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10 reasons why phishing attacks are nastier than ever

Why phishing attacks are nastier than ever

Forget Nigerian princes -- today’s spearphishing is sophisticated business, fooling even the most seasoned security pros

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Closing the cybersecurity talent gap -- one woman at a time

The severe shortage of cybersecurity talent is leaving the U.S. vulnerable to attacks. Women, in particular, are key to closing the security skills gap.


As IT job market heats up, tech stress levels drop

Many IT pros feel more secure today about their career prospects, but some roles are still extremely stressful.

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Heat map to pinpoint where burning need is for cybersecurity pros

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is funding creation of a heat map visualization tool that will show where cybersecurity jobs are open across the country. The first rendition should be out late next year.

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Can coding boot camps replace a computer science degree?

Boot camps are a great way to learn a new skill and walk away with a full portfolio and hands-on experience. But can they replace a traditional computer science degree in the eyes of employers?

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Comments about new STEM rule flood federal inbox

After one week, the U.S. government has received nearly 3,000 comments about its proposal to expand the amount of time a foreign STEM student can work on a student visa. Not surprisingly, most comments are supporting the changes...

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How to become an independent IT consultant

Here are some practical tips for making the leap from employee to independent IT consultant.

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7 mobile development skills that mean higher pay

Mobile development skills are on the rise, and according to Foote Partners, if you have any of these seven skills, you can expect a better salary.

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IT Resume Makeover: When all else fails, break the rules

Impressive academic credentials aside, Marydawn Meeder's resume could have been confused with that almost any high-level IT professional. Here's how resume expert and career consultant Donald Burns helped her stand out from the...

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How to give resumes a third dimension

SkillGigs, an auction-based recruiting and hiring marketplace, uses technology to deliver a more well-rounded picture of would-be hires.

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7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management. It’s also increased demand for professionals with agile skills. Here are seven Agile-focused certifications to benchmark your knowledge.

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Companies want to hire IT pros – fast

While demand was down slightly, businesses still report a need for IT professionals in Q4. But candidates need to move fast, because companies are eager to fill these positions as soon as possible.

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4 ways MOOCs are changing professional development

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offer a powerful platform for enterprise training, education and development – at big cost savings and with greater efficiency.

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8 ways to find legit freelance work

If you're looking for more freedom in your work schedule or you want to make some extra cash, you are probably considering freelance or IT contract work. But there's a lot of competition out there. Here are eight sites that can help...

Family business, redefined

It's the 1980s, and this pilot fish working for a small business software company is responsible for installation and training at a family business where the family is about to get a little bigger.

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IT Resume Makeover: How to start from scratch

Twenty-five years of successful consulting gigs left Malcolm Greene with a list of accomplishments a mile long and a reputation as someone who could solve impossible problems. But when this veteran IT pro decided to make a move into...


IT can score with reverse mentoring

That senior executive who has his emails printed out represents a golden opportunity for IT.

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Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out

IT infrastructure is increasingly giving way to the cloud. Here's how to remain relevant in the years ahead.

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