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Healthcare Specific Cybersecurity Needs Demand Trained Professionals

PROTECTING PATIENTS MEDICAL RECORDS

With major data breaches running the news gauntlet every few weeks now, it's clear that cybersecurity has become a top priority for organizations from every single industry. However, health care in particular is a sector that's scrambling to secure its information infrastructure. There are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the biggest is the fact that medical records contain extremely sensitive data about patients. Aside from embarrassing health facts that can later be used to extort the victim, these documents also often contain personally identifiable information such as full names and physical addresses. 

Growing Number of Cyberattacks Shows Need for Cybersecurity Experts

796,806,112 Attacks BLOCKED by Kaspersky Alone Across 194 Countries in Q1 2018*

In 2017, there were over 130 large-scale security breaches targeting the most prominent companies in the nation, and that number is reported to be growing by 27% annually.** In 2018, this problem is not limited to huge corporations - small and medium business are at risk too. Read the latest statistics here or continue on to the original 2014 article below.

 

Three Steps to Move from Project Manager to IT Manager

Top tips for workers transitioning to IT management roles

My thought is that since you have been managing dotted line resources successfully, then chances are you already have the leadership skills and ability to oversee employees from an IT management perspective. The reason I feel comfortable making such a bold statement about someone I have never met is because as a project manager with dotted-line resources, you must have the ability to lead without authority. If you can effectively lead and motivate people without the official authority to do so, then logic would dictate that you certainly could be equally successful as their administrative leader (solid-line manager) also.

Does Working Virtually Make You Invisible?

these four factors will help answer that question

Reader Question:
I work within a large IT organization and the people in my department have been given the opportunity to work from home. If I do, does it reduce my opportunities for promotion and/or increase my chances of getting laid off?

My Answer:
First, thanks for asking. It's great to get questions from my IT world readers. In short, the answer to your question regarding the effect of telecommuting on promotions and layoffs is that it depends on the following:

Software Testers: The Quiet Giants of IT

LEARN WHY SOFTWARE TESTERS ARE THE QUIET GIANTS OF THE IT PROFESSION AND THE GUARDIANS OF SOFTWARE QUALITY.

Software Testers have become more important for businesses to utilize as software capabilities have grown.  With businesses coming up with new ways to build systems and processes, software testing has become a frequent priority to ensure a flawless product. 

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