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Stretched and stressed: Best practices for protecting security workers' mental health

Security work is stressful under the best of circumstances, but remote work presents its own challenges. Here's how savvy security leaders can best support their teams today — wherever they're working.

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5 persistent challenges security pros face

Highlights from the fourth annual “Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals” report

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Career roadmap: cyber security engineer

As demand for highly skilled cyber security professionals increases, we talk to Anna Zapata, cyber security engineer at communications services provider AT&T to find out what it takes to become a cyber security engineer.

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How to choose the right security training provider for your team

When it comes to keeping your security team's skills sharp, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Here's how to assess your needs and the ability of training services providers to meet them.

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The cybersecurity skills shortage is getting worse

New research from ESG and ISSA illustrates a lack of advancement in bridging the cybersecurity skill shortage gap.

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The new pandemic labor landscape for cybersecurity jobs, skills and certifications

As cyberattacks increase, how can employers fight back? And what should employees do to capitalize on new job and career opportunities?

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7 things to look for in a security awareness training provider

Not all cybersecurity awareness training vendors are the same or are right for your organization. Here's how to find the best match.

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How to make your security team more business savvy

CISOs are finding ways to inject more business skills into their teams through recruitment, training and staffing strategies that broaden workers’ horizons — strategies that they say are paying off with stronger security and better...

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15 hot tech skills getting hotter -- no certification required

Employers are apt to invest more often in cash premiums for noncertified tech skills compared to certifications. Here are a few they’re coveting the most now and going forward.

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14 IT certifications that will survive and thrive in the pandemic

These tech certifications not only have high value now, but employers will continue to value them as the coronavirus continues.

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Summer 2020: CISO rising

Breach concerns, data privacy regulations and new responsibilities for managing risk are elevating the security leadership role.

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12 cheap or free cybersecurity training resources

Got time on your hands during the COVID-19 crisis? Here are some great free or cheap resources to add new cybersecurity skills to your resume.

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How Prudential measures its security culture to identify risk

The financial services firm finds that employee confidence in how they would respond to a given security scenario is a better indicator of risk than their security knowledge.

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Tech Career Ladder podcast: Start your climb to EPIC leader

In Insider Pro’s inaugural Tech Career Ladder podcast, Sandy Silk -- director of Information Security, Education, and Consulting at Harvard University -- joins host Maryfran Johnson to discuss what it takes to become an EPIC leader....

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Security School: Enroll today and advance your tech career

Insider Pro and CertsNexus have created a virtual classroom where subscribers can learn and test their cybersecurity readiness.

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Virtual security conferences fill void left by canceled face-to-face events

Notable members of the infosec community are creating impromptu but highly popular virtual events using cheap, off-the-shelf tools.

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Welcome to Insider Pro

For more than 50 years, IDG has earned the trust of its readers with authoritative coverage of the technology industry. Insider Pro is the natural evolution of the insightful coverage our publications have produced for decades.

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IT Salary Survey: Do tech certifications pay off?

In our recent survey, we asked IT professionals if certifications helped them land a job, earn a promotion or get a pay raise, and which certifications they’re planning to pursue. Here’s what we learned.

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