Can't say enough about the importance of considering your personal brand when it comes to social networks, blogs, and other online presence. There simply is no excuse these days for not networking, connecting with folks in your industry and using these tools in some way to show off your knowledge and skills. It absolutely helps you stand out when a recruiter or potential employer can look back at years worth of posts and gain insight into how you think how you solve problems, how you interact with others that they can't get in an interview with other candidates.
Of course, that also assumes you're not ruining your brand on social media too, but you know better than that, right?
This is pretty cool, over 200 YouTube videos created by a Princeton professor about networking. You could do worse than keep these bookmarked to learn about computer networks!
How about just one, there's too much of it laying around everywhere and you have no idea how to find anything because of that? ;-)
Seriously, go check out the post and the report linked therein. Good information to get your head around before you have an immediate need!
What's interesting about this is the timing. Obviously with Deflategate there was an inability to get texts from Tom Brady's phone, but having a mobile forensics expert wouldn't have changed that. You need access to the phone. Is the NFL planning on making that part of the CBA, that players have to turn over their phones to provide information to the league in an investigation? Would they actually agree to that? I don't think I would. It's not a matter of having something to hide either, we all have data that just shouldn't be public, or in anyone else's hands, on our devices. Just because I work for a company doesn't give them access to my personal phone. Putting that clause in a player's contract is overreaching, IMHO.
Don't get too excited, it's only a 30 second delay for cases where you immediately realize you hit send before you were ready. It will not help you recover that email you sent while you were drinking last night. ;-)
I've always been bothered by the idea of QR codes. I felt that they undermined everything we tried to teach users about online security. Don't open email attachments that you weren't expecting, don't blindly follow links without checking where they go, or just go to the website and login without clicking a link in an email, but then the marketing people got into the QR game and realized they could get people to "play" with their smartphones and scan a code, and that code could take them anywhere the marketer wanted to take them, and suddenly that seemed like something we should encourage? No, no and no. As this story points out, as a user, you have no idea where that QR code is taking you, are you really ok with that?
This makes sense. I had not ever thought about it before but thinking about hiring a woman versus a man, and whether the woman is up to the challenge, looks a whole lot different when it's your daughter, sister, etc.
My favorite one - "Trigger #3: Counsel is out of its league and won’t admit it
Solution: Turn to an expert, or decline the representation"
As much as this article is full of what should be obvious advice, things like this tend to get forgotten on a regular basis!
The facts about how shabby the security procedures at the OPM are appalling. The US government is constantly asking us to trust them to know what's best and protect us, but how can we when facts like these come out? No security staff until 2013 and not using encryption? WTH?
-- Find the emails you already know how to handle based on the domain or address they were sent from, instead of paying to review them!
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