David Weldon

David Weldon is a freelance writer in the Boston area who specializes in topics related to information technology, finance, education, healthcare, and workforce and workplace issues. Contact him at DWeldon646@comcast.net

The 20 highest-paying markets for cybersecurity engineers

These 10 people may be your greatest inside security risks

These 10 people may be your greatest inside security risks

Last year was the worst on record for information security incidents, and the majority of those were due to inside sources, many studies agree. Prime suspects are employees and contractors with privileged user access.

CSOs set to make the big bucks in 2017

CSOs set to make the big bucks in 2017

Last year was a record one for cyberattacks, and that is keeping the demand for IT security pros at an all-time high. So what should these in-demand pros be earning? Four recent salary studies offer insights on what you can expect to...

What IT security pros are earning in 2017

What IT security pros are earning in 2017

Last year was a record one for cyberattacks, and that is keeping the demand for IT security pros at an all-time high. So what should these in-demand pros be earning? Four recent salary studies offer insights on what you can expect to...

The 15 best job markets for IT security specialists

The 15 best job markets for IT security specialists

Here is a look at the top 15 job markets for information security professionals, according to the recent study, “Where Are the Highest Paying Tech Jobs in the US” from Indeed.com.

A deeper look at business impact of a cyberattack

A deeper look at business impact of a cyberattack

Few would dispute that cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and in intensity, and most organizations confirm they have now suffered at least one cyber incident. But do those organizations have a true sense of the full impact on...

IT automation in the wild

IT automation in the wild

Since it can encompass a wide variety of services and functions, ‘IT automation’ seems to be one of those terms that means different things to different people. Here’s a look at how it’s actually being used in the real world.

5 things that top CSO candidates need on a resume

5 things that top CSO candidates need on a resume

If all the recent IT hiring surveys are to be believed, chief security officers can expect a pretty sweet year in 2016. Job demand is up. Salaries are way up. And neither trend is expected to slow anytime soon. Yes, good CSOs can...

Rip and replace can create security issues

Rip and replace can create security issues

When IT leaders think about “rip and replace” efforts, the first thoughts that probably come to mind are about the potentially huge cost and the inevitable disruption to the business. But these massive system replacement efforts also...

Welcome to the ‘always-on’ IT department

Welcome to the ‘always-on’ IT department

As enterprise IT departments slowly pivot toward IT as a service, customer service scheduling software can make the difference in efficiently deploying an always-on technical staff.

Rip and replace: When it pays to make a total systems change

Rip and replace: When it pays to make a total systems change

A full system replacement can be costly and difficult. But for one Vermont insurance company, ditching stodgy technology opened new business opportunities.

Why ‘rip and replace’ IT projects are worth the effort

Why ‘rip and replace’ IT projects are worth the effort

For older enterprise systems, sometimes it makes sense to iterate, but sometimes it makes sense to blow it up and start over. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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