Cybersecurity Careers: Computer Forensics Investigator

Computer and information technology (IT) occupations are projected to grow 13 percent by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This demand is faster than the average for all occupations and is rooted in greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data and information security. Cybersecurity careers such as… Read more »

What Is Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)?

Organizations are focused on improving productivity and profits. For instance, one of the major trends is improving employee engagement through policies like workplace flexibility. These types of strategies can motivate employees, impacting productivity and profitability. Another option is available through the field of organizational behavior management, which takes a more scientific approach to achieving business… Read more »

BSW vs. MSW: Types of Social Work Degrees

Employment of social workers is projected to grow 15 percent by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Illinois is among the top states for these professionals. Increased demand for social workers takes place in all types of areas. Across Illinois and the… Read more »

A Guide to Types of Market Structures

Market structures provide a starting point for assessing economic environments in business. An understanding of how companies and markets work allows business professionals and leaders to accurately judge industry and market news, policy changes and legislation and how the economy shapes important decisions. What Are Market Structures? “Market structures” refer to the different market characteristics… Read more »

Cybersecurity Primer: Malicious Code Examples

“Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace,” according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Cybercriminals “exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and are developing capabilities to disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services.” The DHS cited the high demand for more cybersecurity… Read more »

What Does a Surgical Nurse Do?

There is still a strong demand for nurses throughout the health care industry. This is especially true for nurses with advanced skills and knowledge as well as those who have a strong education and can specialize in a particular area. One growing and in-demand specialty is surgical nursing. A surgical nurse coordinates patient care in… Read more »

Urban Poverty in Chicago

Urban poverty in Chicago is often linked to lack of educational opportunity, poorer health outcomes, income inequality and other factors. Along with other professionals, social workers are focused on helping people in affected communities receive the support they need. Don Phelps, a professor of social work at Aurora University, discussed urban poverty and how it… Read more »

Why You Need a Crisis Management Plan

A crisis is a significant, unexpected and disruptive event that can undermine an organization if the crisis is not handled properly, according to consulting service Paradigm Solutions International. The event can be large or small in nature, internal or external to the company and a natural disaster or human in origin. A crisis often receives… Read more »

What Is Biosecurity?

Biosecurity and biodefense refer to preventative measures taken to protect people from biological agents and weapons. More comprehensive biosecurity programs have emerged following terrorist attacks. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) assumed a leading role in programs after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the subsequent anthrax mailings. “In recent years,… Read more »

Supply Chain Management (SCM): 3PL vs 4PL

Supply chain management (SCM) is a term within the field of logistics that focuses on production and involves the supply and distribution sides of the company. In some applications, SCM and logistics are interchangeable. There are five layers of logistics that are important for organizations to consider. However, there is debate and confusion among people… Read more »