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Cisco and IBM announce historic cybersecurity partnership

Cisco Security and IBM Security join forces to battle cybercrime, helping customers reduce the time to detect and mitigate threats.

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A fortified technology workforce begins in the classroom

One of the most significant and pressing challenges is growing and maintaining a sufficiently qualified pool of professionals


Why security leaders need to partner with their insurance companies

Garin Pace shares how security leaders can partner with their insurance companies to get better results

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‘Sometimes it is necessary to bend the rules a bit’

A recent survey asked employees why they didn’t follow the rules and much of the response sounded a bit like a child answering their parent. They might have been bored or there were too many rules to deal with.

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Does third-party security awareness training work?

Rapid7 security analyst describes the company’s direction with in-house vs. outsourcing training.

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How the CISO can hire the right organization

Gartner and others have proposed that the first 100 days are critical to the success of the CISO. In this article, we suggest that setting of initial expectations during the hiring process, on the part of the organization and the...

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AI: The promise and the peril

Two panels at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium this week focused on how to embrace the almost magical productivity benefits of artificial intelligence without leaving workers behind.

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Cybersecurity ROI: Still a tough sell

Cybersecurity is a wise investment. But as a panel of experts at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium said, it is difficult to put an exact number on it.

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What security leaders need to know about cyber liability insurance before a breach

Shawn Tuma talks about how security leaders can get the most out of their cyber liability coverage in the event of a breach

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Wannacry or Wannabrag? Educating the board on why

Recent media attention on the Wannacry incident provides the opportunity for information security managers to demonstrate what they did right and how management decisions (and investments) directly impacted how the organization was...

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What security leaders need before applying intelligence to cyber

John Boling lines up for a Security Slapshot on how security leaders can successfully apply intelligence to avoid failure

Few firms will be ready for new European breach disclosure rules, fines

The new European General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect next May, with onerous notification requirements and high penalties, but a year might not be enough for firms to get ready

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6 reasons to study security in college (and 7 reasons not to)

Two experts in the field debate whether it is a waste of time or it prepares you for the job force.

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The need for a security leader revealed through cyber insurance

A risk manager explains how learning about cyber insurance drove the creation of the CISO position and key changes across the business


New CISO Chris McDaniels to help drive Mosaic451’s cybersecurity practice

The US Air Force veteran brings deep experience in cyber defense and emergency response.

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Mining the Minecraft generation

New ways to approach and fill the jobs skills gap

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Stopping Trade Secret Theft in Your Organization, Part II

A brief primer on trade secret law for security professionals.

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Ransomware damages rise 15X in 2 years to hit $5 billion in 2017

Ransomware damage costs are expected to hit $5 billion in 2017. To keep from becoming a victim, implement these six cybersecurity strategies.

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Companies ramp up recruiting veterans as cybersecurity urgency grows

Many veterans have the cybersecurity skills and attitude to be successful in the public sector with the right support.

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Why security leaders need to support small business cyber insurance efforts

Carter Schoenberg explains the challenges of SMBs and the role cyber insurance plays to protect them today while preparing them for coming threats

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