To advance a more inclusive and diverse workforce in cybersecurity, it is imperative to consider "every person in the room," says Michael Cunningham, vice president and CISO of Graphic Packaging International LLC. He discusses ways for organizations to become more inclusive and diverse.
Octavia Howell has been a trailblazer throughout her career in information security. And as vice president and head of information security and risk for Equifax Canada, she takes great pride in giving opportunities to other women to carve out their own unique paths.
The 2022 ISACA State of Cybersecurity report reveals trends in the cybersecurity workforce and the threat landscape, including understaffing and retention. "The imbalance between supply and talent is unchanged," says Jon Brandt, director of professional practices and innovation at ISACA.
Human error is the most common portal for cybersecurity breaches. So it stands to reason that human talent is the most valuable defense against attacks.
But how can organisations reduce risk by making humans the strongest link in the cyber defense line?
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As a veteran cybersecurity leader, Jerich Beason of Epiq has seen historic evolution in technology and how it is applied. But in cybersecurity leadership? The "softer side" of being a CISO has lagged behind, and this is where he intends to be an agent for positive change.
As information security officer at MVB Financial Corp., Cara Coleman says the single biggest cybersecurity threat is just keeping up with the pace of attacks - and understanding the sophistication and trickery of the broad range of attackers. Here's how she tackles the challenge.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement authorities' disruption of ransomware gang REvil's operations, how to collaborate as an industry to fight the surge in ransomware attacks hitting businesses, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.
As a technology and security leader, Laura-Lea Berna is driven to defend gaps. But as a business executive, the VP, IT and CIO of BC Transit has built her career on answering the question "Where's the need?" She discusses her path and role as a mentor to up-and-coming leaders.
The Biden administration is hosting a White House meeting Wednesday with technology, banking, insurance and education executives to focus on cybersecurity and national security issues, such as protecting critical infrastructure from attacks and how to hire more security professionals to meet demand.
Criminals tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, Verizon's 2021 Breach Investigations Report and overcoming the challenges of recruiting cybersecurity professionals are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.
The day-to-day pressures of being a CISO are enormous and extend to matters far beyond those of incident response time. Meanwhile, traditional approaches to training cybersecurity team members have either been limited by scalability, lack of hands-on learning, or cost.
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When it comes to the organization's overall security posture, which includes the technology stack but also incorporates elements such as procedures, processes and human behaviors, the confidence of the security professionals we interviewed was far from strong. In fact, 70% expressed some sort of dissatisfaction,...