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How to write a CISO job description

The chief information security officer has a big, mission critical job. Make sure you spell out the CISO's duties and expectations for the role.

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Hackers are good, not bad

From now on, 'hackers' should refer to white hats instead of black hats.

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Why do CISOs change jobs so frequently?

Aside from earning more money, CISOs pursue other opportunities when current employers minimize cybersecurity commitments and efforts.

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What is cyber security? How to build a cyber security strategy

Organizations face many threats to their information systems and data. Understanding all the basic elements to cyber security is the first step to meeting those threats.

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From consumer to vendor: security career advice and lessons learned

Making the jump from the operational side to the vendor side can be a big decision, which is why I’d like to reflect on my own experience and share some of my lessons learned and advice picked up along the way.

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What defines job satisfaction for cybersecurity professionals?

To keep the information security team happy, organizations must offer competitive compensation, career advancement and a commitment to strong security.

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The buck stops here: 8 security breaches that got someone fired

Some deserved the blame, and some seemed to just be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

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IT help wanted, cybersecurity experience preferred

To fix the cybersecurity labor shortage, IT organizations should cross-train IT workers on cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity skills shortage creating recruitment chaos

Because of the global cybersecurity skills shortage, nearly half of all cybersecurity professionals are solicited to consider other jobs at least once per week.

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6 missteps that could cost CISOs their jobs

Sure, a big preventable breach might easily cost a CISO his or her job. A few less obvious missteps could do the same.

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The cybersecurity skills shortage acts as a root cause for security events

New research from ESG and ISSA reveals that a lack of training, inadequate cybersecurity staffing, and business apathy contribute to security events.

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How to hire top cybersecurity talent for your company

As cyber threats continue to grow in volume and intensity, companies need top-tier cybersecurity talent to successfully fend off these attacks.

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Acute cybersecurity skills shortage areas

Security analysts/investigators, application security specialists, and cloud security skills top a long list of skills deficits.

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A rocket scientist hacks the cybersecurity labor crisis

The CEO of Girls Scouts of the USA may have cracked the code on where to find future cyber fighters.

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Official list of hacker and cyber crime movies

The best way to get young people interested in cybersecurity and fighting cyber crime may be by watching a good flick.

Could military veterans stop the cybersecurity skills shortage?

A look at why ex-military professionals may be the future of cybersecurity

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The best ethical hacking courses and certifications

Becoming a certified ethical hacker, also called a penetration tester, is a popular goal among information security professionals. Here are your best options for reaching it.

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Searching for unicorns: Managing expectations to find cybersecurity talent

Finding the cybersecurity leaders of tomorrow means being realistic about job descriptions and providing training and mentoring for non-traditional tech people.

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Should CISOs join CEOs in the C-suite?

IT executives weigh in on whether information security leaders should report to CEOs or to CIOs. Or whether there should there be a dotted line to both.


Cybersecurity channel chiefs and MSSPs look to the future

CyberTechnologyXchange brings vendors and managed security service providers together for one-on-one meetings to develop relationships and explore new technologies.

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