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Busting The 7 Myths About Cybersecurity Careers

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.

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.

Cybersecurity Needs Technologists? Are You One Of Them?

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.

Looking for a new job? Then the scammers want you!

If you're a big company and you're not looking for imposters, you're making a big mistake. If you, as an individual, get a job offer emailed to you out of the blue apparently from a big company, it's pretty much a certainty you're going to loose out big time if you get "employed." Read Mark Gibbs' latest Gearhead column to learn why.

Do We Really Need Empathetic Bots? Yes, We Do

Move over chatbots - it is time for the empathetic bot. Say what?! In this new Experts Corner, Ashwin Krishnam explores the intersection of autonomous vehicles, bots, and machine learning. Where will technology take us in the future? Will be able to tell the difference between machine and human?

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.

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?

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.

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.

RSA Conference 2017 - Recap | Don’t Talk About Diversity, Live It!

This RSA panel of security experts discusses the lack of diversity in cybersecurity and explores the responsibility of women when it comes to changing unconscious bias.

The Modern-Day James Bond Is Autistic, Dyslexic or a Mother

Britain’s GCHQ has been actively recruiting neurodiverse people into their foreign espionage workforce, but it doesn’t take a 007 to figure out that the cybersecurity industry needs to broaden their pipeline and get more creative about recruiting more diverse individuals.

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.

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.

Ageism in the Tech Industry & Other Bias. Let’s Fight ‘Em All

When it comes to the tech/InfoSec/cybersecurity industries, how important is age? Should the number of times you’ve gone around the sun be irrelevant or does growing up with technology actually make you better qualified for a tech job?

Don't Talk Diversity, Live It! Panel at RSA 2017

Join Chenxi, Jennifer, Mischel, and Leyla on February 13th for the “Don’t Talk Diversity, Live It!” panel at the RSA Conference 2017. Read this first so you can arrive prepared for the discussion.

This Is Why Men Should Fight Mightily to Defeat the Infosec Gender Gap

Entrepreneurs and businesses know, better than anyone, that survival is contingent upon adaptability. So why is there still a lack of diversity in this field? Avani Desai brings 15 years’ of experience in the IT field to offer her own suggestions as to how to close this gender gap.

Too Many Biases in Job Descriptions. Also, Are You Hiring Ninjas? Really?

When Director of Human Resources Amy Dolan started using a tool that flags sexist wording in their job descriptions, they increased their female employees from 28 to 44 in nine months. No one was more surprised than she was.

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.