As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt lives and communities across the globe, tech companies and professionals are figuring out a new normal, as best we can. Listen to honest conversations about best practices for security, how to quickly and effectively move into a remote work environment safely and securely, and what options exist for professional development and education in tech. Take a look at what we overheard on CompTIACasts in March then check out all of our podcasts.
Secure Data, Protect Clients and Avoid Phishing in a Pandemic
With the unprecedented measures taken in response to the global pandemic, various IT sectors are already seeing issues in cybersecurity and data protection—from companies scrambling to get remote work up and functioning safely to data breaches and business email compromises. On the Layers with the IT Security Community podcast, Philip Burnett and Charles Hughes of Hire Wire Networks talk about what IT companies and individuals can do to mitigate potential blind spots in uncertain times.
New Grad or Career Changer: Ideas for All Technologists
The IT job market is always a hot topic, especially with college graduation season around the corner. The Technologist Talk podcast spent March doing a deep dive into three pervasive topics for today’s technologist—both those beginning their careers or in the middle of it. In Episode 23, CompTIA’s Amy Kardel, vice president of strategic workforce relationships, and Angel Pineiro, vice president of strategic academic relationships, discuss the way the IT industry communicates with the next generation of technologists—and the people teaching them.
In Episode 24, Mark Plunkett and Jason Mangold of CompTIA consider another branch of the IT job landscape. Listen in as they explain why organizations investing in IT receive the highest ROIs for their businesses, and most importantly, the workers in their local communities.
According to the National Science Foundation, in just two years, there will be more than three million unfilled skilled technical jobs. Episode 25 of Technologist Talk interviews award-winning author and social innovator Charles Eaton about the new CompTIA Tech Career Academy and how it is designed to grow tomorrow’s tech workforce by helping more adults land IT jobs today.
The Latest on Managed Services Trends and Thoughts on Working from Home
Volley hosts and CompTIA research analysts Carolyn April and Seth Robinson take a look at CompTIA's new report about the latest trends in managed services. They touch on the evolution of the complexity of the managed services space, especially in the two more popular facets: IoT and security.
Later in the month, Carolyn and Seth tackle a topic on everyone's mind: remote work. So many people and companies have had to pivot immediately to a remote environment and try to maintain some normalcy in a very not-normal time. Carolyn and Seth share their own experiences while addressing common or unexpected tech topics related to the current work conditions. They also cover different remote work set-ups and tips for how to find pockets of productivity.