What can be done to address the shortage of personnel to fill the ever-expanding roster of cybersecurity jobs - from entry-level positions through the CISO role? (ISC)2's John McCumber describes organizational and governmental efforts to lower barriers to entry and build tomorrow's workforce.
For years, Dawn Cappelli studied and wrote about the insider threat. Then she went to Rockwell Automation and built an insider program. She discusses the program's success and her expanded role as vice president and CISO.
The average tenure of a CISO can be brief - especially in the wake of a breach. What should security leaders do from day one to get a good handle on the job? Joel de la Garza, CISO of Box, offers career advice.
"Digital transformation" is the theme of the year, but it comes with specific cybersecurity challenges - and they put a new burden squarely on the shoulders of the CISO, says Fortinet's Jonathan Nguyen-Duy.
We have been talking about the cybersecurity skills gap for a decade, but the pain is truly being felt now as businesses churn out new apps with insufficient security, says WhiteHat Security's Craig Hinkley. What is machine learning's role?
When it comes to building an effective cybersecurity team, it isn't just about acquiring the right technology and business skills, says LinkedIn CISO Cory Scott. It's also about obtaining the right people who have defined their own personal narrative.
While CISOs in India are fighting off threats from technologically adept cyberattackers, they are also grappling with the challenge of effectively communicating cyber risk to management in the business terms that they can understand, says K.K. Mookhey, founder of Mumbai-based NII consulting.
One of the most important priorities for a CISO is having a place at the table with the board of executives, says John Petrie of NTT Security. "It's very helpful to have interaction with the board so when things like budgeting or things like how you're going to change your programming come up, they are attuned to what...
With the explosion of laptops, IoT, tablets, smartphones and other smart technologies, endpoints are the single largest group of devices inside your network today. Managing all of your assets and their software requires three foundational steps.
India's Haryana Power Corporation has confirmed that a hacker cryptolocked its billing system, demanding a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. The organization says it has refused to pay. The attack is a reminder that the power sector continues to be targeted by hackers.
Two out of three organizations say that finding qualified cybersecurity professionals is a struggle, a new study shows. And 80 percent of respondents do not feel adequately prepared to defend their organizations. Kathie Miley of Cybrary and Wade Baker of Cyentia Institute discuss how to bridge the cyber skills gap.
While other corporate functions have embraced benchmarking, risk and security teams have been left in the dark. Existing tools for network security are unable to compare security performance against industry averages and peers. To effectively understand the impact of security programs and communicate changes to key...
Although more organizations are adopting cloud access security broker technology, CASB policy templates and runbooks, as well as best practices, are still evolving, says Rohit Gupta, group vice president for cloud security products at Oracle Corp.
There is no doubt that every organization now requires advanced malware protection. Even so, there are plenty of organizations that have either not yet implemented this protection, or have it only somewhat implemented. Do these organizations recklessly believe they won't be targeted? Do they think their investment in...