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Turning a COVID-19 Layoff into a New Career: Eric Thompson

Turning a COVID-19 Layoff into a New Career: Eric Thompson

After getting laid off in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eric decided to focus on a new career in cybersecurity. This is the story of how he made that switch.

“I’ve always been a techie. I’ve got tons of computers at home that I tinker with all the time. And I just love helping people by looking at their current environment. They tell me, ‘We’re having trouble with this, how can we fix it?’ And that’s what I’ve always liked doing with IT.”

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5 Cybersecurity Risks Exacerbated By the COVID-19 Pandemic

5 Cybersecurity Risks Exacerbated By the COVID-19 Pandemic

Just like every other crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the boats of most businesses. The fact that it has discouraged physical interactions has forced enterprises to embrace work from home initiatives. Most companies have had to increase their reliance on collaborative technology to keep their business operations afloat.

Sadly, while businesses are busy adapting to the new normal, hackers and threat actors have been taking advantage of the security loophole introduced by working from home. Most of these loopholes have been around for a long time, but the pandemic aggravates the threats they pose. If your business fails to look for solutions to these threats, you stand to lose a lot.

Read on for five cybersecurity threats that have been made worse by the pandemic.

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Soldiers, Get Your Certification Training Funded with the Army CA Program

Soldiers, Get Your Certification Training Funded with the Army CA Program

LeaderQuest is proud to participate in The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program. This new program is designed to increase a soldier’s skill set by helping him or her attain industry-recognized credentials, benefiting both the soldier and the Army. Because the program is only for active-duty soldiers, the Army can marshal a more qualified workforce while preparing soldiers for a successful career in the civilian sector when their Army career is completed.

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