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InfoSec pros spend most time, money on self-inflicted problems

According to a new survey of Black Hat attendees released last week, InfoSec professionals are spending the biggest amount of their time and budgets on security problems created within the organization itself.

So, you want a Masters Degree in cybersecurity?

University and College Masters Degree programs in cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity and geopolitics are intertwined

Have you ever thought how the global economy and geopolitics influence cybersecurity and cybercrime? Some people may think that these are two completely different domains, however they are strongly and permanently related.

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Money talks: Send your kid to cybersecurity school

Cybersecurity vs. a career in medicine or law

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The CSA is the new VIP of information security

While a CISO may get the glory; security architects are what most organizations need.

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CSO salaries rise fastest in New York, Boston

The average CSO salary is now 4 percent higher than last year as a result of more responsibility and better visibility, with salaries in New York and Boston rising even faster, according to a new report

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Security gains a voice with communications specialist

Enlisting help from dedicated communications specialists can be a critical asset in defending organizations from rising security threats.

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How about renting a CSO?

In a time when security professionals are at a premium, perhaps companies should look into renting CISOs.

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Top five reasons companies are avoiding managed services

For many small and midsize companies, having someone else remotely monitor and manage their computer network is a no-brainer. But according to a new study from CompTIA, companies that don't use managed service providers are more...

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IRS cut its cybersecurity staff by 11% over four years

As headcount is falling, cybersecurity spending at the agency is increasing.


5 tips for keeping your incident response team happy

These highly skilled, multitasking, (slightly unconventional) security rock stars have a lot to offer beyond security fire drills and threat research.

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Agile security lessons from Aetna and the state of Texas

The move to agile development practices poses both challenges and opportunities to security teams -- with the challenges often dominating. But some organizations have found ways to make it work. What is agile security? And how can you...

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Money on the mind of security pros

Survey shows that security professionals are worried about financial stability, keeping up with technology

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For women to avoid 'office housework', work from home

It can be easy to see how parents, particularly working mothers, might realize benefits of working from home. But there are other, less obvious reasons that women in tech can reap big rewards by choosing to telecommute.

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Study: Firms not ready to respond to complex threats

Only 46 percent of organizations have confidence that their security teams can respond to complex threats, according to a new study by ISACA.

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5 keys to hiring security talent

Recruiting IT security professionals can be tough, unless you have a great elevator pitch. The CSO of an insurance company provides advice on telling job candidates a compelling story.

Survey: Infosec pros under increasing pressure, short-staffed

The majority of security professionals, 54 percent, said they were under more pressure in 2014 than the year before, and 84 percent said they needed more staff, according to a report released today

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Six entry-level cybersecurity job seeker failings

Here's how many cybersecurity entry-level job seekers fail to make a great first impression.

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