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June 10th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The IT industry is being regulated. "Not being regulated" is no longer an option. Regulations come from many places, including state and federal agencies. Actual laws are a little ways down the road in most cases. But they're coming.I thought it would be useful to look at some other industries and - Read More
June 8th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I received this press release from my friends over at Field Effect . . .Aite-Novarica Group Report Explores New Managed Security Solution for MSPs Seeking GrowthThe firm found MSPs see tremendous growth in managed security services with a hybrid MDR solution.OTTAWA, ON, June 2, 2022 – Global - Read More
June 8th, 2022 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
Employers posted more than 700,000 cybersecurity jobs in the United States in the 12-month period ending April 2022. Furthermore, the projected growth rate for cybersecurity jobs over the next decade through 2032 is an astounding 3.5 times the national rate. The cybersecurity skills gap is large, - Read More
June 7th, 2022 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
From networking opportunities to interactive community meetings to insightful presentations and best practices discussions, there are plenty of reasons to attend ChannelCon 2022, Aug. 2-4, in Chicago. Learn how to incorporate the latest sales and marketing strategies, attend education sessions on - Read More
June 6th, 2022 | CompTIA | CompTIA Blog
There’s not much doubt around which technology field is dominating the digital landscape. The field of software is the dominant focus area for most businesses, and this is reflected in the occupation data. CompTIA’s State of the Tech Workforce report shows that there were over 1.9 million workers - Read More
June 6th, 2022 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
Toronto, Ontario, June 2nd, 2022 – TechnoPlanet Productions Inc, a leading news media, events and channel marketing organization, has announced that it has acquired IoTSSA Inc., effectively immediately. The cyber security events of IoTSSA will be combined with TechnoPlanet’s event division  - Read More
June 6th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am a member of CompTIA and have been on various councils and forums for years. THE event of the year is CompTIA's ChannelCon event.Now you can attend for free, compliments of Small Biz Thoughts!Please Click Here to Register.( ) And use the code CC22SmallBiz to - Read More
June 4th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
 I was re-listening to Mitch Joel's book Six Pixels of Separation recently (via Audible). Early on, he throws out an important statement and then scurries on to make a bigger point. But the key statement really struck a chord with me: Effective marketing takes time.Okay. I know that sounds obvious - Read More
June 3rd, 2022 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
The Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) team at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has published Volume A of a preliminary draft practice guide titled “Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture” and is seeking the public’s comments on its contents. This guide summarizes how the NCCoE - Read More