Career roadmap: cyber security engineer

These days virtually any skills and titles related to cyber security are in high demand. Organizations are scrambling to keep up with the latest threats and vulnerabilities and deploy new tools and services to protect their data resources, and in many cases they lack the necessary expertise to do the job.

The work-from-home model that has resulted from the pandemic has made security even more of a concern for many IT and business leaders. All of a sudden a large part of the workforce began accessing corporate networks and data from remote locations, in many cases using devices and networks that might not be secure.

One of the key positions on the cyber security team is security engineer. These professionals help design systems and infrastructures that protect all the assets within the IT environment, including those located away from headquarters.

Security engineers might handle tasks including analyzing networks to make

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Viking Electronics unveils VoIP SIP compliant hotline phones | Security News

In pursuit of providing a safe and secure environment in the workplace

All public properties are faced with a diverse and complicated set of safety and security risks, from health and safety to violence, terrorism, natural disasters, fires, political and environmental. Reducing safety and security risks requires the hands-on support of all operating teams, not just the security team, each playing their part in the pursuit of providing a safe and secure environment for all customers and staff.
The challenge is twofold, one many still rely on antiquated logbooks, checklists, and manuals to manage the broad spectrum of safety and security risks. And two, the resources we rely on to complete the tasks necessary to improve safety are generally junior, inexperienced, and not particularly loyal to the business. Continuing to rely on these outdated and complicated management practices is risky and could be very costly. It leaves organisations exposed to

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Transforming Communications For The Emerging ‘Purposeful Economy’

We’ve all heard people exclaim that things will never be the same again… that a “new normal” is rapidly evolving as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and other events this year.  Corporate communications – what companies say; why they say it; and, how and to whom they say it – is experiencing profound changes. At the same time, it has never been more critical, with both serious short-term and long-term consequences.  Kathryn Minckler, Founder and CEO of Wow to Pop, Inc. of Greenwich, CT, recently spoke with Robert Reiss about some of the significant trends driving corporate communications changes and her company’s innovative communications platform and eco-system for the transformative Purposeful Economy.  

Robert Reiss: When CEOs look back on 2020 in five years, what will be some of the most important trends that stand out?

Reflecting forward, I believe that this year’s remarkable pause on business and personal lives

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Parliamentary panel on Information Technology summons Facebook

The panel will also discuss the issue of Internet shutdowns.

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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has summoned Facebook on September 2 to discuss the issue of alleged misuse of social media platforms in the wake of claims that the U.S. firm did not apply hate speech rules to certain Bharatiya Janata Party politicians.

A day before, the panel will also discuss the issue of Internet shutdowns.

 

Besides representatives of Facebook, the committee has also asked representatives of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to remain present on September 2 to discuss the subject of “safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms including special emphasis on women security in the digital space”.

The agenda of the committee’s September 2 meeting states that

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Images exploring pain of depression win Wellcome photography prize | Photography

A series of powerful images that explore the pain of depression but also how to cope with it has been named as the winning entry for one of the UK’s leading photography prizes.

Arseniy Neskhodimov was on Wednesday named the winner of the Wellcome photography prize 2020, a competition to reward pictures that show the importance of health in society. This year there was a particular focus on mental health – an issue, said organisers, that had become even more urgent because of coronavirus.

Neskhodimov, who was born in Uzbekistan and lives in Moscow, is the overall winner for a series of five images titled Prozac.

The photographs are self-portrait stories. They include him buried under a pile of Christmas trees, cowering below a table tennis table and taking a swim in the sea at Sharm el-Sheikh. The images, he said, “are a kind of therapy that help me fight

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Opinion | How to Reverse Course on Trump’s Environmental Damage

As for the Arctic refuge, the oil companies are hardly tripping over one another to bid for leases. Why should they? Demand is low, prices are low and an industry that has already begun writing down some assets as possibly unrecoverable in a climate-conscious world would undoubtedly prefer to drill in the friendlier climates of, say, West Texas. Then there’s the matter of money. Increasingly conscious of climate risk, major investment banks — including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo — have promised not to finance drilling in the refuge, and, in some cases, the entire Arctic. That would seem to leave the field, and the prospect of unending negative publicity, to big outfits like Exxon and Chevron.

Litigation is virtually certain. Environmental groups and states’ attorneys general now mobilizing for court action say that the Interior Department downplayed the potential damage to wildlife and

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COLUMN-California blackouts illustrate risks of mishandled energy transition: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)

By John Kemp

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – California’s recent blackouts have illustrated the risks when the transition to renewable generation proceeds faster than measures to make electricity consumption more responsive to available power supplies.

In the long term, California has ambitious plans for a grid dominated by wind and solar generation, backed up by variable pricing, load-shifting and lots of grid-scale and customer-scale storage.

But the state has failed to sequence the transition properly, phasing in wind and solar generation and phasing out other sources too quickly, before consumption has been reshaped and storage has been scaled up sufficiently.

LOAD FOLLOWING

For more than a century, the centralised electricity industry has been based on the principle generation-follows-load (i.e. production follows and responds to consumption rather than the other way around).

Consumers decide how much and when

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Link-Building: How to Use ‘Tangential Content’

Links remain crucial to search engine optimization. But it can be tough for B2B brands to build links, especially when nothing major is launching or a large corporate-level change isn’t occurring.

But there are ways to build links throughout the year regardless of what is going on internally. The way to do that is to create your own news and resources that are interesting to publishers.

Of course, that’s easier said than done. But I’ll explain how “tangential content” is key for doing so and how you can incorporate it into your content and outreach strategy.

What is tangential content?


At Fractl, we define tangential content somewhat related, but not directly tied to, your product or service offering.

There’s a sweet spot between content’s being so related to what you do that your content sounds like an ad—and being so unrelated that people can’t figure out why you created it

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MyTeam Blog Officially Released With New Features For Current-Gen

The Collector mode MyTeam has become an increasingly bigger piece of the NBA 2K universe over the past five years. On Friday, 2K released a blog from executive producer Erick Boenisch, detailing what’s new in the upcoming current-generation version of the mode.

The highlights of the blog focus on six key areas. Let’s look at those and a few more takeaways.

Shared Current and Next-Gen Collections and VC

Users’ entire collection, VC balance, MyTeam points, pulled cards and tokens will carry over to next-gen as long as it is in the same console family (PS4 to PS5 or XB1 to Xbox Series X).

 

Seasons

MyTeam is introducing the Seasons concept which will last roughly six weeks and will dictate the launch of new content in the mode throughout the life cycle of NBA 2K21. Seasons will be free to participate in

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The Big Ten Misinformation Campaign By ‘Content Creators’ Needs To End

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — I have seen enough to know that I have seen enough.

From a self-proclaimed Ohio “content creator” who identifies himself by the name “Sir Yacht” to a recent report out of Michigan citing unnamed sources by saying “what I’m told” that begins with the lede “A Little Birdie tells me” and to a former ESPN SportsCenter anchor citing unnamed sources on his syndicated radio show, enough is enough.

Folks who genuinely care about the Big Ten Conference athletics product and its 14 member institutions have every right to be frustrated right now but assuredly part of that anger should be directed at a misinformation campaign that is producing information these folks can’t possibly trust.

The parents of Big Ten football players have executed a rightful defense of their son by writing letters and protesting the decision made by the Big Ten Conference on Aug. 10. I don’t

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