2015 Blog Posts

Why #brainbabe?

Posted Dec 22nd, 2015 by Deidre

Calling a person a #brainbabe isn’t about calling them a “babe,” or about how someone looks. It's about pushing back on the technology community to look at why we still have “booth babes,” and supporting necessary changes to better attract and utilize women in cybersecurity...

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Wise Owl Tip: Love in the Workplace?

Posted Sep 15th, 2015 by Deidre

Well, more and more people are looking for “love” to be a framework for the cultures they work in, yet the actual word “love” throws us off. Why...

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The new "Pretty In Pink" - The Data Breach

Posted Jul 23rd, 2015 by Kyle

Some of you will remember in the movie “Pretty in Pink;” great movie if you haven’t seen it – I would say a classic in its genre for the time. Now you may be asking: why am I referencing a ‘80s movie to a modern phenomenon...

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Crazy Idea - Cybersecurity Amendment to The Constitution?

Posted Jul 15th, 2015 by Kyle

Perhaps it is time to add a new amendment to the United States Constitution focused on cybersecurity and protecting our people, livelihoods and nation. Perhaps...

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Wise Owl Tip: Job seekers—tired of not hearing back?

Posted Jun 24th, 2015 by Deidre

I have learned from talking with you that all too often, as job seekers, you are finding yourselves in conversations with hiring managers and recruiters—internal or external—who say they will get back to you, but never do! It is because...

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Wise Owl Tip: Are You Sure You Know How To Make Agreements?

Posted May 7th, 2015 by Deidre

Agreements are tricky. In fact, most agreements are disguised as roles, responsibilities, expectations, goals and/or projects. It’s no wonder that...

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#brainbabe: Celebrating Equality in Tech

Posted Apr 16th, 2015 by Lisa

For twenty-one years I have been involved in training entry-level people and I know first-hand people can be trained fast. The problem with "booth babes" isn't that they are babes, it's that...

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How Much $$$ Are You Looking For?

Posted Mar 25th, 2015 by Deidre

I know - this question makes us uncomfortable. But when job seeking, you will get asked this question. So be prepared with your answer...

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Recruiters Reputations Soured

Posted Feb 4th, 2015 by Deidre

It’s been eight years since I last built a technical staffing agency, and boy, have the past six months of building CyberSN shown me how much things have changed. For me, the most interesting change I’ve experienced while building CyberSN is...

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Vague Info Hurts

Posted Jan 30th, 2015 by Deidre

Why do Cybersecurity Professionals have such a hard time finding jobs when they are in such high demand?  Some would contend it’s because there aren't enough Cybersecurity Professionals in the world. While this argument is true...

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Truth Sells

Posted Jan 15th, 2015 by Deidre

How honest are you with recruiters? This is a question for both hiring managers and job candidates. As you can see from my previous posts, I understand poorly skilled recruiters are abundant in the workforce today. However, you won’t know for sure if your recruiter is good unless...

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