To entice more women, as well as men, to enter information security professions, researcher Lysa Myers says the industry needs to kill its boring image and better communicate the full array of opportunities available and the skills that are in demand.
This year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London is offering a top-notch range of sessions, ranging from how to battle cybercrime and social engineering to building a better security culture and workforce. Here's my list of must-see sessions.
Dick Williams, CEO of digital security firm Webroot, says the cybersecurity profession needs more than just technical experts. Learn why he says firms will seek out those who can understand the behaviors of cyber-attackers.
The IT security industry must do a much better job of persuading young people with the requisite math and science skills to join the cybersecurity workforce rather than choose another profession, says David Shearer of (ISC)Â².
Security expert Mike Canavan of Kaspersky Lab North America pinpoints several critical security steps that organizations can take to help reduce the likelihood they'll become a victim of a hacking attack.
(ISC)Â² and the Cloud Security Alliance have unveiled a new cloud security professional certification designed to measure advanced competence. Will training for the certification help professionals gain a better understanding of cloud security?
A new Partnership for Public Service report explains why the federal government faces a slew of problems in hiring and retaining IT security professionals. It also proposes initiatives to boost the government's cybersecurity workforce.
Leaders and top practitioners from numerous federal government agencies will transplant themselves to San Francisco this coming week to share their knowledge on a wide range of topics at RSA Conference 2015.
In the wake of the breaches suffered by JPMorgan Chase, Sony and Anthem, attack attribution and information sharing are playing more prominent roles for banking leaders, and they will be key discussion points at the upcoming RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco.
Web.com won't confirm or deny that its Register.com subsidiary, which manages more than 2 million domain names, has been breached. But a news report claims the FBI is investigating a year-old intrusion.
Ransomware attacks are getting more agile, varied and widespread, and are increasingly taking aim at businesses of all sizes in all sectors, rather than consumers. That's why employee education is so critical.
President Obama, in announcing the TechHire program, outlines a plan to help employers fill more than a half million vacant IT jobs in the United States, including those requiring cybersecurity, software development and network administration skills.
Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.