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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Prince George’s County – Can Prince George’s County Heavyweights Come Together For Poker Night For Charity



Subject: Prince George’s County – Can Prince George’s County Heavyweights Come Together For Poker Night For Charity?


Bloomberg TV’s Trish Regan hosted a poker night which brought together hedge fund, mutual fund, bonds, and commodity managers all for charity in Atlantic City at the Borgata Hotel/Casino. While playing poker, they discussed business, the charity they played for, etc. I would like to see Prince George’s County bring its big wigs together for an event like this at Maryland LIVE or MGM National Harbor as part of its opening festivities in 2016.




Poker Night on Wall Street (10/23/2013)

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Prince Georges County – Is The Stock Market Rigged?



Subject: Prince George’s County – Is The Stock Market Rigged?


60 Minutes Steve Kroft did a story on “high frequency traders.” The story shows how technology is used by high frequency traders to overcharge average investors and other more sophisticated traders. I wanted to highlight this story to inform residents of Prince George’s County that invest. 




Is The U.S. Stock Market Rigged?

Michael Lewis, an author that has written several books about Wall Street and the collapse of the market in 2007, got wind of this story after learning of Royal Bank of Canada trader, Brad Katsuyama. Katsuyama assembled a team of traders and networking experts to determine why only half of the orders placed were being filled at the initial order price. At the urging of large and established financial institutions, Katsuyama has started the Investors Exchange (IEX) which is a new stock exchange that prides itself on dissuading high frequency trading. In the 60 Minutes interview and Michael Lewis’s book Flash Boys, the techniques IEX uses to combat high frequency trader’s physical connections to markets and use of algorithms is explained.




The Great HFT Debate With Michael Lewis On CNBC


High Frequency Trading Explained (HFT)

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Prince Georges County – Interested In Cybersecurity Or Information Security – Get on Security Tube



Subject: Prince George’s County – Interested In Cybersecurity Or Information Security – Get on Security Tube

I was watching a video geared towards women getting into the cybersecurity or information security field and one of the resources discussed was a website called Security Tube. Security Tube provides instructor led videos, pdf’s, hands-on exercise videos, all code samples, mock exams, certification exams all at a low price. For those that are financially strapped, unemployed and want to segue into a technology career field, as well as middle/high school/college students, this is a great opportunity. 



The challenge in getting a job these days is access to obtaining the skills needed and on the job experience. After racking your brain and gaining experience in cybersecurity or information security via sites like Security Tube, you will feel armed with the hands-on knowledge to do the job. 




SecurityTube Linux Assembly Expert (SLAE) Course Introduction

Check out the website and what they have to offer. If the site falls short of preparing Prince George’s County residents for getting their foot in the door for cybersecurity or information security jobs, please let me know. It is always my intention to find ways to increase the already good quality of life for residents in Prince George’s County. High Technology jobs in fields like cybersecurity/information security, web development and design, data analytics, and cybersecurity analytics is a way to increase the quality of life. Hopefully residents that obtain these high tech skills will get some experience via the job world and then transition into entrepreneurs that will hire others for their business.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Prince Georges County – Cyber/Information Security Recruiter Tells You What You Need To Know



Subject: Prince George’s County – Cyber/Information Security Recruiter Tells You What You Need To Know

Eli the Computer Guy who does his show somewhere in Maryland asks a network (cyber) recruiter the path an 18 year old should take to get their foot in the door.



Interview with Network Security Recruiter (Tenable Network Security) - Daily Blob - Jan 30, 2014



Joining the Cybersecurity Revolution: What it Means, Where the Jobs Are, How You Can Join



101-CyberSecurity: Jobs and Education



Security Clearance Careers in Cyber Security

Maryland Cybersecurity Center: http://www.cyber.umd.edu/home

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Prince Georges County – Analytics, Big Data, And How It Applies To Cybersecurity



Subject: Prince George’s County – Analytics, Big Data, And How It Applies To Cybersecurity




Introduction to Predictive Analytics


Big Data Analytics


Structure Data 2013: The CIA's Grand Challenges with Big Data




The Role of Data Analytics in Cyber Security

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