infosec education

OPM Breach Anniversary- How Far Have We Come?

It has been two years since we first heard about one of the largest data breaches in the history of the federal government, hitting the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and exposing the sensitive personal information of more than 22 million current and former employees. What's happened since then?

What Could Be the Mysterious Reason Why Girls Are Not Interested in Tech Careers?

When a girl gets a Computer Engineer Barbie who needs the help of two boys to code, that sends a very clear message to her. Barbie may be modeled on life, but Mattel must realize that it needs to ensure that it models the doll on relevant, inclusive, diverse life.

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.

What Makes You a Cyber Security Professional – Nature or Training?

Your nature makes you a perfect candidate for a career in InfoSec, but it’s the nurturing found in community that will make you a success.

You Can’t Change The Future, But You Can Foresee It, and Be Ready

When it comes to ingesting, digesting, and applying threat intelligence in a meaningful way, it can seem like information overload. With their Threat Catalogue, HITRUST is helping the healthcare industry overcome this challenge with a complete list of security and privacy threats geared toward the threats the industry faces on a daily basis.

Knowledge, Passion, Determination and a Sense of Social Responsibility

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Women in IT Security? Of Course "We Can Do IT"

In this interview, Carolyn April, senior director of industry analysis at CompTIA, sheds light on how companies can recruit more women into security careers to fill the growing skills gap. Plus, create your own personalized Rosie the Riveter avatar via Make Tech Her Story!

Transitioning from a Military to a Commercial Culture

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.

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.

Military Trained, Infosec Approved

Work ethic and attention to detail are two traits that these three University of New Haven cybersecurity students developed while they were in the military.

The Yellow Brick Road Is Paved in Code; And It’s Pretty Awesome

Learn how ITSPmagazine’s new column, The Academy, will bring together cutting-edge IT educators, top industry experts, and our best and brightest students as they analyze trends in cybersecurity and offer insights regarding the many questions driving the field today.