Cybersecurity Council Leaders Shares Goals, Trends to Watch in 2021
If there’s one thing the recent cyberattack against the U.S. government demonstrated, it’s that no one is safe from bad actors intent on disrupting business and causing damage. Clearly, tech companies can do a lot more to advance our collective cyber resilience and protect businesses, governments and other organizations. We need more conversation, more education, and more innovation.
To stimulate activity in all three areas, CompTIA has launched the Cybersecurity Advisory Council, a new collective of thought leaders and seasoned cyber executives, all working together to help educate vendors, solution providers, MSPs and other tech companies on the latest best practices and protocols for business.
We asked the council’s leaders what their goals were for 2021 and what cyber trends that CompTIA members—and all tech companies—should be tracking in the new year. Here’s what they had to say.
Goal 1: Educate and Activate
“We will be working collectively within the council to educate, empower and positively influence the channel and our consumers. We recognize the real need to make industry-wide improvements if we are going to defend our companies, customers, and industry reputations. The council will greatly expand outreach with the primary goal of changing collective behavior to reduce attacks and their associated negative impacts on the channel and their clients.” – Tracy Holtz, director of security solutions, Tech Data, and co-chair of the Cybersecurity Advisory Council