Thursday, 20 August 2015

In Wake of Cyberattacks, CompTIA Helps Start Security Conversation

Security experts predicted 2015 would be riddled with EN Purple malicious hackers, including advocacy groups, companies organized crime and hostile foreign governments. And so far they are proving to be right.

Only this week the IRS, which has already admitted that its systems have been breached resulting in the theft of information on thousands of US taxpayers, said it was much larger than originally planned.

An additional 220,000 potential victims have had their personal information compromised through an IRS website as part of the grand plan to use stolen identities to apply for fraudulent tax return, the government agency said. This news is more than double the total number of potential victims to 334,000, according to the IRS.

Hackers recently also claimed to have leaked personal information of millions of people, after a cyber attack in the parent company of Ashley Madison, a website directed people seeking extramarital relationships. Published reports estimate that about 32 million accounts Ashley Madison Established and men are believed to have carried out the attack.

If these violations high profile computer are not enough to help solution providers to start the conversation with your customers about the need for a comprehensive strategy for information security, CompTIA may be able to help. The organization has just introduced a free evaluation tool for marketers that will be used to help identify the strengths and weaknesses of cybersecurity in any organization.

CompTIA promotes assistant Safety Assessment of IT as "a web-based tool easy to use but complete any IT solutions provider can expect to build a safety profile of its customers." Precisely such a solution and complete was developed by CompTIA community of IT security in the design of the collective experience of dozens of practitioners better security of the IT industry, and provides a view of the common sense of the strengths of unique security and vulnerability customer, according to the 'organization.

"It's a conversation, why it works," said Chris Johnson, CEO of solutions, Burlington, Iowa, and chairman of the Security Committee, in a prepared statement, "The report output points unraveled in detail strengths and weaknesses availability of an organization's security. It is revealing to many companies because it clearly and concisely identifies areas of risk and potential damage that can result from a security breach. "

Regardless of the high-profile threat out there, many organizations have not yet taken the necessary steps to protect their data and systems, in fact, only half of all businesses believe they have a comprehensive security policy in place, according 2015 CompTIA study with research, "Trends in Information Security".

"By hiring the services of a qualified provider of technology, provided our IT SCW, any company can start the process of taking the required measures to minimize the risk," said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president of industry relations, CompTIA, in a prepared statement.

Premier for its members, CompTIA has added an enhanced version of assistant Safety Assessment IT that allows customization of reports, including options for the brand of individual companies.

Monday, 10 August 2015

SY0-301 Sample Question


After a recent security breach, the network administrator has been tasked to update and backup
all router and switch configurations. The security administrator has been tasked to enforce stricter security policies. All users were forced to undergo additional user awareness training. All of these actions are due to which of the following types of risk mitigation strategies?

A. Change management
B. Implementing policies to prevent data loss
C. User rights and permissions review
D. Lessons learned

Answer: D

Sunday, 14 June 2015

CompTIA Launches New Australia, NZ Channel Community

The combination of CompTIA IT industry launched a new group dedicated to technology vendors, solution providers, distributors, suppliers and channel partners based in Australia and New Zealand.

CompTIA vice president, member communities, CompTIA Jim Hamilton, said the new group will meet for its first official meeting face-to-face community in Sydney on August 18, with the veteran of the IT industry in Australia Moheb Moses appointed as Director Community channel while ANZ continues its role Dynamics Channel, channel sales consulting firm shop was co-founder.

Hamilton cites a report of the Commission on Trade in Australia shows that about 90 business owners and executives of the companies involved in the delivery of information and communication technology products, services and solutions - an industry of nearly $ 100 billion, ANZ joined CompTIA Community Channel.

"These early users benefit from having a forum dedicated to ANZ-specific on issues and opportunities affecting business discussions channel in the region. They are also offering a great handling and feedback about the CompTIA ANZ can better serve the channel and of its members." 

According Moheb Moses, the creation of the Community of CompTIA Canal ANZ comes at an opportune time.

"It is expected that Australian companies to increase their IT spending by 4.3 percent on average in 2015, according to the adoption of international technology and the study of trends in labor CompTIA. Many of technological solutions of companies plan to invest in - IT security, storage and analysis of data, mobility and cloud computing - are areas where companies ANZ channel excel, "Moses said.

Moses said: The initial objective of the community will help solution providers transition their emerging ANZ alternating current businesses, such as new models of service delivery, new business models and new models economic distribution routes. "This will be done through the creation of new educational resources, comparative financial evaluation and powers of organization."

