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    CISA director urges top business leaders, board members to take cyber risk ownership

    Jen Easterly said the government cannot solve challenges posed by rising threat activity without active participation and corporate oversight from the private sector.

    By March 24, 2023
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    CSO vs. CISO: What’s the difference and does it matter?

    The person in charge of physical security used to monitor keys and supervise guards. Now, the physical and digital are colliding.

    By Sue Poremba • March 13, 2023
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    The Cybersecurity Dive Outlook on 2023

    Corporate budget tightening is hitting security making CISO jobs that much harder. 

    By Cybersecurity Dive staff
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    CrowdStrike grows subscriber base as customers consolidate security services

    CEO George Kurtz took more shots at Microsoft as CrowdStrike draws customers looking to eliminate multiple vendors.

    By March 9, 2023
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    Cloud skills gap raises cyber concerns for banks

    As financial sector companies push forward with modernization, difficulty sourcing talent looms as a potential security risk.

    By Matt Ashare • March 7, 2023
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    JetBlue taps new CISO as major deals hang in balance

    Keith Anderson joins the airline as federal regulators scrutinize a pair of high-profile deals.

    By March 3, 2023
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    Stressed much? It’s chronic in cybersecurity

    Gartner expects the psychological toll of security to spur high levels of churn for security leaders. One solution may be governance and reporting structure.

    By Feb. 23, 2023
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    Cybersecurity jobs least likely to be impacted by economic uncertainty, (ISC)2 says

    A series of high-profile and damaging cyberattacks has underscored the critical role cybersecurity teams play, and top brass are taking notice.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    National cyber director to retire this month

    Chris Inglis, the president’s top cyber policy advisor, is stepping down as the nation awaits the unveiling of the National Cyber Strategy.

    By Feb. 9, 2023
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    Layoffs come for cybersecurity, too

    Even companies in more insulated fields, such as cyber vendors Sophos, Okta and Secureworks, are bound to feel the pain as enterprises cut spending.

    By Feb. 9, 2023
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    Corporate boards struggle to understand cybersecurity and digital transformation

    Boards are trying to navigate the ever-evolving threat landscape as federal regulators plan additional breach disclosure rules.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    Okta CEO blames overhiring, ‘execution challenges’ for layoffs

    A series of security incidents hit the identity and access management platform last year. But financial results are improving and the customer base is growing.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    CISOs to face new budget hurdles in 2023 as economic anxiety lingers

    Boards and the C-suite still see cybersecurity as a cost center, forcing CISOs to rethink their approach amid a rise in cost cutting.  

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    On deck for the business of cybersecurity: Fire sales and due diligence

    Enterprise cybersecurity is navigating market turmoil and vendor consolidation. Here’s what experts expect to happen to the industry in 2023.

    By , , Jan. 31, 2023
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    Box CEO on the ‘perfect storm’ of challenges in cybersecurity

    “These are very, very complicated, dynamic, chaotic times on the security front,” Aaron Levie said.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Why CISOs should prioritize DEI initiatives in 2023

    Different mindsets can bring new and better solutions to the table that can mitigate advanced cyberthreats, Google Cloud’s director of the office of the CISO writes. 

    By MK Palmore • Jan. 13, 2023
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    Surging cyberthreats, data concerns remain top dispute risks for organizations

    A survey from Baker McKenzie shows a heightened risk of legal challenges amid a rise in sophisticated cyberattacks, along with concerns about the regulatory response. 

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    T-Mobile CSO: One wrong decision can wreak havoc

    Adversaries attacked a T-Mobile honeypot 65 million times a day, Timothy Youngblood recalls.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    The cybersecurity talent shortage: The outlook for 2023

    The available potential workforce isn’t keeping pace with demand, and experts blame a lack of interest from young people entering the job market. 

    By Sue Poremba • Jan. 5, 2023
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    National Cyber Director eyes retirement: report

    The inaugural cybersecurity chief at the White House assumed the role in June 2021 following a nearly three decade career at the NSA.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    Incident responders brace for end-of-year cyber scaries

    Fears of the next SolarWinds or Log4j-style incident hitting over the holidays have some cybersecurity experts on edge.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Apple CIO steps down from Rackspace board citing new job duties

    Rackspace announced additional management changes while it recovers from a ransomware attack on its Hosted Exchange business. 

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Rackspace executives stand by ransomware response

    Chief Product Officer Josh Prewitt said the company restored email access to more than three-quarters of its Hosted Exchange customers. But Rackspace officials pushed back on alleged connections to ProxyNotShell.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
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    CISOs are becoming more technical

    CISO roles lack consistency, reflecting unique enterprise needs. Yet, the job’s focus is not narrowing anytime soon.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    How to upgrade cybersecurity awareness training

    Phishing attacks are not always as obvious as a direct message from someone pretending to be Elon Musk asking you to buy cryptocurrency. To better equip employees, cyber training needs an upgrade. 

    By James Karimi • Dec. 12, 2022
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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