Demystifying The Cybersecurity Profession, One Badge At A Time

By Domini Clark, Founder & CEO If you are outside the cybersecurity community — and especially if you are interested in joining it or recruiting from it — you may be interested to learn of a unique and engaging practice in the profession: cyber badges. I want to share a ...
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Need to Hire Cybersecurity Talent in 2021? Enhance Your Covert Ops

Think you don't need to hire cybersecurity talent? Think again. Cyber-attacks are on the rise, increasing by 11% since 2018 and 67% since 2014. Companies in all industries are vulnerable, regardless of size – some 43% of attacks target small businesses. Attacks can cost into the millions for a single ...
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Behind the Scenes of Hack-A-Sat 2: One Team’s Chronicle of Hacking Space

By: Jason L. Wright, Chief of Cyber Research This past weekend, I had the privilege of competing with some of my colleagues in the Hack-A-Sat 2 contest. Jointly presented by the US Air Force and Space Force, Hack-A-Sat 2 (HAS2) is designed to inspire the world’s top cybersecurity talent to ...
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How to Screen for Remote Workers

The following is an excerpt from the pre-release book "Remote Work", written by Chris Dyer and Kim Shepherd, renowned remote work and company culture experts who have served as CEOs of successful remote companies. Remote Work is scheduled to publish in May. The authors have generously allowed us to share ...
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Transforming Cybersecurity Savvy Into Powerful Interpersonal Skills

How Social Engineering Principles Can Transform Cybersecurity Savvy Into Powerful Interpersonal Skills In part 1 of this two-part blog, I introduced the concept of human hacking as perfected by Chris Hadnagy. Chris is an expert in social engineering and computer hacking, and founder/CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC, which provides corporations with ...
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Human Hacking: A Force for Good

Cybersecurity professionals know that "hacking" doesn't always refer to an illegal activity carried out by members of clandestine syndicates cruising the Dark Web. Even if you're not in the industry, you've probably heard of life hacks, like "Store natural peanut butter upside down to make it easier to mix in ...
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Blackmere to Forbes: Avoid The 2021 Rush – Hire Top Technical Talent Now

Blackmere to Forbes: Avoid The 2021 Rush - Hire Top Technical Talent Now It has been almost a year since most of us have felt free to be optimistic, but signs of a "spring thaw" are cropping up: a new vaccine, a new administration — change is in the air ...
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Hiring a CISO: The Most Important Decision You’ll Make in 2021

Hiring a CISO: The Most Important Decision You'll Make in 2021 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a relatively new role and more and more companies are considering adding the position or increasing the influence of their existing CISO. The urgency stems from an increasing number of reported breaches, many ...
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Jason Wright Joins Blackmere as Chief of Cyber Research

Jason Wright Joins Blackmere as Chief of Cyber Research Blackmere Consulting is proud to announce Jason Wright has joined the team as Chief of Cyber Research. Before joining Blackmere, Jason Wright served as a principal cyber researcher at Thought Networks, LLC; a senior cyber researcher at INL; a kernel developer ...
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Rising Bug Bounties Underscore The Urgency Of Strong Cybersecurity Personnel

HackerOne recently released a report that shows progress in fighting cybercrime, but also makes clear that the need for diligence is becoming more urgent than ever. The 2020 Hacker-Powered Security Report (download required) details the activities of just one of several "bug bounty aggregators." In addition to HackerOne, there are ...
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Key Factor in Cybersecurity Hiring: Skills, Certifications, or Experience?

If you have a large stack of curricula vitae from qualified cybersecurity professionals to review, then you are doing well in this competitive market. More likely you are finding it next to impossible to find a candidate who has everything on your wish list. Given that, how do you evaluate ...
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The CISO’s Secret Weapon

By Domini Clark, Founder & CEO, Blackmere Consulting If you need to hire a customer service rep, place an ad. If you need a CISO with a consumer products background that has led a start-up environment, or a Cloud Security Architect with heavy AWS configuration in a global enterprise, hire ...
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