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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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Evaluating Sales Candidates’ EQ: Aron Derbidge Selected for Forbes Expert Panel

Blackmere's Chief Revenue Officer, Aron Derbidge, is part of a Forbes Expert Panel on evaluating sales candidates' EQ. Below is an excerpt from the article. The full article may be viewed here. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a useful aspect of any sales professional. A high level of emotional intelligence enables ...
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Top Five Reasons Contract Staffing is the Smart Play in a Down Economy

By Domini Clark, Founder & CEO
Blackmere Consulting
It seems that all the staffing news in the COVID-19 economy is negative, including closures, layoffs and furloughs. However, let's look at the potential positives here. Most states, including hyper-cautious ones like New York and California, are beginning to reopen, albeit with strong ...
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Blackmere’s Andrea Mitchell-Khan Earns Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE) Credential

Andrea Mitchell-Khan, a Senior Technical Recruiter at Blackmere Consulting, has earned the Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE) certification from the National Resume Writers' Association (NRWA). This training and certification helps professional resume writers unleash the power of LinkedIn for their job-seeking clients. "Prior to the pandemic, online profiles surpassed ...
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COVID-19 Cybersecurity: Stay Calm And Keep Hiring

By Domini Clark, CEO, Blackmere Consulting via Forbes Panic makes us vulnerable.  But as any cybersecurity professional will tell you, diligence starts with the recognition that we are always vulnerable. The important thing to recognize right now is that panic can cause us to relax our diligence and make poor ...
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Resume Writing Tips: Inspiration in Four Easy Clicks

By Andrea Mitchell-Khan
Senior Technical Recruiter, IT/Cyber
Have you hit a wall when it comes to creating valuable content on your résumé? Are you at a loss regarding where to turn for inspiration? Whether it's an entirely new résumé, an extreme makeover, or just an update, below is a swift and ...
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Cybersecurity Strategy: The Business Risk Of Being Caught Unprepared

This article was originally published on Forbes by Domini Clark, Forbes Council Member and Founder and CEO of the cybersecurity recruiting executive search firm Blackmere Consulting The chief information security officer (CISO) is a relatively new role and more and more companies are considering adding the position or increasing the ...
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