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How Capture the Flag Competitions Strengthen the Cybersecurity Workforce
Commentary  |  7/18/2019  | 
These competitions challenge participants with problems involving digital forensics, cryptography, binary analysis, web security, and many other fields.
Is 2019 the Year of the CISO?
Commentary  |  7/16/2019  | 
The case for bringing the CISO to the C-suite's risk and business-strategy table.
Most Organizations Lack Cyber Resilience
Commentary  |  7/11/2019  | 
Despite increasing threats, many organizations continue to run with only token cybersecurity and resilience.
Summer: A Time for Vacations & Cyberattacks?
News  |  7/11/2019  | 
About a third of cybersecurity professionals believe that their companies see more cyberattacks during the summer, but the survey data does not convince on the reasons for the perception of a summer bump.
4 Reasons Why SOC Superstars Quit
Commentary  |  7/10/2019  | 
Security analysts know they are a hot commodity in the enviable position of writing their own ticket. Here's how to keep them engaged, challenged, and happy.
DevOps' Inevitable Disruption of Security Strategy
News  |  7/9/2019  | 
Black Hat USA programming will dive into the ways DevOps-driven shifts in practices and tools are introducing both new vulnerabilities and new ways of securing enterprises.
Disarming Employee Weaponization
Commentary  |  7/3/2019  | 
Human vulnerability presents a real threat for organizations. But it's also a remarkable opportunity to turn employees into our strongest cyber warriors.
Building the Future Through Security Internships
Commentary  |  7/1/2019  | 
Akamai University, a 12-week internship program, was built from the ground up with the goal of promoting the student not the company.
More Supply, More Demand: Cybersecurity Skills Gap Remains
News  |  6/27/2019  | 
Although the number of programs for training workers in cybersecurity skills has increased, as well as the number of graduates, the gap in supply and demand for cybersecurity-skilled workers is essentially unchanged, leaving companies to struggle.
Could Foster Kids Help Solve the Security Skills Shortage?
Commentary  |  6/26/2019  | 
Foster Warriors is a new nonprofit initiative focused on helping foster kids find a place in the world, and especially in the world of security. Join us!
Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
News  |  6/20/2019  | 
Riviera Beach's decision to pay ransom to criminals might get files back, but it almost guarantees greater attacks against other governments.
'Democratizing' Machine Learning for Fraud Prevention & Payments Intelligence
Commentary  |  6/20/2019  | 
How fraud experts can fight cybercrime by 'downloading' their knowledge and experience into computer models.
Cybersecurity Accountability Spread Thin in the C-Suite
News  |  6/20/2019  | 
While cybersecurity discussions have permeated board meetings, the democratization of accountability has a long way to go.
How Hackers Emptied Church Coffers with a Simple Phishing Scam
Commentary  |  6/19/2019  | 
Cyber thieves aren't bound by a code of ethics. They look for weak targets and high rewards, which is exactly what Saint Ambrose Catholic offered.
The Evolution of Identity
Commentary  |  6/18/2019  | 
How data and technology can help businesses make the right fraud decisions, protect people's identities, and create an improved customer experience.
Sensory Overload: Filtering Out Cybersecurity's Noise
Commentary  |  6/14/2019  | 
No organization can prioritize and mitigate hundreds of risks effectively. The secret lies in carefully filtering out the risks, policies, and processes that waste precious time and resources.
New Funding Values KnowBe4 at $1 Billion
Quick Hits  |  6/12/2019  | 
The $300 million investment is being led by KKR.
Tomorrow's Cybersecurity Analyst Is Not Who You Think
Commentary  |  6/12/2019  | 
Organizations can't just rely on diverse and cutting-edge technologies to fight adversaries. They will also need people with diverse expertise and backgrounds.
What 3 Powerful GoT Women Teach Us about Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  6/11/2019  | 
Imagine Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Cersei Lannister on the front lines in the real-world battleground of enterprise security.
Unmixed Messages: Bringing Security & Privacy Awareness Together
Commentary  |  6/10/2019  | 
Security and privacy share the same basic goals, so it just makes sense to combine efforts in those two areas. But that can be easier said than done.
Cyber Talent Gap? Don't Think Like Tinder!
Commentary  |  6/6/2019  | 
If your company truly is a great place to work, make sure your help-wanted ads steer clear of these common job-listing clichs.
When Security Goes Off the Rails
Commentary  |  6/6/2019  | 
Cyber can learn a lot from the highly regulated world of rail travel. The most important lesson: the value of impartial analysis.
CISOs & CIOs: Better Together
Commentary  |  6/5/2019  | 
An overview of three common organizational structures illustrates how NOT to pit chief security and IT execs against each other.
What Cyber Skills Shortage?
Commentary  |  6/4/2019  | 
Employers can solve the skills gap by first recognizing that there isn't an archetypal "cybersecurity job" in the same way that there isn't an archetypal "automotive job." Heres how.
SANS Launches Security Awareness Certification
Quick Hits  |  5/31/2019  | 
The SANS Security Awareness Professional (SSAP) will be available this summer to professionals focused on measuring and mitigating human risk.
