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cyber security threatsThis may be the first U.S. presidential election in history where cyber security has been a point of debate. Hillary Clinton used personal servers for government business, while Donald Trump’s corporate web servers were not secure.

Politics aside, this drives home the point that cyber security experts have been making for many years: cyber security is everyone’s responsibility. If you’re an IT-security professional, you’ve likely found yourself in the position of trying to get resistant employees to abide by security policies. If security is not your field, a demonstrated awareness of the most recent online threats and sound practices for reducing risk should be seen as an asset by employers.

Cyber security professionals can play a strong role in educating people within their companies on basic security strategies while they guard the corporate networks and data. Lindsay Goodspeed of the PCI Security Standards Council recommends that every company create a cyber security-conscious culture. In fact, this kind of culture leads to more job satisfaction for cyber security professionals, according to Network World.

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#mondaymotivation for tech prosThe exact origin of #MotivationMonday is obscure, but its relevance is clear. Social media is replete with inspiring platitudes aimed at helping us face the new week. In searching for our own Monday motivators, we decided to dig a little deeper. These stories illustrate the potential of technology for improving lives, society and the planet.

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BLS Regional Jobs Report

According to September’s Regional Jobs Report, the unemployment rate was significantly lower or stable in forty-nine states and the District of Columbia. Regional unemployment rates were on par with the national average with the exception of the Midwest, whose rate was 0.4 percent lower than the national unemployment rate.

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How to Leave a Job on a Good Note

by Modis on October 18, 2016

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coworker about to leave a jobEverybody leaves a job at some point in their career. How you leave a job is important not only for you, but for everyone around you, including your former coworkers and employer. Here are some things you can do to leave a job on a positive note.

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6 Things Effective Leaders Do

by Jack Cullen on October 17, 2016

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effective leader cares about employeesLeadership is one of the most discussed subjects in the corporate world. That’s partially because it is so important to the success of a company, but it’s also because there are so many different approaches and opinions on how best to lead.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with some phenomenal leaders in my career, and have seen different leadership styles work for different people. But there are core concepts I’ve seen that are shared by every effective leader I know, and I use those concepts as my guiding light every day with Modis.

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10 Pros of Agile Methodology

by Modis on October 12, 2016

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Checking the next task for agile scrumAs it becomes increasing difficult for companies to compete globally, they look to project managers to help them get products or services to market both faster and in ways that better anticipate client needs. In turn, project managers seek the best methodologies to deliver on stakeholder expectations. The Agile methodology of project management offers numerous benefits over traditional waterfall, not just in the software industry, but also other product and service industries.

Project teams, sponsors and stakeholders alike ultimately want the same things: products and services delivered on time, within budget, and with the quality expected. Agile provides all involved participants with the following benefits to increase the chances for success.

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