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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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The cybersecurity skills shortage is getting worse

More than half of organizations report a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills, and there is no end in sight.

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How to reduce security staff turnover? Focus on culture and people

HM Health Solutions CISO Omar Khawaja reduced security team attrition by focusing on a strong culture and providing effective communication channels to management.

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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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7 steps to becoming a thought leader

Learn how to help your career, your organization and the IT community by sharing your expert knowledge with others.

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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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What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

Business analyst help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. These agile workers straddle the line between IT and the business to help bridge the gap and improve efficiency.

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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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CIO Leadership Live with Douglas Blackwell, CIO at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey | Ep 12

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Douglas Blackwell, senior vice president and CIO at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, about digital transformation in the healthcare industry, including voice enablement...

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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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Agile project management: A comprehensive guide

Geared toward continuous improvement, the agile methodology can greatly increase your project’s prospects for success. Here is everything you need to know about agile project management, from certification to training to software and...

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2-Minute Linux Tip: How to use the top command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at top – a favorite tool for examining performance on a Linux system. Want to pinpoint why your Linux system is running slowly? Top can shed a lot of light on that.

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Mingis on Tech: How to be a 'Best Place' to work in IT

The organizations that make Computerworld's annual list go far beyond competitive salaries and healthcare benefits to woo, and then retain, employees. Here's what they're doing right.

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