The cybersecurity skills gap caused 40% of IT pros to stall their cloud migrations

Though virtually all organizations are moving some assets to the cloud, a lack of cybersecurity talent is slowing migration for 40% of IT professionals, according to a new report from McAfee. Of the 1,400 IT professionals surveyed worldwide, 97% said their organization is using some type of cloud service—up from 93% last year. However, those […]

What’s your security story? How to use security as a sales tool

Security teams often believe that their job is security, not process efficiency, and definitely not business profitability. And subsequently they are viewed as technical risk managers tasked with prevention instead of growth, compliance in place of strategy, and implementing technical solutions instead of encouraging culture change. Information security is perceived as a cost center, and […]

Secure software development practices for developers, organizations and technology users

SAFECode announced today the publication of the Fundamental Practices for Secure Software Development: Essential Elements of a Secure Development Life Cycle Program (Third Edition). The authoritative best practices guide was written by SAFECode members to help software developers, development organizations and technology users initiate or improve their software assurance programs and encourage the industry-wide adoption of fundamental […]

Is Security Accelerating Your Business?

There’s a fundamental push and pull between business and security that has introduced friction over the years. With data breaches commonplace, security requirements have continued to grow in scope and, in many cases, have slowed the ability of businesses to release to market faster. Business leaders often view security as a necessity in a world […]

How to Invest in Your Employees to Strengthen IT Security for Your Business

As we barrel further into the digital age, IT security carries increasing importance to the operation of your business. IT services now represent both the hub of business operations and the primary line of defense for most companies. Accordingly, it is crucial that your employees understand the centrality IT services and security play to the […]

Excessive alerts, outdated metrics, lead to over-taxed security operations centers

A new study, conducted by 360Velocity and Dr. Chenxi Wang, found that excessive alerts, outdated metrics, and limited integration lead to over-taxed security operations centers (SOCs). The study was conducted over the span of three months, interviewing security practitioners from enterprise companies in a cross-section of industries: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), retail, financial services, healthcare, consumer services, and high […]

Beyond Talking the Talk: Building Cybersecurity into a Company’s DNA

Security is constant. It’s fast-paced with a high burnout rate, and many companies continue to struggle with implementing basic security controls. Given the overwhelming reality of resources and time that are already being dedicated to a company’s security strategy, how can organizations begin to build security into a company’s DNA in a realistic way? While […]

Discover hidden cybersecurity talent to solve your hiring crisis

Not having access to technical talent is a common complaint in the cybersecurity world. Folks with security experience on their resumes are in such high demand, CISOs need to hunt beyond the fields we know. CISOs need to embrace diversity not only of bodies but of talents and experiences. They can start by focusing on acquiring […]

What CISOs prioritize in order to improve cybersecurity practices

In a new study by the The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), CISOs weighed in on the most critical cyber-defense methods, frequency of cyber-preparedness reporting to their respective boards of directors as well as the current cyber chain of command within their respective financial organizations. CISOs surveyed were split on their top […]

The two most important ways to defend against security threats

An average of 5,000 to 7,000 new computer security threats are announced each year. That’s as many as 19 every day. The rate at which new threats appear make it difficult to decide which ones require your attention. It might surprise you that, while your competitors waste money on high-tech, expensive, and sometimes exotic defenses, you can […]