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Guide to top security certifications

Security professionals are in demand and with the right certification, you’re in even higher demand. To help you decide which certs are for you, we’ve compiled a list of top security certifications -- broken down by category...

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How CISOs become business leaders

Security leaders need to master marketing, HR, business lingo and more to really help lead their organizations, says William Hill’s group CISO.

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Free Course: Learn to install and configure Splunk

In partnership with tech training provider Pluralsight, CSO is offering free, limited-time access to the course “Installing and Configuring Splunk.”

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6 signs the CIO-CISO relationship is broken — and how to fix it

Successful collaboration between the IT and security leaders is essential but not always easy. Here are signs the relationship is broken – and 8 steps you should take to fix it.

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The most stressful aspects of being a cybersecurity professional

Keeping up with IT, educating users, and working with the business top the list of the most stressful things of being a cybersecurity professional.

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Is the cybersecurity skills shortage getting worse?

New research indicates that things are not improving for filling the demand for cybersecurity skills. The ramifications are widespread.

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Does it matter who the CISO reports to?

Reporting relationships are more than lines on an org chart, they're lines of authority. Ultimately, who the CISO reports to may say more about an organization's maturity than it does about an individual's effectiveness.

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How New York City plans to become a cybersecurity hub

America's largest city has been hit hard by the cybersecurity skills shortage and is working to grow its cybersecurity workforce.

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Why security-IT alignment still fails

Many organizations struggle to get IT and security on the same page and stay in synch as their enterprises speed ahead with digital transformation initiatives. Here's how to overcome some of the most common obstacles.

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5 ways to curb cybersecurity burnout

91% of CISOs suffer ‘moderate or high’ levels of stress. Here are some ways to help.

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6 secrets to CISO job longevity

Business focus and communication are key, say long-serving chief security officers.

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7 keys to a successful IT security career

Learn these traits and realities of being an IT security professional if you want a long, successful and happy career in the field.

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What is ethical hacking? How to get paid to break into computers

Ethical hacking is legally breaking into computers and devices to test an organization's defenses. Here’s what ethical hacking entails and the certifications and training you need to become an ethical hacker.

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Bruce Schneier takes his pitch for public-interest security to RSA Conference

Bruce Schneier's new all-day track at the RSA Conference explores idea that security pros, like lawyers, should be expected to engage in a certain amount of pro bono work.

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The new CISO's playbook: 5 rules to follow

Today’s privacy and regulatory requirements, breadth of threats and bad employee behavior require chief information security officers to add some new moves to the old playbook.

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OSCP cheating allegations a reminder to verify hacking skills when hiring

A former student’s claim of widespread cheating on the OSCP exam underscores need to test security job candidates.

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What is digital forensics? And how to land a job in this hot field

Digital forensics is the application of scientific investigatory techniques to digital crimes and attacks. Think beyond the awful (and justly cancelled) TV show CSI Cyber; digital forensics is a crucial aspect of law and business in...

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IDG CMO Perspectives: Jim Williams, VP Marketing, BlueCat

Jim Williams, VP Marketing of BlueCat, discusses how content is the new advertising in this edition of IDG CMO Perspectives. During the conversation with Rob O’Regan, global content director with IDG Communications, he also discusses...

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How cyber competitions can help fill the cybersecurity talent shortage

The Cyber Security Challenge Masterclass event helps employers find skilled but non-traditional job candidates.

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What is a CISO? Responsibilities and requirements for this vital leadership role

The chief information security officer (CISO) is the executive responsible for an organization's information and data security. Learn what it takes to land a CISO job and how to be successful in the role.

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