Money, Happiness, & Breaches: Views from Spiceworks IT Professionals

It is well-known that information technology (IT) is a high-stress field, filled with overworked employees trying to do the work of multiple employees. The skills shortage continues to be a major concern within the IT security sector, and until this situation is resolved, IT security will likely retain its reputation as a field that demands a lot from its practitioners. But is the situation still this severe, and how does it affect the IT industry at large?

To shed light on this issue, we decided to ask the Spiceworks community, both online and at Spiceworld 2016, to tell us about their working lives. The results make for interesting reading and show that, despite the challenges of working in a high-stress field, the majority of those in the IT industry tend to like their jobs and take the work that they do very seriously. The full report is available full report here.


Detect Ransomware Before It’s Too Late with AlienVault USM

By now you’ve probably heard about new ransomware threats like CryptoWall, which encrypts your data and demands payment to unlock it. These threats are delivered via malicious email attachments or websites, and once they execute and connect to an external command and control server, they start to encrypt files throughout your network. Therefore, spotting infections quickly can limit the damage.


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