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Why Cybersecurity Professionals Are a Black Friday Deal for Recruiters

Posted by Sunil Bagai on Nov 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Just seven days from now, people across America will be carving turkey, gathering with family, and perhaps watching the big game. Then, just hours after digesting the Thanksgiving feast, another brutal contact sport commences: Black Friday. As we wrote two years ago, the day doesn’t just represent a bonanza of bargains for savvy holiday shoppers -- it’s also one of the season’s biggest windfalls for hackers. And as the events of 2017 have demonstrated, hacking has evolved into one one of the most critical political, social, and commercial issues across the globe. Cybersecurity deserves its place as a paramount financial concern for business leaders. Economically, digital security is also coming to represent one of the biggest opportunities in job demand, as the need for cybersecurity professionals spreads.

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Tags: Recruiting, talent acquisition, black friday, data privacy, Digital Age, cybersecurity

Was it Black Friday or Hack Friday?

Posted by Ravdeep Sawhney on Dec 2, 2015 10:56:55 AM

‘Tis the season, they say, especially around Thanksgiving. Who’s saying this? The big retailers that put up Christmas decorations a couple of weeks in advance, hoping to lure shoppers to the door-buster events that define Black Friday. Congratulations to those of you who braved the annual pre-dawn dash through the mall. Yes, the 2015 holiday shopping season has officially arrived -- and that means it’s also the season for hackers. Few Americans can forget the panic of 2013’s Black Friday, and not just because of the frantic rush to grab the hottest products off the shelves at “ridiculously” low prices. That was also the year over 110 million shoppers discovered that their credit card information had been stolen after hackers targeted a variety of retailers -- Target, chief among them.

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Tags: Kaiser Fung, Others, Technology, Applied Analytics, black friday, data, Ethical Data Usage, Harvard Business Review

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