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Are you prepared to address the security impact of aging coders on key systems?

Recognizing the impact of aging coders on the security of key systems is not yet a priority. Which is precisely why it’s important. Here are some considerations.

Changing times in the CSO suite

The role of the CSO is continuing to evolve and becoming more distant from being a technologist as the IT C-suite becomes one with the business, according to EMC CSO Dave Martin.


If you lose your key staff, are you prepared to maintain security?

Leaders need to assess and prepare for the security impact of key people leaving the organization while making it better for those who stay.

Today's top skill sets in security -- and why they're in demand

The threat landscape is ever-changing, and so are the skills that are needed to mitigate them. Here, experts weigh in on some of the most in-demand skill sets needed in the security industry today

CISOs taking a leap of faith

More CISOs are embracing new career paths within the industry

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Smaller cities look to compete in a growing InfoSec job market

In 2013, InfoSec accounted for nearly 10 percent of all IT jobs nationwide. On Wednesday, a local firm in Indianapolis, added to that growth.

10 tips to attract women to infosec jobs

Women make up only 11 percent of infosec professionals. Here are a few tips to attract and recruit more to your business

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In Depth

Avoiding burnout: Ten tips for hackers working incident response

Recent security graduates entering the world of incident response, or those with a strong security background making a career move, face a challenging environment that often leads to frustration and burnout.

Kimberly Clark names new CISO

Timothy Youngblood joins Kimberly Clark as their Chief Information Security Officer.

Our bias for breach prevention is causing blind spots

We have an inherent bias toward prevention, even as we freely admit we can’t prevent a breach. That leads to the neglect of detection, response, and the role of culture in building a successful security program. Explore how and why to

Target CIO resigns as company moves to recover from breach

Beth Jacob, Target's Chief Information Officer during the largest retail breach on record, has resigned from her post in the wake of the incident.

Executives to blame for bad risk decisions? Hardly. The real problem is our failure to communicate

The apparent inability of executives to understand and act on security information is generally a failure of security professionals to effectively communicate value. Here are some ways to fix it.

IT innovation challenging security pros' knowledge, resources

Upper management pushing for rollout of new technology without fully understanding security risks

Does your title match your authority?

Security may be getting more respect at the executive table, but how much does a C-level security title really mean when it comes to having the power to secure an organization?

Survey says more attention being paid to data privacy, but still a ways to go

PwC released results of 2013 data privacy survey late last year, which pointed to increased communication, but also continuing struggles to meet compliance and regulation requirements

Punish careless employees to reduce security breaches, vendor says

Holding employees accountable for carelessly falling prey to social engineering schemes could lead to tighter security

How do you plan for a 15 minute discussion about social media security?

How would you handle a request to talk about social media security - perhaps in your company - if you had about a month to prepare and 15 minutes to speak as part of a panel? What follows is an overview of my process, my preparation...

Senior managers fumble security much more often than rank and file

Busy schedules and belief that they are above the rules lead to slip ups, says study

Noted speaker, Mikko Hypponen, cancels RSA talk in protest

In a letter to Joseph Tucci, and Art Coviello, F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen says he is canceling his talk at the 2014 RSA Conference, due to the company's deal with the NSA.

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No More XP: CSOs Need to Engage Now

Migrating off of Windows XP has become an issue that has jumped to the top of the CIO priority lists all over the world. Is your enterprise ready? Are you engaged with the plan?

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