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Strategies for closing the cybersecurity skills & leadership gap

As organizations begin to address the risks of an increasingly complex digital landscape, they are recognizing that cybersecurity challenges are compounded by a lack of available talent and skills to mount a necessary defense. The digital skills shortage in the U.S. is at a critical point, highlighting a need for increased investment in workforce training. The […]

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What do SOC analysts need to be successful?

Gurucul announced the results of a Black Hat USA 2022 security professionals survey with respondents indicating that insider threats were the most difficult type of attack for SOC analysts to detect, and that behavioral analytics was the most common piece of technology they felt was missing and that they planned to add to the SOC in the […]

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A rough guide to launching a career in cybersecurity

The global cybersecurity workforce gap is estimated at 2.7 million people, with the problem particularly acute when it comes to entry-level roles. Cybersecurity nevertheless promises an interesting and potentially lucrative career. Even though the profession is open to people with any degree or none – providing they have the aptitude to learn – it can still […]

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7 free online cybersecurity courses you can take right now

The cybersecurity skills shortage continues to present multiple challenges and have repercussions for organizations. The skills gap can be addressed through training and certifications to increase employees’ education. The talent shortage and a variety of specialized fields within cybersecurity have inspired many to reskill and join the industry. One way to get more knowledge is to take advantage of […]

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How do I become a cyber security professional?

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How Many Cybersecurity Pros do we Really Need?

How Many Cybersecurity Pros do we Really Need? We take it as gospel that we have a skills gap in cybersecurity. In fact, the narrative across most of the industry is that you need tools and you need automation because there aren’t enough people to do the work. And we believe it. But what if that’s not actually […]

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45% of cybersecurity pros are considering quitting the industry due to stress

Deep Instinct released the third edition of its annual Voice of SecOps Report, focused on the increasing and unsustainable stress levels among 1,000 C-suite and senior cybersecurity professionals across all industries and roles. The research found that 45% of respondents have considered quitting the industry due to stress, with the primary issues being an unrelenting threat […]

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Many security engineers are already one foot out the door

Many security engineers are already one foot out the door. Why? The position of security engineer has become a pivotal role for modern security teams. Practitioners are responsible for critical monitoring of networks and systems to identify threats or intrusions that could cause immense harm to an organization. They must analyze troves of security-related data, detect immediate […]

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The Great Resignation meets the Great Exfiltration: How to securely offboard security personnel

“The Great Resignation” is a phenomenon that has greatly impacted how we work. As of August 2021, 65% of people in the United States were looking for a new job and 25% of them actually quit. With tens of millions of people shuffling around the workforce, there is another key asset organizations are at risk of losing: data. People […]

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How to plan for increased security risks resulting from the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation is sweeping the world, and the causes and impacts are still being analyzed. Texas A&M University professor Anthony Klotz coined the term, predicting an unusual rise in voluntary resignations as employees anticipated the global pandemic coming to end and life returning to normal. Many employees stayed longer in roles because they were uncertain of […]

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What it takes to Start a Career in InfoSec

 A useful advice from Cybersecurity Learning Saturday event. Cybersecurity Learning Saturday is a free program to help folks to build their professional careers. #cybersecurity #career #InfoSeccareer Finding Your Cybersecurity Career Path Proven techniques and effective tips to help you advance in your cybersecurity career InfoSec Jobs

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Best Tips on Cybersecurity for Students

There is a way to avoid cybersecurity threats, and that’s incorporating effective practices in your daily use of the internet. Here are a few best tips for improving cybersecurity. Use Strong and Varied Password The “one password fits all platforms” philosophy is ideal for hackers. They only need to get a password to one network to access […]

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It’s Not a User Problem; It’s a Cybersecurity People Problem

There is a serious user problem out there, and whether the user makes a mistake or is intentionally malicious, it can impact the entire system and the organization. But is it really a user problem? In their session at (ISC)2 Security Congress, Ira Winkler, CISO with Skyline Technology Solutions and Tracy Celaya-Brown, president, Go Consulting International, […]

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Big salaries alone are not enough to hire good cybersecurity talent: What else can companies do?

This is sometimes due to budgets, as many organizations have not placed a high enough priority on cybersecurity, despite the growing number of high-profile attacks. But even those who are paying high salaries are finding that generous compensation is still not enough to hire and retain talent in this field. While 33% of CISOs surveyed […]

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How to retain the best talent in a competitive cybersecurity market

hiring and retaining the best talent has quickly become a top priority for most organizations today. In the cybersecurity industry, which faces an immense skills shortage, this is especially true. In fact, according to CompTIA and Cyber Seek, a job-tracking database from the U.S. Commerce Department, there are nearly 500,000 open positions in cybersecurity nationwide as of Q2 […]

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