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Cyber Security Trends with CompTIA

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Seth Robinson, CompTIA’s Senior Director of Technology Analysis, will highlight the major trends shaping the Cyber Security landscape in this 30-minute webinar.


Most companies have traditionally viewed security as a technology challenge--build the best defense to keep attacks out. As IT operations are changing, that viewpoint needs to change also. This session will examine the changes in technology, the new corporate processes, and the focus on education that must be part of every company’s security posture.

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