CompTIA Blog - Page 3


  • The Top 10 CompTIA Membership Research Reports and Resources for 2021

    December 16, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    CompTIA's list of Top 10 Research and Resource articles for 2021 is a mix of toolkits, guides, and playbooks—all created to help tech businesses and IT pros improve their businesses and careers. Each one provides valuable data and insights into the IT industry, with a focus on cybersecurity, emerging technology, workforce trends, and public sector.
    Full story
  • The Top 10 CompTIA Membership Blogs of 2021

    December 14, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    The list of CompTIA's Top 10 membership blogs for 2021 includes a diverse mix of content focused on four overarching themes: emerging technologies, cybersecurity, solutions selling and the tech workforce. The articles feature business-building insights, market analysis, and highlights of CompTIA research, events, and member-created resources.
    Full story
  • The Top 10 CompTIA Connect Videos of 2021

    December 9, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    From live (and then archived) business-building events to weekly series that covered the tech industry's biggest trends to special episodes that helped showcase the power of vendors, distributors, and solution providers, here are the Top 10 videos from the CompTIA Connect YouTube channel for 2021.
    Full story
  • New CompTIA ISAO Benefit Gives Cybersecurity Grades—and How to Improve

    December 7, 2021 by MJ Shoer
    More than 31% of of CompTIA ISAO members have earned an A grade for their cybersecurity prowess, according to the CompTIA Cyber Risk Rating. Their resilience against hacking, ranomsware and other cyber-attacks is up from 19% just two months ago.
    Full story
  • 7 Lessons Learned from Cybersecurity Experts in 2021

    December 3, 2021 by Ashley Watters
    MJ Shoer, executive director of the CompTIA ISAO, recently completed the second season of his Shoering Up Security YouTube series, interviewing weekly guests about challenges and trends in the cybersecurity space and what MSPs should know. Here are some highlights and lessons learned.
    Full story
  • 5 Reasons Blockchain Should Matter to Solution Providers

    December 2, 2021 by CJ Arlotta
    It's time for solution providers and MSPs to learn how they can integrate blockchain into their current and future solutions offerings to customers. Here are five reasons why, according to members of CompTIA’s Blockchain Advisory Council.
    Full story
  • Grateful, Happy, and Healthy: A Big Thank You to Everyone Who Helped CompTIA in 2021

    November 25, 2021 by Nancy Hammervik
    Thanks to CompTIA's volunteer leaders and staff, who came on strong in 2021, rallying around opportunities and initiatives that would drive the industry forward and make it a better place for all of us.
    Full story
  • CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2022: A Return to Strategy

    November 23, 2021 by Carolyn April
    After nearly two years of economic uncertainty, signs now point to investment, increased budgets, and the pursuit of technical and business innovation that pairs well with the direction the industry is heading, according to CompTIA's Carolyn April.
    Full story
  • Selling Managed Services? Talk Less, Listen More

    November 19, 2021 by Hannah O'Donnell
    A key factor to managed services succcess is to listen to understand, not to respond. Asking the right questions allows customers and prospects to coach themselves and makes the idea theirs, not yours, says CompTIA MSP Community member Hannah O'Donnell.
    Full story
  • 10 Things MSPs Should Know About Cybersecurity Insurance

    November 19, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    MSPs are smart to look at cybersecurity insurance, but coverage is only as strong as your specific policy. Here are 10 things that MSPs should know to protect themselves and their customers, according to members of the CompTIA Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) and other cyber insurance experts.
    Full story
  • 2022 Trends Illustrate Tech is Bigger Than Sum of Its Parts

    November 16, 2021 by Seth Robinson
    There are many signals suggesting that technology’s early stages are coming to an end, and CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2022 looks at how a more mature tech sector is impacting the rest of the economy.
    Full story
  • Flying Safe: How to Operate Drones Near Buildings and Other Structures

    November 12, 2021 by Robert Dahlstrom
    As business use cases and opportunities for drones and other UAVs increase, it's pertinent for drone service providers (both new and seasoned) to learn how to fly safely near buildings and other structures. Here's how.
    Full story
  • 8 Essential Elements to Enhance Your MSP Marketing Program

