Data science, particularly the part called analytics is exploding with opportunity. You are probably wondering how you might climb aboard this gravy train. As the article given below explains, SQL is the onramp of choice to this career option.
It seems that Galactic Empires are subject to the same problems as we are here on Earth today. For us, the biggest problem is SQL injection attacks. For the Empire, it’s basic security policy. See it here: https://dzone.com/articles/what-the-galactic-empire-could-learn-from-owasp?_scpsug=crawled_97466_111ad710-c9a4-11e6-bd01-f01fafd7b417#_scpsug=crawled_97466_111ad710-c9a4-11e6-bd01-f01fafd7b417
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Hackers used an SQL Injection Attack to penetrate The Standard, and English-language Hong Kong newspaper, obtaining sensitive data on customers and employees. Read the report here: http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/54696/data-breach/standard-hong-kong-hacked.html?_scpsug=crawled_97466_91b5f9f0-c9fd-11e6-fabe-90b11c40440d#_scpsug=crawled_97466_91b5f9f0-c9fd-11e6-fabe-90b11c40440d
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I’ve spent my career developing, using, and writing about databases. Databases, and the data they contain are the most valuable assets that organizations large and small possess. Making use of that data, curating it, and maintaining it are high value jobs in those organization. There are a lot of different database management systems out there, some proprietary and others open source. They all have one thing in common, however. They rely on the SQL data language to talk to the database and retrieve useful information from it. Right now, thousands of job openings that require SQL knowledge are posted in the Web every day. People who can fill those openings are much in demand, which means salaries, already high, are on the way up.
Back in 1995, when I wrote the first edition of SQL For Dummies, recognition of the importance of SQL was just starting to emerge from the inner sanctum of corporate data centers. Now SQL is universal and contained in anything that stores data in a structured manner. I am working on a video course that will provide an easy onramp to SQL proficiency. I will keep you updated on what will be in the course and when I plan to roll it out. In the meantime, if you have specific areas that you will like to see covered in the course, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
Email accounts have significant value to criminals. If yours is penetrated, it could cost you dearly. Here’s a report from NBC News on what could happen.
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One of my subscribers, an experienced web wrangler, had one of his WordPress sites reduced to guacamole by malicious hackers. This, it turns out, is not that uncommon. There are vulnerabilities that are well known to the hacker community, in thousands of plug-ins that are used with WordPress. Here’s an article that exposes the extent of the problem.
Hacking of Web sites has been much in the news lately, from banks to insurance companies, to investment companies, to the Democratic National Committee. Such hacks can be severely damaging, leading to loss of vital information, trade secrets, and huge amounts of money. By far the most widespread method for penetrating and corrupting the hacked Web sites is the SQL injection attack. This is something that everyone who has a Web site should be aware of, and know how to counteract. Even if you don’t have a Web site, it’s good to be aware of the threats that are out there, and how you might be affected.
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