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Security-as-a-Service for SMBs: What It Means for Your Growing Security Business

August 11, 2017    |   Christopher Parisi    |   Security, saas

Your small business clients are facing serious challenges in protecting their data, and they may be able to use an emerging solution to mitigate their risks: security-as-a-service. The managed services solution helps you reach customers that may not otherwise have access to the individual parts of security solutions.


Channel Link Recap: Meet the Hackers

July 28, 2017    |   Amber Langdon    |   Security, Hackers, Channel Link

During the week of June 12 – 16, Tech Data held the annual Channel Link partner conference in National Harbor, Maryland. More than 300 of the firm’s SMB partners attended this event and had the opportunity to meet with our 56 sponsoring vendor partners.


5 Security Solutions Everyone in the Healthcare Industry Should Be Using

July 12, 2017    |   Amber Langdon    |   Security, Healthcare

Security is especially essential for healthcare organizations, as they are a top target for cyberattacks. Healthcare records can sell for up to ten times more than a credit card number, making them a very popular mark for cyber criminals. Additionally, the Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (HIPAA) require healthcare organizations to protect the privacy of their patient information.


The Security Skills Gap: 4 Ways to Attract and Retain the Best Cyber Security Talent

July 7, 2017    |   Tim Ayer    |   Cybersecurity

According to a series of recent reports, there are approximately one million job openings for cybersecurity professionals today. Even more telling, is that figure is expected to grow to 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2019 and accelerate to more than three million by 2021.1 Robert Herjavec, of Shark Tank TV fame and the CEO of the cybersecurity firm The Herjavec Group stated, “Unfortunately the pipeline of security talent isn’t where it needs to be to help curb the cybercrime epidemic.”2


3 Tips for Protecting Your Critical Infrastructure

June 26, 2017    |   Tim Ayer    |   Cybersecurity, Security Tips, tips

In the blink of an eye, it happens. The electricity goes out and you’re left wondering when the backup generator will kick in and rescue you from this unacceptable interruption. Power outages are nothing new and we typically experience them as a result of severe weather, equipment failure, or random power surges. In today’s always-on and always-connected world, you can add cyber threats to the list of potential causes.


The Human Firewall: 5 Tips for Optimal Network Security

June 23, 2017    |   Christopher Parisi    |   Security Tips, Human Firewall, network security

One of the most important network defenses is the human firewall. Just as network firewalls need to have firmware updates, auditing of rules, and testing, the human firewall is no different. Left in a static state, the human firewall will become outdated and vulnerable to phishing and social engineering attacks. In many ways, it’s the first line of defense in cyber operations.


5 Need-To-Know BYOD Security Tips for Your Customers

June 13, 2017    |   Ally Azzarelli    |   tag-1, IT Security, byod

Mobile technology trends are crossing rapidly into the business environment. The presence of personal devices in the workplace is growing at a record pace. In fact, 67 percent of today’s employees are bringing their own laptops, smartphones, and tablets to the office.1


3 Takeaways from Tech Data’s Advanced Technology Symposium

May 29, 2017    |   Amber Langdon    |   Security, IoT, Human Firewall, StreamOne

Tech Data hosted the annual Advanced Technologies Symposium April 11-14 in sunny Clearwater, Florida. The event featured breakouts on industry trends, sessions on how the resellers can grow their business, and networking events with the thirty sponsoring vendors. Sessions topics included the data center market, digital transformation, IOT, security, e-commerce, social media, and financing your business growth. Here are three highlights from the event:


From Prospect to Client: 5 Tips for a Successful Security Audit

May 12, 2017    |   Christopher Parisi    |   security audit

When selling security solutions to your prospects, building trust and being seen as an advisor and subject-matter expert sets you apart.

It’s not just about selling point products, but rather it’s about solutions that can scale with threat trends and future unknowns. Here are five tips for your next security assessment to help you turn a prospect into a client:


3 Trends and 3 Takeaways for Cyber Security and Information Management

May 8, 2017    |   Tracy Holtz    |   Security

Today kicks off Security and Information Management Focus Week at Tech Data, where we’re focusing on ways to keep your business and your clients’ business protected from cyber threats. We’re doing this by educating our team members about cyber security trends and solutions.  

Some of the information we’re sharing with your team includes how cyber security is showing rapid growth overall as the volume of threats has increased exponentially over the past few years.