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    7 of this year’s biggest cybersecurity stories

    From vendor evolution to the long-term effects of high-profile attacks, the cybersecurity industry is rapidly evolving. Take a look at our top stories to understand just how much has changed.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    The top security and tech conferences to attend in 2023

    From pure-play security to leadership events, here are some of the must-attend events for strategy-minded executives next year.

    By Roberto Torres • Nov. 29, 2022
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    Security awareness training needs a revamp

    Too often security training is seen as a negative experience and a time to reprimand those who make security gaffes. But old strategies aren’t working. It’s time for a redo. 

    By Sue Poremba • Nov. 22, 2022
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    McDonald’s to launch cybersecurity apprenticeship program

    The restaurant chain's initiative is among nearly 200 registered apprenticeships programs approved or under development as part of the White House's Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • Nov. 16, 2022
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    CISA’s K-12 cyber education program goes nationwide

    Cyber.org Range will introduce students to cybersecurity concepts and prepare them for intermediate-level jobs in a severely understaffed industry.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    How one Regis graduate earned his master’s degree — and got his life back on track

    Phillip Coffman persevered through mental health issues and homelessness, then worked to get his life back on track with graduate school. He discovered Regis University, and built himself back up with a master’s in cybersecurity.

    Nov. 7, 2022
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    CommonSpirit taps new CIO with military background after cyberattack

    NewYork-Presbyterian’s Daniel Barchi will take the new position starting Monday, just one month after the hospital chain suffered a high-profile ransomware attack. 

    By Samantha Liss • Nov. 2, 2022
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    Microsoft security business surges as cloud segment hit by slumping economy

    Higher energy costs and the macro economic slowdown is impacting the company’s cloud segment, while it continues to grow its enterprise security business.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Becoming a CISO: Tips on how to approach the first few months on the job

    Start with building a team and identifying key stakeholders. Then, once your team is together, toss out everything you planned to do.

    By Sue Poremba • Oct. 24, 2022
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    How an Ohio district is cracking the code on cybersecurity training

    In Lakota Local Schools, a high school cybersecurity program gives students the opportunity to graduate into college programs and good-paying jobs.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 21, 2022
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    Cyber defense is not IT’s job alone, CISA CTO says

    While tech executives must provide critical tools and procedures to lower cyber risk, the whole organization is responsible for fending off attackers.

    By Roberto Torres • Oct. 19, 2022
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    Uber ex-CSO verdict raises thorny issues of cyber governance and transparency

    The former chief security officer of the ride-sharing firm is seen by many as a scapegoat for an unsupervised and unaccountable corporate culture.

    By Oct. 19, 2022
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    Struggling to find cyber pros? Look to your network admins

    Network knowledge and skills are central to cyber. Certification programs provide a direct route from systems to security.

    By Matt Ashare • Oct. 18, 2022
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    Tenable’s CIO pushes resource optimization as company pursues $1B in revenue

    Technology veteran Patricia Grant is joining the cybersecurity company amid sustained industry growth. Her challenge now is to help Tenable scale.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • Oct. 13, 2022
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    CISOs, corporate boards in wide disagreement on cyber resilience

    A study backed by researchers from MIT shows corporate boards are more focused on cyber risk, but are out of alignment with CISOs on key issues. 

    By Oct. 10, 2022
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    Incident responders report alarming rates of mental strain

    Ransomware, long work days and responsibilities stretched across multiple overlapping incidents all contribute to stress, according to an IBM Security study.

    By Oct. 7, 2022
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    The modern CISO: Today’s top cybersecurity concerns and what comes next

    CISOs are up against talent shortages and retention concerns amid an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.

    By Sue Poremba • Sept. 7, 2022
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    Succession planning takes center stage in the fight to retain security talent

    To reduce attrition, security and tech leaders must provide a clear path for advancement, not just for managers but for all members of the team.

    By Jess Burn • Aug. 24, 2022
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    Risk of cyberattack emerges as top concern of US executives

    A PwC study shows cyber risk is a top concern among entire C-suite and corporate boards as companies are spending additional funds to boost resilience.

    By Aug. 19, 2022
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    Google Cloud’s CISO is a short-term cyber pessimist, but a long-term optimist

    Respite from seemingly omnipresent threats is hard to come by, but Phil Venables takes comfort in wins, not losses.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
  • CISO salaries balloon, likely spurred by demand

    Tenure matters, but not as you might suspect. Median total cash compensation dropped for CISOs in their roles at least five years, Heidrick & Struggles found. 

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    US falters while ‘cybercriminals have been eating our lunch,’ ex-CISA chief Krebs says

    A dizzying array of agencies and disorganized efforts bolsters Chris Krebs’ call for a cybersecurity governance overhaul.

    By Aug. 12, 2022
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    US must take a lead role in cyber diplomacy, State Dept. nominee says

    Nathaniel Fick told lawmakers the U.S. should promote international cyber norms to protect national security from authoritarian threats. 

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Tips for translating cyber risk into board-friendly language

    Just because boards are more aware of the rise in cyberattacks does not mean they understand how digital technology and cybersecurity translate into business risk.

    By Lucia Milică • Aug. 1, 2022
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    Relentless vulnerabilities and patches induce cybersecurity burnout

    Cybersecurity professionals are confronting a chronic vulnerability-patch cycle and the situation is getting worse.

    By July 26, 2022