Why Fostering Flexibility Is a Win for Women & Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  5/29/2019  | 
Creating a culture of supporting and advancing women is no small feat, but it's worth the challenge. Start with yourself. Here's how.
How Security Vendors Can Address the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
Commentary  |  5/24/2019  | 
The talent gap is too large for any one sector, and cybersecurity vendors have a big role to play in helping to close it.
Researcher Publishes Four Zero-Day Exploits in Three Days
News  |  5/23/2019  | 
The exploits for local privilege escalation vulnerabilities in Windows could be integrated into malware before Microsoft gets a chance to fix the issues.
Proving the Value of Security Awareness with Metrics that 'Deserve More'
Commentary  |  5/22/2019  | 
Without metrics that matter to the business, awareness programs will continue to be the bastard child of security.
To Narrow the Cyber Skills Gap with Attackers, Cut the Red Tape
Commentary  |  5/21/2019  | 
Attackers are getting further ahead, and entrenched corporate rules shoulder much of the blame.
Killer SecOps Skills: Soft Is the New Hard
Commentary  |  5/20/2019  | 
The sooner we give mindsets and tool sets equal bearing, the better. We must put SOC team members through rigorous training for emergency situations.
Black Hat Q&A: Bruce Schneier Calls For Public-Interest Technologists
News  |  5/20/2019  | 
Ahead of his 2019 Black Hat USA talk, cybersecurity luminary Bruce Schneier explains why its so important for tech experts to be actively involved in setting public policy.
The Data Problem in Security
Commentary  |  5/16/2019  | 
CISOs must consider reputation, resiliency, and regulatory impact to establish their organization's guidelines around what data matters most.
Cyber Workforce Exec Order: Right Question, Wrong Answer
Commentary  |  5/16/2019  | 
Shuffling resources, adding administrative process, and creating a competition and incentive system will do little to grow and mature the talent we need to meet the cybersecurity challenges we face.
Resolution Requires Cybersecurity Training for Members of Congress
Quick Hits  |  5/14/2019  | 
A bipartisan resolution would mandate IT and cybersecurity training for all members of Congress, their staff, and employees.
Missing in Action: Cybersecurity Professionals
Commentary  |  5/14/2019  | 
Just as every organization security team's needs are unique, so are the reasons for the shortage of candidates for open positions. Here are five strategies to help you close the gap.
Why AI Will Create Far More Jobs Than It Replaces
Commentary  |  5/14/2019  | 
Just as spreadsheets and personal computers created a job boom in the '70s, so too will artificial intelligence spur security analysts' ability to defend against advanced threats.
How the Skills Gap Strains and Constrains Security Pros
News  |  5/9/2019  | 
New ISSA/ESG survey underscores increasing pressures and security fallout of a strapped security team.
New Initiative Aims to Fast-Track Women into Cybersecurity Careers
Quick Hits  |  5/9/2019  | 
'100 Women in 100 Days' is a career development program made possible by a $160,000 gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.
How to Close the Critical Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Commentary  |  5/9/2019  | 
If we don't change our ways, the gap will keep getting worse. Outside-the-box thinking and new techniques are required, and here are a few ways to get started.
The Fine Line of Feedback: 6 Tips for Talking to Security Pros
Commentary  |  5/8/2019  | 
Feedback is a two-way street in terms of giving, receiving, and knowing how to give and receive.
Trust the Stack, Not the People
Commentary  |  5/6/2019  | 
A completely trusted stack lets the enterprise be confident that apps and data are treated and protected wherever they are.
New Executive Order Aims to Grow Federal Cybersecurity Staff
Quick Hits  |  5/3/2019  | 
The EO outlines a 'rotational assignment program' intended to help security practitioners develop their skills.
How Storytelling Can Help Keep Your Company Safe
Commentary  |  5/3/2019  | 
Well-crafted narratives can help you win over users in the battle to develop a sustainable cybersecurity culture.
World Password Day or Groundhog Day?
Commentary  |  5/2/2019  | 
Despite decades trying to fortify our passwords with bolt-on solutions, attackers have always found ways to defeat them. Here are four reasons why.
8 Personality Traits for Cybersecurity
Quick Hits  |  5/1/2019  | 
Personality assessment firm Hogan Assessments lists top characteristics for a 'successful' cybersecurity hire.
Staffing the Software Security Team: Who You Gonna Call?
Commentary  |  5/1/2019  | 
Recruiting developers and testers from the product group is a great way to build a top-notch application security team. Here's why.
How to Help Your Board Navigate Cybersecurity's Legal Risks
Commentary  |  4/30/2019  | 
What's worse than a massive data breach? A massive data breach followed by a shareholder derivative lawsuit. Learn whats at stake and what CISOs can do to mitigate the damage.
A Rear-View Look at GDPR: Compliance Has No Brakes
Commentary  |  4/29/2019  | 
With a year of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation under our belt, what have we learned?
Ramblings of a Recovering Academic on the So-Called Lack of Security Talent
Commentary  |  4/25/2019  | 
Hiring for security is difficult, as many surveys show. But what the research doesn't explain is the "why" and a lack of talent may not be the sole reason.
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