IT Leadership

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Can computer science education be fun?

Games that focus on concepts over programming languages teach students to think like a computer while having a little fun.

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Exploit attacker playbooks to improve security

Rick Howard lines up a Security Slap Shot on improving security by going after attacker playbooks.

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IT is NOT Cybersecurity

The differences between IT and Security teams and why you need both. In less than 10 years, we will all look back and wonder how businesses ever got along without both teams. Cybersecurity is not a function of IT operations.

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Rethinking what it means to win in security

Security leaders need to celebrate success with a better definition of winning.

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3 tips to get the most out of Black Hat/Defcon

Las Vegas. Hate it or love it, for seven days each year Sin City is the gathering place for BSides Las Vegas, Black Hat, and DEF CON. Combined, these events are arguably the largest security gathering in North America, with...


So, you want a master's degree in cybersecurity?

A sampling of cybersecurity master's degree programs at universities in the U.S.

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What CIOs need to know about authentication

Email is so critical to business communications today that many assume it's a safe and trustworthy medium, but recent cyberattacks prove it's not. What CIOs need to know about authentication and DMARC, a key tool to address this...

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Security team leadership – the 'X' factor

Cybersecurity headhunter and leadership advisor Stephen Spagnuolo of ZRG Partners discusses how strong fundamental leadership can have a force multiplier effect on info security teams achieving optimal performance. There are several...

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Avoid these 5 IT vendor management worst practices to avoid IT audit trouble

During IT audits we continue to find that both management and the risk function can do a lot more after the signing of the contract to at least ensure that the vendor is fulfilling their signed negotiated commitment. Make sure that...

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Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP): Security problems exist despite compliance

CIP is just one of 14 mandatory NERC standards that are subject to enforcement in the U.S. However, it gets a good deal of attention because this regulation is centered around the cybersecurity of assets deemed to be critical to the...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, deadlines and facts

GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies dearly. Here’s what every company that...

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What are the GDPR requirements?

Here’s how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies process, store and secure EU customer data.

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Money talks: Send your kid to cybersecurity school

Parents may want to think about cybersecurity as an alternative to medicine and law for their ambitious college-bound kids.

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Security leaders need to focus on minimum effort, not minimum compliance

Experian's Michael Bruemmer takes a Security Slap Shot on the need to harness regulations to drive better security and not just minimum compliance.

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The economics and impact of bad CISO leadership

Bad CISO leadership can be costly to a company, but even worse for your career.

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Cybersecurity has a huge skills gap! Will you be part of the problem or the solution?

There is currently a projected shortfall of 1.6 million qualified persons to fill cyber security roles. Since it is very clear we are vulnerable to cyber attacks and need to mitigate them we need people now. Complaining about...

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7 elements of a successful security awareness program

Action items for CSOs looking to bolster their security awareness programs.

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10 tough security interview questions, and how to answer them

Recently hired security leaders share what hiring execs want to know in interviews.

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Getting smarter about making cities smart

Many cities claim to be ahead of smart curve, but find themselves handcuffed by custom systems

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Yes, Uber can – and will – get worse

It might be hard to imagine how things could get worse for Uber – but they will!

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