NetCom Learning & CompTIA Host Complimentary Webinar on Cyber Security Matters: The Human Factor

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Webinar addresses how companies can prevent cyber-attacks caused by human error.

NetCom Learning and CompTIA, long-time working partners, are teaming up to offer a complimentary technical webinar called Cyber Security Matters: The Human Factor, to be held on August 26, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST. The webinar addresses one of the most important topics in the field of information technology today: cyber security. All organizations are aware of the dangers cyber-attacks present to the safety of their data and online presence. It is not commonly known, however, that up to 52% of cyber-attacks are the result of human error. The free webinar will be led by James Stanger, Senior Director of Product Development and Seth Robinson, Senior Director of Technology Analysis, both from CompTIA and experts in network and IT security.

“Preventing cyber-attacks is crucial for any organization in today's technological world,” said Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning.

“This free webinar offers information on how companies and individuals can obtain the skills they need to meet the challenge of cyber threats,” said Sarder.

A cyber attack is considered to be any online assault that has as its goal to disrupt or damage computer systems, networks, IT infrastructure, or IT data. These types of attacks can be malicious in nature, or they can happen through negligence or mistakes. They can be conducted by one person or an entire organization and cover the installation of spyware on a computer to hacking or destroying all the available data within an organization. Cyber threats grow more sophisticated and dangerous on a daily basis, and no one--from company executives to people doing data input--can ignore it. The free webinar Cyber Security Matters looks at CompTIA's latest security data and offers information on the skills needed to manage proactively security threats to an organization.

The agenda includes:

Official CompTIA 2015 Security Data
Why Cyber Security Matters
Skills needed to manage security threats
Q&A with Seth Robinson and James Stanger

Featured speakers:

James Stanger is the Senior Director of Product Development at CompTIA, the world's largest vendor-neutral certification organization. He is a respected authority on network security, web and open source technologies. In addition to his work at CompTIA, Stanger is an active security consultant and an award-winning author and blogger. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and includes writing and designing curriculum and certifications for IBM, the Telephony Industry Association, Symantec and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI).

Seth Robinson is Senior Director of Technology Analysis at CompTIA and an expert in technology trend drivers and forecasting. He has led research studies on cloud computing, mobility, Big Data, and IT security. Previous to joining CompTIA, Seth worked at IBM building chips for the Xbox360, PS3, and Wii U. He has been cited in various media including the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, for his thoughts on how businesses are using technology and the changing role of information technology.

Click on Technical Webinar: Cyber Security Matters: The Human Factor to register.

About NetCom Learning
NetCom Learning is an innovative leader in IT, business and executive training to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 71 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 50,000 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 81,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named thrice to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2012 Top 20 IT Training Companies by and was named "Company of the Year" by the American Business Awards.

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