People go to work to do their job. They have meetings to attend, calls to make, tasks to complete, quotas to reach, and much more. So they can’t be bothered with worrying about information security. However, their habits – good and bad, innocent or malicious – are putting their employer’s business at risk. All it takes is one poorly made decision, or maybe even the lack of a decision in many cases, to damage or even destroy a business.
Ahhh yes, our employees. We love them dearly, but sometimes they do things that put the company at risk of a data breach or other cyber attack. I reached out to the InfoSec community to help me capture some of the more common scenarios and troubling cases where employees could cause a company harm, both unknowingly and maliciously.
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.
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.
Mandy Huth shares a day in her life as Director of Cybersecurity in order to produce further understanding of the challenges InfoSec professionals face and how we might overcome them.
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.
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.
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.
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.