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Is PHR Certification Worth It?

Human resource professionals are busy. Between work and home life, there is little time to pursue professional certification. Before you commit the time to preparing for and taking a certification exam, it is always good to weigh your options. Read More >

Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, July 25, 2016

What is DOD 8140 and How Does it Affect CyberSecurity Jobs

The Department of Defense Directive 8140 is based on the National Institute of Standard Technology National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education standard. The purpose of this model is to help clearly define cybersecurity categories and job titles. It replaces DOD 8570 approved baseline certifications.

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Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, July 11, 2016

Are Your Employees Happy? 5 Ways to Tell and 5 Ways to Improve

Does having satisfied employees matter? This is a question that a lot of organizations face. According to a recent study conducted by Dale Carnegie and MSW, it does. “Each year employers lose $11 billion dollars annually due to employee turnover.” Read More >

Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, June 27, 2016

Calculate a Monthly Payment in 6 Steps with Excel’s PMT Function

One of the most useful tools in Excel is the PMT function. Using this simple function, you can calculate a monthly payment in a few simple steps. All you need to know is the principal payment, the interest rate, and the term of the loan. Read More >

Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, June 20, 2016

What is Penetration Testing? Explanations for Non IT People

The main goal of penetration testing is to protect your business by making sure your data is safe. Penetration testers take on the role of a cyber attacker and look for system vulnerabilities. These testers will purposely try to gain access to the computer’s features and data. Using these findings, organizations can discover where their business risk is greatest. Read More >

Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, June 13, 2016

3 Ways to Build Trust after an Organization Change

Sometimes when your organization makes a change it will cause fear, especially if employees are faced with questions and unknowns. A feeling of distrust may also occur. To reduce fears and possible distrust, leaders need to devote time towards building trust among their employees. Here are three ways to help. Read More >

Posted by: Gina Niebrugge

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How Secure is Your Password?

Which one of these two passwords is more secure?  

  • B@s3ba!!
  • ilikecatsandfishing
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Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Tuesday, May 17, 2016