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Is the CISO a second-class executive?

Why does it appear that the CISO is a second-class executive? Are CISOs the victim of a business that “doesn’t get it”? Or is the business a victim of CISOs that “don’t bring it”? The plight of the CISO is well documented. It can be a challenging and thankless role that is accompanied by high…

Tips for those of all ages interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity

Today, we are facing a frightening shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the workforce. Specifically, this widening gap is expected to lead to 3.5 million jobs left unfilled in the cybersecurity profession by 2021. The month of October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, and additionally, draw…

AT&T, Verizon join RSA exodus over Coronavirus fears

The worldwide Novel Coronavirus outbreak is putting industry event organizers and attendees in the difficult position of having to decide whether to hold or attend scheduled events with AT&T being the latest firm to pull out of RSA Conference 2020. AT&T Cybersecurity and Verizon joined IBM Security and cancelled their appearance at RSA Conference 2020…

Experts share new insight on Sandworm APT exploits, BlackEnergy malware

Ring mandating 2FA logins, ceases some third-party activity

Camera doorbell maker Ring is pushing through a new level of security by now making mandatory for all users to implement two-factor authentication when setting up their device. Two-factor authentication previously had been available as an option, but the company said going forward all users must go through this step when accessing their Ring account.…

Inside the weakest link: How good and bad actors view endpoint security

There’s no silver bullet when it comes to endpoint security. No matter how many security tools enterprises layer on, or how locked-down user devices are meant to be, determined cybercriminals can still ferret through the cracks. That’s why the best cybersecurity approach is to acknowledge that hackers will get through and to employ isolation solutions…

You’re the new CISO — Now what?

A CISO will spend less than two years in the role before moving onto another endeavor. One of the primary factors behind this alarming turnover rate is the constant stress of the job. In fact, it’s common for a CISO to work nights, weekends and holidays, given that malicious threat actors never truly sleep. Despite…

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