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4 Steps to Consider When Starting a New Cybersecurity Career

At a time when layoffs are painfully common, now might not seem like a great time to look for a new job or switch careers. Or, is it? The cybersecurity skills gap has not gone away, and companies of all kinds are in need of people with knowledge in this area. And, it’s not just the wealth of jobs that make a cybersecurity career compelling right now.
Publish At:2020-08-27 08:49 | Read:641 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Cybersecurity Security Professionals security cy

Your Newest Cybersecurity Professional Is Already in Your Company

The cybersecurity talent gap is real. The 2019/2020 Official Annual Cybersecurity Jobs Report predicts that there will be 3.5 million security jobs left unfilled globally by 2021. The cybersecurity profession hit a 0% unemployment rate and the pay is good. So, why are security leaders struggling to fill positions? It could be because they are looking for th
Publish At:2020-08-20 08:22 | Read:477 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Jobs IT Security Sec

Achieve Flexibility in Business Through Digital Trust and Risk Management

I grew up watching professional football back in the 70s, when defenses were so good they had their own nicknames. The Pittsburgh Steelers had the “Steel Curtain,” the Miami Dolphins had the “No-Name Defense” and the Dallas Cowboys had the “Doomsday Defense.” The Cowboys’ defense was based on a newfangled concept cal
Publish At:2020-04-21 10:39 | Read:1031 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO digital trust Business Continuity Customer Experience D

Crypto-Risk: Your Data Security Blind Spot

For many years — almost since the beginning of secure internet communications — data security professionals have had to face the challenge of using certificates, the mechanism that forms the basis of Transport Layer Security (TLS) communications. Certificates facilitate secure connections to websites (represented by the “s” in “https”
Publish At:2020-03-23 10:45 | Read:900 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management Apple Business Continuity Ce

3 Things to Do Today to Help Combat the Gender Gap in Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity industry has a problem: In 2019, women made up only 20 percent of the cybersecurity workforce. This statistic would be alarming in any industry given the amount of research that espouses the benefits of more balanced, diverse workforces. But it is especially troublesome in cybersecurity, where we already face a serious skills shortage. So,
Publish At:2020-03-10 10:01 | Read:1133 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Cybersecurity Jobs Security Leaders Security Lea

9 Strategies for Retaining Women in Cybersecurity and STEM in 2020

In March 2017, (ISC)2 published the results of its annual “Global Information Security Workforce Study,” a survey of 19,641 people working in the cybersecurity field across 170 different countries. Of the thousands of people surveyed, only 11 percent were women in cybersecurity. That statistic, coupled with the report’s conclusion that by 2
Publish At:2020-03-06 11:10 | Read:1033 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Cybersecurity Jobs Risk Management Security Awar

Career and Management Advice to Improve Diversity From 21 Leading Women in Cybersecurity

Women in cybersecurity now represent 20 percent of the workforce, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. There’s still a long way to go in closing the industry gender gap, especially when you consider that women make up over half the U.S. workforce. However, the security industry has also made progress, and that’s something to be proud of. In 2013,
Publish At:2020-03-05 08:37 | Read:863 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Collaboration Cyber Resiliency Cybersecurity Job

What the Explosive Growth in ICS-Infrastructure Targeting Means for Security Leaders

The recently published IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020 pointed out that over 8.5 billion records were compromised in 2019, a figure that’s more than 200 percent greater than the number of records lost in 2018. It also determined that scanning and exploitation of vulnerabilities have increased from just 8 percent of attacks in 2018 to nearly
Publish At:2020-02-20 10:49 | Read:968 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Energy & Utility Security Services Brute-Force Attack C

We Need More Than Security Awareness to Combat Insider Threats

When I was new to the security industry, I firmly believed that people got infected with malware because they didn’t know how to be safe online. I thought problems happened because computers were too complicated, or the technology was too daunting, or people were just too trusting and naive. But clearly I knew better. I saw the dangers lurking on the i
Publish At:2020-02-12 10:40 | Read:1067 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Human Error Human Factor Insider Threats Security Aware

Biased AI Is Another Sign We Need to Solve the Cybersecurity Diversity Problem

Artificial intelligence (AI) excels at finding patterns like unusual human behavior or abnormal incidents. It can also reflect human flaws and inconsistencies, including 180 known types of bias. Biased AI is everywhere, and like humans, it can discriminate against gender, race, age, disability and ideology. AI bias has enormous potential to negatively affect
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:30 | Read:994 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence CISO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Co

How Cybersecurity Salaries Fit Experience and Specialization

Not too long ago, there was a one-size-fits-all assumption about cybersecurity jobs. The security professional was hired to manage security systems and read logs — maybe handle audits and ensure industry compliance. Now, the job landscape for cybersecurity professionals is becoming more specialized, and even those specialized areas break down into even more
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:20 | Read:1371 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Career Chief Information S

What Cybersecurity Professionals Do Versus What Our Coworkers Think We Do

We’ve probably all seen that “perception versus fact” meme where there’s an assortment of pictures with captions like “what my family thinks I do,” “what my boss thinks I do,” “what I think I do” and “what I actually do.” People’s understanding of what cybersecurity professionals d
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:20 | Read:2091 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) National Cybe

Nine More NCSAM Tips for Cybersecurity Professionals: Week Four

What have you learned during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) that could help drive change in your organization? We’ve featured 22 tips so far, so there should be at least a few things for you to work on. Maybe your company needs to revamp its cybersecurity training or do a better job managing data. As with anything in life, there is alwa
Publish At:2017-11-01 00:20 | Read:5752 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management Cybersecurity IBM IBM Security National Cybe

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:3975 | 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:8918 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Academia Career Education IBM Security Professional Dev

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