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Security Awareness Training Is a Team Effort

A security awareness program is a critical part of any security strategy. It is not enough to simply hold everyone in the organization accountable. Chief information security officers (CISOs) must first train employees to practice proactive, conscientious security behaviors by convincing them that security affects them directly, not just the business. Buildi
Publish At:2017-10-31 05:50 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cybersecurity

It Takes All Kinds: Identifying New Sources of Cybersecurity Talent

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) highlights important security issues to help governments, businesses and individuals improve their online hygiene. One critical area to consider is the growing shortage of qualified security professionals, which is projected to reach 6 million unfilled positions across the globe by 2019. There are plenty of opp
Publish At:2017-10-27 14:00 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Cybersecurity Jobs Cybersecurity Training Education Pro

Employees Must Wash Hands: 11 Tips to Translate Awareness Into Better Security Hygiene

Are you security-aware? A lot more people today are answering yes than in previous years. Perhaps it’s because of their organizations’ own security awareness efforts, or maybe it’s due to the influx of news stories about ransomware, credit card hacks, data breaches and identity theft. If people are more aware of cybersecurity concerns, does
Publish At:2017-10-26 01:10 | Read:280 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Cybersecurity Training Education Nation

Three Tips to Help Your Organization Hit Data Protection Out of the Park

When implementing a new business plan or technology, it’s easy to draw parallels between coaching employees on best practices and coaching an athletic team in pursuit of a victory. Both require teamwork, extensive training and careful consideration of how the individual strengths of each player come together to create a cohesive working unit. As the Ma
Publish At:2017-10-23 17:50 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Cybersecurity Training Data Breach Data Secu

Your Security Awareness Program Stinks. Here’s Something You Can Do About It

If you ask a group of technology and business professionals to rank the most important parts of their security program, awareness and training will undoubtedly land in the top three. After all, many breaches start with users and, on the flip side, can be prevented by users. It’s all about setting expectations. Unfortunately, many such attempts fall fla
Publish At:2017-10-22 05:00 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cybersecurity

In Its Fifth Year, European Cyber Security Month Shows Why Security Is a Shared Responsibility

October is European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). This marks the fifth anniversary of the initiative and builds on the activities started in previous years. The concept of a cybersecurity awareness month began in the U.S. 14 years ago with the aim of promoting cybersecurity for all computer users, from consumers to governments. Over time, many jurisdictions a
Publish At:2017-10-22 05:00 | Read:193 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Jobs Cybersecuri

Board Directors Need to Get Involved With Cyber Risk Governance

Board directors are under a lot of pressure. They know that it’s only a matter of time before their organization suffers a cyber incident, and all eyes will naturally be on the directors themselves to see if they were properly exercising their risk oversight. Directors also know that all interactions with the CISO will be subject to close scrutiny in t
Publish At:2017-08-24 16:50 | Read:295 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Cyber Risk Cybersecurity Cybersecurity

From the Battlefield to the Security Operations Center: A New Collar Approach to the Skills Gap

Everyone in the industry knows that there is a huge demand for cybersecurity professionals and a worrying shortage of talent. In fact, Frost and Sullivan estimated that we will face 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2022. So how do we solve this problem — and fast? A recent executive report from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) sugges
Publish At:2017-08-08 16:20 | Read:369 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Government Cybersecurity Jobs Cybersecurity Training Pr

Hire a Team of Hackers to Identify Vulnerabilities

It’s common to hear the phrase “never leave security to chance” in business. Given the rapid advancement and persistence of cybercrime, chief information security officers (CISOs) need the ability to deploy offensive security measures to protect their networks. One way to do this is to employ a team of hackers to proactively protect the or
Publish At:2017-08-04 20:10 | Read:1001 | Comments:773 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Chief Information Security Officer (CIS

Why Red on Blue Is a Crucial Component of Cyber Skills and Incident Response Training

More and more companies are looking to cyber exercises and capture the flag events to improve their incident response effectiveness, upskill staff and tackle the cybersecurity talent gap. A red on blue experience provides a safe sandbox environment for participating companies to stress test their business processes and challenge their capabilities in respon
Publish At:2017-08-03 06:55 | Read:331 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incident Response Cybersecurity Jobs Cybersecurity Training

Cybercrime Awareness Should Be Fun

Companies experiencing a cyberattack certainly are not thinking about fun when they deal with the results. There’s a good chance that the breach happened because security awareness wasn’t a focus for an employee who simply clicked the wrong link or accessed the wrong website. Employees need to be educated about cyber risks, but training can be b
Publish At:2017-07-25 11:50 | Read:332 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Risk Management Cybersecurity Training

Can AI and Machine Learning Help Fill the Cybersecurity Skills Gap?

Think about an industry that has had a huge labor problem for decades. Hiring managers can’t find enough skilled people, and it takes way too long to train someone to an effective level. With all of the advances in technology, why hasn’t there been a complete automation of procedures? The truth is that new technologies such as artificial intell
Publish At:2017-06-19 09:55 | Read:265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cognitive Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cognitive Computing C

Bringing Systems Integration Skills to Cybersecurity Degree Students

For the third year, the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick will run the Enterprise Cyber Security (ECS) module, which is part of the institution’s Master of Science in Cyber Security and Management program. The individual degree modules offer students a solid set of security skills, culminating with the ECS module, which is
Publish At:2017-06-14 19:25 | Read:542 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Academia Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Trainin

Inside the National CCDC: Building Cybersecurity Skills for the Future

It is no secret that we face a significant global cybersecurity skills shortage, with 1.8 million open and unfilled positions expected by 2022. As global leader of academic outreach for IBM Security, I am often asked what steps we can take to address the shortage and accelerate skills. My response is unwavering: There is no single answer, no silver bullet.
Publish At:2017-04-24 18:00 | Read:784 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Intelligence & Analytics Academia Cybersecurity Cyb

Building a Cybersecurity Culture Around Layer 8

“Cybersecurity must accommodate and address the needs of people through process and cultural change.” — Gartner press release dated June 6, 2016 The term layer 8 is often used pejoratively by IT professionals to refer to employees’ lack of awareness and a weak overall cybersecurity culture. While organizations continue to purchase and deplo
Publish At:2017-03-08 04:55 | Read:1315 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO C-Suite Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cyber

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