Category Archives: information security jobs

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…

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….

Target to pay $20M to MasterCard over hack

One of 2013’s most publicized security breaches was the renowned Target hack. Now two years later, the multibillion dollar giant is reported to pay as much as $20 million to banks issuing MasterCard over costs from the incident.

JP Morgan security breach affects 76 million homes, 7 million businesses

JP Morgan Chase confirmed that the information from 76 million households and 7 million businesses was compromised after a cyberattack over the summer.

The largest bank in the US first announced the massive attack back in July, but only exposed the scale of the attack Thursday in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Microsoft identifies latest malware offenders, Kuwait and Algeria

Microsoft has filed a civil suit to try to stop the spread of malware it has traced back to two main countries—Kuwait and Algeria. The company hopes this will be the most successful effort made by a non-governmental organization to combat cybercrime by attempting to stop key communication between the hackers and the PCs they are trying to infect.

Demand of security professionals to increase due to Internet of Things

In the next five years, the Internet of Things, the increasing connectivity of everyday devices, will only heighten the demand for security specialists, according to a recent statement by Cisco managers.

One month until the ‘Reset the Net’ movement to fight NSA surveillance

Privacy advocates have decided it is time for Internet users to take more serious measures to resist surveillance from National Security Agency and other alleged spy groups. The movement for users and developers to deploy newer and better security and privacy tools was introduced by Fight for the Future and has support from over 30 groups including Reddit, Imgur, Free Press, Libertarian Party and Demand Progress. June 5, the one year anniversary of the first news stories on Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA surveillance, is the date ‘Reset the Net’ will initiate.

Heartbleed Bug sweeps internet, leaves many sites vulnerable

A major security flaw, the Heartbleed Bug, has made rounds on HTTPS servers and has caused panic across the web.