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How a sex worker became a defense contractor employee -- and an insider threat

An accomplished research scientist manipulated a defense contractor CEO into hiring a prostitute for a technical role. Here's how this insider threat could have been avoided.

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6 security analyst job description red flags that make hiring harder

With security professionals in short supply, it pays to ensure your job postings aren’t turning away good candidates. Here are six things experts say to avoid and what to do instead.

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How the US DHS develops hard-to-find cybersecurity skills

The Department of Homeland Security's Amanda Conley tells how she finds and uplevels specialized and expensive cybersecurity talent on a government budget.

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6 tips for effective security job postings (and 6 missteps to avoid)

With demand for security professionals outstripping supply, employers need to ensure their job postings hit the mark. Here’s how to write a security job posting that attracts qualified candidates.

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Latest Cyberspace Solarium Commission 2.0 Report focuses on cyber workforce

The June 2022 report offers recommendations to the private sector, U.S. Congress, and the federal government to build up the nation's cybersecurity talent pool.

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Making security a more welcoming field for women

Job postings that suggest a frat house mindset, work-life imbalance, and pay gaps are among the areas companies should focus on if they want to hire and keep more women cybersecurity professionals.

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TIAA boosts cybersecurity talent strategy with university partnership

CISO Tim Byrd teams up with New York University Tandon School of Engineering to create a new educational pathway for TIAA employees.

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Diversity in cybersecurity: Barriers and opportunities for women and minorities

Women and minorities interested in cybersecurity face headwinds. Here’s a look at the challenges they face and what can be done.

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8 top ethical hacking certifications employers value

If you're looking for a job as a penetration tester, these certs will help you demonstrate your hacking skills and your commitment to the field.

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Closing the skills gap with smarter cybersecurity hiring and team development

With more than 3 million cybersecurity roles estimated to be unfilled across the globe, security leaders must evolve their hiring and team development strategies. Learn what a smarter approach to recruitment and retention will mean...

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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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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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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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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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4 things you should know about cybersecurity pros

ESG/ISSA research report reveals that a strong cybersecurity culture really matters.

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HSBC CISO champions neurodiversity awareness in cybersecurity

HSBC’s CISO for Asia Pacific Jonathan Scott-Lee discusses his aims as the organization’s ambassador for neurodiversity, the importance of neurodiversity in cybersecurity and cultivating a more neurodiverse technology sector.

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STEMatch creates new cybersecurity education and career paths

CSO50 award-winning program STEMatch makes cybersecurity education and careers more accessible thanks to private and public sector support.

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CIO Think Tank: Reinventing IT

As companies accelerate out of pandemic disruption, how can IT meet increasing demands — and reap unprecedented benefits? In a series of virtual roundtables, dozens of IT leaders offered key insights about the road ahead.

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