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The Biz Tech Podcast focuses on the business of technology and CompTIA corporate membership. Listen in as industry leaders from CompTIA communities and councils discuss challenges and opportunities, strategies for success, leading and emerging technologies, and what it all means for your customers and your business.

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The Biz Tech Podcast focuses on the business of technology and CompTIA corporate membership. Listen in as industry leaders from CompTIA communities and councils discuss challenges and opportunities, strategies for success, leading and emerging technologies, and what it all means for your customers and your business.

    Is your business prepared for a ransomware attack?

    Is your business prepared for a ransomware attack?

    The facts are staggering. Cybercrime is up 600% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and ransomware attacks are estimated to cost $6 trillion annually by 2021 per PurpleSec. Now is not the time to find your insurance does not cover you in case of an attack.
    Miles Jobgen, director of the CompTIA Cybersecurity Community, welcomes Michael Goldstein, president of Lan Infotech, and Matt Moossa, regional director of technology and life sciences underwriting at The Hartford, to discuss CompTIA’s newest member benefit and the importance of cyber insurance for every company.
    This new benefit is available to CompTIA corporate members through a portal that provides full access to resources, tools, and information on how to help mitigate cyber risk and how to respond in the event of a breach. You can also receive a quote from The Hartford in real time.
    For questions regarding CompTIA membership or your benefits contact membership@comptia.org

    • 28 min
    Ep 38: Leading the Diversity Charge: Strategies to Lead Where You Stand

    Ep 38: Leading the Diversity Charge: Strategies to Lead Where You Stand

    Driving organizational change through diversity, equity and inclusion is everyone’s job and is more effective when each of us participates. We get stuck in the belief that only the people with a title or authority can transform company culture. In actuality, we can lead from wherever we’re standing. Join the Advancing Tech Talent & Diversity Community as we discuss the risks, fears, and barriers and how to overcome them. Whether you’re a leader or aspiring leader, this one is for you!

    • 29 min
    Episode 37: The Benefits of Being a Volunteer

    Episode 37: The Benefits of Being a Volunteer

    April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and at CompTIA, volunteers fuel our communities, councils, and technology interest groups. Miles Jobgen is joined by two volunteer leaders, Greg Plum and Susanne Tedrick, as they discuss the benefits of being a volunteer both professionally and personally.

    • 22 min
    Ep 36: The Importance of Interns and Apprentices in the Workforce

    Ep 36: The Importance of Interns and Apprentices in the Workforce

    April is National Internship Awareness Month. Amy Kardel and Charles Eaton join Gary Bixler to discuss the benefits and importance of interns and apprentices in the workforce. Learn about the exciting programs CompTIA is leading with apprentices and how every business can benefit.
    Visit: https://www.apprenticeship.gov/ and https://www.comptia.org/home
     

    • 25 min
    Episode 35: DEI Success Factors for SMBs

    Episode 35: DEI Success Factors for SMBs

    Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are not just for the big enterprise organizations. Small and mid-sized organizations can achieve the same benefits of improved innovation, better problem solving and engaged employees for greater business outcomes. CompTIA’s Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity community met with members of the vCom diversity council to get an inside look at their diversity efforts and explore the “why” behind the decisions, best practices, and lessons learned.

    • 49 min
    Enlightened Leadership

    Enlightened Leadership

    In this special edition of CompTIA’s Biz Tech podcast, Nancy Hammervik, CEO of CompTIA’s Career Tech Academy and Executive Vice President of Industry Relations is joined by Peter Arthur Smith. Peter is the Founder and Principal Director at Leadership Solutions, Inc. (https://ileadershipsolutions.com/ (https://ileadershipsolutions.com/)). During this engaging conversation, Peter and Nancy discuss the five phases of enlightened leadership and the key differences between employees, contributors, and non-contributors.
    If you would like to become more acquainted with the Five-Phases of Enlightened Leadership, prior to the book release, then listeners are encouraged to subscribe to the Leadership Solutions blog that continuously leads viewers through the five-phases with examples of the moment.

    • 20 min

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