Author: Chase Norlin

2017 Best Cities for Cybersecurity Professionals

It’s a good time to be working in cybersecurity. As hackers continue their onslaught, stealing information in sectors ranging from health care to retail sales, businesses will need experts in digital security to fight back. In the first half of 2016, more than 554 million records were breached – a 31% increase over the previous six months. Analysts expect significant growth in the industry: More jobs will come, and companies will spend more money to shore up security. Cybersecurity Ventures projects companies and consumers will spend $1 trillion globally over the next five years on cybersecurity. That’s a projected...

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H-1B reduced computer programmer employment by up to 11%, study finds IT prices lowered by around 2%

There would have been up to 11% more computer science jobs at wages up to 5% higher were it not for the immigration program that brings in foreign high-skilled employees, a new study finds. The study comes at a sensitive time, as tech titans including Facebook battle the immigration restrictions put forward by President Donald Trump. Though Trump has focused initially on restricting refugees, the fate of high-skilled immigrants is a matter of intense debate in the current Congress. The paper — by John Bound and Nicolas Morales of the University of Michigan and Gaurav Khanna of the University...

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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

WHEN I ASK people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming jag—with the goal of getting insanely rich and, as they say, “changing the world.” But this Silicon Valley stereotype isn’t even geographically accurate. The Valley employs only 8 percent of the nation’s coders. All the other millions? They’re more like Devon, a programmer I met who helps maintain a ­security-software service in Portland, Oregon. He isn’t going to get fabulously rich, but his job is stable and rewarding: It’s 40 hours...

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Transmosis CEO at the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Conference in Washington DC

Transmosis CEO will be speaking about “Engaging a Diverse Workforce” at the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Conference in Washington DC on March 16, 2017. The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Second Annual National Conference continues to elevate the national dialogue on the very necessary strategic, tactical and operational imperatives needed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners. Conference...

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CompTIA 2017 TECNA DC FLY-IN

The Arizona Technology Council is once again participating in the annual 2017 CompTIA DC Fly-In organized by our national trade association TECNA (Technology Council’s of North America) and CompTIA.  The Council would like technology company executives representing our member companies to join our President + CEO, Steve Zylstra in meetings with each of the Congressional delegation offices on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. In addition, there will be a dinner on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 6:30PM for the Arizona contingent, and informative panel sessions, followed by a reception and awards dinner on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Also on Wednesday...

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Transmosis Works with Silicon Valley Groups to Inspire San Jose College Students with Game Design Course to Promote STEM Careers

Transmosis and Workforce Institute challenged SCJCC computer science students to design and launch their own games. Transmosis worked with 9 community colleges, 6 unified school districts, community-based organizations and workforce intermediaries through a grant funded by San Jose-Evergreen City College District’s Workforce Institute. SAN JOSE, Ca., January 26, 2017 – www.transmosis.com Transmosis Corp. and http://www.wi-sjeccd.org the San José-Evergreen Workforce Institute (WI) recently inspired San José City College (SJCC) computer science students to accelerate their learning with a nine-day game design course. Transmosis spearheaded a regional Silicon Valley team to promote STEM career pathways for college students. This unthinkable feat...

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Fixing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Talent Shortage (Homeland Security Today)

Almost weekly, we hear of encroachments into big data systems in government, the military, finance, health, hospitality and retail – to name just some of the affected industry sectors. As awareness of our vulnerability has increased, demand for cybersecurity specialists has risen dramatically. Cybersecurity is not a low-skill field.  It requires general IT knowledge, specialist cybersecurity certifications, and, sometimes, knowledge about particular industry sectors such as finance and health.  We need talented, skilled professionals to meet the demand. And we don’t need them in a few years – we need them now.  How do we get enough people in...

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Transmosis accepts Bay Area applications for First Cyber Security Apprentice Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2016 SAN JOSE, Ca. – Transmosis Corp. will open a new Cyber Security apprentice training program leading to full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) employment in January, 2017, in San Jose, California. The program is funded from a grant through the Chancellor’s Office of the CA Community College System. Tuition for the training valued at $10,000 for accepted applicants is waived. Transmosis will operate the program as the Workforce Intermediary, the first of its kind in the nation. Students will learn Network Security Fundamentals, Operating System Security Policies, and Computer Forensics to prepare...

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