How U.S. dodged a cyber bullet

Software updates, geography — and luck — saved the day SAN FRANCISCO The massive WannaCry ransomware attack has hit hundreds of thousands of computers from Taiwan to the United Kingdom. Despite the global nature of the attack, few networks and companies in the United States appear to have been hit. The reason, say cybersecurity analysts, is a combination of luck, geography and adherence to software updates, though the United States is by no means invulnerable to such attacks. The attack encrypted all the [...]

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Tech jobs are thriving across U.S. — up to 7.3M

USA Today April 3, 2017 Workers in the field earn more than twice national wage CLEVELAND Memo to President Trump: The jobs market is alive and thriving in tech — so much so, there are 627,000 unfilled occupations. The booming market grew 2% to about 7.3 million workers last year as the digital economy continued to flourish in jobs for software, cybersecurity and cloud computing, according to Cyberstates 2017, an annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry by technology association CompTIA released [...]

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PLENTY OF TECH JOBS, BUT … FEW WORKERS WHO HAVE THE CHOPS

By 2020, there will be 1.4M more software development jobs than qualified applicants ZUCKERBERG MEDIA Randi Zuckerberg of Zuckerberg Media SAN FRANCISCO Jobs creation has been the mantra of President Trump. But in some industries such as tech, the U.S. doesn’t need more jobs — it needs workers with more of the right skills.  (CED Solutions, www.cedsolutions.com, provides the skills needed for these jobs) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be 1.4 million more software development jobs than applicants who [...]

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The Sorry State Of Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Rules aren’t really rules if breaking them has no consequences.  In today’s dangerous cyberworld, corporations often say that cybersecurity is now a top priority for them, especially after all the massive data breaches we’ve been hearing about on a day-to-day basis. But one has to wonder, if that’s case, why are so few companies doing cybersecurity training properly? Sadly, the most common and detrimental thing that many companies are doing wrong when it comes to training employees on cybersecurity is a [...]

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Military set for cyberwar on ISIS

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. Military chiefs are prepared to give President-elect Donald Trump the options he wants to intensify the fight against the Islamic State, including the possibility of granting commanders greater leeway to use secret cyberwarfare and space weapons, the top Air Force leader said. (Getty image) “We’ve heard him loud and clear that he’s going to be looking for options,” Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force chief of staff, told USA TODAY. Goldfein said the recommendations may [...]

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