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Career advice: Good enough security trumps best security

The realization that most of the world doesn’t want the best security will help you advance in your security career.

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12 things every IT security professional should know

Fighting the good fight takes specialized knowledge. Here's the baseline of what all security pros should know.

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Why burnout happens in Information Security

Burnout happens a lot in the information security field because we put the professionals responsible for it in positions where they are set up to fail. To fix this, we need to stop treating security as an option or hindrance, and let...

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Does Facebook even need a CSO?

Maybe not, says Twitter’s former CISO, but there are risks with Facebook's move from a centralized to a distributed security model in the wake of Alex Stamos's departure.

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CSO Spotlight: Niall Browne, Domo

For Browne, the most important aspect of the CISO's job is understanding that the two most important people in information security are the customer and the hacker.

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CSO Spotlight: Nasrin Rexai, General Electric

The first female CISO at GE, Nasrin Rexai, stresses how important it is to know who you are, to lead according to your value system, and to think before your respond.

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CSO Spotlight: Tracy Reinhold, Everbridge

How a successful career in the FBI along with the events of 9/11 put Tracy Reinhold on the path to a career in cybersecurity.

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CSO Spotlight: Justin Berman, Zenefits

Being wrong is good, embrace it, learn from it and grow from it, advises Berman. Being an effective security leader is about recognizing that "your job is to get the best answer, not to have it."

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CSO Spotlight: David Smith, Nuix

Winning the war against cybercrime is getting closer to reality as law enforcement dedicates more resources to cybersecurity investigations and improves cyber-related laws.

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CSO Spotlight: Annalea Ilg, Flexential

The cybersecurity threat is ever growing and its clear companies are still not following basic security practices. If they were, we wouldn’t be seeing so many breach notifications, says Ilg.

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CSO Spotlight: Eddie Garcia, Cloudera

For Eddie Garcia, job satisfaction comes from “[seeing his] contributions help organizations securely process data for good.” His best advice for aspiring security leaders is to focus on your passion and let the rest fall into place —...

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The best workplace perks in IT

The offerings run deep at Computerworld's 2018 Best Places to Work in IT. Comprehensive health insurance is just table stakes.

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CSO Spotlight: David Cook, Databricks

For Cook, the best trend in cybersecurity right now is the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning because, he says, "security is about spotting patterns, and new services based on machine learning can help analysts spot...

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What is Six Sigma? Streamlining quality management

Six Sigma streamlines quality control in an effort to improve current processes, products or services. Here are the methodologies, roles and certifications central to this quality management methodology.

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CSO Spotlight: Justin Somaini, SAP

Perhaps controversially, Somaini doesn't believe that cybersecurity is constantly changing. For him, all you need is all you've ever needed: a solid grasp on security theory and a comprehensive understanding of technology trends.

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The 7 most in-demand tech jobs for 2018

From data scientists to data security pros, the battle for the best in IT talent will wage on next year. Here’s what to look for when you’re hiring for the 7 most in-demand jobs for 2018 — and how much you should offer based on...

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CSO Spotlight: Grant Bourzikas, McAfee

The skills shortage is real, is likely bigger than most estimates suggest, and isn't just about the sheer numbers of people, says Bourzikas. His advice for aspiring IT leaders: emphasize and encourage diversity of thought on your...

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What is a data scientist? A key data analytics role and a lucrative career

The data scientist role varies depending on industry, but there are common skills, experience, education and training that will give you a leg up in starting your data science career.

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7 highest-paying IT security jobs, 2018

IT security is of major concern to all organizations, and they're willing to pay to get top talent. Are you being paid what you are worth? Take a minute to check.

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CIO Leadership Live with Jack Clare, CIO and chief strategy officer at Dunkin' Brands | Ep 9

In this episode of CIO Leadership Live, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Jack Clare, CIO and chief strategy officer at Dunkin' Brands, about the company's mobile payment, ordering and loyalty apps, and how it's striving to improve...

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