Security is a growing field, and with its growth come many different career options. As you gain experience in different security areas, you may choose to further specialize or move into management in that area. Some security roles include analyst, network security engineer, auditor, computer forensics and penetration testing. Analyst Security analysts interpret security information from within the organization and from outside entities and make recommendations to management. They review security logs and data collectors for organizational systems and alert colleagues to potential threats. Some analysts work in a Network…

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Do you know why all the major online retailers offer a way for users to review products? It’s because people want feedback from others when making a decision. Cybersecurity job searches are no different. A resume may say a lot about skills and experience, but it says little about a person and, in the end, it’s the person who gets hired. Start networking to accomplish this. You can do this by building a network, networking through groups and through social networking. Building a network A word from a colleague or…

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New graduates are in a tough spot, especially those interested in cybersecurity. A majority of cybersecurity positions require one or more years of experience; and thus the difficulty because experience is often earned on the job. Don't let this hold you back from applying for one of these positions because there are many ways to get the experience you need. Certification Certification is an excellent way to demonstrate skills, especially when experience is lacking. Certification tests are typically timed, multiple-choice exams that measure knowledge of a specific subject. Some of…

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I was recently the keynote speaker and the IT professional development event hosted by Cuyahoga Community College and the Helpdesk Institute.  My keynote demonstrated possible career paths for the IT students.  Some asked specific questions on what they might do based on their individual backgrounds. IT Professional Development – HDI Keynote – Eric Vanderburg from Eric Vanderburg

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I was honored to be able to address the final graduating class at Remington College's campus on the West side of Cleveland, Ohio.  It was also my pleasure to be one of the first instructors there and to design much of the curriculum used in their Computer Networking Technology program.  Here is the commencement address for those who wish to read it.  Congratulations Remington College graduates. Faculty and staff, parents and friends of the graduates, and the graduating class of 2013. It’s a great honor to commemorate your graduation and…

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I was honored to be selected as the commencement speaker for Vatterott College's 2010 graduation on May 8.  It was a wonderful graduation. Afterward, many people stopped by to tell me their appreciation for what I said.  It was encouraging to know that I was able to inspire the students and their parents.  Here is the speech titled "A Rewarding Life". Faculty and staff, parents and friends of the graduates, and the graduating class of 2010. It’s a great honor to commemorate your graduation and all the dedication and effort…

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I will be joining Pei-Ying Lin at Cleveland State University today to present on Virtualization for Competitive Advantage.  Virtualization can easily transform your IT infrastructure, making your business more agile and give you better ROI on your IT equipment.  You can view the presentation below. Virtualization for competitive advantage – Eric Vanderburg from Eric Vanderburg

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There are quite a few upcoming things on the agenda. My article"Implementation to Instruction – Is teaching next in your career" will be published in the June 2007 issue of Certification Magazine. This article is about how IT professionals can move into a teaching career. I am currently working on the next publication titled "Up to Date - Earning the Certs the Market Demands" for the September issue. I will be interviewing Lisa Spieth, president of LSRCS, on the certifications that are most valuable in the market today. Shinbokucon will…

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Today is my last day teaching at Remington College.  I was asked not to tell the students until today.  It is sad leaving because I really enjoy what I do but I need to work in a place where I can grow more. Starting Monday, I will be working for JURINNOV to direct information technology, software development, and cybersecurity.  This job involves more responsibility and I perceive it to be quite a challenge.  JURINNOV does computer forensics and data discovery for litigation. I am quite excited about the opportunity.  I…

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I looked at my Google search history today.  Google tracks each search that you make when logged in with your Google account and it can be a handy way to go back to previous searches, but it is much more powerful than that. The Google search history can be found when you are logged into your Google account.  Simply click the history tab at the top and view the previous searches you have issued.  It really gets interesting when you look at the metrics that Google is collecting on your search…

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