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(ISC)2 pilots new entry-level cybersecurity certification to tackle workforce shortages

New certification aims to validate knowledge of foundational cybersecurity concepts and best practices to address skills gap. Is another cybersecurity qualification the answer?

Laura Deaner, CISO, Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual’s Laura Deaner: Resist the urge to solve stuff fast

Technologists want to “solve stuff really fast,” says Northwestern Mutual CISO Laura Deaner. But to cement their roles as business leaders, CISOs must take the time to understand the business and build a security strategy that solves...

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The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2021

Tracking postponements, cancellations, and conferences gone virtual — CSO Online’s calendar of upcoming security conferences makes it easy to find the events that matter the most to you.

Bill Hunkapiller, Chief Information Security Officer, Florida State University

FSU’s university-wide resiliency program focuses on doing the basics better

An audit showing inadequate disaster recovery plans in many of the university’s 307 administrative units was the stick CISO Bill Hunkapiller needed to advance a centralized, streamlined resiliency program.

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4 steps to protect the C-suite from business email compromise attacks

Preventing top executives from becoming BEC victims requires a different approach. Putting the risk in business terms is key.

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New US CISO appointments, September 2021

Keep up with news of CSO, CISO, and other senior security executive appointments.

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Seven strategies for building a great security team

The dangers of a dysfunctional security team are easy to imagine, ranging from difficulty attracting and retaining talent to putting your organization at risk. These seven steps can make a world of difference.

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CRISC certification: Your ticket to the C-suite?

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) is a certification that focuses on enterprise IT risk management. Learn about the exam, prerequisites, study guides, and potential salary.

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How CISOs and CIOs should share cybersecurity ownership

CISOs and CIOs weigh in on how their cybersecurity responsibilities are evolving with changes in the business environment and threat landscape.

Joanna Burkey, CISO, HP

HP CISO Joanna Burkey: Securing remote workers requires a collaborative approach

New research finds 91% of IT teams feel pressure to compromise cybersecurity for WFH business continuity. HP CISO Joanna Burkey urges security leaders to tackle workforce IT conflicts to secure the remote and hybrid workplace.

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8 top cloud security certifications

Cloud security skills are in high demand. These certs will help you demonstrate your cloud security know-how.

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8 must-ask security analyst interview questions

These essential interview questions will reveal whether a candidate has the skills and traits needed for this in-demand security role.

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CDPSE certification: Requirements, exam, and cost

The Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) certification is new on the scene, but the privacy-focused cert is already in increasing demand.

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Security engineer job requirements, certifications, and salary

A security engineer helps develop and implement strategies and systems to protect against cyberattacks. Here’s what you need to know about this vital role.

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7 key data points on the cybersecurity skills shortage

The global cybersecurity skills shortage is as bad as it has ever been, and most organizations are feeling the pinch, new research finds. But cybersecurity professionals have many recommendations for addressing this situation.

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Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP): Exam, cost, and requirements

Get answers to your burning questions about this cloud security certification and whether it's the right cert for you.

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Data sovereignty laws place new burdens on CISOs

More than 100 countries now require data on their citizens be stored or processed within their boundaries, presenting new data protection challenges.

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CISOs’ 15 top strategic priorities for 2021

Mitigating third-party risk, baking security into the development process, defending against ransomware attacks, keeping pace with digital transformation efforts—these are just a few things that are top-of-mind for CISOs today.

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