With the problematic talent shortage in security, organizations are consistently operating understaffed and team members are forced to pick up the slack, which results in job fatigue and stress. Eric Sheridan, Chief Scientist at WhiteHat Security, offers three strategies for overcoming security burnout.
How can cybersecurity managers effectively identify strategic gaps when 90% of managers have never had strategic management training? Organizations that equip their cyber leaders with the knowledge to think and act strategically improve their chances for long-term success.
Organizations of all sizes are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, and they need to be able to detect indicators of compromise in order to address risks and respond to attacks. Integrating SIEM and SOAR combines the power of each to create a more robust, efficient and responsive security program – which ultimately allows security teams to avoid alert fatigue.
There are many issues confounding and complicating raising the next generation of technologists. Seven myths exist about technology careers discourage potential teenage technologists and their parents. As a leader of a philanthropic organization dedicated to creating on-ramps to tech careers, Charles Eaton considers busting those myths not only a duty, but a pleasure. Charles tackles these seven myths one-by-one here in his latest ITSPmagazine Experts Corner.
Despite the advances in technology, there’s still a very human element to whether a company embraces security practices. This article examines the impact that organizational culture has on a company's ability to adopt a security-driven mindset and offers some pragmatic tips on overcoming oft-encountered challenges.
How can U.S. companies possibly narrow a tremendously cavernous skills gap in the world of IT security? Social innovation executive and author, Charles Eaton, believes one viable solution is now wending its way through our nation’s middle and high schools. In this 5-part series, Eaton delves into the five keys for “Raising the Next Generation of Technologists” and filling the cybersecurity skills gap in the process.
Connected car technology has been around at least since the mid-1990s, when GM’s OnStar system debuted in 1996. Today, most people think of the connected car as one that is connected to the Internet or some external service for information and entertainment, navigation, and, increasingly, safety. What does this connectivity do to the way we use these vehicles - what is its impact on our our security, our safety?
Ted Harrington recently ran The Boston Marathon – the oldest, most prestigious, arguably most important marathon in the world. According to Ted, it was by far one of the most fulfilling experiences of his entire life. Throughout the course of preparing for, attempting, and executing this feat, he noticed some striking parallels between running and entrepreneurship. This is his story.
There’s an old joke in the community that there is no patch for the user – technology can be fixed, but human mistakes cannot be overcome. In this new An InfoSec Life article, Joseph Pindar shares his beliefs that peoples’ actions aren’t a problem that can be easily dismissed with a joke.
Cybersecurity offers the chance to protect loved ones from digital evil, and a career devoid of humdrum monotony. Kate Adam shares how she stumbled into this field, and why it’s been the most fulfilling accident of her professional life.
When technology evolves faster than our ability to make sure there's a viable level of safety, how do we educate businesses and the layperson on best practices for IoT security? In this part 2 InfoSec Life article, Phil Agcaoili, CISO, shares his views on the need to raise InfoSec awareness in society while striving for (and embracing) diversity in cybersecurity.
ITSPmagazine recently caught up withJoe Gray, Enterprise Security Consultant at Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. Joe shared his views on personal information sharing, privacy, and the value of community service for information security awareness throughout society.
ITSPmagazine connects with Shehzad Merchant, Gigamon's Chief Technology Officer about his role as CTO for Gigamon, the value of culture in building out a cybersecurity program, and the importance he and his company place on collaboration and innovation beyond traditional R&D roles.
We live in a technology-hungry society where consumers are accustomed to the convenience of technology without understanding the risks and vulnerabilities that come with it. In this part 1 of 2 InfoSec Life articles, Phil Agcaoili, CISO, discusses the five core issues of basic cyber hygiene.
Amy Brachio knows the challenges of making partner at EY while raising two daughters and caring for ailing parents, but what made it bearable was the professional and personal support she received at every step. As a leader, her goal is to foster an environment that provides the same support for others.
The founder of “Code Like A Girl” explains the overt sexism she experienced growing up, later in college and in the corporate world merely due to her gender, which made her only more determined to make strides for women who are interested in a tech-oriented career.
An IT security professional realizes that his life’s mission to protect information harks back to being a curious youngster who absconded his teacher’s log-in credentials and then poked around the school’s rudimentary computer network. Little did he know, a rewarding career lay ahead.
Robert Simmons thinks of his mom and grandmother when defending all computer users from cyber threats that can strip them of their identities and money. This InfoSec professional believes a safe and level Internet playing field will be achieved by meticulously observing data patterns to illuminate the most dangerous network risks.
ITSPmagazine had a chance to connect with Paige Schaffer from Generali Global Assistance. We wanted to find out what inspires her; why she does what she does, and how what she and her company are looking to make a positive impact on society.
Veteran’s Day is a great opportunity to highlight the success of our veterans. In this spotlight, Chris Armstrong, a former Marine Officer who was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California, is recognized for being a “graduate” of Fortinet’s Fortinet Veterans Program.
With more than 25 years’ experience in the IT field, ISACA Director Jo Stewart-Rattray has a lot of experience and advice to share. Determine what you want to do in technology, find your own path, and make it happen. And until you’ve actually tried something, don’t place imaginary obstacles in your own path.
Even an Info Security professional can fall victim to a prevalent hacker ploy: spoofing, as Alphonzo Albright learned. Luckily he caught it before damage had occurred. Here are tips how you can protect yourself from such a scam.
Putting together a cybersecurity workforce is similar to assembling a Super Hero Dream Team, explains Gene Fredriksen, CISO for PSCU, which services more than 800 credit unions. In this An InfoSec Life piece, Gene explains how he harks back to his love for superhero comic books in coming up with his cybersecurity dream team.
We’ve heard about cyberattacks against critical infrastructure sites and systems including dams (Bowman Avenue Dam in NY), railroads, electrical grids (Israel, US, Ukraine), and even nuclear power plants (Germany). But it doesn't stop there. And it may not even begin there.
In our constant crusade to stop cybercrime and fight the good fight against our invisible enemy, we (the good guys) seem to have lost sight of one of the most important things we are trying to protect.