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How Military Veterans Transition To Civilian Cybersecurity

One of the toughest challenges facing military veterans is making the transition to civilian life. It’s difficult for many of them to see how their military training translates into a civilian career, and the process of job hunting can be daunting. There's hope though; and this program is one example of good things happening in the industry.

A Dialogue with Tadd Wood

In this ITSPmagazine An InfoSec Life column, Tadd Wood shares his views on how data—and people—play a role in identifying risk and addressing cybersecurity issues.

I Ran The Boston Marathon. Here is What I Learned

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.

The Building Blocks Of CyberSecurity Are People

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.

A Dialogue With Kate Adam, Head of Product Marketing at E8 Security

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.

The Side Effects Of A Technology Craving Society - Part 2

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. 

A Dialogue With Joe Gray, Enterprise Security Consultant

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.

The Side Effects Of A Technology Craving Society - Part 1

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.

My Impact on Society as a Female Data Scientist

Xuan Zhao, a female data scientist in the information security industry, explains how machine learning dramatically helps her work have a true impact on society, and vice versa.

How I Pay It Forward and Build a Better Workplace in Cybersecurity

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 Softer Side of Artificial Intelligence

Sometimes, it's all too easy to forget about the technology we surround ourselves with. In this ITSPmagazine article, artificial intelligence expert, Scott Scheferman, explores the realities of technology becoming ingrained in our everyday lives.

A Dialogue with Dinah Davis - Founder of Code Like a Girl

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.

Curiosity Didn’t Get the Best of Him; It Led to a 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.

Looking For Creative People To Fill Positions in Technology Space. True Story

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.

Abracadabra! Hocus Pocus! I Was Spoofed Once, Never Again

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.

Can You Make My Cybersecurity Super Hero Dream Team?

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.

InfoSec. A cool job. A tough job. A great job.

How does the CSO of MasterCard stay ahead of the bad guys? By empathizing with consumers who use its card, incentivizing employees to recognize potential emailed hazards, and evangelizing cybersecurity to young talent as a rewarding career.