Tech roundup: Ohio's tech industry average wage comes in 70 percent higher than the average wage in Ohio's private sector

Julie Bhusal Sharma

Rewind: Information Security + Big Data Forum

Yesterday, five panelists-including Columbus City Council Member Michael Stinziano and Nicole Walker, director of external affairs at AT&T-assembled to talk protection when it comes to computer networks, digital files and physical security of a company's data. The panel addressed a hot topic, as IBM estimates that businesses are attacked 16,856 times a year, on average. Let's hope the talk helped guests tackle the two attacks businesses receive on average every hour!

iCal: Come for a Beer and Establish Your Career | every Thursday in April-including tonight

The tech industry is known for its typically casual work environment, so we think these Thursday night job fairs would be a perfect place to establish a tech career-and have a beer. These evenings are hosted by Dawson and held at the Varsity Club from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be recruiters from the information technology division. And yes, the beer is free. For more info on the event, visit

Tech Fact: Did you know the average tech industry wage in Ohio is $77,800? According to the CompTIA 201 Cyberstates report, that's 70 percent higher than Ohio's private sector wage average of $45,700.