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There are numerous subspecialties within the booming cybersecurity field[i]. Here are some of the most in-demand professions: Cybersecurity Engineer: This is the all-around, jack-of-all-trades, go-to guy or gal of cybersecurity. For all intents and purposes, a cybersecurity engineer is a hacker – but a good one. Using their advanced knowledge ...

Cybersecurity professionals are always in demand[i]. Threats to intellectual property and sensitive data constantly evolve with technology, which means a security professional’s job is never done. There’s always another security problem to solve. Consider the recent proliferation of cyber attacks: it’s become easier and easier for a small group of ...

UL in this case stands for Underwriters Laboratories. An article on darkreading.com notes that a UL official, Maarten Bron, says that they are taking part in the U.S. government’s plan to promote security certification standards. The U.S. government is interested in developing a UL-type program directed at computers and smartphones. ...

Ever hear of MOOCs? The acronym stands for massive open online courses: the free online courses taught by professors at leading universities. MOOC business model problems Cheating: Professors can’t tell just how much students rely on Google for help during an exam. A proposed solution has been ...