Rise of the ‘accidental’ cybersecurity professional

Read Alison DeNisco take a look at the accidental cyber security professional born out of acute skill shortage on Tech Republic : With an extreme shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals, it’s becoming increasingly common for people—especially women—to enter the field from other careers, including IT, law, compliance, and government. These employees form a group of […]

The Gap of Cyber Security, Digital Forensic and Infosec Professionals

Read Ricoh Danielson take a look at the skill gap between cyber security, digital forensic and infosec professional on Tripwire : The industry can see this and knows this. However, it sometimes does not adhere to the needs of weathering through “hardship experiences” that are needed to move up in the information security industry. One thing I […]

How information security professionals can help business understand cyber risk

Read Warwick Ashford’s article about how information security professionals can help business understand the cyber risks on Computer Weekly : The UK government’s latest National Cyber Security Strategy requires businesses to have a detailed understanding of the risks to their information systems and raise standards to mitigate them. The challenge comes as businesses are becoming increasingly reliant […]

C-level is holding new tech adoption back, IT execs fear

IT managers in UK organisations believe their senior leaders are intentionally holding back the adoption of new technologies, as they fear that could endanger their position within the company. This is according to a new report by global cloud communications provider 8×8, which surveyed 260 IT managers in UK organisations. Read about the new survey […]

Who has the most impact in driving security advancement?

Read  Kacy Zurkus take a look at the person who has most impact on driving security advancements in a company on CSO Online : Depending on the size of the organization, the person who has the most impact on driving security advancement could be a C-level or board member, but non-executive administrators and sometimes the […]

8 Books Security Pros Should Read

Calling all infosec pros: What are the best books in your security library? On a second thought, let’s take a step back. A better question may be: Do you have a security library at all? If not, why? Security professionals have countless blogs, videos, and podcasts to stay updated on rapidly changing news and trends. Read/see the […]

Communication breakdown: IT security professionals must get better at talking to business

Read Alexander Sword explain why IT security professionals should have better communication with business leaders for better cyber security on Computer Business Review : “I’m having a nervous breakdown”, howled Robert Plant in the 1969 Led Zeppelin hit ‘Communication Breakdown’. Plant may have been singing about a relationship, but the idea of an inability to […]

How HR and IT departments can join forces to bolster security strategies

Read Fortunato Guarino’s article about how HR and IT departments of a company should join forces to fight cyber attacks on IT Pro Portal : The threat of data breaches, and the rising costs of dealing with the aftermath of security incidents, are pushing security strategies to the top of the corporate agenda and boardroom discussions. […]

The Time Is Now To Address The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage In Unique Ways

Read why Jeannette Jarvis says that it is now time to address the cybersecurity skill shortage in unique ways on Dark Reading : Today nearly every aspect of our society depends on the global digital infrastructure. This increasing reliance means that cyberattacks can be hugely disruptive and costly. Preparing for and responding to the rising volume […]

Back to school: How cyber security can learn from academia

Read why Alexander Sword says that cyber security professionals should go back to school and learn from the academia on Computer Business Review : It seems every day that a new report is launched by an IT company promising new insights about the cyber security industry. While some business-produced reports are authoritative and well-researched, some were […]