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Our Best Cyber-Defense For The Future: Teenage Technologists

Although information security analysts will be the fastest growing overall job category, the supply of analytics talent isn’t rising fast enough to meet this demand. Charles Eaton believes that good technologists can make great information security analysts, and that tweens and teens should become a focal point in this area.

Online Coding Bootcamps Can Tip The Gender Balance In Tech

In October 2017, Bloc, one of the nation’s only fully online coding bootcamps, reached a new milestone. For the first time, a majority of Bloc’s newly enrolled students were women. Given recent events in the Silicon Valley and across the tech sector, the team at Bloc is proud to have tipped the gender balance in enrollment.

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.

How to Mentor the Next generation of Technologists

My last article for ITSPmagazine defined the term “technologist,” a label that applies to people working in companies of all shapes and sizes across the country along a broad spectrum of industries—not just those that write software and make hardware. in this new piece, we will take a look at the mentorship process for the next generation of technologists.

Penalties For Insecure Employees. Yes? No?

In today's breach-a-day environment, should companies issue penalties to insecure employees? Preempt’s Heather Howland thinks so. But just how severe should these penalties be? Let's find out.

Educating for a Responsible and Innovative Digital Future

Hak4Kidz: starting in America’s heartland, planting seeds for a responsible and innovative digital future. Roaming illustrator for ITSPmagazine, Lisa Chu, explores the world of cyber education across America.

Stuck in Cybersecurity Hell? Here Are 5 Other Possible Ways Out of It

Mr. Shrobe recently published an article stating that formal education is the only way out of our cybersecurity hellhole. In response, Keirsten Brager wrote some alternative viewpoints from the perspective of a practitioner and a student of the discipline.

Stuck in Cybersecurity Hell? Professional Education Is the Only Way Out

If we want to escape from “cyber hell” – then professionals will need additional training, not only to learn the latest technology, but also to understand public policy and organizational management. Howard Shrobe is looking to change this through professional education initiatives at MIT.

Companies Are Taking the Cybersecurity Skills Gap into Their Own Hands

What good are superior cybersecurity tools if there aren’t enough experts in the field to use them? Scott Edwards of Fortinet reveals how tech companies are taking the cybersecurity skills gap into their own hands.

To Be, or Not To Be— Certified? That Is the Question. Or, Is It?

Thinking about adding an acronym to the end of your name to get your foot in the InfoSec door? Rick McElroy, security strategist for Carbon Black, offers direction for those navigating the ever-changing certification game.

Cybersecurity: Part Science, Part Business, and Part Psychic?

Bridging the talent gap means more than producing a diverse cybersecurity workforce today – it will require looking into the future of the criminal mind.

Small Businesses Need an Affordable, Qualified Cybersecurity Workforce

In the fragmented world of cybersecurity, equipping small businesses for cyber threats and preparing the next generation of infosec professionals will require community-based workforce development.

The Future of Cybersecurity Is Education. RSA Conference is Leading the Way.

Who will take the lead in turning talk about InfoSec education into action? Look to AdvancedU, RSAC 2017’s new academic enterprise focused on encouraging careers in cybersecurity and equipping parents to safeguard their children from cyber-based threats.

Here is Your Cybersecurity Budget. Spend It Wisely

How can businesses pour millions into cybersecurity and still miss the mark? CISSP and CISM Candy Alexander explores the blind spot leaving many businesses open to costly attack.

Diversity in Infosec and How to Connect More Kids to IT Careers

For the past year or more, one of the hottest discussions in the IT industry is how to get more diversity into the tech workforce. To dismantle the status quo, the industry needs to dive deep and form partnerships with academia, government, and nonprofits to get more people interested in IT careers and diversify the workforce for the long term.

The Cybersecurity Profession Has a Clear Career Path. LOL. Just Kidding

Expert analysis by Candy Alexander of a recent study from ISSA and ESG emphasizes the need for more formal planning in career advancement in cybersecurity.

Another Good Day Ahead for Vets & Cybersecurity Industry in San Diego

San Diego is a boomtown for transitioning service members and veterans entering cybersecurity. Ken Slaght shares opportunities and resources offered by the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence.

Do You Want to Work in Infosec or Win a Nobel Prize for Literature?

Is your resume keeping you from landing your dream job in InfoSec? CEO and Co-Founder of Tiro Security Kris Rides offers 5 Tips for crafting a resume that will get you the interview.

10 Twitter Profiles Supporting Veterans Education

In honor of Veterans Day, ITSPmagazine’s The Academy has put together a list of Twitter Profiles for 10 Groups Supporting Veterans in Education and Cybersecurity as a resource for the quarter-million members of the U.S. Armed Services who transition to civilian life every year.

Taking the Leap from Military to InfoSec: Another Opportunity to Serve

Many veterans have the soft skills to become effective cybersecurity professionals, but navigating the educational requirements and hard skill development can be daunting. CISO and former naval officer Gary Hayslip offers advice and resources for vets looking to transition into infosec.