Friday, 10 April 2015

SY0-301 Sample Question


A customer has provided an email address and password to a website as part of the login
process. Which of the following BEST describes the email address?

A. Identification
B. Authorization
C. Access control
D. Authentication

Answer: A

Thursday, 2 April 2015

IT Channel Firms See Growth Opportunities In Security Services, New CompTIA Research Reveals

Information technology (IT) channel companies see opportunities for growth in business with customers who are more aware and concerned about their safety arrangement, according to a new study released today by CompTIA, the association of the IT industry.But trends in the study of information security also suggests that companies will have to channel their games to keep pace with a security landscape that is rapidly changing and increasingly complex.

Some companies will have to change the structure of channel sales, staff re-train or lead to new hires, said Seth Robinson, senior director of technology analysis, CompTIA. Others will have to educate yourself on how all the pieces of a comprehensive security solution together to provide customers the best services.

The CompTIA survey of almost 300 IT companies based in the US notes that nearly two thirds (63 percent) expect their income security services to grow over the next 12 months. One in five company anticipates significant growth.Nearly three out of four companies say they now have the security services as part of the portfolio, with most companies that offer security as part of other solutions, rather than as a separate product or service.

The products and services offered by the companies of the canal are very much in line with the way that customers have come to safety. Network security, business continuity and email security are all parts of the base of security offerings companies canal.Data protection is also widely available, but there are many flavors of protection and services currently offered may not be as complete as possible of data, Robinson said. He added that there is a strong possibility that channeled companies expand into other areas as well.

The safety compliance management, management risk management, cloud security, identity and access, mobile security and information and event management could easily become members of a new baseline of security, he told.Become a managed service provider or security expert security is not necessarily the end game for each channel business. Some may choose to limit its security services. Others may seek security specialists as partners.

Companies and much less of the channel must have a strong deep knowledge of security landscape in order to understand how their security features fit into the puzzle of greater security, Robinson said. There are ample opportunities to take a proactive approach to safety discussions with customers and highlight areas where they may be exposed to clients.

Friday, 6 February 2015

SY0-301 Sample Question


A customer has provided an email address and password to a website as part of the login process. Which of the following BEST describes the email address?

A. Identification
B. Authorization
C. Access control
D. Authentication

Answer: A

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

CompTIA Survey: Finding Qualified Workers Tougher

There has never been a better time to go back to school for a computer or math degree, according to a new study by CompTIA. Latest study of the company that you believe technical positions are in high demand in the United States due to lack of qualified candidates.

About 68 percent of the 650 executives surveyed in the recent report by CompTIA IT Outlook 2015, said they expect to face a course difficult or very difficult environment this year, as they struggle to recruit qualified technical staff members. The lack of qualified candidates is thought to be the result of unemployment rates below the national average of computing and technical mathematics, ie the IT industry currently has a small pool to cover these positions.

Companies throughout our industry are providing technological profitable, creative solutions for businesses and consumers, but the persistent shortage of educated workers trained and certified in the latest technologies threaten to paralyze the pace of innovation, said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO CompTIA, in a statement.

Technical and IT support services and staff top the list of most positions this year in demand, according to CompTIA. Companies are also looking for employees with experience in application development, cloud and security responsibilities and network engineering and data analysis skills.

Currently, 43 percent of US IT companies say they have jobs, while another 36 percent said they would like to add new employees to its workforce to support growth of the company. Among those seeking new or additional assumptions, one in five companies had to postpone or cancel projects due to lack of manpower, according to CompTIA.

Companies can be expanded or moved to new areas and the need to hire more workers, Thibodeaux said. Moreover, a large number of baby boomers about to retire, is more important than ever to think about the next generation of technology worker.CompTIA cited a report from burning glass Industrial Technologies Insights, who said the US companies have recorded communications core work almost 600,000 IT positions in the fourth quarter of last year. 116 000 new jobs for the workforce of the United States in 2014 are added.

Of course, CompTIA offers several programs to encourage the growth of the IT workforce, including CompTIA CertMaster company and its initiatives to promote the millennial generation, women and veterans to enter the CT ratio field.The iT industry Outlook 2015 also revealed that 2015 will be an important year in terms of overall sales growth in the IT industry due to growing confidence in the global economy. CompTIA estimates a growth rate of 5 percent for the global industry this year, with a similar amount planned for the US market.