Never forget the fun factor when it comes to recruiting and retaining cybersecurity talent, not least to help address the nonstop stress and scariness that so often accompanies positions in the field, says Joseph Carson, chief security scientist at Delinea.
Arctic Wolf was one of many security companies to relocate during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving from Silicon Valley to the Minneapolis area in 2020. The move was accompanied by a push to find workers in nontraditional geographies that continues today, says Chief Product Officer Dan Schiappa.
Customers, channel partners and technology partners are dealing with a broad range of security concerns spanning the gamut from the sophistication of the threat landscape to the skills shortage. John Maddison, Fortinet's CMO and EVP, products breaks down the most urgent priorities.
One of the most important recent developments by CISA has been the creation of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, which is focused on operational private-public collaboration, says Kiersten Todt, CISA chief of staff.
Software bills of material, or SBOMs, are still "years away" from being ubiquitous, says Grant Schneider, senior director for cybersecurity services at Venable. He says it will take time for them to catch on, and a set of standards and other critical components for industry need to be defined.
In an organization, people are the ones who develop and sustain organizational strategy. Talented people are discovering that it's possible to leave a toxic environment so they can breathe and thrive. Marco Túlio Moraes explores how to retain both talent and strategy.
To advance a more inclusive and diverse workforce in cybersecurity, it is imperative to consider "every person in the room," says Michael Cunningham, vice president and CISO of Graphic Packaging International LLC. He discusses ways for organizations to become more inclusive and diverse.
Octavia Howell has been a trailblazer throughout her career in information security. And as vice president and head of information security and risk for Equifax Canada, she takes great pride in giving opportunities to other women to carve out their own unique paths.
No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.
Speaking about his role as managing director, business information security, at financial giant State Street, TJ Hart says, "I wake up nervous, and I go to bed nervous." But he channels that energy into trying to better understand the threat landscape and use that data to make better business risk decisions.
The 2022 ISACA State of Cybersecurity report reveals trends in the cybersecurity workforce and the threat landscape, including understaffing and retention. "The imbalance between supply and talent is unchanged," says Jon Brandt, director of professional practices and innovation at ISACA.
Human error is the most common portal for cybersecurity breaches. So it stands to reason that human talent is the most valuable defense against attacks.
But how can organisations reduce risk by making humans the strongest link in the cyber defense line?
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As a veteran cybersecurity leader, Jerich Beason of Epiq has seen historic evolution in technology and how it is applied. But in cybersecurity leadership? The "softer side" of being a CISO has lagged behind, and this is where he intends to be an agent for positive change.
As information security officer at MVB Financial Corp., Cara Coleman says the single biggest cybersecurity threat is just keeping up with the pace of attacks - and understanding the sophistication and trickery of the broad range of attackers. Here's how she tackles the challenge.
The focus on automation, tooling and reactive responses to cyber threats can no longer stand alone against an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape, where attackers are also employing advanced tools to successfully breach even the most protected networks and systems. What is needed is a human-led approach to...