Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, women in technology and diversity and inclusion. Before she joined CIO in 2013, Sharon worked as a freelance writer and project manager for technology vendors and media companies such as UBM, Microsoft, Fujitsu and Juniper Networks. She has also written for ChannelPro SMB magazine, CRN and TheLadders.com, among others. Previously, Sharon worked as a staff writer for eWEEK and Channel Insider.

Cybersecurity engineer among the hottest IT jobs on the market

Security engineer among 15 unfilled tech jobs that cost the U.S. billions

Security engineer among 15 unfilled tech jobs that cost the U.S. billions

What's the overall cost of unfilled technology jobs? New research from Glassdoor shows it's in the billions.

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.

Cybersecurity among top IT skills that employers need in 2017

Cybersecurity among top IT skills that employers need in 2017

Here are the IT skills that will be in high demand for 2017.

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.

10 highest-paying IT security jobs

10 highest-paying IT security jobs

IT security is of major concern to all organizations, and they're willing to pay to get top talent.

5 security bad habits (and easy ways to break them)

5 security bad habits (and easy ways to break them)

Your end-users are often the weakest link in your organization's security strategy. Here are five solutions to help users strengthen their security posture.

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.

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