AI & Automation Meetup in London!?

I’m considering planning a regular meetup for people across various industries/interests and experiences to discuss the exciting/terrifying advancements and implications of AI and Automation whether you’re deeply involved or just curious.

This is NOT only for techies as I beleive AI and Automation is about to have such a profound impact in all areas of life, the more diverse the attendees the better.

Key details:

• Probably a pub and maybe some grub
• Discussions from diverse sectors
• Central London location - as it’s erm, central

If this interests you:

• Please comment below or
• Direct message me with thoughts/ideas

The wave IS coming, let’s enjoy it!

#AI #Automation #LondonMeetup

A message from CompTIA on the Potential Government Shutdown

As the deadline for a federal government shutdown (Sept. 30) approaches, we’d like to pass along some important information on how this may impact your business and your customers.

Please click here to access an infographic providing details about what happens if the federal government shuts down from Brumidi Group, a longtime CompTIA partner that serves as our eyes and ears on Capitol Hill and alerts us to issues that could impact our members. The infographic includes valuable tips and links for the situation to date, but please continue to check national news sources to monitor the latest news on a possible shutdown. Should we receive additional updates from Brumidi Group, we will share as soon as possible.

As valued CompTIA members, it is important for our team to provide you with timely, critical information that can impact your business, and we encourage you to share it with your internal and customer networks as appropriate

2024 State of Cybersecurity Research is AVAILABLE now!

Check the out the 2024 State of Cybersecurity Research - couple things to note:
  • A member benefit is you can download and co-brand the research with your logo. Scroll down and watch the right side.
  • On the right side you'll see the regional briefs for ANZ, ASEAN, Benelux, DACH and UKI.
  • My favorite section from the research? - "Risk management is the driving force behind cybersecurity."

ANZ Cybersecurity Call 5 October at 10am AEDT

We're thrilled to have Phil Meyer, a renowned Technology Strategist from the Global Partner Solutions (GPS) team at Microsoft, join our ANZ Community. Together, we'll delve into the fascinating intersection of AI and Cybersecurity.

These calls are open to all interested in cybersecurity, so feel free to invite a colleague, peer or competitor!
Event landing page
Event registration

Cybersecurity, Automation, SaaS Are Key to MSP Success in 2024 and Beyond

As we approach the close of 2023, it's surprising to see that some Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are still operating as if it's 2013. They are hesitant to embrace advancements like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cybersecurity measures, and automation processes that could significantly benefit their operations and their clients.

This reluctance could potentially lead to MSPs lagging behind, warns @Kevin O'Loughlin, CEO of Nostra, an MSP based in Ireland and a member of the CompTIA board of directors. The time is ripe for MSPs to dive into the latest technological solutions, business models, and customer expectations to ensure their businesses are primed for sustained success.

13 Emerging Trends in Information Technology for 2023

13 Emerging Trends in Information Technology for 2023
Do you know which tech trends you should be looking out for in 2023? Here are the top emerging trends in information technology for 2023.

Each year, fresh technological advancements surface, offering novel solutions to business obstacles and life's issues. While some of these innovations prove their longevity, others fade away, paving the way for new tech developments and startups to enter the fray. Determining which emerging technologies are worth investing in and which ones to ignore can be challenging. This list aims to provide you with a clearer perspective on enduring tech trends and practical applications you can anticipate seeing in 2023 and the years to follow.

Emerging Technology subject matter experts @Valerie Vernout @Jamie Claret @Robert Senatore @Chris Whitaker @HollieWhittles @Warwick Grey @Ryan Spillane what are your thoughts on these trends?


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State of Cybersecurity Report is HERE! What! What!

Have you been waiting all year for the State of Cybersecurity Report? Of course you have! Well, good news. It's here!

Click the link below to get to the landing page, where you can download the full report. You're welcome ;)

Did you know we have a Cyber Weekly…

Wayne Selk, vice president, cybersecurity programs at CompTIA and executive director of the CompTIA ISAO is back to review this week's cybersecurity programs team activity for the ISAO, Trustmark, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Highlights for this week include the Trustmark Workshops at EMEACon, upcoming events where you can find the team, cyber program updates, and the ISAO Actionable updates for this past week. Here are the links for everything...

International Women in Cyber Day

It was officially on the 1st of September but still very applicable and necessary to share any day of the week.

Working to advance & retain women in cybersecurity, International Women in Cyber Day highlights the impact of diversity within a male-dominated industry


CompTIA designed State of the Tech Workforce, also referred to as Cyberstates, to serve as a reference tool, making national, state, and metro
area-level data accessible to a wide range of users. State of the Tech Workforce quantifies the size and scope of the tech industry and the tech
workforce across multiple vectors. To provide additional context, the report includes time-series trending, average wages, business
establishments, job postings, gender ratios, innovation and emerging tech metrics, and more. For the interactive online version, please visit

Cybersecurity Workshop: Thursday, October 19. Vancouver, BC.

Cybersecurity Workshop: Understanding Risk Management

Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for our upcoming Cybersecurity Workshop! Join the CompTIA Cybersecurity Programs team on Thursday, October 19th, at the Pan Pacific Hotel, starting at 12:00pm PT, as they present their four-part course workshop that focuses on understanding risk and the impact it has on your business and your clients.

You will learn:

• Understanding Business Risk
• Operationalize Your Risk
• Help Your Clients Understand Their Risk
• Create a Strategy for Risk

Gain critical insights from our workshop lead, Wayne Selk, Vice President, Cybersecurity Programs at CompTIA, as he focuses on shifting your mindset from traditional security measures to a more proactive, risk-based approach to cybersecurity.

This is an opportunity to arm yourself with the knowledge to protect your business and turn potential threats into strategic advantages. Don't miss out on this chance to stay one step ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity. Register now and secure your spot! Spaces are limited.

Register here:

Have you read CompTIA World?

Thank you for sharing this here @Sam Ross. Great to see our Bneleux Leaders here and also there is the State of the Channel research featured in the magazine! The State of the Channel
CompTIA's 2023 State of the Channel details important channel issues, covering topics such as the health of the ecosystem, business challenges, vendor relationships, competition and more, painting a picture of the global channel outlook in 2023.