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Colleges Urged to Ramp Up to Fill Cybersecurity Workforce Void

      WASHINGTON — The United States will remain vulnerable to cyberattacks unless the nation’s education system is better aligned to produce greater numbers of cybersecurity professionals, a leading industry expert testified Tuesday at a Congressional hearing. “Simply put, cybersecurity professionals are not produced by the education system in the United States in the quantities or the correct soft skills that are needed,” said David Jarvis, chief information officer at the IBM Institute for Business Value. “The education system is not aligned to produce a workforce that can defend us from today’s cybersecurity threats,” Jarvis said. Rep. Brett...

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The Unfortunate Reason Why Job Search in a Good Economy Is 2x Harder Than in a Bad One

    Finding a job can take longer and be more competitive in times of lower unemployment. The unemployment rate was announced today at 4.2 percent, that’s a 16-year low. Studies show this should create some concern since historically, when unemployment stays under 5 percent for an extended period of time, a recession is not far behind. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case because it was also announced over 60 percent of Americans feel good about the economy and their personal economic situation. When the applicant rate increases, your chances decrease. When unemployment rates are low and...

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‘Cybersecurity’ term might be scaring off young talent

      While 18- to 26-year-olds are showing interest in cybersecurity, there’s a disconnect in the language around the field, skills and opportunities. BOSTON — When the National Cyber Security Alliance asked 18- to 26-year-olds what skills they are looking for in a career, researchers uncovered a list that would, if framed properly, forge cybersecurity professionals. Fifty-six percent, in fact, listed problem solving as the top skill, followed closely by communication at 54 percent, data analysis at 42 percent and programming at 28 percent, Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance said here at the...

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How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy

      Most of us regard self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies as revolutionary. For the next generation, however, these wonders will have always existed. AI for them will be more than a tool; in many cases, AI will be their co-worker and a ubiquitous part of their lives. If the next generation is to use AI and big data effectively – if they’re to understand their inherent limitations, and build even better platforms and intelligent systems — we need to prepare them now. That will mean some adjustments in elementary education and some major,...

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High Paying Tech Jobs that Don’t Require a CS Degree

    Stack Overflow reports that almost 70% of tech professionals from over 170 countries consider themselves at least partly self-taught (13% being completely self-taught), with only a third of those surveyed having received a BS in computer science or a related field. The diversity in technical training backgrounds in this industry just goes to show how attainable success is, if you’re willing to put in the effort. Indeed Prime has recapped Paysa’s report to show you which 6-figure salary tech jobs you can land without an advanced degree. 1. Web Developer Engineers who specialize in developing websites and web applications...

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Nevada Taps Transmosis to Transition Workers into Tech Sector

    Transmosis is a workforce trainer focused on developing a pipeline of skilled labor by helping job seekers address skill gaps. (TNS) — When someone looks to change career paths and get into a new industry, it can be tough. Nevada has tapped a company to help make that transition easier for those seeking work in the technology sector. Transmosis is a workforce trainer focused on developing a pipeline of skilled labor by helping job seekers address skill gaps. After years of Silicon Valley experience, Chase Norlin, CEO of Transmosis, noticed that most could break into the tech...

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Chase Norlin, Transmosis CEO will be speaking at National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

          Transmosis CEO, Chase Norlin will speak on Transforming Cybersecurity Workforce through Government Collaborations on November 7, 2017. Cybersecurity has emerged as one of the leading creators of jobs and opportunity for all economic sectors. The demand for cybersecurity positions in both the public and private sector is large and growing, but the talent pool of cybersecurity workers is not yet able to keep up. The NICE 2017 Conference and Expo features thought leaders from education, government, industry and non-profits who are addressing the cybersecurity education, training, and workforce needs of the nation. This two-day...

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CEO of Transmosis, Chase Norlin will speak at the CyberMaryland Conference

      The CyberMaryland Conference is an annual two-day event presented jointly by The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame and Federal Business Council (FBC) in conjunction with academia, government and private industry organizations. Transmosis CEO, Chase Norlin will be speaking on Transforming Cybersecurity Workforce through Government Collaborations. The theme, “Leading the Cyber Generation,” captures the event’s intent to provide unparalleled information sharing and networking opportunities for development of cyber assets on both the human and technological side. Additionally, the conference provides an opportunity for Maryland to demonstrate its natural leadership in Cybersecurity. The CyberMaryland Conference includes thought...

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Chase Norlin, Transmosis CEO will speak on Cybersecurity Apprenticeships at SecureWorld Bay Area

    Transmosis CEO, Chase Norlin will be speaking on “The Power of Apprenticeships in the Cybersecurity Industry: A Case Study Solving Skill Gaps to Meet Future Employer Demands” at SecureWorld Bay Area on October 5, 2017. SecureWorld conference provides more content and facilitates more professional connections than any other event in the cybersecurity industry. With fellow security professionals, SecureWorld Bay Area Conference offers affordable, high-quality training and education. The conference includes featured keynotes, panel discussions, and breakout sessions—attendees earn 12-16 CPE credits through 60+ educational elements, learning from nationally recognized industry leaders. Event details Location: Santa Clara Convention...

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Firm sees ‘overwhelming response’ to cybersecurity training program

When someone looks to change career paths and get into a new industry, it can be tough. Nevada has tapped a company to help make that transition easier for those seeking work in the technology sector. Transmosis is a workforce trainer focused on developing a pipeline of skilled labor by helping job seekers address skill gaps. After years of Silicon Valley experience, Chase Norlin, CEO of Transmosis, noticed that most could break into the tech industry with a little training. “You just need a couple of key things — ambition and transferable skills,” Norlin said. “You need some basis...

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