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Podcast Episode 4: Understanding the Impact of the Skills Gap on the Infosec Market

Listen and subscribe to our new podcast! Tripwire’s cybersecurity podcast features 20-minute conversations with the people who protect people from cyber threats. Hosted by Tripwire’s VP of Product Management and Strategy, Tim Erlin, each episode brings on a new guest to explore the evolving threat landscape, technology trends, and cybersecurity best practice
Publish At:2020-03-24 05:35 | Read:900 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Infosec skills gap

How Organizations Can Fight to Retain Talent Amidst the Infosec Skills Gap

In a previous post, I shared some expert insight into how organizations can address the challenges of hiring skilled talent despite the ongoing infosec skills gap. Organizations can’t rest easy once they’ve brought on new talent, however. They need to make sure they hold onto their existing workforce.That’s easier said than done. Cybersecurity Ventures forec
Publish At:2020-03-23 06:49 | Read:975 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Infosec retaining talent skills gap

The Expert’s Guide on Tackling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

The skills gap is weighing heavily on the minds of digital security team members. In a survey of 342 security professionals, Tripwire found that 83% of infosec personnel felt more overworked in 2020 than they did a year earlier. An even greater percentage (85%) stated that it had become more difficult for their organizations to hire skilled security professi
Publish At:2020-03-12 01:29 | Read:1755 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles cybersecurity skills gap

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:1101 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Cybersecurity Jobs Security Leaders Security Lea

How a More Connected Approach Can Help With Threat Management

Threat management is a framework that is often used to evaluate and manage everything you can do to detect and respond to cyberthreats. It encompasses people, process and technology, and for effective threat management, all three should work together seamlessly. Of course, that’s easier said than done. When you look at just the technology piece of thre
Publish At:2020-03-06 11:10 | Read:1043 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incident Response Risk Management Threat Hunting Threat Inte

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:1021 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Career Cybersecurity Jobs Risk Management Security Awar

Why It’s Important to Have a Customer Community in the World of Cybersecurity

In an ever-evolving security world, we to need to secure more with even fewer resources. While the cybersecurity skills gap increases, leaving “350,000 U.S. cybersecurity jobs unfilled yearly,” it is vital to work together to protect our environments and educate others. Creating a customer community can do just that. Having a digital space with l
Publish At:2020-03-06 03:26 | Read:1143 | Comments:0 | Tags:Off Topic customer cybersecurity skills gap

How Human Security Investments Created a Global Culture of Accountability at ADP

Practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect, but it can lead to improvement. Quality practice is key in matters of human security, and the right quantity of practice can also make a significant difference when it comes to shifting mindsets and behavior. “Scientists believe that expert-level performance is primarily the result of expert-level practi
Publish At:2020-03-04 13:39 | Read:866 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chief Information Security

A Road Map for Better Government Cybersecurity From North Dakota

Imagine the impact on the government cybersecurity landscape if the mantra for every U.S. state were something like, “Every student, every school, cyber-educated.” It’s the first I’ve heard about an objective this bold, and it comes from a state that gets little media exposure: North Dakota. The small Great Plains state has establishe
Publish At:2020-02-25 08:22 | Read:1666 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cybersecurity Jobs C

Why Threat Actors Are Increasingly Conducting Cyberattacks on Local Government

Cyberattacks on local government in the U.S. have increased dramatically over the last several years. In 2019 alone, ransomware affected more than 100 state and local governments, according to Recorded Future — and that’s just one threat vector. Municipalities are also at risk from insider threats, coordinated attacks and other perils. What is it about
Publish At:2020-02-17 18:22 | Read:1005 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Credit Card Data Cyberattacks Data Breaches Data

Increase Automation to Overcome Cyber Resilience Challenges

Security operations teams face an exponentially growing volume of security event data while resources mostly remain static. One great way to help solve issues in this space is automation. Despite the recognized benefits of security automation, however, few organizations leverage automation’s capabilities to their full potential, and those who do often
Publish At:2020-02-17 10:47 | Read:895 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incident Response Security Intelligence & Analytics Automati

No Relief for Cybersecurity Teams in Sight, Reveals Tripwire’s Latest Skills Gap Report

You’ve seen the high-level stats on the cybersecurity skills gap, but I’ll remind you of some of the main ones from the (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study:In the United States, the cybersecurity workforce gap is nearly 500,000.The cybersecurity workforce needs to grow by 62% in order to meet the demands of U.S. businesses today.The global cybersecurity wor
Publish At:2020-02-10 06:51 | Read:1057 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles (ISC)2 Dimensional Research skills gap

Why 2020 Will Be the Year Artificial Intelligence Stops Being Optional for Security

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t new. What is new is the growing ubiquity of AI in large organizations. In fact, by the end of this year, I believe nearly every type of large organization will find AI-based cybersecurity tools indispensable. Artificial intelligence is many things to many people. One fairly neutral definition is that it’s a bran
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:30 | Read:1007 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Identity & Access di

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Security: A Match Made in the SOC

Change is constant in cybersecurity — continual, rapid, dynamic change. It’s impossible to maintain an effective defensive posture without constantly evolving. Security measures that worked in the past will not be effective today, and today’s security controls will not be effective tomorrow. Many factors contribute to this rapid pace of change. A
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:30 | Read:1071 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence Analysts Artificial Intelligence (AI

New Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) veterans program aims to bridge skills gap, diversify sector

The cybersecurity industry has a problem: We have zero unemployment rate. Or so we’re told. With experts predicting millions of job openings in the years to come—coupled with the industry’s projected growth of US$289.9 billion by 2026 and soaring cyberattacks against businesses—now is as good a time as any for organizations to face the problem
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