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Source: National Cyber Security News

If you have the skills to stop a cyber hacker in their tracks, you may soon be getting calls from recruiters trying to fill a new crop of jobs throughout corporate America.

Criminal data breaches are predicted to cost businesses a total of $8 trillion over the next four years, outstripping worldwide IT security spending, which is expected to be upwards of $120 billion by 2021, according to Gartner. Meanwhile, there is a shortage of talent, and an anticipated 1.8 million cybersecurity jobs will be unfilled by 2022, with millennials likely playing a big role as cited in a report from the Center for Cyber Education and Safety. These jobs will be in demand as the the number of reported cybersecurity incidents (which doubled between 2016 and 2017) continues to rise. Even with expert cybersecurity firms on retainer to improve overall cyber resilience, companies are struggling to stay ahead in the battle against malicious hackers.

To help close the gap, more businesses are turning to another kind of hacker: the ‘white hats’. Through carefully implemented bug bounty programs, organizations can crowdsource the expertise of security researchers to help identify vulnerabilities in exchange for money and recognition, and fix vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.

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Salaries Will #Increase for #Cybersecurity #Jobs, Survey #Says

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

After another record-setting year for cybercrime, security professionals are in line for a well-deserved raise, according to recent research.

The “Robert Walters Salary Survey 2018” predicted that salaries for cybersecurity jobs around the world will rise by 7 percent in 2018. In addition, the recruitment firm estimated that all IT roles will see an average increase of 2 percent in salary.

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Cloud-Focused Cybersecurity Center at UTSA Aims $5M at Unfilled Jobs

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Cloud-Focused Cybersecurity Center at UTSA Aims $5M at Unfilled Jobs

Encryption, access control, intrusion and fraud detection—the fundamentals of cybersecurity remain largely the same regardless of the type of computing infrastructure an organization uses.

But the way IT professionals might apply those security methods to an analog computer versus computing on the cloud vary, for a pretty simple reason: people use different systems different ways. That’s according to Ravi Sandhu, the executive director at the Institute for Cyber Security and a professor of computer science at University of Texas at San Antonio. Sandhu is the principal investigator of a group of researchers that are set to receive as much as $5 million from the National Science Foundation to study cybersecurity for cloud computing, and to train students in the area.

“There is a foundation that is common to cybersecurity across all domains, but its application requires a lot of creativity, innovation, and adaptation,” Sandhu said in a phone interview. “The difficulty is in the system—putting everything together in a large system and accounting for mistakes, especially from human users.”

To explore the subject further, Sandhu and professors from four other departments at UTSA are creating a research center called the Center for Security and Privacy Enhanced Cloud Computing. The group was awarded $2 million from the NSF in July to get started and may receive as much as $3 million more ($1 million per year through 2020) to continue it.

The researchers hope the additional cloud cybersecurity training will make students more attractive to tech companies with positions to fill. UTSA announced this week that Rackspace, the San Antonio-based cloud computing company, and Austin, TX-based cybersecurity company NSS Labs have both agreed to recruit interns and part-time employees from the new center.

“We’re excited UTSA has recognized this critical need for talent and invested in the Center for Security and Privacy Enhanced Cloud Computing to help educate and train students as San Antonio becomes a hub for industry-leading cybersecurity experts,” Dave Neuman, Rackspace’s chief information security officer, said in a press release. Rackspace, which was acquired by private equity in 2016, has added more customers who use cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in recent years.

The grant was awarded in part to help address a perceived shortage in the cybersecurity workforce, according to the NSF. Sandhu expects there will be 1.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2020. The new center will also work to recruit high school students from the San Antonio area to study cybersecurity at UTSA.

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Too many cybersecurity jobs, too few hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

As with many tech sectors, cybersecurity has been facing an increasingly large worker shortage over the past decade. But unlike most other talent shortages, this one is set to have a material impact on consumer safety. That’s not just idle speculation, says Candace Worley, vice president and chief technical strategist…

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Look beyond job boards to fill cybersecurity jobs

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The cybersecurity talent shortage keeps getting worse. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the cost of cybercrime will double from $3 trillion globally in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021. Meanwhile, the number of open cybersecurity jobs will increase from 1 million in 2016 to 1.5 million by 2019. Meanwhile, the scale…

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How Steve Jobs And Steve Wozniak Started Their Career As Hackers

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How Steve Jobs And Steve Wozniak Started Their Career As Hackers

Did you know that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the co-founders of the giant Apple Inc. had started out as hackers who ended up building an entire kingdom out of the lessons they learnt in their hacking days. One of their hacking works built in the 1970s known as a…

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6 million cybersecurity jobs globally left unfilled

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6 million cybersecurity jobs globally left unfilled

It’s a “dire situation” for recruitment in the cybersecurity field, said Sandra Sargent, cybersecurity lead at The World Bank, speaking at a morning panel at RiskSec NY on Tuesday. The challenge, she said, is that six million jobs are globally left unfilled in the cybersecurity field. Her prescription was to offer better incentives. “What can you offer,” she asked the …

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The most attractive jobs in the UK, according to online daters

It’s easy to assume that online daters mainly take looks and common interests into consideration when speaking to a potential partner, but your career could also play a role in whether or not you’re landing dates. A study by dating “auction” website WhatsYourPrice.com has revealed which job titles are most attractive among its members in the UK (it has 800,000 users worldwide) — and the results might surprise you. The site allows members to bid and pay for first dates with other users, enabling the company to see which members are most successful in attracting others and landing dates. Read More….

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Decline in Chinese hacking causes cybersecurity firm FireEye to slash jobs

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Decline in Chinese hacking causes cybersecurity firm FireEye to slash jobs

Cybersecurity firm FireEye, well-known for investigating major data breaches and state-sponsored hacking groups, is set to slash up to 400 of its 3,400 jobs after “lower than expected” growth blamed on a decrease in activity from Chinese adversaries.
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Principals Tackle Herculean Tasks Every Day. Their Jobs Must Become More Manageable – Education Week

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