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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
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    Where 5 programs are investing to close cyber skills gap

    In line with a White House push to close the cyber skills gap, technology firms, nonprofits and other organizations have launched a range of programs to develop a new generation of workers.

    By July 21, 2022
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    As cyber talent demand heats up, hiring managers should shift expectations

    Companies trying to fill cybersecurity roles need to stop looking for unicorns and expand their search to qualified, but often overlooked, job candidates.  

    By Brian Eastwood • July 12, 2022
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    Cybersecurity expertise creeps onto Fortune 500 boards

    Companies are trusting technology experts to advise on cybersecurity and regulatory pressures from the board’s perspective.

    By Barbara DeLollis • July 8, 2022
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    CISO priorities for the second half of 2022

    Security executives from Zoom, NS1 and Oomnitza shared their security priorities for the rest of 2022, with a special emphasis on mastering the basics. 

    By Sue Poremba • July 5, 2022
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    Is your remote IT job candidate legit?

    Organizations are seeing a rise in deepfakes and stolen identities during the job application process, the FBI said.

    By June 29, 2022
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    New York names first chief cyber officer

    Colin Ahern, the former New York City Cyber Command official, will oversee the state’s Joint Security Operations Center.

    By June 28, 2022
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    Juneteenth beyond a day off: How to celebrate year-round

    Two Black business leaders make the case for diverse hiring as the ultimate celebration of African American slavery’s abolition.

    By Caroline Colvin • June 17, 2022
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    What's holding women back from C-suite roles in tech?

    Leaders like MassMutual CISO Ariel Weintraub stand out in an industry where women hold less than 20% of the top tech jobs. Alongside other technical execs, she's tackling demographic change on a global and company level.

    By Barbara DeLollis • May 23, 2022
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    Security professionals are burned out. Here are 5 ways to help them.

    Addressing the causes of burnout requires a top-down approach that better aligns security teams with the rest of the business.

    By Brian Eastwood • April 18, 2022
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    Now is the time to break gender bias in cybersecurity

    A hidden epidemic that has hindered women’s ability to continue working at pre-pandemic levels is expected to impact infosec.

    By Jinan Budge • April 12, 2022
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    Colonial Pipeline names cybersecurity veteran as first CISO

    The Adam Tice hire comes nine months after a ransomware attack led to a six-day disruption of fuel delivery and a $4.4 million ransom payment.

    By Feb. 23, 2022
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    Talk to the board, not just IT, about ransomware

    The spread of fast-moving cyberattacks accelerates the need for rapid, clear communication between end-users, security teams and the board.

    By Lucia Milică • Feb. 4, 2022
  • CIO involvement in security grows as CEOs target risk reduction

    An IDG survey found security improvements are driving IT budget increases. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • Jan. 21, 2022
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    C-suite leaders are confident in ransomware protections, despite more attacks

    While it's important for non-IT and security leaders to have buy-in, CISOs have the responsibility to level with their C-suite counterparts on the true threat of ransomware, (ISC)² research shows.

    By Samantha Schwartz • Jan. 5, 2022
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    How to hire and recruit a CISO

    High turnover means organizations are always on the lookout for new cybersecurity leadership, but what exactly are companies looking for in a CISO? 

    By Sue Poremba • Jan. 4, 2022
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    RSA Conference postpones event until June citing omicron

    After taking place virtually this year, RSA Conference still plans to hold the event in-person, but the delays will allow a safer gathering, a conference official said.

    By Dec. 23, 2021