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    Kevin Mandia to step down as CEO of Mandiant on May 31

    The founder of the eponymous cybersecurity threat intelligence and consulting firm will shift to an advisory role.

    By May 21, 2024
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    CISA senior official Goldstein to leave agency in June

    The executive assistant director for cybersecurity at CISA often served as the voice of the agency and helped steer its secure-by-design efforts.

    By May 16, 2024
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    The Cybersecurity Dive Outlook on 2021

    Last year, what security experts long cautioned could happen came to fruition — a supply chain attack unleashed a wave of compromises. Now, stakeholders have to ask, what technology can businesses trust?

    By Cybersecurity Dive staff
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    Tech skills gaps put pressure on existing IT staff

    Technologists surveyed by Pluralsight said skills gaps are adding to their workloads, especially across cybersecurity, cloud and software development jobs. 

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • May 7, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    At Microsoft, years of security debt come crashing down

    Critics say negligence, misguided investments and hubris have left the enterprise giant on its back foot.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Microsoft CEO says security is its No. 1 priority

    The comments from Satya Nadella come weeks after a withering report from the federal Cyber Safety Review Board scrutinized how the company prioritized speed to market over security.

    By April 26, 2024
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    What is success in cybersecurity? Failing less.

    Defenders aren’t measured by pure wins or losses. Intrusions will happen, and their job is to keep a bad situation from getting worse.

    By April 26, 2024
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    The art of threat modeling: 3 frameworks to know

    Organizations should use the frameworks in a manual or automated way to better understand the security threats they’re up against, Gartner’s William Dupre writes. 

    By William Dupre • Updated April 24, 2024
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    Cybersecurity jobs pay well, but gender disparities persist

    ISC2’s analysis found significant financial upside for professionals in U.S. cybersecurity jobs, but there are gaps across levels of seniority by gender.

    By April 11, 2024
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    CISO role shows significant gains amid corporate recognition of cyber risk

    A report from Moody’s Ratings shows CISOs and other senior-level cyber executives have become key decision makers within the C-suite. 

    By April 9, 2024
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    How CISO salaries are faring as businesses ask more of security

    As CISOs become more welcomed as full members of the C-suite, they are enjoying the compensation and perks that come with the status. 

    By Sue Poremba • March 28, 2024
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    Google Cloud CISO spots asymmetric advantage for AI in defense

    Organizations have the upper hand in using generative AI for security because it’s trained on data they own and context they tune against it, Phil Venables says.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Visa spends ‘billions’ battling cybersecurity threats

    “We are all in an arms race to protect this ecosystem, to protect the network,” Visa CEO Ryan McInerney said at an investor conference last week.

    By Lynne Marek • March 12, 2024
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    CFOs take backseat to CISOs on SEC cyber rules

    Less than half of finance chiefs are involved in the SEC's cybersecurity breach disclosure process, AuditBoard found.

    By Alexei Alexis • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Palo Alto Networks’ free incentives offer sparks investor anxiety

    The firm is giving away services and offering deferred billing to corral new customers into its consolidated cybersecurity platforms.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    NSA Cyber Director Rob Joyce to retire

    The NSA veteran is retiring at the end of March after 34 years with the agency. David Luber, deputy director of the Cybersecurity Directorate, will succeed Joyce.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    National cyber director urges private sector collaboration to counter nation-state cyber threat

    Harry Coker said the Biden administration is exploring plans to hold manufacturers accountable for poor security, while also working to harmonize regulations.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Okta to cut 7% of workforce as push to revamp security is underway

    The layoffs come during the company's 90-day overhaul to address lax security following a string of cyberattacks targeting Okta and its customers.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Highly ranked cybersecurity master’s program teaches in-demand skills for growing field

    Indiana University’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management degree program brings together cybersecurity courses from three of IU’s top-ranked schools. Join them for an info session to learn more.

    By Kirk Johannesen, Communications Consultant and Internal Communication • Jan. 29, 2024
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    Microsoft to overhaul internal security practices after Midnight Blizzard attack

    After Microsoft disclosed a state-sponsored actor stole data from senior executives, experts are raising questions about its security capabilities and practices.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Mimecast acquires human risk management specialist Elevate Security

    The acquisition is the latest in a series of deals in recent weeks, following a turbulent year of industry layoffs, spending cuts and a weaker investment climate in the sector.

    By Jan. 4, 2024
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    SonicWall acquires Banyan Security to boost cloud security portfolio for remote work

    The company recently acquired a firm specializing in managed detection and response technology for managed service providers.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    Senate confirms Harry Coker Jr. as national cyber director

    The national security veteran assumes the role at a critical time, tasked with implementing the White House’s national cybersecurity strategy.

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    The 9 best cybersecurity podcasts, according to security practitioners

    A new report finds 83% of practitioners are using podcasts to stay informed on cybersecurity news and ideas. But which podcasts are they listening to?

    Dec. 11, 2023
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    Businesses can turn to MSPs to navigate SEC cyber disclosure requirements

    With a line of sight on security operations, managed service providers hold keys to materiality determinations and annual 10-K reports.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Dec. 5, 2023
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    Okta again promises it is taking security seriously

    CEO Todd McKinnon used the company's earnings call to once again pledge improvements and address a culture of lax security.

    By Nov. 30, 2023