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How to create an effective data security communication plan

There is a need to create value around company data and one way to do this is to ensure that the workforce knows and understands the threats that are out there and the measures that are in place to protect against them.

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Going beyond gender for the agenda

We've all seen tech conference with only male speakers on the agenda. What would it be like to have a conference agenda populated only with women, but not a "women in tech" event? And what can this show us about increasing diversity...

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10 changes you can make to achieve security serenity now!

Some security changes are slow, expensive, and uncertain. Here are 10 of the best security changes that you can make with certainty, most of them with relative ease.

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Successful leaders use the value of time to boost security team results

Make better decisions and prioritize the right efforts by understanding and using the value of time to lead a successful security team


Building our cyber workforce (part 2 of 2)

In part 2 of this look at growing our cyber workforce, let's address the IT Security staff, executive leadership, suppliers, customers and also consider how we might engage the wider community.

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5 steps to more mobile-security-savvy employees

It takes more than policies and penalties to make your workers smart about mobile security. Here’s how to identify and correct problem behaviors in your organization that can leave your corporate data vulnerable.

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Building our cyber workforce (part 1 of 2)

There is a skills gap in cybersecurity that has led to hundreds of thousands of unfilled jobs in the US alone. The number of new job openings is estimated to continue to grow at a rate of some 10 to 12 percent per year, or roughly...


What happens when enterprises promote employees with low security IQs?

Enterprise bi-polar security disorder: promote employees with low security IQs up the ladder, then beat them down when they exhibit risky behavior.

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Where to find security certifications

Some say they are essential to a successful security career. Others argue they are an outdated concept and a waste of time. Despite the debate, here are 10 places to further learn about the security trade and the certifications...

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For big raises in IT, look to mobile, security, big data

More women will enter the technology workforce in the coming years as they use IT jobs to land business positions, a report said

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5 non-traditional hiring tips for InfoSec

The majority of companies surveyed – 70 percent – says their IT security departments were understaffed.

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The Paradox of STEM Training

Recent statistics seem to point to an overabundance of STEM graduates, and yet there is negative unemployment in some tech careers. Why the discrepancy between supply and demand?

Microsoft's Nadella backtracks after comments on women pay lead to protests

Satya Nadella later said he had been "inarticulate"

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States worry about ability to hire IT security pros

The biggest challenges are money -- and not enough people in the pool.


Why CSO pay is too low in San Francisco, New York

Among six major U.S. cities, CSOs are paid the most in San Francisco and New York, but factoring in the cost of living makes Denver and Chicago the best bang-for-the-buck places.

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Why your company needs both a CIO and a CISO

Information security isn't a luxury these days. It's a necessity. Companies that don't (or won't) pay security the attention it deserves risk joining a list that includes the likes of Target and Home Depot. It's time to hire a CISO...

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Myths and truths about employing women in Infosec

Lisa Myers breaks down the truths and the fallacies behind women in security careers.

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Pay up for talent? Is there a security salary disconnect?

Demand for security pros has never been higher, so why are salaries flat?

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