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CompTIA Chief Technology Evangelist

James Stanger, Ph.D., is an authority in security, open source, network administration and IT education. He has consulted with corporations, governments and learning institutions worldwide for ​more than 20 years. He is also an award-winning author and blogger.

  • Five Tech Skill Trends to Watch in 2016

    Jan 15, 2016, 18:03 PM by James Stanger
    The world needs more IT professionals, specifically those with non-traditional IT skills, hybrid IT skills, adaptive IT skills, commodified data analytics ability and simple creativity. These are the skills to watch this year… and beyond.
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  • Stealing a New Security Term: The Quarterback

    Nov 19, 2015, 23:09 PM by James Stanger
    Security professionals are great at borrowing terms from other industries. One they haven’t hit on, which could be the most useful, productive act of linguistic theft yet, comes from American football, by way of oncology.
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  • The Alphabet Soup of Acronyms Helps Navigate Certification and Security

    Oct 26, 2015, 21:26 PM by James Stanger
    Behind all of the information and acronyms we use every day, we are all looking for a compelling, clear narrative. The common theme that ties together this alphabet soup is certification. It helps set the narrative in motion.
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  • What are U.S. DoD 8140, 8570 and 8570.01-M and What Do They Mean for Your Career?

    Sep 11, 2015, 16:35 PM by James Stanger
    Last month, there was a “disturbance in the force” when it comes to your career. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) signed the 8140 DoD directive. 8140 replaces the 8570 directive, which directed all DoD personnel and their contractors to be certified in their respective fields. What does this change mean to you? Well, in some ways, 8570 is dead, long live 8570.
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