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Cybersecurity
Auldhouse significantly expands cybersecurity training offerings
Auldhouse set to become one of New Zealand's leading cybersecurity training providers, gaining official rights to the world's top cybersecurity certifications.
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CompTIA
Organisations falling behind on security preparedness, mindset shift required
"Organisations must approach cybersecurity with a completely different mindset. Practices considered good enough in the recent past are no longer sufficient.”
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Channel vendors
A/NZ IT channel ‘cautiously optimistic', according to new study
The channel’s optimism is bolstered to some degree by forecasts for global IT spending of more than $5 trillion this year, according to CompTIA.
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Ransomware
CompTIA responds to ransomware attack by forming Rapid Response Team and releasing resources
CompTIA responds to the recent large scale ransomeware attack by forming a Rapid Response Team and making CompTIA ISAO resources publicly available.
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Remote Working
Help desk responsibilities increase with advances in AI, cybersecurity, remote working, and cloud computing
CompTIA finds help desk responsibilities are broadening as AI, cybersecurity, remote working, and cloud computing becoming more prevalent.
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Artificial Intelligence
New artificial intelligence guide launched to help business decision making
"The key to a successful deployment is asking the right questions and understanding what’s involved before making any investments."
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Cybersecurity
CompTIA forms Cybersecurity Advisory Council, led by 16 security execs
The new body will be co-chaired by Tech Data director of security solutions Tracy Holtz, and Alvaka Networks chief operating officer and chief information security officer Kevin McDonald.
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Cybersecurity
New CompTIA cybersecurity skills certification available worldwide
Private sector business and defense organisations alike rely on CompTIA Security+ to build cybersecurity skills among their frontline cyber defenders.
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Education
Free ICT training made available to A/NZ citizens
“The building of digital skills has never been more important and there is an abundance of opportunities for those looking to take their career further within the ICT field."
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Cybersecurity
CompTIA reveals top cybersecurity trends following COVID-19
Overall, the events that have taken place the previous few months have thrown businesses plans into hyper speed, including for cybersecurity.
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Channel partners
Tech partnerships becoming more equal - report
Rcomptiaelationships between technology companies and the partners they rely on to sell, refer and consult on their products and services are evolving from alliances dominated by vendors to true partnerships.
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CompTIA
CompTIA's new threat intelligence resource officially launches
The new resource is designed to help technology solution providers, managed services providers (MSPs) and other organisations searching for critical cybersecurity threat intelligence.
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Cybersecurity
Business climate stabilising for tech companies following COVID crisis - report
The survey shows technology companies are continuing to see customer interest in cybersecurity, cloud computing and other areas.
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CompTIA
No end to economic woes in sight for struggling IT vendors - report
New research from GlobalData has revealed the extent to which IT vendors have wrestled with layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs - and more pain is on the horizon, according to the company.
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Artificial Intelligence
Ranked: The top 10 emerging technologies in 2020
CompTIA has unveiled its annual list of emerging technologies ranked by the ability to generate new business and revenues.
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CompTIA
CompTIA: Tech firms expecting return to normalcy in three months following COVID-19 crisis
Almost two-thirds of CompTIA member company executives surveyed believe that business may start to get back on track by August.
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CompTIA
CompTIA brings on top new execs for its channel advisory council
The executives come from all areas of the IT industry and will have the overall focus of promoting the business value of the IT channel for the broader technology industry.
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Artificial Intelligence
Strong industry representation on CompTIA Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council
The council is charged with identifying business opportunities and developing innovative content to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.
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Cybersecurity
CompTIA: DDoS attacks growing in scope, size and sophistication
“An organisation that is unprepared for an attack can face devastating consequences."
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Cybersecurity
CompTIA overhauls its security certification exam in response to new threats
The new exam applies behavioural analytics to the cybersecurity market and emphasises the significance of a security professional’s ability to proactively defend and continuously improve the overall state of organisational security.
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Testing
CompTIA brings certification testing online, just in time for lockdown
“This is a great advancement for our global certification program. We’re extremely pleased to work with our longtime partner Pearson VUE to deliver online testing to candidates around the world.”
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Remote Working
Remote working: Four things businesses must do now
The COVID-10 outbreak has seen remote working shift from being a business perk to the new way of life for many employees and businesses across the world. 
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Remote Working
CompTIA launches COVID-19 resources forum for tech industry
IT and tech industry forum CompTIA has created an interactive online forum dedicated to serving technology firms and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cybersecurity
CompTIA absorbs cybersecurity info-sharing group
“There is great interest from managed service providers and other organisations to be part of an information-sharing body dedicated to cybersecurity, the global MSP community and its customers.”