Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering career development, IT management, training, and diversity.

The keys to a successful remote work strategy

What women want in the IT workplace: 6 key factors for hiring and retention

What women want in the IT workplace: 6 key factors for hiring and retention

Women are exiting IT in droves, as companies struggle to hire and engage these valuable employees. The first step to change? Listening to what women want.

Cybersecurity engineer among the hottest IT jobs on the market

Cybersecurity engineer among the hottest IT jobs on the market

Live in or around one of the five largest metro areas in the U.S.? Here’s what you can expect to make in three of the hottest IT roles around.

5 ways to spot a phishing email

5 ways to spot a phishing email

Cybercriminals are getting smarter and their skills are getting better. This list of phishing examples will help you avoid a costly mistake.

5 tips to stay ahead of ransomware threats

5 tips to stay ahead of ransomware threats

Ransomware is on the rise and promises to be an even bigger threat in 2017. Here are five ways to protect against attacks.

2017 security predictions

2017 security predictions

If you thought 2016 was bad, fasten your seat belts -- next year is going to be even worse.

How MSSPs can address the cybersecurity talent gap

How MSSPs can address the cybersecurity talent gap

Managed security services providers can help companies struggling to fill security roles.

Why you need a CSO/CISO

Why you need a CSO/CISO

When it comes to security, you're better off employing a specialist. However, according to recent research, less than half of companies employ a CSO/CISO.

8 tips for recruiting cybersecurity talent

8 tips for recruiting cybersecurity talent

Finding cybersecurity talent isn't easy, but it's even harder if you use the same methods that work for other IT talent specialties. Here's how to get it right.

How to crowdsource your way to better security

How to crowdsource your way to better security

Synack, a company founded by former NSA analysts, attempts to leverage the best of man and machine approaches to provide enterprise cybersecurity protection.

Closing the cybersecurity talent gap, one woman at a time

Closing the cybersecurity talent gap, one woman at a time

The severe shortage of cybersecurity talent is leaving the U.S. vulnerable to attacks. Women, in particular, are key to closing the security skills gap.

10 highest-paying IT security jobs

10 highest-paying IT security jobs

High-profile security breaches, data loss and the need for companies to safeguard themselves against attacks is driving salaries for IT security specialists through the roof. Here are the 10 highest-paying security roles.

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