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A cyber range is a virtual environment that is used for cyberwarfare training and cyber technology development—like a shooting range. Cyber ranges are controlled virtual environments where operational conditions and defense performance results may be replicated to reduce failures and errors.

Top 3 Practical Tips For Lunch Or Dinner Interviews
  • Avoid ordering food you eat with your hands. Sometimes eating can be messy. Avoid that awkward moment of spillage or taking too big a bite and order something you can eat with a fork and knife.
  • Stick to a two-drink maximum. If the client orders a drink, you may want to as well, but do not feel pressure to do so. Nurse a beer or a cocktail if you must, but don’t have more than two drinks. You are there to do business, not party.
  • Request a table in the back. Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to hear the person across the table from you or not being able to speak candidly over a meal because it is too loud or too public a table space. Always ask for a table in a quiet place, likely near the back against a wall.
Wednesday, 24 January, 2018
TRU Tips

Sales staffing in ESI is all about timing—not the client’s timing, but the candidate’s timing. Smart ESI companies are always looking for sales talent and ready to move on that talent when and if they become available.

Top 3 Observations On Legalweek Advertising
  • DISCO, a growing cloud hosted review platform software provider, has purchased almost all of the Hilton lobby advertising real estate with large and clever posters at every entrance and on every structural column at Legalweek.
  • Epiq/DTI (now notably rebranded as Epiq Global) has no advertising at the show.
  • ACEDS has a strong presence this year, including a circulating vendor bingo card that promotes their brand as well as their strategic partners, which include Compliance DS, Relativity, Cloud9, TRU, and others.
Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
TRU Tips

LinkedIn profiles that have a picture are 11 times more likely to be viewed. Make sure you use a professional photograph as hiring managers may judge your polish and professionalism from your LinkedIn picture.

Top 3 Tips For Using Your Activity Feature On LinkedIn
  • Everything you “like” gets seen on your LinkedIn home page. When someone visits your profile, they can see what you have liked or commented on and may judge you based on that activity in the same way they judge you on your credentials.
  • Everyone in your network gets your likes and comments defaulted into their LinkedIn feed, unless they choose otherwise. Often, if you form habits of liking things that are not relevant or are more personal than professional, people may unfollow you so these posts no longer appear (or clutter) their feed.
  • Mixing personal and professional visibility on LinkedIn can be powerful for getting lots of attention, but is potentially damaging in establishing your personal brand. If you are looking to have lots of people comment on or like your post, that's fine, but remember that quantity doesn’t mean quality and some people take the unspoken covenant that LinkedIn should be for professional use only very seriously.
Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
TRU Tips

Practice patience in the new year; just because you aren’t where you want to be right now doesn’t mean you’re not well on your way to getting there.

Top 3 Resolutions For ESI And Cyber Professionals In 2018
  • Embrace each other’s disciplines; cybersecurity and e-discovery professionals are on a collision course and will continue to be more intertwined in the coming year.
  • Learn new skills; the skills that helped you get you to where you are today may not be the same skills that elevate your growth potential in the year ahead.
  • Get out more; visibility is credibility and being seen within your community at shows, conferences, and training events is critical to accelerated growth potential.
Wednesday, 03 January, 2018
TRU Tips

The year 2018 will be the year of "e-discovery AND..." What is your "and?"

Top 3 Things eDiscovery Pros Need To Learn in 2018
  • Privacy/GDPR
  • Cybersecurity
  • Legal blockchain uses
Wednesday, 27 December, 2017
TRU Tips

On your resume, if a bullet point of content is not a complete sentence it does not require a period. Example: Maintained customer service relations (no period)

Top 3 Rules When Phone Interview Scheduling Goes Awry
  • If the interviewer was supposed to call/Skype/GoogleChat you and more than seven minutes have elapsed from the designated start time, say something to your recruiter or the HR representative at the company. No more than seven minutes should elapse before you send up a flare.
  • If you keep a digital calendar (does anyone not anymore?), ask to be sent an invite by the company or your recruiter so you can confirm all the logistics. (A good agency will do this for you automatically.)
  • When bad reception causes an uncomfortable conversation, it is okay to ask the interviewer if you can call them right back from a different location. It's better to recalibrate reception than suffer through an unintelligible conversation.
Thursday, 21 December, 2017
TRU Tips

On an interview, rather than ask what will make "me" successful in this role, instead ask what has made others successful in this role in the past. Take the interview out of the hypothetical and into the historical.

Top 3 Takeaways From cyberSecure 2017
  • Companies, no matter the type or size, need to be thinking about cyber attacks; 50 percent of cyber breaches are inside threat actors.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) holds the largest percentage of “cloud” market share at 42 percent with the second largest being Azure, holding 14 percent of the market. Although these entities control the market, there is still a shared responsibilities model, meaning they sell the services to allow you to secure yourselves, but don't necessarily monitor your networks or notify when you've been hacked.
  • With the lack of federal regulations in place, large corporations housing sensitive data, such as Amazon, can label something an “outage.” Doing so keeps them from having to notify authorities/agencies otherwise required. By classifying the incident as something other than a hack, there is less negative impact, press, etc.
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017
TRU Tips

Security protocols don't yet have an industry-wide standard that companies can rely upon. This may mean that there will be first-mover advantages, or it could mean that the market is so fragmented that there will be many players. This can be good for investors because it creates plenty of consolidation opportunities.

Top 3 Cybersecurity Investment Stats For 2017
  • Venture capital firms invested $3.1 billion in nearly 300 cybersecurity start-ups in 2016.
  • Individual investors have a few publicly traded opportunities to gain diversified exposure to the sector.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced investors bet on firms with particular technologies, such as blockchain, which will be revolutionary or have a specific focus.
Wednesday, 06 December, 2017
TRU Tips

Compensation for Privacy Professionals, often individuals who spent much of the early 2000s specializing in ESI, has increased notably and consistently over the last three years.

Top 3 Compensation Takeaways From The IAPP 2017 Salary Survey
  • In 2017, the median salary for privacy professionals globally is $115,000, an increase of more than $4,000 from 2015. The mean salary is higher, $123,000, reflecting an overall trend of increasing pay over the last decade.
  • In the European Union, the median salary is $95,800, a healthy climb from the median salary of $89,739 in 2015.
  • Another consistent trend is that privacy professionals holding at least one IAPP certification earn markedly higher salaries than those without one. In the U.S., those with at least one IAPP certification earn on average an additional $25,000 in annual salary ($135,000 vs. $109,400), and those with multiple certifications average more than $35,000 per year over the salary of their non-certified peers ($145,100 vs. $109,400).

View the full IAPP report here.

Thursday, 30 November, 2017