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3 REASONS WHY WOMEN SHOULD EMBRACE THE CYBERSECURITY INDUSTRY

Cybersecurity is the key to a safe and secure environment in both digital and physical environments. Despite the fact that the cybersecurity industry is witnessing a major shortage of qualified professionals in the job market, managing to hit a zero percent unemployment rate, it appears that only 11% of the workforce in cybersecurity is women. The picture is much bleaker when executive roles are considered with a worldwide percentage of only 1% of C-Level Executive roles are held by women. “Getting more women into the cybersecurity workforce will be key to addressing the current and expected labor shortfalls.” – Rick...

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North America is unprepared for the jobs of tomorrow

BY EARL ANTHONY WAYNE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 06/07/18 04:30 PM EDT As the news focuses on stalled trade negotiations in North America, Canada, Mexico and the United States have shocking skills gaps that are already hampering economic performance and competitiveness. North America’s labor markets face massive technological disruptions, which should point all three countries toward preparing the jobs that will serve the continent well in the future. In the U.S., for example, up to 1.4 million workers may lose their jobs by 2026 because of new technologies. Sadly, none of the three economies are ready for the challenges of further automation. Manpower’s...

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Rewiring Employment In A New Age

Mark Kramer , Grads of Life An employment crisis is brewing. Recent research on the impact of artificial intelligence and automation estimates that there will be 38 million jobs lost in the U.S. by the year 2030. Without significant interventions, this could translate into a 23.5% unemployment rate—equivalent to the peak unemployment rate during the Depression in 1933. Those hit hardest will be the 87 million people in frontline and early career jobs. The consequences are potentially devastating for our economy and for millions of individuals and families. The most immediate and powerful solution lies with companies. Employers can begin to compete with the...

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Jobs in cybersecurity are exploding: Why are women locked out?

How high schools are trying to attract girls to this lucrative tech field Editor’s note: This story is part of Map to the Middle Class, a Hechinger Report series examining how schools can prepare students for the good middle-class jobs of the future LITTLE SILVER, N.J. — The four members of Team Throckmorton, playing junior agents for a cybersecurity firm, are up against a wily gang of hackers. To detect and ultimately thwart the cyber criminals, who are masquerading as legitimate business owners, the Throckmortons must solve a series of increasingly difficult challenges beginning with figuring out how to log into one...

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The net worth of college graduates with student debt is truly depressing

Marketwatch – Published: Apr 21, 2018 10:43 a.m. ET A new report offers more evidence that 20-somethings are worse off financially than their parents The kids still aren’t alright. Despite economic and stock market gains over the past nine years, many young adults are still struggling to get ahead in their financial lives and, in some ways, things may have actually gotten worse. Americans age 25 to 34 with college degrees and student debt have a median net wealth of negative $1,900, according to a report analyzing 2016 Federal Reserve data released Thursday by Young Invincibles, a young adult advocacy...

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How cybersecurity pros can improve their LinkedIn profiles: 4 tips

Cyber experts are in great demand, but still need to put their best foot forward to ensure maximum salary and benefit offers from employers. By Alison DeNisco Rayome  | February 2, 2018, 6:30 AM PST Demand for cybersecurity pros remains high, continuing last year’s trends, according to recruiting firm Mondo. “A majority of enterprise-level companies are still looking to hire cybersecurity professionals, but there continues to be a low supply of candidates that meet the criteria of current cybersecurity roles available, so it’s definitely a hot market from the candidate perspective,” said Stephen Zafarino, senior director of recruiting at Mondo. While searches...

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Transmosis is going National!

WE’RE GOING NATIONAL! CompTIA® Security+ & CompTIA® CySA+ Certifications THE SUCCESS OF OUR PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA, LEADING TO JOB PLACEMENTS AT SOME OF THE NATION’S TOP EMPLOYERS, HAS LED US TO EXPAND OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM. OUR NEXT QUALIFIED GROUP OF APPLICANTS WILL TRAIN REMOTELY, RECEIVE INDUSTRY LEADING CERTIFICATIONS, AND BE QUALIFIED FOR CYBERSECURITY JOBS IN MOST ANY MAJOR METROPOLITAN REGION UPON ABILITY TO RELOCATE. ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR APPLYING TO OUR SUBSIDIZED PROGRAM:...

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McAfee finds that gamers are strong candidates for cybersecurity jobs

DEAN TAKAHASHI@DEANTAK APRIL 2, 2018 9:01 PM Above: Gamers may be the key to cybersecurity.  Image Credit: Victrix To beat cybercriminals, McAfee suggests in a new report that gamers may be the key candidates for cybersecurity jobs. The Santa Clara, California-based cybersecurity company said it did a survey of 300 senior security managers and 650 security professionals at major corporations. And 78 percent of respondents said that the current generation entering the work force — those that grew up playing video games — are stronger candidates for cybersecurity roles. The report suggests that gamers, those engaged and immersed in online competitions, may be...

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How To Land A Cybersecurity Job Even If You’re Not A Data Scientist

01.05.18 THE FUTURE OF WORK As data hacks multiply, companies are scrambling to hire cybersecurity professionals–like you, even if you aren’t one yet. [Photo: scyther5/iStock] BY MICHAEL LI AND NICK CULBERTSON4 MINUTE READ The cybersecurity skills gap is large, well-documented, and quite possibly yawning wider by the week. Not only has the information security industry grown an estimated 62% since 2011, but we’ve seen an increasing deluge of major data breaches over that same period. In past year alone, devastating hacks at Equifax, Uber, and the NSA have brought to light how much work still needs to be done to keep the world’s data secure. And the cybersecurity company Symantec predicts that 2018 will...

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