry IT certifications used on various IT career paths as a worker progresses from beginner/novice to the intermediate, advanced, specialist and expert le ...
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  • Achieving 100% Success Rate in IT Training

    by Jim Staats  | February 20, 2012
    Not far from the lapping ocean waves along the shores of Peru, a technical revolution is taking place.Cyttek, a relatively new training presence in the capital city of Lima, is having phenomenal success with an IT program built on the core competencies of CompTIA certifications that could forever alter the South American country’s economic outlook.Students are trained to earn the fundamental certifications of CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+,  CompTIA Server+ and CompTIA Project+ before moving to hi ...
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  • CompTIA Members Stress Access to Capital, Skilled Workers in D.C.

    by Leslie Hague  | November 04, 2011
    Access to capital and a skilled workforce are critical to the success of small- and medium-sized IT businesses, CompTIA members told Congressional members and Administration officials today. On the final day of CompTIA's Washington D.C. Fly-In event, CompTIA members from across the country met with policymakers to stress the issues that are important to small- and medium-sized tech businesses.Meeting with officials at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, members said access t ...
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  • CompTIA Members Stress IT Industry's Importance to Policymakers

    by Leslie Hague  | November 02, 2011
    In more than 50 meetings on Capitol Hill today, CompTIA members from across the country stressed how instrumental small- and medium-sized IT companies are to the nation's economy.Members who attended CompTIA's Washington DC Fly-In event discussed specific legislation with elected officials and legislative staff, as well as the recurring themes of access to capital for small- and medium-sized companies, cybersecurity, and IT workforce development.Even in a down economy, IT worker unemployment is ...
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  • SaaS and Security: Is your Data Safe? CompTIA EMEA Conference panelists discuss

    by Patti Moran  | October 27, 2010
    After a short discussion on the definition of cloud and SaaS (Software as a Service), leading panelists at the CompTIA EMEA Member Conference took to discussing the guidelines and best practices companies can engage in to help educate customers when implementing SaaS.Vlad Mazek, CEO of Own Web Now, shared that building a cloud service offering should be done, ironically enough, brick by brick. As service providers must build their authentication model over the cloud – so they must ask customers, ...
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  • Six Virtualization Trends to Watch

    by Larry Walsh  | August 31, 2010
    The cloud isn’t the most disruptive technology to sweep across the IT marketplace. It’s virtualization, for virtualization is the underlying technology that is enabling new architectures and delivery mechanisms for IT infrastructure, applications and data. Through virtualization, solution providers are delivering and end users are adopting new techniques for maximizing their IT investments and capabilities.We’ll be getting a steady stream of reports out of San Francisco as the virtualization zea ...
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  • Making Sense of Security Breach Cost Numbers

    by Larry Walsh  | August 16, 2010
    What is the most expensive security breach ever? Before you answer, read the rest of this blog (trust me, you’re probably wrong).According to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute, the mean corporate loss to IT security breaches last year was $3.8 million. During the four-week study period, participating companies reported being the subjected to at least 50 known attacks. And these companies reported taking as long as 14 days at a cost of nearly $18,000 per day to remediate a security breach. ...
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  • IT Security: The Call for Business-Centric Training Programs

    by Bob Biddle  | June 10, 2010
    I have had the opportunity to speak with many leading, solution providers, security vendors and more over the coming months and one thing is clear—there is a definite need for training programs across the channel. Not just any training program will do; programs that are focused on developing and nurturing better partners are truly needed, including those that cover multiple facets of a company’s business. It only makes sense that the best channel partners are running their business with optimal ...
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