Because of the shortage of cybersecurity workers, the federal government and the private sector need to consider accepting high school graduates as entry-level employees as well as finding new staff through certificate programs and apprenticeships, cyber education experts told a House subcommittee last week.
To recruit and retain cybersecurity specialists, organizations must "stop expecting people just to be sort of 'focused monkeys' and doing one particular task and turning the handle," says Keith Martin, professor of information security at Royal Holloway University in the U.K.
Criminals tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, Verizon's 2021 Breach Investigations Report and overcoming the challenges of recruiting cybersecurity professionals are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.
There is a skills shortage in most tech roles, but cybersecurity for critical infrastructure is a newly identified problem that requires new approaches to resolve. Mex Martinot, Vice president of industrial cyber and digital security business at Siemens Energy, offers advice on steps to bridge the particular skills...
A lot of CISOs talk about having security "baked into" their products and solutions. But for Stephenie Southard, vice president and and CISO at BCU, security leadership is all about ensuring that cybersecurity is part of the enterprise's very fabric.
The U.K. Cyber Security Council is a new self-regulatory body for the profession. It is tasked by the U.K. government to execute its vision for the U.K. to be one of the safest places to work and do business online, says the chair of the council’s board of trustees, Dr. Claudia Natanson.
The White House officially released its fiscal year 2022 budget proposal on Friday. The Biden administration is seeking to spend billions on cybersecurity, including $750 million for "lessons learned" from the SolarWinds attack. Officials also want to boost CISA's budget by $110 million.
The day-to-day pressures of being a CISO are enormous and extend to matters far beyond those of incident response time. Meanwhile, traditional approaches to training cybersecurity team members have either been limited by scalability, lack of hands-on learning, or cost.
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The cybersecurity sector has made strides in growing its workforce and improving diversity. But significant hurdles remain, and Clar Rosso, CEO of (ISC)², says the keys to clearing them include training and refining current hiring practices.
If anyone ever doubted the importance of thinking strategically about cybersecurity, laying the groundwork for expected future requirements, then the coronavirus pandemic will have made that clear, says Kerissa Varma, group CISO of Old Mutual Ltd., who offers lessons learned for being "truly resilient."
The past year has taught us much about resilience. But how do we update our tools and skills for the future? Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president at Microsoft, discusses new, fundamental cybersecurity shifts and how our strategies for acquring skills and diversity must reflect them.
The mass migration to cloud has only added to the global cybersecurity gap, and John Yeoh, global vice president of research at the Cloud Security Alliance is among those calling for greater "diversity by design" as enterprises look to fill these roles.