Security awareness training helps educate organizations and prepare its people to defend against today's most threatening cyberattacks. But, sometimes well-intentioned strategies can have unintended consequences. Leveraging a "one-size-fits-all" solution may work for maintaining compliance, but what happens when a...
The bad guys are getting very creative, impersonating an executive in your organization and asking for financial reports or they ask employees in payroll to make changes to bank accounts. According to the FBI, their efforts have earned them an estimated $12 billion through Business Email Compromise also know as CEO...
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that offers a mix of incentives and new guidelines aimed at hiring and retaining more security pros to work within the federal government. The order creates a President's Cup Cybersecurity Competition as a way to reward top professionals.
Nearly one-quarter of the global cybersecurity workforce is now made up of women. But women still face significant compensation and other career challenges, according to a new study. Mary-Jo de Leeuw of (ISC)2 shares analysis.
The exits of the Department of Homeland Security secretary and Secret Service director are prompting discussion about the continuity of U.S. cybersecurity policy because the agencies play a key role in securing infrastructure and investigating financial cybercrime.
How are we doing on hiring more women in the technology sector? Ann Sung Ruckstuhl of Unisys says that from a demographic representation standpoint, we should be doing far better because of the demonstrable benefits to the business that women bring.
Successful CISOs distinguish themselves by the length of their tenure in the job, which in many cases depends on their ability to communicate with the board of directors and senior managers, says Mat Newfield, CISO of Unisys. And that involves much more than demanding additional money and people.
Making data security as people-centric as possible by applying strong risk-based controls is the only way organizations can best secure data while also enabling employees to do their jobs, says Tony Pepper of Egress Software Technologies.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features Greg Touhill, the United States' first federal CISO, discussing how "reskilling" can help fill cybersecurity job vacancies. Plus, California considers tougher breach notification requirements; curtailing the use of vulnerable mobile networks.
How can the many job openings for cybersecurity specialists be filled? "Reskilling" can play a critical role, says Greg Touhill, the nation's first federal CISO, who's now president of Cyxtera Technologies. In an interview, he offers a preview of his upcoming presentation at the RSA Conference 2019.
ISMG and Zscaler hosted a roundtable dinner in Denver focused on security's role in digital transformation. Cultural and leadership challenges were major themes of this discussion, and Bil Harmer, Americas CISO with Zscaler, discusses his takeaways in this exclusive eBook transcript.
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This whitepaper from the SANS Institute focuses on the growing use and benefits derived from information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence which includes more effective management and operation of contemporary control systems. IT/OT convergence carries unique challenges that make managing...