Beyond advising the seniormost levels of the business in the strategic use of technology, the need to recruit new cybersecurity professionals often also tops the list of tasks facing today's security leaders, says Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Air.
The UK Cyber Security Council is responsible for running the cybersecurity industry’s Cyber Certified Professional scheme. The council seeks to set the standard for chartered cybersecurity professionals and align with qualifications and certifications in the sector, says council CEO Simon Hepburn.
Human error is the most common portal for cybersecurity breaches. So it stands to reason that human talent is the most valuable defense against attacks.
But how can organisations reduce risk by making humans the strongest link in the cyber defense line?
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In 2021, the supply of cybersecurity professionals increased across the globe, with the exception of the Asia-Pacific region and some parts of Europe, says (ISC)² CEO Clar Rosso. She discusses factors behind the workforce gap and how a diverse team can improve resolution of cybersecurity problems.
Microsoft launched a four-year campaign on Thursday with community colleges in the U.S. aimed at recruiting hundreds of thousands of people into the field of cybersecurity. The goal is to fill an expected shortfall of 250,000 workers in cybersecurity, which Microsoft says means rising risk.
For today’s business, security is a teamwide effort and should involve everyone at your organization, not just IT. All it takes is one slightly out-of-date computer or a reused password for a cybercriminal to gain access to your company's most sensitive data.
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Of all the areas under his direction - business continuity, GRC, data governance - third-party risk is the most challenging, says Peter Gregory, senior director of cyber GRC at GCI General Communications Inc. "Their breach is my breach," he says, offering mitigation advice.
The cybersecurity sector has made strides in growing its workforce and improving diversity. But significant hurdles remain, and Clar Rosso, CEO of (ISC)², says the keys to clearing them include training and refining current hiring practices.
A recent study showed that even though 82% of cybersecurity professionals are familiar with the MITRE ATT&CK framework, only 8% said they used it regularly. This led to development of the new MITRE ATT&CK Defender training and certification. Rick Gordon of MITRE Engenuity explains.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes new details emerging from the SolarWinds supply chain hack investigation. Also featured: A discussion of why security education is so crucial in 2021 and tips on how to retain security and operations center analysts.
From the days of Rosie the Riveter, women have been closing the ranks in the disparity in gender in the workplace. Why, then, do women in the tech sector lag woefully behind?
Ann Sung Ruckstahl, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Unisys, recently discussed the challenges "We're still in the middle...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attack on aluminum giant, Norsk Hydro. Plus, confessions of a former LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist, and the growing problem of cyber extortion.
GDPR. NIST CSF. NY DFS. These acronym laws and standards can be maddening to navigate clearly for legal and compliance teams. Particularly when the threat landscape is ever evolving, and the threat actors - from outside and within - are unrelenting. This is why we have designed these sessions as an opportunity for...
This month we spotlight the critical cybersecurity challenges facing healthcare sector organization. Explore why a focus on compliance-driven security risk programs can put entities at a great disadvantage in dealing with these challenges - and what's needed to implement a more war-minded approach to battle the...
November 1 ushers in a whole new era of breach notification requirements for Canada. What are the new standards, and how prepared are Canadian organizations? In this edition of Security Agenda, attorney Imran Ahmad of Miller Thomson LLP shares insights. Among them:
"In many ways, Canada had been playing catch-up to...