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Cyber-Security challenges

Don’t miss next week’s Business Council Technology Roundtable, Wednesday, October 9, at the Hilton Albany.  Maintaining security is a major issue for government and business alike.  This session, “Cyber-Security Challenges to Government and Business Operations” will be presented by Richard Comeau, executive director of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), Security Benchmarks Division.  The discussion will focus on how business and government computer networks are threatened by outsiders and ways the public and private sector can better protect system information.

The Technology Roundtable is a luncheon seminar series that serves as a central resource for Business Council members and the greater technology sector in New York on state and federal policies, events and other industry developments. Each meeting features a speaker on a topic of interest, as well as industry updates, and an open discussion forum.

More information on registration and sponsorship is available on The Council’s website.


IT jobs are the “it” jobs in New York City

IT professionals with experience in security made the biggest gains, with base salaries jumping 61% in 2013

Manhattan-based tech staffing company, Mondo, released a survey showing that the base salary of information technology professionals jumped to $145,000 in 2013. The reasons are simple: cyberthefts and cyberattacks have also jumped, costing companies big money.

Matthew Flamm, reporter for Crain’s New York Business, breaks down the pay increases for other technology professionals. 

Crain’s: Cyberattacks on credit-card systems rise

Elaine Pofeldt of Crain’s New York Business reports that Symantec, the online security company, found that cyberattacks on businesses increased by  42 percent in 2012. Pofeldt wrote that restaurants and hotels are the most common victims, followed by retailers.

Click here to read more about cost of such crimes to businesses and consumers.