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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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The False Promises of Worker Retraining

Despite assurances from policymakers that retraining is the key to success, such programs have consistently failed to equip workers with the preparation they need to secure jobs. hen Travis Busch graduated from high school in Jefferson, Iowa, in 1999, he followed many of his classmates on the well-plotted and well-trod path to college. Busch took classes at Iowa Central Community College during the day and worked part-time at night on the floor of a local factory that made stock tanks for horse and cattle farms. But after a year and a half in college, he dropped out to work...

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For-Profit College Students Are Defaulting on Their Loans at an Alarming Rate

By KAITLIN MULHERE January 12, 2018 New research on student borrowing has just added more evidence that for-profit colleges load up students with debt that they’re then unable to pay back. Over half (52%) of borrowers who attended a for-profit college in 2003 defaulted on their student loans after 12 years, compared with 26% of borrowers at two-year community colleges, according to a new Brookings Institution report published Thursday. Yet the discrepancy is actually even worse than that number suggests, finds Judith Scott-Clayton, the report’s author. That’s because for-profit colleges are more expensive than community colleges, and students at for-profit schools borrow...

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Nontraditional pathways to a cybersecurity career

Interested in an infosec career, but not sure you have the right background? How these high-profile cybersecurity professionals got started might surprise you. Surely you’ve seen the tantalizing headlines: Forbes: The Fast-Growing Job With A Huge Skills Gap: Cyber Security CSO: Cybersecurity job market to suffer severe workforce shortage Harvard Business Review: Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage And the list goes on and on. So do the frantic cries for help in these days of crippling, Equifax-size breaches and businesses getting caught like flies in the spider web of ransomware: “Unprecedented shortage of cybersecurity workers!” “Global shortage of 2 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019!” “Fewer...

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