InfoSec leaders tend to be a specific type. Their jobs require them to think of possible threats, take actions that may not pay immediate results, plan for unknown security risks, and react quickly when emergencies arise, often before the morning's first coffee. The high-stakes position also means that CISOs need to keep their knowledge and skills sharp – you can never really … [Read more...] about Check Your Cybersecurity Skills On This New Competition Site
Perhaps due to the nature of the position, the InfoSec leadership roles tend to be solitary ones. CISOs, or their equivalent decision-makers in organizations without the role, have so many constant drains on their attention – keeping their knowledge fresh, building plans to secure their organizations further – that they often find themselves on an island. It's even more … [Read more...] about A New Slack channel for Cybersecurity Leaders Outside of the Fortune 2000
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, we reached out to a group of women security experts and asked them, “Who has meant the most to you as an ally? And how has this impacted your career?” We then compiled their answers into an e-Book, Lifting Each Other Up: A Celebration of Women in Cybersecurity and Their Advocates. This resource illuminates how some of … [Read more...] about Here for Change: 12 Groups Supporting Women in Cybersecurity
The cybersecurity industry is hiring. In November 2018, The New York Times reported that a total of 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs would be available but go unfilled by 2021. This employment gap increased in the year that followed. (ISC)2 estimated at the end of 2019 that it would take 4.07 million trained professionals to fill all available cybersecurity positions—a 62% … [Read more...] about 11 Resources to Help You Get Started in the Cybersecurity Industry
People talk about the cybersecurity job market like it's a monolith, but there are a number of different roles within cybersecurity, depending not only on your skill level and experience but on what you like to do. In fact, Cybercrime Magazine came up with a list of 50 cybersecurity job titles, while CyberSN, a recruiting organization, came up with its own list of 45 … [Read more...] about What are the different roles within cybersecurity?
Fresh out of college at Emory University (go Eagles!), I landed a strategy consulting role with a top firm and headed to Washington, DC. The work was challenging and provided an amazing view into the inner workings of some amazing clients across a broad range of markets. While I enjoyed the job, I wanted more. I wanted to be closer to the action and execution, but I needed to … [Read more...] about How Cybersecurity Found Me: My Career Journey
Behind the strategies and solutions needed to counter today's cyber threats are—dedicated cybersecurity researchers. They spend their lives dissecting code and analyzing incident reports to discover how to stop the bad guys. But what drives these specialists? To understand the motivations for why these cybersecurity pros do what they do, we decided to talk with cybersecurity … [Read more...] about What Does It Take To Be a Cybersecurity Researcher?
Many enterprises rely on more than one security tool to protect their technology assets, devices, and networks. This is particularly true for organizations that use hybrid systems or a combination of cloud and local applications. Likewise, companies whose networks include a multitude of smartphones and IoT devices are likely to deploy multiple security solutions suitable for … [Read more...] about How Cyrebro Can Unify Multiple Cybersecurity Defenses to Optimize Protection
By March 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak had already reached more than 100 countries and was officially designated a pandemic. The world has now been fighting this unprecedented virus for a whole year. In addition to its obvious effects on individuals’ health and entire countries’ economies, the disease’s spread triggered sudden and radical changes in the daily life of millions of … [Read more...] about How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected cybersecurity
With the industry cyber skills gap widening, it is the role of organizations like Cisco to help foster education and grow the next generation of talent in the communities that we live, work, and serve. The persistent and everchanging landscape of cybersecurity challenges will require a new set of diverse talent. It will literally take a village and require the action of … [Read more...] about Growing the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Talent