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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:2757 | 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:2284 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Cybersecurity Jobs Cybersecurity Training Education Pro

Unexpectedly Useful Skills for Careers in Cybersecurity

Of all the weird quirks I had as a kid, I never expected that my fascination with untying knots in the yarn from the arts and crafts box in fourth grade would benefit me in my job today. I recently did an interview for Business Radio X about one of IBM Security’s initiatives to raise awareness about careers in cybersecurity among middle school girls. T
Publish At:2017-10-26 19:35 | Read:6504 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Academia Career Education IBM Security Professional Dev

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:3031 | 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:4608 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Cybersecurity Training Data Breach Data Secu

Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet: IBM Experts Look Ahead for NCSAM

In case you haven’t noticed the flood of dedicated content here on SecurityIntelligence, not to mention Twitter, we are currently in the midst of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The overarching theme of this year’s campaign is “Securing the Internet Is Our Shared Responsibility,” which is a critical lesson to remember
Publish At:2017-10-22 05:00 | Read:2513 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Education IBM Security National Cyber Security Awarenes

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:2039 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Cybersecurity

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: The 2017 Outlook

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) starts Monday, Oct. 2. It’s a joint effort between private industry and public agencies to help companies and individuals make better cybersecurity choices. Here’s a look at the current state of cybersecurity and what NCSAM has planned this year. An Evolving Outlook on Cybersecurity 2017 has been a
Publish At:2017-10-02 14:15 | Read:4023 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management Cybersecurity Cybersecurity

Getting an Earful: Convincing Employees to Care About Network Security

Employees remain the biggest source of corporate cyber risk. According to the “IBM X-Force 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index,” staff members are responsible for 60 percent of all digital attacks endured by enterprises. In most cases, there’s no malicious intent. Employees may subvert network security by opening infected email attachmen
Publish At:2017-09-29 11:51 | Read:2574 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Network Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Educa

CTRL-ALT-DELETE Before You Leave Your Seat! Security Awareness and Training Through Positive Reinforcement

Information security awareness and training is one of the most effective ways to protect company data since so many security risks are caused by user error, misconfiguration and mismanagement. The primary goal of such programs is to minimize these issues by educating users on their responsibilities for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability
Publish At:2017-09-11 19:25 | Read:2274 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Risk Management Education Security Awareness Security L

Aiming for a Security Career? Consider a Liberal Arts Degree

“In the shifting landscape of higher education today, critical questions continue to be raised about the value of a liberal arts education. There is a constant drumbeat claiming that STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — are far more valuable in today’s digital economy and culture than a traditional liberal arts major such a
Publish At:2017-09-07 15:10 | Read:2554 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Academia Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Jobs Education Pro

The Educator’s Back-to-School Cybersecurity Checklist: Make Mitigating Command Injection a Priority

Pencils? Check. Notebooks? Check. Web applications and servers patched and sanitized? Hopefully. In many parts of the world, educators and students in primary, secondary and higher education institutions are reviewing their checklists to ensure academic preparedness for the new school year. But what about the education sector’s IT workers? What should
Publish At:2017-08-30 20:10 | Read:2842 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Threat Intelligence Academia Data Protection

Leading by Example: Security and Privacy in the Education Sector

Today’s students will be the first generation entering adulthood with a digital footprint from birth, yet education is one of the most underexplored sectors when it comes to security and privacy. If we’re not careful about securing this data, we leave our children vulnerable to embarrassing — if not outright dangerous — situations. My experienc
Publish At:2017-08-22 09:31 | Read:3860 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management Academia Data Privacy Data S

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:2455 | 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:2693 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Data Protection Risk Management Cybersecurity Training

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