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Earn your IoT security certification

Insider Pro is teaming up with CertNexus to offer subscribers access to an online course that leads to a Certified IoT Security Practitioner (CIoTSP) certification.

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How enterprises can benefit from Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Organizations are working with the US Department of Homeland Security to enhance their own security awareness training and promote it in their communities.

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5 reasons users hate cybersecurity awareness training, and how to make them love it

If you want your security awareness training program to be effective, address these common user complaints.

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3 actions to take during cybersecurity awareness month

Based on recent research, improving cybersecurity awareness among business executives, CIOs, and, yes, infosec professionals should be a goal for any organization.

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5 top cybersecurity masters degrees: Which is right for you?

New cyber masters degrees are popping up all over the place. Here's our unscientific rundown of the top five.

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6 questions candidates should ask at every security job interview

The cybersecurity skills shortage means security pros can be picky about where they work. Here's how to suss out bad employers.

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5 signs your security culture is toxic (and 5 ways to fix it)

Here's how to get the security culture you want if you see these warning signs in your organization.

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How to market security: 8 tips for recruiting users to your cause

Getting users to care about security is a much-lamented challenge. What you need is a marketing plan.

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12 things every computer security pro should know

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

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Built to scale: 5 tips for structuring your security organization for growth

How to prepare your SOC for mergers, new business innovation and a constantly changing and growing attack surface.

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How JustEat finds and trains in-house security talent

Employees in other departments might have skills that play well in security and the desire to make the jump. JustEat CISO Kevin Fielder explains how he introduces those people to cybersecurity and integrates them with the team.

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Of mice and malware

Some of the most important training I got for a career in computer security research was not from a computer-related class, but in a biology class. While these two disciplines may seem entirely unrelated, the skills that are needed in...

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4 tips for building a strong security culture

Instead of blame and fear, security teams need to create a culture of personal responsibility to best protect data. Here's how two security leaders do it.

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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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5 tips for globalizing security awareness training

Global organizations face particular cultural and linguistic challenges when it comes to awareness training. Here's how 2 companies met that challenge and what you can learn from their experience.

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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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How Microsoft builds empathy between its security and development teams

Ongoing cross-training, threat information sharing, executive support and a strong threat modeling infrastructure helps the company's security and development staff work collaboratively.

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Cybersecurity professionals are no match for cyber-adversaries

In the battle against hackers, cyber-adversaries have an advantage over cyber-defenders, new research from ESG and ISSA finds.

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