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Most popular tech stories of 2019

Insider Pro subscribers pick the Top 10 articles published in our debut year.

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Deadline extended for 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2020

The deadline for nominating a company for Insider Pro's Best Places to Work awards program has been extended to January 17, 2020. The annual survey, which launched in 1994, identifies the 100 best places to work for IT pros.

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"Penn Test" challenge helps infosec team think like attackers

At Penn Medicine, gamifying security training builds skills, drives employee retention.

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What it takes to become a CISO

The chief information security officer (CISO) role has been steadily rising in importance and visibility. CISOs now carry the burden of responsibility for securing some of a company’s most valuable resources.

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Good tech talent is still hard to find (how to bridge the gap)

Companies have big plans for digital transformation, but the lack of skilled IT talent remains an obstacle. Here’s how to cope.

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IT certifications and training center

Certifications show that you’re committed to your job, have specific skills and are willing to up your game. Check out our online training courses and guides to top certifications -- all part of your Insider Pro subscription.

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Earn your IoT security certification

Insider Pro subscribers have free 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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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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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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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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