Get Paid To Be A Hacker

by Daniel Bearl on June 9, 2015

When I tell people what I do for a living, I get mixed reactions. These range from, “So, you’re like a hacker or something?” to “Isn’t hacking illegal?” to “Oh, you’re that guy who won’t let me listen to Spotify on my work computer.”

The answer to all three of those questions is a resounding “it depends.”

As a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, it’s my job to understand the countless potential avenues that malicious actors could use to find their way in to our networks. Part of that is knowing what those vulnerabilities are, and how they are exploited. So, in that sense I am a “hacker.”

But is that illegal? Well, yes, if I use that knowledge to access a computer system without permission.
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February 2015 Unemployment ReportEarly predictions for the May Jobs Report showed well over 200,000 jobs would be added and the release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics did not disappoint. In May, the BLS shows 280,000 jobs were added. The unemployment rate remained relatively unchanged, sitting at 5.5.%. Economists say the strong jobs report could be an indicator of when interest rates may rise. This month marks the 6th anniversary for economic recovery and the employment outlook remains fairly positive.
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How Quickly Can you Learn to Code?

by Modis on June 2, 2015

If you’ve never input a line of code before, the thought of creating an app, a site, a game or some other important bit of programming together from scratch may sound like a complex nightmare. These days, however, diving into the coding world to learn the fine art of mastering ones and zeroes isn’t as expensive or as time consuming as you might think. Thankfully, there are helpful tech tools that are offered to have an easier process for newcomers.

Traditionally, the process of learning to code would take many months to learn and years to master. If you can’t imagine mustering the time and patience to pore through a thick technical book or sit through an expensive on-site course, there are plenty of exciting new options to consider. The good news is a number of innovative online learning tools are helping to turn total newcomers into skilled coders in record time. They make the process more intuitive, more time flexible and more cost-effective.

Here’s a look at some of the best resources for learning to code in a faster and easier way.
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The Potential Impact of Project Loon

by Modis on May 29, 2015

For those of us who live in first-world countries, and metropolitan areas in particular, it’s a little too easy to take the marvels of modern convenience for granted. We’re so plugged in and wrapped up in the latest tech innovations that the mere thought of having to wait more than a few seconds for a webpage to load seems abhorrent. But what about those counties and locales around the world that don’t even have access to the Internet to begin with?

Google has big plans for expanding the reach of the Internet far out into the most remote and rural areas of the globe that remain untouched by the modern convenience of the web. This new innovation is a nebulous giant balloon-shaped object, that we call, Project Loon.
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Regional Jobs Report January 2015

The Regional Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has been released, and with it comes positive news. Nearly all of our states have experienced a drop in unemployment since last year at this time. In fact, 45 states and the District of Columbia had a decrease in percentage points and only five states saw an increase in their unemployment rate.

Month-over-month numbers were little changed, though 23 states did see a slight drop in unemployment rate. Nevertheless, economists remain optimistic when it comes to long-term job growth, specifically in the IT industry.

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It’s an understatement to call interview processes time consuming. For today’s hiring decision makers—with their infinite to-do lists—the thought of taking weeks to months to vet multiple candidates can feel daunting. Speeding up the process, however, can increase the risk of bringing on a bad hire.

One way to streamline the interviewing process is to incorporate a blend of phone, in-person, and video-based interviews. The below will help you decide which interview type is best for you, your business and your new hires!

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