Yearly Archives: 2016

Cybersecurity in the New Administration

2016 has been a year, to say the least. With the loss of legends like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman and Mohammad Alli, and of course a tumultuous presidential election leaving much of the nation divided, we’re just about ready to put this year to bed. However, we still have the better half of December…

Do You Want to Work in Infosec or Win a Nobel Prize for Literature?

Is This a Resume or a Novel? 5 InfoSec Resume Tips I’ve come to the realization that we have many budding writers masquerading as Information Security professionals out there. Today, my InfoSec staffing company received a fifty-five page resume from a candidate. I’m not joking – 55 pages! In eighteen years of recruiting, this is…

Cybersecurity is Not Up for Debate

Taking a Look at Cybersecurity’s Future in Legislation With the presidential debates behind us, and the election day looming, the issue of cybersecurity still remains largely untouched. While a passing topic at some point in each of the debates, the only direct question ever addressing the issue was from the first debate. Moderator Lester Holt…

J.D. to M.D. to Cybersecurity

How Cybersecurity is Joining the Ranks of Top Paying Professions     What do you want to be when you grow up? From a young age people are asked this question. Their answers change as they grow older, though many come to the same conclusion of a doctor or a lawyer. Understandable, as these are…

Recruiters getting spammed!

I know what some of you are thinking, how do you like it now the shoe is on the other foot?  Well I don’t but not only because I don’t like being spammed…. I mean who does?  More because some of the stuff I get is the exact reason why all recruiters get tarred with…

IT Phone Home

The Challenge of Connecting Mobile Apps to IoT Devices in Homes A challenge for home automation developers is how can something sitting in your home network, which is presumably on a private network behind a firewall hidden from hackers, be readily available to a mobile app which could be potentially anywhere in the world. When you receive the little…

Someone’s Hacked My Toaster!

IoT Security Hysteria & Some Development Tips to Avoid Being Called Out at Defcon Being in the fairly uncommon position of founding both security and mobile app development companies, I get to play poacher and gamekeeper on a daily basis. For my American friends, that’s offense and defense! I wanted to add a little value from…

Building a Successful Cyber-Security Career

In a profession growing at a rate of 36.5%, according to the U.S. News and World Report, there seems to be plenty of jobs opening in the Information Security sector. While the job market is booming in this field, securing a position isn’t as easy as finding one. As a co-author to a new book, Co-founder…

Kickstart your Career in InfoSec with the Peerlyst Guide

Cyber security is one of the fastest growing job markets in the world today, though newcomers can find breaking into the field a difficult feat. Yet, with Forbes reporting a growth of over $90 billion in the next four years, there seems to be no time like the present to make a career switch. Thanks to…

Is a Cyber Security Career in Your Future?

The world’s increasingly virtual presence is as exciting as it is worrisome. Companies and governments alike fear cyber attacks, and are in need of skilled professionals who can protect and appropriately react to these attacks. Cyber security is a growing industry and college students around the world are gearing up to hit the ground running….