Women in IT Security: Making headway

It’s no secret that women are greatly outnumbered by their male counterparts in the field, and that other gaps, such as those in pay, remain a hurdle for women aiming to reach new heights in their careers. But Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of research think tank the Ponemon Institute, believes that women, who’ve risen

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Hiring hackers, how much is it?

Hiring hackers, how much is it? In recent years the perception of the role of hackers is completely changed, in the past these high-skilled professionals were viewed as dangerous threats that needed to be kept at arm’s length, meanwhile today they are highly sought from private companies and intelligence agencies. “An increasingly large number of modern business operations

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Career Spotlight: What I Do as an « Ethical Hacker »

Career Spotlight: What I Do as an « Ethical Hacker » You occasionally hear about major security vulnerabilities being discovered before they’re exploited, like the notorious Heartbleed bug last year. Security researchers work hard to weed out those dangerous flaws before they’re found by hackers of more malicious intent. This breed of preemptive hacking is sometimes referred

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RSA Conference: Is hiring hackers a new thing?

RSA Conference: Is hiring hackers a new thing? Once considered outlaws and trouble makers, hackers have now gone mainstream. And not just mainstream, but actively sought for employment by leading intelligence and law enforcement agencies globally. As discussed during the recent RSA Conference, experts are recommending that the United States hire at least 10,000 experts over the

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Rethinking cyber security in the age of the hacker

Rethinking cyber security in the age of the hacker Fear is an important factor driving many organisations to increase their IT security spending, with a Gartner study predicting global expenditure will rise by 8.5 %, to $US77 billion ($97.52 billion) in 2015.  But if even the best-resourced companies are losing the cyber-security battle, what hope is there

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Early June’s TopJobs

Latest IT & Cyber Security Jobs in Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium & the UK   Cyber Security Positions in the UK Security Consultant (Exec Level) experienced as a security professional is essential, ideally gained within the banking, finance or insurance sectors to join a team that establishes, maintains and strengthens internal and external relationships Senior Penetration Tester to work on everything

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