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FBI warns business about cyberattacks

February 11th, 2020 Tools that the CIO, CSO, CTO, and CFO can use for Infrastructure, Disaster Recovery, Security, Job Descriptions, ITSM, Salary, Change Control, and Help Desk.

FBI warns that security policies and procedures need to be in place

Security ManualThe FBI has sent a security alert to the US private sector about an ongoing hacking campaign that's targeting supply chain software providers.

Hackers are attempting to infect companies with the Kwampirs malware, a remote access trojan (RAT). As a result, the FBI has sent a security alert to the US private sector about an ongoing hacking campaign that's targeting supply chain software providers.

They said in press release  that software supply chain companies are believed to be targeted in order to gain access to thier strategic partners and/or customers.  This includes entities supporting Industrial Control Systems (ICS) for global energy generation, transmission, and distribution.

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- FBI warns business about cyberattacks


Top 10 full employment states

February 5th, 2020

Top 10 States with Full Employment Status

Hiring Tool KitTop 10 full employment states December 2019 - Full employment states are those with an unemployment rate 4% or less.  There are ten states that have unemployment rates that are 2.7% or less. These are states that so fully employed that almost anyone can get a job there.

Full employment makes it harder to find people who have the qualifications needed to full High Tech positions.  The states and their unemployment rates are:

  1. Vermont 2.3%
  2. Utah 2.3%
  3. South Carolina 2.3%
  4. North Dakota 2.4%
  5. Colorado 2.5%
  6. Virginia 2.6%
  7. New Hampshire 2.5%
  8. Hawaii 2.6%
  9. Iowa 2.7%
  10. Alabama 2.7%

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- Top 10 full employment states


2020 IT Salary Survey Released

January 7th, 2020

Mean Compensation for all IT Pros is up 4.9% since January of last year - Executive Management faired the best

Mean salaries for IT Pros 2020

IT Salaries are on the rise. As the general economy improves more companies are investing in information technology. The emphasis over the past several years is in both e-commerce and mobile computing. At the same time with the ever-increasing cyber attacks and data breaches, CIO are looking to harden their sites and lock down data access so that they can protect all of their electronic assets.

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- 2020 IT Salary Survey Released


Millennials are taking over the IT Pro job market

December 5th, 2019

As economy continues to expand tenure of CIOs is impacted and median age of IT professionals goes down

Based on BLS data, Gen Y and X (Millenials) make up over 47% of the total labor force, Gen Xers are 37%, and Babyboomers have shrunk to only 16% of the total labor force.

Age Distibution IT Job Market

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- Millennials are taking over the IT Pro job market


Security Manual Designed to Manage Risk

October 28th, 2019

Security Manual Makes Risk and Compliance Management Easy

Risk Management made easyAs the threat landscape continues to evolve, organizations must abandon traditional defensive postures for proactive strategies designed to mitigate risks and help them quickly recover.

The Security Manual documents Janco's research and perspectives from industry leaders on recent threat trends, risk mitigation strategies, and lessons learned from those in the security trenches.

The IT Security Manual Template provides CIOs, CSOs, and IT Managers all of the essential materials with real live use-able text for a complete security manual. Detailed language addressing more than a dozen security topics.

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- Security Manual Designed to Manage Risk

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