Archive for the ‘cyber security’ Category

How to develop a skilled cybersecurity team

What skills should aspiring information security workers possess and work on? What certifications can come in handy more than others? What strategies should organizations employ to develop a well-staffed cybersecurity team? Where should they look for talent? What advice do those already working in the field have for those who want to enter it? (ISC)¬≤ […]

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Three security lessons from a year of crisis

When Pindrop surveyed security and fraud professionals across vital sectors including banking and healthcare, we discovered hundreds of teams that had made heroic efforts to continue operating in the face of huge obstacles. We were also reminded of the many ways that fraud threatens businesses and individuals facing turmoil. Spikes in call volume left contact […]

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Reformulating the cyber skills gap

Many thought leaders have approached the skills shortage from a cumulative perspective. They ask ‚ÄúHow on Earth can companies afford to keep re-training their teams for the latest cyber-threats?‚ÄĚ The challenge, to them, emanates from the impracticalities of entry level training becoming obsolete as new challenges emerge. Of course, the question of ongoing training is […]

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Quantum computing: How should cybersecurity teams prepare for it?

Our community ‚Äď that is, technologists, mathematicians and information assurance professionals ‚Äď has generally adapted well to changes in the technology landscape. At the start of the Cold War, the western security apparatus sought to understand the actions of their adversaries by intercepting radio signals bouncing off the ionosphere and analyzing the messages they carried. […]

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Gamers beware! Crooks take advantage of MSI download outage

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Teaching Cybersecurity to Children

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61% of cybersecurity teams are understaffed

In a climate where remote work became more prevalent‚ÄĒand in some cases, mandatory‚ÄĒthose citing ‚Äúlimited remote work possibilities‚ÄĚ as a reason for leaving their cybersecurity role saw a six-percentage point decline (45%) compared to the year before. Though the cybersecurity workforce was mainly spared the pandemic devastation experienced by other sectors, the survey found that […]

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A battle cry for SMBs to address cybersecurity

If cybersecurity is a new concept for the business, first take the necessary steps to follow best practises, as set out by the¬†NIST Cybersecurity framework, as a minimum. Furthermore, to enhance the organisation‚Äôs overall security maturity, there are 4 key categories that need to be addressed: cyber strategy and risk, network security, endpoint security, and […]

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The realities of working in and pursuing a career in cybersecurity

‚ÄúOne of the biggest challenges we have in cybersecurity is an acute lack of market awareness about what cybersecurity jobs entail,‚ÄĚ said¬†Clar Rosso, CEO of¬†(ISC)¬≤. ‚ÄúThere are wide variations in the kinds of tasks entry-level and junior staff can expect. Hiring organizations and their cybersecurity leadership need to adopt more mature strategies for building teams. […]

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Alarming Cybersecurity Stats: What You Need To Know For 2021

The year 2020 broke all records when it came to data lost in breaches and sheer numbers of cyber-attacks on companies, government, and individuals. In addition, the sophistication of threats increased from the application of emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and 5G,  and especially from greater tactical cooperation among hacker groups and […]

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Why taking the cybersecurity initiative can win you business

Consumers seem somehow unable or unwilling to protect themselves. But our research reveals an interesting knock-on effect from this: consumers welcome organizations who take the security initiative ‚Äď and actively move their business to them. Good security is good for business This situation is a huge opportunity for organizations to make security a differentiator. Our research reveals […]

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Alan Turing’s £50 banknote officially unveiled

Regular Naked Security readers will know we‚Äôre huge fans of Alan Turing OBE FRS. He was chosen in 2019 to be the¬†scientist featured¬†on the next issue of the Bank of England‚Äôs biggest publicly available banknote, the bullseye, more properly Fifty Pounds Sterling. (It‚Äôs called a bullseye because that‚Äôs the tiny, innermost circle on a dartboard, also known as […]

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FCC Boots Chinese Telecom Companies, Citing Security

he Federal Communications Commission‚Äôs (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau on March 12 identified five Chinese companies they said posed a threat to U.S. national security. These companies are: Huawei Technologies Co., ZTE Corp., Hytera Communications Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co. The declaration, according to the FCC, is in accordance […]

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Understand the core Concepts of Information Assurance & InfoSec

Today‚Äôs world uses the information for a variety of purposes. City officials install traffic signals with traffic movement information, and accounting professionals use revenue and expenditure information to calculate annual earnings. So, experts established different domains intending to secures information. Such domains are Information security,¬†Cybersecurity, and¬†Ethical hacking. more on: Information Security VS Cybersecurity VS Ethical […]

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The cyber security risks of working from home

Luke Irwin Organisations have had to overcome countless challenges during the pandemic, but one that has continued to cause headaches is IT security for home workers. A remote workforce comes with myriad dangers, with employees relying on their home networks ‚Äď and sometimes their own devices ‚Äď and without the assurance of a member of […]

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How a push to remote work could help fix cybersecurity’s diversity problem

When Rinki Sethi heard that her 7th grade daughter applied to take a technology innovation class as an elective, she was thrilled. Sethi, who joined Twitter in September as its chief information security officer, said one of her passions is getting more young women interested in technology. But when her daughter found out that she […]

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Starting your cybersecurity career path: What you need to know to be successful

A comprehensive guide to getting started in cybersecurity

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The Smartest Person in the Room: The Root Cause and New Solution for Cybersecurity

However, Espinosa‚Äôs hard-earned experience is not simply limited to the boardroom. In his latest book,¬†‚ÄėThe Smartest Person in the Room: The Root Cause and New Solution for Cybersecurity‚Äô, Espinosa shares his decades of experience in the fast-paced world of IT Security. The decades of combined experience can practically be felt dripping through the pages as […]

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Cybersecurity Best Practices for 2021

CYBERSECURITY: It’s not just a good idea. Register to learn more.

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EU leaders aim at boosting defense and security, including cybersecurity

During the recent video conference of the members of the European Council (25-26 February 2021), NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg highlighted the importance to define a strategy to boost defense and security. ‚ÄúWe want to act more strategically, to defend our interests and to promote our values.‚Ä̬†said Charles Michel, President of the European Council.¬†‚ÄúWe will step […]

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