cybersecurity workforce

Experts Panels On Security And Privacy At ISSA-LA Summit #9

ISSA-LA presents two women in security and technology panels. The first panel explores information security, IT and other technology-oriented positions as they relate to attracting, recruiting, and maintaining diverse talent. And the second panel focuses on a different kind of inclusion: security versus privacy in the cybersecurity space.

And Then, Suddenly, Women Stopped Coding. What Happened in 1984?

From ‘Dreamtime Barbie With Her Cuddly Bear’ to ‘I Can Be Computer Engineer Barbie,’ we’ve come a long way in showing girls what they can aspire to. So why has the number of women studying computer science been steadily declining since 1984?

OWASP AppSec California Brings Diversity to the Beach

At this year’s AppSec California conference – a yearly event for InfoSec professionals, developers, pentesters, and QA and testing professionals – the Women in Security panel was among the most highly attended, a very clear indication that this topic resonates strongly with both women and men.

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.

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.

Cybersecurity Is About Privacy, Empathy, and the Real World

Technology entrepreneur Vishal Gupta explains how living by the principles of empathizing with the individuals whose data his firm is charged with protecting frames the way he approaches his InfoSec Life.

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.

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.

Grace Hopper 2016: Blazing New Trails for Diversity

Chenxi Wang, Chief Strategy Officer of Twistlock and co-founder of ITSPmagazine’s Equal Respect column, reflects on her experiences at this year’s Grace Hopper conference and the hope and excitement it continues to inspire for women in tech.

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.

Veterans Are A Valuable Cybersecurity Workforce. Why?

How does defending America with the weapons of war relate to preventing cyberattacks? Security Strategist for Carbon Black and former Marine, Rick McElroy, explains why military veterans make formidable cybersecurity warriors.

There Is No Standard Career In Cybersecurity. However...

Many are lured by the fascinating and lucrative field of cybersecurity, but the prerequisites for entry-level positions are often daunting. Learn from expert Mikhael Felker how to gain experience that will position you for a successful career in InfoSec.

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.

Wouldn’t It Be NICE? The NICE Conference & Expo

How can education be used to produce the next generation of cybersecurity experts? The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is bringing solutions and networking opportunities to Kansas City in its annual NICE Conference and Expo.

Diversity Is Not a Statistic, It’s the Inclusion of Differences – All of Them

When promoting her new Cybersecurity Diversity Foundation, Mischel Kwon found herself reassuring males that diversity was not about excluding them, but rather including everyone. A diverse workforce simply means having the best thinkers, the best technologies, and the best solutions.