    November 11, 2021 by Mark Sokol
    As end-user demand for managed services increase, MSPs need to step up their marketing efforts to generate and convert leads. Here are some easy tips for creating or optimizing your marketing program to drive more revenue.
    Full story
  • The Road to Net Zero: How Sustainability is Impacting IT

    November 9, 2021 by Ashley Watters
    Net zero is a journey that has many companies inspecting their practices from user consumption to responsible supply chain management, and even vendor selection based on sustainability. Here are the three challenges IT needs to overcome to get there.
    Full story
  • Who Is Responsible for Cybersecurity Resilience? It’s Complicated, But it Doesn't Need to Be

    November 4, 2021 by Ashley Watters
    Management of cybersecurity should not lie with a single entity, even when that entity is a partner who specializes in cybersecurity. Experts are pushing for shared responsibility, where every party assumes a certain level of ownership when protecting information.
    Full story
  • 5 Reasons Why MSPs Should Get Excited About Drones

    November 2, 2021 by CJ Arlotta
    There's big opportunity for MSPs in the drones/UAV market, expected to reach $58.4 billion by 2026, 16.4% annual growth. Delivering UAV services successfully, MSPs will generate more revenue and increase their perceived value with customers.
    Full story
  • For Local Governments, Every Month Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    October 29, 2021 by Dr. Alan R. Shark
    CompTIA's 2021 National Survey of Local Government Cybersecurity and Cloud Initiatives provides a snapshot of cybersecurity programs, issues and priorities in cities and counties. The findings confirm that a wide variety of management and policy issues are impacting the cybersecurity posture for many local governments.
    Full story
  • 1,000 Threat Reports and Counting: Details of the CompTIA ISAO’s Cybersecurity Updates

    October 28, 2021 by MJ Shoer
    The CompTIA ISAO publishes an average of more than two threat reports per day, containing actionable information to help members avoid, defeat, or recover from a cyberattack. Here's what we've seen through the first 1,000 reports.
    Full story
  • Safe Online? Diverse Populations Report Feeling Less Safe

    October 26, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    Inequalities exist when it comes online security. The Demographics of Cybercrime report illustrates that people do not feel safe online, and for some populations, those feelings are magnified by real-life experiences.
    Full story
  • From Data Analytics to Marketing Skills: 6 Strategies to Grow Your MSP Business

    October 20, 2021 by Ashley Watters
    Growing an MSP business requires a multi-faceted approach. You need to focus on many areas, not just technology, to become a valuable partner to customers. In her new CompTIA YouTube series, Tracy Pound and guests discuss how to manage growth, meet the demands of today’s market, and instill best practices to accelerate success.
    Full story
  • Your Customer Will Be Cyber Attacked: Now What?

    October 19, 2021 by Corey Kirkendoll
    Do you have an incident response plan that you share—and review regularly—with customers? You don’t want to get caught without one, jeopardizing your business relationship and maybe even your reputation.
    Full story
  • 4 Principles for Stronger, More Diverse Organizations

    October 15, 2021 by Roger Hughlett
    Tech is a booming industry with growing importance in any given economy, but it also suffers from a large skills shortage at a time when a low proportion of women are entering and staying in the field. Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon outlined four principles to lead to stronger and more diverse organizations at CompTIA's EMEA Member and Partner Conference.
    Full story
  • It's Time to Start Planning Your Cybersecurity Stack for 2022

    October 14, 2021 by Raffi Jamgotchian
    Managing your cybersecurity solutions portfolio requires a measured approach, lest you develop a bloated solutions stack and even worse for MSPs, margin squeeze. Following a proven security framework can help you set the right course.
    Full story
  • 4 Steps to Building Better Cybersecurity

    October 12, 2021 by Seth Robinson
    CompTIA’s State of Cybersecurity 2021 report finds there is a growing sense of unease with cybersecurity practices. To address all aspects of cybersecurity, businesses need to rethink their approach from the ground up.
    Full story
  • As Cyber Threats Escalate, Now’s the Time to Show Off Your Cyber Proficiency

    October 7, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    A new partnership with SecurityScorecard provides CompTIA ISAO users with a risk rating grade for their companies’ cybersecurity proficiency, allowing them to tout a high grade, or work to improve where they may be struggling.
    Full story