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.
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.
Verizon has released its 10th annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), a comprehensive and multi-faceted look-back on breach trends, threat actor tactics and apparent motivations, based on analysis by the company or one of its 65 partners of 1,935 breach events occurring in 2016. This Experts Corner article examines some of its findings by some of the industry's top experts.
An IT security professional realizes that his life’s mission to protect information harks back to being a curious youngster who absconded his teacher’s log-in credentials and then poked around the school’s rudimentary computer network. Little did he know, a rewarding career lay ahead.
Bridging the talent gap means more than producing a diverse cybersecurity workforce today – it will require looking into the future of the criminal mind.
Many SMB employees out there put themselves – and their sensitive data – in harm’s way because they are unaware of the risks and the proper security measures to take. In fact, in many data breach cases, human error is often the culprit.
Psychology skills are supplanting technical skills as a critical hacker skill. "A culture of security is in place when rhetoric is replaced with action," says Gene Fredriksen CISM, CRISC and VP & CISO, PSCU.