There isn’t a cybersecurity skills gap: Rik Ferguson

“You’re being conned. There’s no such thing. It doesn’t exist,” says Rik Ferguson, vice president for security research at Trend Micro. He’s talking about the much-discussed skills shortage in the cybersecurity sector. Read why Rik Ferguson of Trend Micro says that there is no such thing as skill shortage in cyber security sector on ZDNet.

Public Wi-Fi: Users’ habits and perceptions of risk

A new Xirrus survey highlights users’ habits and perceptions of risk when connecting to public Wi-Fi. The survey polled more than 2,000 business users, including executives and IT professionals, and found that while 91 percent of respondents do not believe public Wi-Fi is secure, 89 percent use it anyway. Read more about the new survey […]

Cliché: Security through obscurity (again)

Read  Robert Graham explain the concept of security through obscurity on Errata Blog : This post keeps popping up in my timeline. It’s wrong. The phrase “security through/by security” has become such a cliché that it’s lost all meaning. When somebody says it, they are almost certainly saying a dumb thing, regardless if they support […]

Cybersecurity – Lets make it a chick thing

Read  Elizabeth O’Brien’s article on women involvement in cyber security on RSA Blog : Time flies when you’re having fun fighting cybercriminals – we are already more than halfway through October and into the third week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week’s theme is Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime, which is quite literally RSA’s raison d’etre. […]

Wi-Fi troubleshooting remains a challenge for most organizations

Read Zeus Kerravala’s article on Wi-Fi troubleshooting on Network World : Bring your own device (BYOD), digital transformation and other trends have raised the bar on Wi-Fi. A decade or so ago, Wi-Fi was a “nice to have” for most organizations, and users understood the tradeoff: high-quality, consistent access through the wired connection or freedom of […]

IDC: Security Spending to Top $100 Billion by 2020

The overall spend on security hardware, software and services will increase an impressive 38% by 2020, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). The analyst firm forecasts that worldwide revenues will grow from $73.7 billion in 2016 to $101.6 billion in 2020. That works out to a compound annual growth rate of 8.3%, which is more […]

The 5 biggest security issues that businesses often forget

Read Mandy Loose explain five biggest security issues that businesses often forget on The CIO Suite : No matter what type of business you have, the security of your premises, your employees, and both your physical and digital assets is paramount. Security breaches can come in many forms, and while you may concentrate your efforts […]

Eight steps to cyber security

Read Myron Jobson explain eight steps that companies should undertake to prevent cyber attacks on FT Advisor : Business bosses should implement a framework that guards against the threat of internal data security breaches according to the head of a cyber technology firm. Read the full article here.

IoT explosion: So many things, so little time to protect ourselves

Read  David Gewirtz take a look at Internet of Things security issues on ZDNet : Historically, the Internet has connected general-purpose computing devices together, often with a user involved interacting with a glass screen. Many servers, too, exist to directly interact with human users. Read his full article here.

Assessing the Impact of Yahoo’s Data Breach

Martin Utreras, senior forecasting analyst at Emarketer, discusses Yahoo earnings and the impact of the data breach on the deal with Verizon. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Technology.”