IITP Newsline: Evangelising ICT, Future Shock, Secure Passwords

, posted: 18-Jul-2012 15:21

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18 July 2012

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Ben SmithEvangelising ICT
Ben Smith, IITP Projects and Engagement Coordinator

New Zealand's first dedicated nationwide ICT Outreach programme, ICT-Connect, is here! ICT-Connect is the IT industry's in-school programme to increase the visibility and desirability of a career in IT for the next generation of IT Professionals.
ICT-Connect is one of IITP's cornerstone initiatives for 2012, where we connect IT professionals like you with schools and students considering their future options and evangelise what a career in IT looks like. So what's it all about and how does it work?

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Juha SaarinenFuture shock
Juha Saarinen, Serial contributor

One company not sparing the surprises at the moment is Microsoft. Maybe it's all the gybes about not being as innovative as Apple and being unable to ship stuff in general, but there's a bunch of new stuff coming out of Redmond at the moment.
It's fairly radical stuff too. Well, Redmond's own particular flavour of radical, but there's a definite break with the past coming up.

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Andy ProwSecure passwords FTW
Andy Prow, MD, Aura Information Security

I was reading a tweet posted to @IITPnz last week (the Institute's Twiter account) complaining that the IITP's website's password policy was outrageous and TOO HARD. "Really?" I thought.
It's actually an age-old question that we at Aura InfoSec are asked all the time, "what's a good password policy, and why do they have to be so hard and complex?". Well I'm glad you asked!

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IITP Mentoring Programme - sign up now!
IITP Mentoring Team

We're very pleased to announce the 2012 intake of both Mentors and Mentees for the revised IITP Mentoring Programme across New Zealand. Whether as a mentor or mentee, now's the time to get involved and help shape your professional future.
Mentoring is a critical component of professional development for young and old, experienced and new, and we strongly recommend all members consider getting involved.

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