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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
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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
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For hiring managers looking for hackers, the OSCP certification holds more credibility than all others for true offensive cybersecurity and penetration testing employment.

Top 3 Things You Should Do To Better Your Career Over Thanksgiving Break
  • Catch up on industry reading! All those trade articles you have bookmarked and whitepapers you have sitting in your inbox—find the time to digest that content along with your turkey!
  • Take time to give thanks to the peers and colleagues who have impacted you professionally this year. It is never too early or too late to say thanks!
  • Start plotting your growth for 2018. Use these precious few days off to actually take the time to reflect on your goals for the future and what you can do to achieve them!
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
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A company’s biggest asset and competitive advantage is the aggregation and analysis of the data they collect.

Top 3 Takeaways From The TIP (Technology In Practice) Conference In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • The Canadian eDiscovery and Information Governance market is growing and maturing quickly. Talent is hungry for professional development, job title and compensation realignment, and opportunity to make an impact within a firm, corporation, or service provider.
  • Canadians may be socially liberal, but they tend to be fiscally conservative—especially when it comes to e-discovery spend, whether for talent or technology.
  • Relativity does not yet dominate the Canadian market in the same way that it does the U.S. There is still widespread use of tools like Summation, Ipro, Ringtail, Venio, and more. Relativity is gaining adoption quickly, though, largely due to the vendor growth in Toronto with new players entering the market to compete with Commonwealth Legal’s undeniable dominance in the area.
Wednesday, 15 November, 2017
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The U.S. added 261,000 jobs last month, rebounding from a hurricane-driven slowdown in September. The jobless rate fell to 4.1%.

Top 3 Behaviors Anyone Can Utilize To Ensure Basic Business Success

  • Always look people in the eyes.
  • Have a confident handshake.
  • Always be on time.

Top 3 courtesy of Tom Gimbel, Lasalle Network, from Inc. 5000 Conference 2017

Wednesday, 08 November, 2017
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Relativity is giving 30% discounts on their Processing, Infrastructure, and Project Management certifications between now and the new year.

Top 3 Takeaways from Relativity Fest 2017
  • Certification is more important than ever and an RCA undeniably increases your value, as an individual or as a vendor (if you have many on staff). Soon, saturation of RCAs in the market will shift the power to those who hold Expert (RCA plus two other Relativity certifications) and/or Master (RCA plus five other Relativity certifications) certification status.
  • Relativity will be retiring their legacy UI. There was a palpable gasp in the crowd of over 2000 at the keynote when this information was dropped.
  • Attendance at Fest was huge. Fest now competes on size with Legalweek and ILTA, two of the traditionally largest annual in-industry conferences.
Wednesday, 01 November, 2017
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The purpose of a Red Team is to find ways to improve the Blue Team, so Purple Teams should not be needed in organizations where the Red Team / Blue Team interaction is functioning properly.

Top 3 Differences Between Red, Blue, And Purple Teams
  • Red Teams are external entities brought in to test the effectiveness of a security program. This is accomplished by emulating the behaviors and techniques of likely attackers in the most realistic way possible. The practice is similar, but not identical to, penetration testing and involves the pursuit of one or more objectives.
  • Blue Teams refer to the internal security team that defends against both real attackers and Red Teams. Blue Teams should be distinguished from standard security teams in most organizations, as most security operations teams do not have a mentality of constant vigilance against attack, which is the mission and perspective of a true Blue Team.
  • Purple Teams are ideally superfluous groups that exist to ensure and maximize the effectiveness of the Red and Blue teams. They do this by integrating the defensive tactics and controls from the Blue Team with the threats and vulnerabilities found by the Red Team into a single narrative that ensures the efforts of each are utilized to their maximum.
Thursday, 26 October, 2017
TRU Tips

If you are in forensics or cybersecurity, you would give yourself great competitive advantage to get your government security clearance and/or top secret clearance.

Top 3 Most Frequently Hired Contract Roles For ESI In 2017
  • Contract Relativity Project Managers
  • Contract EnCase Forensic Examiners
  • Contract LAW/Nuix Processing Analysts
Wednesday, 18 October, 2017
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CARTA stands for continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment. CARTA is used to describe the new way of addressing security risk.

Top 3 Hints For Successful LinkedIn Networking
  • Keep it complimentary. Using LinkedIn to be combative with others only paints you in a negative light with everyone you or your connections are connected to.
  • Keep it fresh. Viewers of your profile can see the last three things you liked, posted, or commented on. Keep a fresh rotation of content and commentary to keep people coming back.
  • Keep it professional. Mixing your political or religious beliefs with your online business networking can be unappealing to some people and cause them not to explore you further professionally.
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017