Identity titan Okta has awarded $1.02 million in grants to groups focused on linking nonprofits with the talent needed to configure and manage security technology. Nonprofits have limited access to infrastructure and human capital to address their cybersecurity needs, and Okta hopes to change that.
Beyond advising the seniormost levels of the business in the strategic use of technology, the need to recruit new cybersecurity professionals often also tops the list of tasks facing today's security leaders, says Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Air.
Chris Borales, senior product marketing manager for ThreatINSIGHT and security solutions at Gigamon, and Tony Morbin of Information Security Media Group discuss the findings of a recent survey of cybersecurity professionals about emerging security trends in 2022, conducted for Gigamon by ISMG.
Humana Business Information Security Officer Ankit Patel says the doctors, physician assistants and leaders that he deals with on a daily basis are laser-focused on providing care to patients and consider technology and security only as it relates to providing patient care.
It was the ultimate challenge: Build a cybersecurity program from scratch. Three years later, Jeff Farinich, CISO of New American Funding, talks about the transformation, aligning security with business needs and helping raise the bar on the enterprise's security maturity.
Effective security and risk programs require not just domain mastery but making security accessible to boards of directors and senior officers, says Karin Höne, the group chief information security and risk officer of South Africa-based multinational Barloworld.
Rich Lindberg, CISO of JAMS, didn't set out to have a career in cybersecurity. Instead, he sought to make a living at what he enjoyed - programming. "I embraced fun," he says. Now he wants to help others do the same by growing the diversity of the industry workforce.
CISO Patricia "Patti" Titus says the cybersecurity sector is "still struggling" with the diversity and inclusion it requires. "The things we do really impact all of our end users, employees and customers," she says, so you need "the broadest skill set possible when you're making decisions."
Never forget the fun factor when it comes to recruiting and retaining cybersecurity talent, not least to help address the nonstop stress and scariness that so often accompanies positions in the field, says Joseph Carson, chief security scientist at Delinea.
To keep pace with rapid industry changes, including the major vulnerabilities that crop up with alarming regularity, cybersecurity education needs to get more agile, say Hack The Box's Trevor Nelson and Emma Brothers. They discuss how cybersecurity education delivery must continue to evolve.
The role was vastly different 10 years ago, and it will morph yet again 10 years from now. This makes the CISO's job the most challenging in the cybersecurity sector, says John Horn, cybersecurity practice director at Aite-Novarica Group. He shares highlights of recent research.
In an organization, people are the ones who develop and sustain organizational strategy. Talented people are discovering that it's possible to leave a toxic environment so they can breathe and thrive. Marco Túlio Moraes explores how to retain both talent and strategy.
Erwän Keräudy and Jeff Gore of CybelAngel say that due to cloud migration, people working remotely, and the connected ecosystem of suppliers, "the perimeter is dead." We need a comprehensive assessment of critical external threats, they say, including a scan of "the infrastructure of the internet."
To advance a more inclusive and diverse workforce in cybersecurity, it is imperative to consider "every person in the room," says Michael Cunningham, vice president and CISO of Graphic Packaging International LLC. He discusses ways for organizations to become more inclusive and diverse.
According to Accenture Security's new report titled "Elevating the Cybersecurity Discussion," only 38% of CEOs and CFOs are confident that over 75% of their organization is actively protected by their cybersecurity program. Ryan LaSalle discusses how to help the C suite understand cybersecurity.