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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
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    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
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    What threats 4 security professionals are watching over the holidays

    With SOCs down a few people, the time away will test processes and technology. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • Dec. 23, 2021
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    More research connects security burnout with business risk

    One in three 1Password respondents said burnout adds to a decline in initiative and motivation, which also reduces compliance with security protocols.

    By Samantha Schwartz • Dec. 7, 2021
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    CISA names 23 industry leaders to advisory board

    The members — who range from industry and government technology and security leaders — will advise CISA Director Jen Easterly on the agency's policies and programs. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • Dec. 2, 2021
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    Security disconnect: Why the CISO role is evolving

    CISOs are too focused on security operations, writing policies or vendor management. Their time is better spent shaping business strategy. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • Nov. 22, 2021
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    What to consider when connecting cyber, business strategy

    The common issue security and business leaders run into is miscommunication, Gartner's Jeffrey Wheatman said.

    By Samantha Schwartz • Nov. 17, 2021
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    DHS makes cyber hiring more flexible, less certification-based

    The new personnel management system has helped reduce hiring time by 13%, but it's not enough, CISA Director Jen Easterly said. It still takes at least 200 days to hire candidates.

    By Samantha Schwartz • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Trust is becoming a CISO priority, boosts customer stickiness

    Customers are more likely to forgive a particular brand for putting data at risk if they trust the company, Forrester research shows.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Cybersecurity workforce is growing, but staff shortages still put businesses at risk

    The U.S. cybersecurity workforce grew 30% this year, surpassing 1.1 million workers, (ISC)² research found, but half of organizations need staff to securely provision, analyze, and protect and defend.

    By Samantha Schwartz • Oct. 27, 2021
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    A conversation with SolarWinds' CISO

    "Our CEO got a call in the morning from Kevin Mandia. And then he called me, and then the CTO for FireEye called me. That's our nightmare moment," Tim Brown told Cybersecurity Dive. 

    By Samantha Schwartz • Oct. 26, 2021